Dartmouth Receives $4M NSF Grant to Improve Cybersecurity in Healthcare

Dartmouth University in Hanover, N.H., has received a $4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to spearhead a project aiming to better protect patient data when transmitted wirelessly or by mobile devices.

The five-year Trustworthy Health and Wellness project will include an interdisciplinary team of researchers, specializing in computer science, business, behavioral health, health policy and healthcare information technology.

"Our research is motivated by the rapid deployment of mobile and cloud information technologies in healthcare, both in clinical settings and at home," lead investigator David Kotz, the champion international professor of computer science at Dartmouth, said in the news release. "We aim to help these technologies reach their full potential by ensuring they can protect the integrity of medical data and the privacy of patient information."

Other universities attached to the project include the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

The grant is part of $20 million recently allocated by the NSF to fund cybersecurity projects.

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