Global precision medicine is data driven. Consequently, a growing amount of medical data will be generated, transmitted, processed and stored. Unfortunately, health systems are already the target of recurrent cyberattacks, which jeopardizes the trust required for the efficient and confident delivery of healthcare, hence endangering the adoption of global precision health.
In this talk, we will briefly recall the nature of the cyber threats that plague the medical system. We will then summarize the technical remedies available, including advanced cryptography and differential privacy.
We will define, in particular, the notion of blockchain.
By means of a concrete example from the Swiss Personalized Health Network, we will show how blockchains can be used to enable privacy-conscious
data sharing among hospitals.