In this event, organized by the FEAM European Biomedical Policy Forum – with the support of AstraZeneca and the European Infrastructure for Translational Medicine (EATRIS) – a discussion with expert policymakers, academics, industry and civil society representatives will provide the opportunity to exchange opinions on the impact and challenges of using new digital health technologies and sharing of data, and to identify areas of consensus and/or disagreement among experts. The event will also feature lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for better cooperation in view of future health emergencies.
In its communication on the European strategy for data, the Commission emphasizes the importance of data to consolidate the EU digital economy and support concrete actions for a Digital Health. In particular, the Commission recognizes the challenges that exist for organizations to effectively share health data in research and to improve patient care. The creation of a common European Health Data Space (EHDS), as an approach meant to facilitate sharing of data, would be a valid solution. This new common platform would allow AI systems to automatically have easier access to relevant data, leading to higher accuracy and better predictions and recommendations by the system, resulting in higher quality of services for citizens and patients. Nonetheless, specifications on governance and structure of a EHDS still require a clear definition, possibly with contributions from different sectors.
26 October 2022, 14:00-17:00 (CET) (Online and in person – Brussels)BB