Designing a Patient-Centric System for Secure Exchanges of Medical Data

Thais Webber, Juan Mendoza Santana, Andreas Francois Vermeulen, Juliana K.F. Bowles*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputConference publication


Designing patient-centric healthcare systems which consider the smart integration of distributed medical data is challenging. This includes handling numerous architectural dependencies and requirements as a result of blending a variety of future generation technologies. Examples of recent approaches are proposals of a unified format for medical records to facilitate efficient healthcare provision, transparent data access control using blockchain technology, and emergent authentication mechanisms and privacy-preserving techniques for data analytics. The Serums project proposes an innovative design for a Smart Health Centre System in a distributed development effort. The goal is a comprehensive solution for integration and access of transnational medical records. This paper focuses on the architectural design workflow as a way of delivering artefacts for development iterations and contribute towards module integration planning in the software development process. Our experience shows that in data integration projects for healthcare provision, system architects and developers can profit from the designed viewpoints as artefacts to reveal integration challenges and highlight quality attributes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2020 - 20th International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsOsvaldo Gervasi, Beniamino Murgante, Sanjay Misra, Chiara Garau, Ivan Blecic, David Taniar, Bernady O. Apduhan, Ana Maria A.C. Rocha, Eufemia Tarantino, Carmelo Maria Torre, Yeliz Karaca
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9783030588168
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2020
Event20th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2020 - Cagliari, Italy
Duration: 1 Jul 20204 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12254 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference20th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2020

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research is funded by the EU H2020 project Serums: Securing Medical Data in Smart Patient-Centric Healthcare Systems (grant code 826278).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.


  • Architectural design
  • Healthcare information systems
  • Patient health records


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