University of Piraeus is a highly prestigious academic institution in the area of Finance, Technology and Digital Systems. University of Piraeus Research Center (UPRC) is the legal entity that represents the Research and Development (R&D) activities of the University of Piraeus. The Digital Health Services Laboratory (DHSL) is framed within the Department of Digital Systems of the University of Piraeus. The main objective of the DHSL group is to conduct research and development activities in various areas of the wider field of eHealth. Through such activities, the DHSL aims at contributing to the collective excellence of the Department of Digital Systems and the University of Piraeus and to the realization of a human-centric information, communication and knowledge society. Through an active group consisting of faculty members, post-PhD researchers, and PhD students, DHSL focuses on research with respect to healthcare information systems, personal health records, healthcare systems security, and knowledge management in healthcare amongst others.
UPRC and the corresponding DHSL group brings significant expertise and knowledge with respect to three main axes: (i) electronic health records and health informatics, (ii) data management and exploitation, (iii) security and privacy.
Our experience in health informatics provides the basis for the contributions in CrowdHEALTH with respect to the integrated CrowdHEALTH platform, while expertise in data management technologies, as well as information and knowledge extraction techniques provides the required background for the collection and analysis of data from different sources. Previous research in security and privacy (coupled with health care aspects) is being exploited towards the development of the proposed security framework of CrowdHEALTH.
UPRC leads the Requirements, Architecture, Innovation and Technical Coordination (WP2), undertaking tasks related to the technical coordination and to the definition of target conceptual model and reference architecture. In the same WP also participation to the requirements elicitation is expected. UPRC also leads the security frameworks of CrowdHEALTH. Their expertise in the respective areas as well as their involvement in security, privacy and access control related projects (such as ReCRED, BIO-IDENTITY) ensures effective fulfilment of the related user and technical requirements.