i~HD proudly shares its latest collaboration

International conference

Health Data Forum 2022 –
Health Data Quality:
a Dynamic Complexity

Porto, Portugal, 17-18 November 2022

Registration via i~HD includes:
50% discount for Data Quality pre-conference tutorial
Free access to i~HD Online Academy: Health Data Quality

A joint conference organised by

Keynote speakers

Sofia Nogueira da Silva, PhD

Board of Directors
(Entidade Reguladora da Saúde)

Rui Santos Ivo

Head of Healthcare Data,
European Medicines Agency

Rui Santos Ivo

Portuguese National Authority of Medicines and Health Products (INFARMED)

Markus Kalliola

Project Director,

Sergio Roll, MD, PhD, FACS


Tom Goffin, PhD

Assistant Professor,
Health Law (Ghent University)

Peter Rijnbeek, PhD

Head, Department of Medical Informatics (Erasmus MC)

Dipak Kalra, PhD


It is well recognised by all stakeholders, that health data offers huge opportunities to accelerate research and to improve care.

  • Patients and clinicians want their health data to be safe, rapid and evidence based.
  • Healthcare institutions and authorities must learn from their data.
  • Public health agencies need reliable data to guide healthcare and prevention programmes.
  • Regulators and health technology assessment agencies want to be able to trust real-world evidence in decision making.
  • Research urgently needs greater access to high-quality data to foster innovation.

Registration fees


Conference + Lunch
(€95 Early Bird promo, until 30 September 2022)


Conference Social Dinner


Data Quality Pre-Conference Tutorial given by European Experts


The value of the massively growing health data volumes to advance healthcare and clinical research is beyond dispute. Although the change to this data-driven environment, this “big data revolution” has not reached its full potential due to concerns related to the quality of health data. Data quality is about having confidence in the quality of the data that you record and the data you (re)use. And the most important condition for trustworthy use and re-use of data is obtaining high-quality data. In the healthcare setting, enormous amounts of data are generated at every point of interaction.


Obtaining high-quality data in this healthcare setting seems evident and straightforward, unfortunately this doesn’t appear to be the case in practice. Data quality is a dynamic complexity, an ever-changing requirement that needs to be redefined over time and over different projects. Because of this complexity, there are enormous challenges to overcome before achieving high quality data. Challenges involving the management and improvement of people, processes, policies, measurements, technologies and standards.


The aim of this summit is to demonstrate the importance of the quality of healthcare data, how to measure data quality and how to improve it. Whether for primary use or secondary use, data quality is a universal requirement. It is the most important real world data challenge. Data without quality can neither contribute value nor serve any useful purpose.

In addition, the summit will combine the different perspectives of data scientists, healthcare professionals, patients and governance to find the much-needed consensus for the next generation of healthcare systems.

Social dinner

The tables are set again for an evening of interaction and discussion with your health data family, just like how i~HD has done it before. This year, our social dinner will not only reunite you with your peers, but will also give you a breathtaking view of the historic city of Porto.

Where: World of Wine, Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto
When: 17 November, 8:00PM

Who should attend

Patient organisations

Healthcare providers

Health policy makers & funders

Pharma & life sciences

Academia & research centres

Health ICT industry

Health and data strategy organisations

Data-driven industry

Standards & certifications organisations

Pre-conference tutorials

Dive into some topics before the conference to gain new skills and insights

Data Quality Tutorial given by European Experts

16 November 2022

Experts from different universities and organisations as well as the World Health Organisation will speak in six sessions to provide an overview of the health data landscape in Europe.

Pascal Coorevits Health Information Systems, University of Porto
Ricardo João Cruz Correira Health Information Systems Professor, University of Porto

Carlos Sáez Senior Researcher, Biomedical Data Science Lab (ITACA Institute)
Christel Daniel Director, AP-HP IT Department
Damien Leprovost Data Quality Project Leader, AP-HP
Maxim Moinat Data Engineer specialised in Medical Informatics, Erasmus MC
Steve MacFeely Director of Data and Analytics, WHO
Ravi Shankar Santhana Gopala Krishnan GIS Head, WHO

openEHR Tutorials

What is a modular openEHR-based electronic health and social care record? How does it differ from a traditional model? How does the vendor and technology neutral openEHR data model look like? We offer 2 courses to learn more about openEHR.

For more information on the pre-conference tutorials, click here.

Conference venue

Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto (FMUP)
Alameda Professor Hernâni Monteiro
4200-319 Porto

It is easy to get to the venue from the airport. A taxi or Uber ride would usually cost around 25-30 euros. You can also take the public transport from the airport straight to the venue. Click on the link below to see your best Porto Metro directions from the airport to the conference (via moovitapp.com).

Strategic partners

Organising Committee

Programme Committee

Paul Nunesdea (facilitator)
Health Data Forum

Geert Thienpont

Joao Fonseca
MEDCIDS, Porto University Medical School

Pedro Cid Ferreira
Digital Health Portugal

Altamiro Costa Pereira (chair)
Porto University Medical School, Portugal

Dipak Kalra
i~HD, United Kingdom

Jens Declerck
i~HD, Belgium

Alexandre Guedes da Silva

Hanna Pohjonen
Rosaldo Oy, OpenEHR Ambassador, Finland

George Mathews
Chief Medical Officer, Dedalus North America

Pascal Coorevits
Ghent University, Belgium

Joseline Carías Galeano
Recainsa, Guatemala

Karolina Mackiewicz
ECHAlliance, Finland

Rajendra Gupta
Health Parliament, India

Ricardo Cruz Correia
Porto University Medical School, Portugal

Sergio Roll