Enriching knowledge and enhancing care through health data

14 05 18

Dipak Kalra reflects on the challenges and opportunities of health data and EHRs in Health Europa Quarterly

Many European countries have invested in national e-health infrastructures, which are progressively communicating more and more electronic health records (EHR) data to support continuity of care and public health programmes. Countries are now launching a new wave of research infrastructure programmes to scale up the availability of this health data for clinical research. There is widespread recognition that better use can be made of health data to improve the quality and safety of healthcare and to accelerate research.However, there are at the same time concerns that the reuse of health data must be undertaken in ways that safeguard the data protection rights of European citizens

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Published on: 14 May 2018