Enriching knowledge and enhancing care through health data


i~HD will be present at the 2019 BioData World Congress in Basel, Switzerland on December 4th & 5th. On Wednesday morning 4th December, just after the opening plenary keynote presentations, i~HD will be hosting a dedicated Round Table Session on “Advances in Data Quality Assessments of GP and Hospital EHRs for Clinical Research”. 



Geert Byttebier, Project Manager, and Juan M. Garcia-Gomez, Professor at the Polytechnic University in Valencia (UPV), both members of the i~HD Data Quality Task Force, will moderate the session, discussing topics such as advances in methodology and their applications on EHR Data Quality Assessments (DQAs), main challenges and hurdles to implement DQAs, incentives that could motivate hospitals to carry out more, and more regular DQAs, the possible Returns on Investments (ROIs) from DQAs, the real quality-sensitive uses of Real World Evidence (RWE) that should be the focus of efforts to improve Data Quality, the improvement strategies that could be the most effective or the most promising, etc.    

BioData World Congress is one of largest leading events on “Big Data & IA for Life Sciences and Healthcare” in Europe. This year’s edition will be attended by about 1700 professional delegates from all five continents and from more than 750 different organizations including prominent research institutes, universities, most top 30 pharma and biotech companies, IT-companies active in health research and health applications, start-ups, hospitals, national and international health authority agencies, charities active in medical research,  press and scientific media outlets etc.  The theme of the conference this year is “Harnessing the power of Big Data & IA in Precision Medicine”.

i~HD is delighted to be a partner of, and speaker at,
the Digital Health Society Summit
“Connecting Digital Health & Data Initiatives in Europe”


This two-day event will take place in Helsinki,
Finland on 11 &  12 December 2019.

The summit will provide a unique opportunity to participate, listen, discuss and collaborate for anyone interested in the many initiatives in Digital Health and Data. The Summit is supported by the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.

Sessions will include:
  • Finnish Presidency update
  • Presidencies Forum
  • Finnish & European Innovation Showcases
  • ECHAlliance International Ecosystem Symposium
Who should participate?

Health Data Policy makers and researchers,industry and patient groups, Country and Regional Representatives

Further details can be found on the event website.

EAHM 2019 Throwback

i~HD organised a special workshop on Strategic insights through existing EHR data for this highly successful congresslook into some pictures and presentations. You can also enjoy the aftermovie.

Our mission

The mission of The European Institute for Innovation through Health Data (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.