Tuesday, 1 December, 2020

IT and connected medical devices are increasingly underpinning the delivery of healthcare services, changing the way healthcare organisations operate and data is shared. Solutions that help mitigate associated risks in IT systems and vulnerabilities caused by staff behaviour have never been more important when it comes to ensuring business continuity, the protection of sensitive health data and, most of all, patient safety. 

Webinar Focus - Security- and Privacy-by-design

Privacy and security by design approaches play a key role in overcoming risks embedded in existing IT systems, medical devices and organisational procedures. Such approaches are also underscored in European regulatory measures: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and the Directive on security of network and information systems (NIS Directive), as well as through the European Horizon 2020 programme for cyber security and privacy research and innovation to develop effective and usable solutions, including sector-specific challenges. 

This webinar brings together three European projects to shine the spotlight on the following innovations to healthcare cyber security and privacy:

  • DEFEND (Data Governance for Supporting GDPR):  An innovative data privacy governance platform supporting healthcare organisations towards GDPR compliance using advanced modelling languages and methodologies for privacy-by-design and data protection management.
  • PANACEA (Human-centric approach to cyber security in healthcare): A Security-by-Design Framework for medical device manufacturers, and healthcare organisations that is a comprehensive workflow including processes, software solutions and links to regulations, covering the entire Medical Device lifecycle, from requirement definition to in-hospital deployment.
  • PAPAYA (Platform for Privacy preserving data analytics): Privacy-by-design solutions and a dedicated platform for data analytics outsourced to untrusted data processors. The aim is to allow stakeholders to ensure their clients’ privacy and comply with the European GDPR while extracting valuable and meaningful information from the analysed data. PAPAYA targets two digital health use cases, namely arrhythmia detection and stress detection, whereby patients’ data are protected through dedicated privacy enhancing technologies.

Date: 10 December 2020, 11:00 CET