Providing and promoting better health through judicious health data use

Health systems across Europe are facing huge challenges and need to adapt rapidly in order to remain sustainable whilst improving quality, by developing future proof care and research strategies, optimising the efficient use of resources.

Health System Management

The analysis of great quantities of health data can produce evidence for policy, strategy and resource planning.

Data-driven insights are crucial to support the current and future health and research challenges and enhance public health.

The returns of health care funding can be optimised through the scaled-up, judicious use of health data.

Governing bodies should be able to rely on high-quality health data to drive more effective care provided by the health care providers under their supervision.

Building public trust based on evidence

Health policy makers & funders:
How to put health data to good use?

To guarantee the best uses of health data, you need to be confident of …

Encourage health care users to improve and demonstrate their data quality

For better insights and decision making

Several studies have demonstrated that health data is not always of a good enough quality or fit for the intended re-use purposes.

Health data is traditionally captured by healthcare providers and provider organisations, but increasingly also by medical devices, sensors and health apps directly by patients.

Encouraging these organisations and suppliers to meet data quality assurance criteria will ensure you have reliable evidence to develop better and more efficient health care services and prevention programmes.

We provide instruments, insights and strategies to know, enhance and benchmark data quality

Create reassurance in the ways health data is used

Promote GDPR understanding and adherence

Health data is the most personal and sensitive information. Yet, it is crucial to enhancing health care and boosting research. Health data use is therefore tightly governed. The privacy regulations need to be well understood and carefully applied.

One way to create assurance is  to disseminate knowledge and promote adherence to the GDPR.

We organise health-data-focused GDPR tutorials

Check trustworthy health data

Endorse privacy-compliant health ICT systems

Promote safe digitisation of health care 

Digital health systems now connect to an increasing number of other systems and platforms. Every data custodian needs to be confident about what they connect to and every patient needs to be able to trust their data is safe within those systems.

Having the privacy, ethics, security and data protection processes of health ICT systems assessed, will contribute to a trusted health data system.

We assess the privacy, ethics, security and data protection processes of health ICT systems.

Validate digital health systems that demonstrate their reliable functional operation 

Selection of criteria and assessment

The requirements of state-of-the-art health software are multiplying and becoming more and more complex. 

Users (both organisations and citizens), commissioners and health authorities want guarantees that health software operates in accordance with the relevant functional criteria.

i~HD has access to a repository of over 1700 indexed fine-grained validated criteria. Furthermore, as new criteria sets are being developed by stakeholders in the health ICT ecosystem, we step in to help define the criteria and to go through the validation phase that is required before integration in a standardised scheme.

Our programmes cover the functional testing of health software

Have confidence in the validity of quality labels 

i~HD can help produce the necessary evidence by issuing different types of quality labels.

We bring over 30 years of learning and expertise in our quality labels. Our team of auditors have clinical, technical, academic and legal backgrounds and have  substantial expertise in developing quality seals, backed by a robust assessment methodology and criteria.

Be part of an innovative health data community

Connect and collaborate

Get in touch with other health data stakeholders, discover novel approaches, learn from each other and boost collaboration to maximise joint value from health data.

Participating in our events and joining our neutral European multi-stakeholder institute means being part of a health data community where you can propose initiatives and work out solutions. 

i~HD unites all health data stakeholders to catalyse and enable the reuse of health data