SPHN/PHRT - MedCo in Action: Empowering the Swiss Molecular Tumor Board with Privacy-Preserving and Real-Time Patient Discovery

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2020 Jun 16;270:1161-1162. doi: 10.3233/SHTI200345.


MedCo is the first operational system that makes sensitive medical-data available for research in a simple, privacy-conscious and secure way. It enables a consortium of clinical sites to collectively protect their data and to securely share them with investigators, without single points of failure. In this short paper, we report on our ongoing effort for the operational deployment of MedCo within the context of the Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN) for the Swiss Molecular Tumor Board.

Keywords: SPHN; data sharing; oncology; personalized health; privacy; security.

MeSH terms

  • Computer Security
  • Confidentiality
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms*
  • Power, Psychological
  • Privacy*
  • Switzerland