Current approaches to information sharing in healthcare organisations are email, fax and CD with patient as carrier. These approaches have several limitations, such as not being able to securely verify the source of data (Integrity, Confidentiality, Accountability) and the target of data (Confidentiality). What’s more, manual errors could happen when extracting or importing data (Integrity) or the CD could be lost (Confidentiality, Availability).
The testing scenario is a Dialysis Centre in FPG (Italy) and one at 7HRC (Greece). A dialysis patient from the FPG centre travels to Crete as a tourist and is cared for at7HRC’s Center with the clinical data sent by FPG to 7HRC before care starts in Crete and then sent from 7HRC to FPG before dialysis restarts at FPG. The Secure Information Sharing Platform thus enabled FPG and 7HRC to exchange data faster and in secure mode. Administrative data (for payment purposes) falls outside the scope of this test scenario.
Files can be uploaded to SISP and shared between two hospitals more quickly as no time is wasted searching for emails, logging into different platforms to send and receive the information. The SISP demonstrated the principles of the CIA by allowing digital signature, through the platform, on any type of file.
"Very easy to use. Straightforward. Despite language barriers, communication is easy, and platform is consistent" Head of Dialysis Center in Fondazione Policlinico Gemelli