Healthcare costs in the Netherlands amount to 100 billion euros annually (10% of GDP) and are expected to rise to over 170 billion euros by 2040. It is essential to continue improving care and to keep the healthcare system affordable. This requires insights that are hidden in the (patient) data of various care organisations. Combining data from large groups of patients could lead to new insights and better treatment methods for patients. But how do you secure sensitive patient data such that patients remain anonymous, privacy is safeguarded and information does not fall into the wrong hands?
Sharing data between different healthcare providers is not allowed without strict precautions: privacy must be optimally guaranteed with maximum data security. TNO has developed the Care for Data innovation for this purpose.
What is multi-party computation?
Multi-Party Computation, or MPC for short, is a ‘toolbox’ of cryptographic techniques that allow several parties to jointly analyse their data, just as if they have a shared database. Data are protected by cryptographic techniques, allowing them to be shared and analysed without parties ever actually being able to access other parties’ data and without having to make use of a third party to carry out the analyses. With MPC, absolutely no data is disclosed, only combined conclusions and insights are revealed. This can be done in such a way that everyone can verify that the results are correct.
HOW MPC can help your organisation
TNO has the unique expertise needed to help your organisation with these techniques and to advise you on customised solutions.
Want to know how MPC can help your company?
Please contact Daniël Worm