SHiELD (European Security in Health Data Exchange) - is an EU project aimed at unlocking the value of health data to European citizens and businesses by overcoming security and regulatory challenges that today prevent this data from being exchanged with those who need it. This will make it possible to provide better health care to mobile citizens across European borders, and facilitate legitimate commercial uses of health data.

The technology developed in the SHiELD project will be showcased in three use cases. All three use cases involve a citizen who travels abroad and needs health assistance from a foreign healthcare professional. Following is a high-level description of the use cases:

  1. `Break glass' situation: Healthcare intervention is required due to an unexpected situation (e.g., stroke, heart attack, etc.).
  2. Follow-up after surgical intervention: A citizen travels after surgery (healthcare intervention in case of complications - related to the surgical intervention).)
  3. Remote monitoring and chronic conditions: A citizen needs monitoring for specific parameters (blood pressure, glucose levels, etc.) in the presence of a foreign healthcare professional.

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Micha Moffie, IBM Research - Haifa