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Center for Accident and Emergency Informatics

PTB-News 3.2019

Medical data which can be life-saving in the case of an accident have so far been saved at different places and independently of each other. A project which is initially planned for three years and is funded by the Lower Saxony Ministry of Research and the Volkswagen Foundation with a budget of 1.2 million euros is intended to change that. In the project, TU Braunschweig, MHH (Hannover Medical School) and PTB will join together for a “Center for Accident and Emergency Informatics”. One goal of the project is to develop a “digital key”. This “International Standard Accident Number” (ISAN) is intended to enable rescuers to access the virtual emergency register, where all emergency-related data on this patient has already been collected in advance, right at the moment of an accident. In the project, PTB will make sure that the new key is secure and harmless in terms of data protection law. To this end, PTB contributes its experience in the field of cryptographic processes, which has already found its way into the secure transmission of calibration and measurement data.