Project News

The latest outcomes of KONFIDO's WP3 were presented in the International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (ICBHI 2017) that took place in Thessaloniki, Greece, November 18-21, 2017. Pantelis Natsiavas and Christine Kakalou from CERTH-INAB presented two papers entitled "Gap Analysis for Information Security in Interoperable Solutions at a Systemic level: The KONFIDO Approach" and "Identification of Barriers and Facilitators for eHealth Acceptance: The KONFIDO Study".

KONFIDO is conducting a survey in order to identify barriers and facilitators regarding cross-border data exchange from the patients' viewpoint. It mostly refers to scenarios where a patient is abroad for any reason (e.g. tourism, business trips etc.) and needs hospitalization to a foreign country. In those cases, a transfer of health data between the patient's home country and the hospitalization country in order to support his/her medical treatment, is needed.

The 2nd Plenary Meeting of the project was held on October 2-4, 2017 in Procida, Italy. The partners presented their progress, got up to date with the project's status and discussed the future planning with major emphasis on the KONFIDO architecture and its implementation. Upcoming events have been discussed and planned, with focus on the 2nd End-user Workshop that will take place on October 20, 2017 in Athens, Greece in the context of the eHealth Forum (