Enriching knowledge and enhancing care through health data

Interviews with European thought leaders

During the Madrid conference European thought leaders were interviewed about the importance of reusing clinical data for research and health care. A second series of interviews are made available here.

Thomas Allvin
Director Strategy and Healthcare Systems, EFPIA
Mary Baker
Immediate Past President of the European Brain Council
Pablo Serrano Balazote
Director de Planificación, Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre
Juan Fuertes
Board Member of the European Patients Forum
Daniel Furby
Foresight International Policy and Regulatory Advisers (FPIRA)
Dipak Kalra
President i~HD
Augustín Gómez de la Cámara
Hospital 12 de Octubre Research Institute
Simon Lovestone
Professor of Translational Neuroscience, University of Oxford, UK

Our mission

The mission of i~HD is to enable, coordinate, and accelerate the efficient development and deployment of interoperable and seamless eHealth solutions and research strategies, towards achieving best practices and sustainable integrated person-centred health care, to optimise health and wellness in Europe, and beyond. It aims to guide and catalyse the best, most efficient and trustworthy uses of health data and interoperability, for optimising health and knowledge discovery.

i~HD has been established to tackle areas of challenge in the successful scaling up of innovations that critically rely on high quality and interoperable health data. It specifically addresses obstacles and opportunities to using health data by collating, developing and promoting best practices in information governance and in semantic interoperability. It is helping to sustain and propagate the results of health information and communication technology (ICT) research that enable better use of health data, assessing and optimising their novel value wherever possible.

i~HD has been formed after wide consultation and engagement of many stakeholders to develop methods, solutions and services that can help to maximise the value obtained by all stakeholders from health data. It supports innovations in health maintenance, health care delivery and in knowledge discovery, while ensuring compliance with all legal prerequisites, especially regarding the insurance of patient’s privacy protection. It unites multiple stakeholder groups to ensure that future solutions serve their collective needs and can be readily adopted affordably and at scale.


A two-day workshop run by the i~HD
Hospital Network of Excellence and Data Quality Task Force,
in collaboration with

Gaining the Benefits of Improved Health Data Quality


March 5-6, 2018 - PARIS


i~HD Hospital Network Workshop participants join forces

Click here to read the detailed report, including quotes from our speakers.