Trustworthy Processing of Healthcare Big Data in Hybrid Clouds

A 2015 Gartner report noted that data processing technologies haven’t kept pace with the significant increase in the volume of digital healthcare data, and an integrated and trustworthy healthcare analytics solution can facilitate more effective decision making in patient care and risk management, improving quality of life, optimizing performance of services, and so on.

The challenge is how to ensure data confidentiality and integrity when storing such data but still make it highly available, process it to extract actionable information for decision makers, including medical professionals, and share it with collaborators, while preserving the privacy of individual patients and giving them the full control of their data at all times. This challenge calls for a trustworthy big data processing platform.