Strategic Healthcare Advanced Research Projects for Security (SHARPS)


Fri Oct 21, 2011


Carl Gunter
Professor, University of Illinois


Privacy Technology



In this talk, Dr. Gunter will overview research on the ONC SHARPS project. Its aim is to address barriers posed by threats to privacy and security that limit the value and deployment of electronic health records, health information exchange, and telemedicine with a multi-insitutional and inter-disciplinary team of twelve computer science departments and medical schools. Research on the project concerns a range of topics including: developing encryption techniques for healthcare, exploring the connections between public policy and technology for privacy, developing techniques to assure conformance to regulations, improving access management by analyzing audit logs, and security of privacy considerations for medical devices and mHealth. To learn more about SHARPS, visit 
Carl A. Gunter is a professor in the Computer Science Department of the University of Illinois, Director of Illinois Security Lab, the Center for Health Information Privacy and Security, and the HHS Strategic Healthcare IT Advanced Research Projects on Security (SHARPS). He has made research contributions in the semantics of programming languages, formal analysis of networks and security, and privacy technologies. He is the author of more than 100 scientific research publications and has written a standard textbook on semantics and programming languages published by MIT press. He is a founder of Probaris Technologies, a company that provides identity management technologies. And has served as a consultant to research labs and companies. His recent work concerns security and privacy issues for the power grid and healthcare information technology.
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