Fraunhofer E-Health

A Complete Consultant Solution by Fraunhofer SIT, to create your own Health Infrastructure from scratch.

Type of content: Assets
Type of asset:
Big data potential
Policy domains: Health
Phase in the policy cycle:
Policy Design and Analysis
Implementation/customisation cost
Open license availability
Ease of use
Tags: Smart work Evaluation of Policies
SWOT Analysis for
Fraunhofer E-Health
Helpful Harmful
Strengths• Improves the quality and efficiency of medical services
• Involvement in the most important pilot projects preceding the introduction of the German Ministry of Health's electronic health card (bIT4health, solution architecture for electronic health card applications) and self-management program ( planning project).
• Technical advice for card manufacturers, card publishers, application developers, and end users of the electronic health card and the health professional card
• Consulting on smart card technologies and cryptographic protocols
• Specification of card interfaces and applications
• Development support based on the specifications used in the telematics infrastructure
• Development and evaluation of, and consulting for, eHealth applications and secure online services
• Development and evaluation of security and data protection concepts
• Consulting, feasibility studies and requirements analyses linked to the integration of security technologies
• Security tests of products, components, and services (optionally with the Fraunhofer security certificate)
• Solutions for long-time archival of digitally signed documents that preserve their evidentiary force (ArchiSoft) as well as browser based applications for electronic signatures
Weaknesses• Data security
• Lack of system Integration: Clinical, administrative, and financial systems are not linked, and as a result, many healthcare institutions are not yet maximising their IT potential
• Slow IT Adoption: Traditionally, healthcare has been slow to adopt IT and has lagged significantly behind other industries in the use of IT.
Opportunities• Development of secure software
• Security and data protection.
• Security evaluation and verification
• Security Integration and advancement
• Security management
• Improvement in reporting and data presentation capabilities
• Improvement in quality of healthcare services
• Effective and efficient resources utilisation procedures
• Improvement in patients trust and satisfaction
• Encouragement in proactive healthcare practices
• Public awareness and community support programs
• Training programs and facilities
• Unification and integration of Public and Private sector health records
• Improved support for knowledge management and decision making
• Productive, efficient and effective healthcare management
Threats• Economic and medical challenges
• Data protection
• Cyber-attack
• Data quality
• Rapid changes in technology and IT systems
• Unreliable and unrealistic system and reporting requirements

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