Secure InfoShare is developing security software in partnership with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University for use in the electronic medical records market.
Published on: 02-09-2011
Secure InfoShare, a company that evolved in the
TI:GER® (Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results) Program,
placed third in the 2011 Georgia Bowl® Business Plan Competition on
February 5. Secure InfoShare is developing security software in
partnership with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University for use
in the electronic medical records market.
According to the company, the software provides real-time access
to medical information to the right people at the right time, which can be
critical in emergency situations and potentially save lives. The company plans
to further develop the software for use in other industries, such as
telecommunications and financial services, where proper authorization to highly
sensitive information is crucial.
The Georgia Bowl (sponsored by Kennesaw State University) attracts
teams from leading colleges and universities throughout the Southeast. The
competition is based on ideas for new businesses that these teams have
developed at their respective schools. Secure InfoShare competed with teams
from Georgia colleges as well as University of Florida, Johns Hopkins University,
University of Louisville, and University of Manitoba.
Apurva Mohan, who is developing the security software during his doctoral
studies in electrical and computer engineering at Georgia Tech, explained that "this
software is based on a dynamic authorization technology that grants access
permission based on the requester's authorization attributes."
Other members of the Secure InfoShare team include: Quinn Makins
and Chinmay Patel, both Georgia Tech MBA students, and Jesse Sandlin, an Emory
University law student. These students all participate in TI:GER, a
collaboration between Georgia Tech and Emory Law School that brings together
science and engineering PhD, MBA, and law students to work on commercializing
Secure InfoShare's technology development has been
supported by several grants including funds from the National Science
Foundation, Department of Homeland Security, and National Institute of
Health. It is currently being piloted at Emory University's Center for Comprehensive
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