Enriching knowledge and enhancing care through health data

i~HD @ Vitalis 2019 

i~HD has been invited at Vitalis 2019 in Gothenburg, Sweden, 21 - 23 May 2019. We will organise a half-day conference stream on demonstrating how electronic health records can successfully be used for research.

i~HD 's session will convey to delegates that there are important opportunities to conduct academic and industry research using routinely collected data. It will also highlight the importance of good information governance and of good data quality. The session will close with a panel discussion, taking questions from the audience, so that issues and concerns perceived by delegates as barriers to the successful and trustworthy re-use of health data can be addressed by the speakers.

Vitalis is one of the Nordic region’s largest conferences and exhibitions focused on transforming healthcare and social Welfare. It is a meeting place for everyone working strategically or operatively with business development and eHealth issues within healthcare and welfare.

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i~HD @ EAHM 2019 

i~HD will be present at this year's EAHM congress in Ghent, 11 - 13 September.

One of the main subjects that will be dealt with is the importance of health data and eHealth in order to enhance the patient's experience and oveall outcome. 

Clinical trials might be sped up by using and re-using scientific data accurately, resulting in better and safer findings. However, the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) constitutes an additional complicating factor for healthcare professionals working on clinical trials and research. These implications should not be taken lightly or overlooked and will therefore be touched upon during one of the sessions.

More information on our participation will follow shortly.

In the meantime, visit the congress' website for more information on the programme and register for this inspiring event.


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.