Part 1, Conversation with Martin Rosner on Security Aspects of Continua Health Alliance Architecture

by VPNHaus | 06/08/2011 |Expert Q&A, Industry Commentary, Mobile

This week, we're featuring  Martin Rosner, director of standardization at Philips - North America.  Rosner chairs Continua Health Alliance security and privacy discussions and contributes to relevant security initiatives within the healthcare industry. Continua Health Alliance is a non-profit, open industry organization of more than 230 healthcare and technology vendors focused on delivering interoperable health solutions.

VPN Haus: What is Continua’s role in the telehealth domain?

Martin Rosner: Continua’s focus is on standardizing interoperable personal connected health devices and services.  We have a unique architecture that enables electronic communication of personal health information between the consumer and the health manag

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VPN Haus: Are there security concerns with transferring this data?

Rosner: Often, this sensitive information includes vital signs of the remote patient so security and privacy concerns must be addressed. We’re working to address these concerns by enabling point-to-point and end-to-end mechanisms to ensure confidentiality

VPN Haus: What are you doing to secure data transfer?

Rosner: We dedicated a group of pros to tackle this issue, referred to as the End-to-End Security Task Force. This team focuses mainly on identifying appropriate standards to address transaction level security.  In 2009, we issued our Version 1 architectu

<em>Stayed tuned for Part 2 of our conversation with Rosner.<br></em>

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