Secure Electronic Healthcare Record Infrastructure

To incorporate digital rights management into existing Alberta health record systems.

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The Challenge:

To incorporate digital rights management into existing Alberta health record systems.

Cybera’s Solution:

The Secure Electronic Healthcare Record Infrastructure (SEHRI) project investigated a possible plan for how digital rights management security could be integrated into existing health record initiatives in Calgary and throughout Alberta Heath Services initiatives as a whole. This project built on the work being done by the Health Innovation and Information Technology Centre (HiiTeC) at the University of Calgary. The Secure EHR project investigated ways to increase the security and privacy of data in health care systems.

Cyberinfrastructure at Work:

The SEHRI project demonstrated the following cyberinfrastructure innovations:

  • A testbed environment to develop and trial a data management system
  • Development of a prototype system in information security

How this Project Affects You:

Digital rights management is a critical component of the effective and practical use of cyberinfrastructure technologies. Health data, in particular, has very stringent data security parameters and this project looked at how the technology characteristics can fit into the data security and privacy needs of electronic health care records.

Investment:

The SEHRI project was valued at $105,000, with contributions from Cybera and MITACS.

Partners:

  • Cybera
  • HiiTeC, University of Calgary
  • MITACS