i~HD team members share their views

A well-managed hospital data management plan is critical for the secondary use of health data, as it ensures the security and privacy of the data, as well as its accuracy and integrity. A high quality data management plan should include key factors that ensure the effective and secure use of healthcare data.
As the regulatory landscape around the governance of artificial intelligence, health data reuse and innovation continues to evolve, our research and innovation community find themselves navigating a transition from one set of known governance expectations to additional challenges.
MedTech companies can offer benefits to multiple stakeholders within the healthcare ecosystem. Especially when it comes to the use and reuse of health data. But to unlock all this potential, we need to ensure that the data is of high quality.
Today is a day that i~HD reflects on solemnly and with hope because Data Protection and Privacy are core to our founding principles and our work. We lead on several EU projects for data protection and ethics, we have developed codes of practice for the safe and effective use of data, we have co-run roundtables exploring the impact of novel innovation approaches including Artificial Intelligence, and we have developed educational, outreach and quality assessments for Information Governance, ethics and their role in data driven innovation.
In any healthcare organization it is critical that the importance of data quality be properly explained. From management perspective to the healthcare providers, a sensible and understandable rationale must be given in order to obtain active participation in the data quality effort.
By Nathan Lea, i~HD DPO & Information Governance Lead For over three years handling of EU Citizen’s personal data has been governed by the General Data Protection Regulation but my involvement with anticipating its impacts predated this. There were points in 2017 where I sensed something special was […]
The European Commission has, since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), made efforts towards the implementation of policies and regulations which are fit for the digital age while also ensuring trustworthy and safe use and reuse of data.
By Dipak Kalra, President i~HD There is a growing momentum right across Europe to scale up our learning from routinely collected health data (real-world data – RWD). The need for us to learn more from data is widely recognised by all stakeholders. We need to track health outcomes […]