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E-health sector  Foreword


Conclusion and future work


This deliverable should only be considered as the start of a continuous process for developing best practice guidelines. It concerns the recommendations for best practice guidelines and the need for an effective development method and framework, which can be widely used for managing all aspects of identity resulting from the FIDIS research. The emphasis is on the delivery of a practical approach, which incorporates sound tools and techniques, which can be applied in the project and other settings. It is hoped that the deliverable will stimulate participation of the FIDIS partner institutions in developing the guidelines and the adoption of the proposed method and framework. Emphasis will be on the ease of use, robustness of the method and the ability of partners to apply the method, in developing their research.


The method will be enhanced to create integration and interoperation, as far as possible, all the FIDIS research findings, such as those in taxonomy, anonymity and pseudonymity, technologies, ID-theft, privacy and security; forensics, profiling, and to support the collaboration between stakeholders in identity management. The activities will include modelling the interoperability between stakeholders and identifying the information, business processes, roles and responsibilities, technologies and audit/compliance issues. 



The next deliverable, D4.7: “Review and classification for a FIDIS management model”, will focus on developing a classification system, which can be applied by the best practice method and framework. It will be based on the information specified in delivery “D2.1: Inventory of topics and clusters”,”D2.3: Models” and other related documents.  


To ensure that the method is generic it will be studied for its application in e-government, e-health, e-commerce, or similar context, demonstrating how interoperability may be applied in that context.  The findings will be documented in D4.8: “Creating the method to incorporate FIDIS research for generic application”.


Deliverable D4.9: “An application of the management method to an interoperability case study” will apply the method in detail to determine recommendations for best practice, relating to identity management, within the e-health sector. 




If the FIDIS deliverables are to be exploited successfully then potential users must strive to understand how the natural balance of interest best lies between all those involved. The aim must be to discuss and understand the issues related to awareness, evaluation, implementation and application, as well as, the different perceptions of cost and benefit. This understanding applies to the institution and amongst the stakeholders so that any differences are both recognised and managed. Successful relationships between stakeholders need to be established so that they all benefit from the service. Collaboration agreements, covering such topics as obligations, IPR, liability, quality, delivery times, access and finance need be established in order to reach successful business relationships. The dissemination and exploitation should be continually monitored and the performance of them measured against defined criteria to ensure that the expected benefits have been achieved. 

To enable the practical adoption of the management method, we are proposing for development in a further deliverable, a FIDIS portal, rooted in the constructs illustrated in Figure 10, established to assist with the dissemination and exploitation of the FIDIS results. It is envisaged that the final best practice guidelines will be established after the delivery of D4.10 “Specification of a portal for interoperability of identity management systems”.




Figure 10 





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