Business and legal framework for the exchange of mHealth data for aged care across countries

K. Ghorai, Jan M. Smits, Pradeep Ray, Maarten Kluitman

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This chapter presents the legal and business analysis based on the use cases of the AQ3 AU2EU project described in deliverable D1.1.1. A conceptual framework is developed for legal and business analysis that is then applied to all the six use
cases. The conceptual framework involves three elements: actors, activities and
impact of activities on factors such as risk, cost, quality and productivity. Actors
can be classified as subjects, controllers, processors, third party or third country. They can be individuals or organisations. Activities can be categorised as goals, touch-points and resources. This framework is applied to legal and business analysis as summarised in the next two paragraphs.
The legal analysis involves two components: the evolving regulatory environment in the countries involved and their implications for the e-Authentication and e-Authorisation related to sensitive information of the AU2EU use cases in general. Sensitive information, also referred to as data in this chapter, have been classified as regulated data, confidential data and public data. These data may belong to individuals, organisations or government bodies. While the actors and activities relate to the handling of these different types of data, the impact mostly relates to the risk assessment and mitigation in the context of each use case.
The business analysis uses the conceptual framework to analyse in detail the
value proposition for introducing an electronic platform with e-Authentication and e-Authorisation to replace the existing process. It compares the current situation (e.g. manual record handling) with the proposed e-Authentication and
e-Authorisation strategy. The value proposition has been analysed mainly from the perspectives of cost, productivity and risk.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobile Technologies for Delivering Healthcare in Remote, Rural or Developing Regions
EditorsPradeep Kumar Ray, Naoki Nakashima, Ashir Ahmed, Soong-Chul Ro, Yasuhiro Soshino
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781839530470
ISBN (Print)9781839530470
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameHealthcare Technologies Series
PublisherThe Institution of Engineering and Technology


  • mHealth, Privacy, rural areas


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