Enriching knowledge and enhancing care through health data


  • Published by: EIT Health
    04 June 2018
    A breakthrough innovation - EHR2EDC: Electronic Health Records to Electronic Data Capture systems

  • Published by: THE LANCET
    31 March 2018
    The General Data Protection Regulation will start in May across the European Union, but doubts are being cast on how prepared researchers and clinicians are. Becky McCall reports.

    Nigel Hughes and Dipak Kalra from i~HD discuss the GDPR implications for big data research in this interview article in The Lancet. They stress that there are some important grey areas for which we urgently need to agree best practice.

    Nigel Hughes, scientific director at Janssen Research and Development, echoes others in highlighting the apparent lack of urgency with respect to guidance on how to best interpret both the GDPR across the EU, and the forthcoming revised Data Protection Act (DPA). He also notes the immense complexity of the regulation, which might partly explain why various parties are dragging their heels in the midst of the intractable Brexit negotiations.

    ‘The idea that everyone working with data will all be able to respond to an Act or the GDPR without some guidance is very unlikely’, Hughes asserts. ‘We need the relevant authorities to suggest interpretation, implementation, and a whole cascade of guidance in order to be compliant with the law. Furthermore, research is global in nature and therefore GDPRimplementation should be harmonised to avoid fragmentation of legislation.’

    Dipak Kalra, president of the European Institute for Innovation through Health Data, says there are specific areas of uncertainty, and he echoes the issues around what comprises the legal anonymity and pseudonymisation raised by Banner. In addition, he believes we need greater clarity on how open-ended consent can be while patients are still adequately informed. ‘This impacts on the ability to build data warehouses that might be used for future research questions that are not known now. I'm also concerned about the right to erasure and the extent to which this might impact on data already held about research subjects, and been analysed and published as research findings.’

    Asked for his thoughts on the level of confidence among research communities as GDPR enforcement looms, he remarked that ‘whatever the support intended by the GDPR for big health data research, the uncertainties and anxieties that the research community and data custodians have today about the GDPR are starting to have a negative impact’.

    Nigel Hughes, Dipak Kalra

  • Published by: Business analysis for a sustainable, multi-stakeholder ecosystem for leveraging the Electronic Health Records for Clinical Research (EHR4CR) platform in Europ
    31 December 2017

    Dupont D, Beresniak A, Sundgren M, Schmidt A, Ainsworth J, Coorevits P, Kalra D, Dewispelaere M, De Moor G.

  • Published by: The launch of the European Institute for innovation through health data
    31 December 2017

    Kalra D, Sundgren M, Claerhout B, et al.

  • Published by: Journal of Health & Medical Informatics
    28 June 2016
    Assessing the Financial Impact of Reusing Electronic Health Records Data for Clinical Research: Results from the EHR4CR European Project

    Danielle Dupont, Ariel Beresniak, Andreas Schmidt, Johann Proeve, Elena Bolanos, Nadir Ammour, Mats Sundgren, Mats Ericson, Dipak Kalra and Georges De Moor

  • Published by: Learning Health Systems
    13 April 2016
    The European Institute for Innovation through Health Data

    D. Kalra,V. Stroetmann, M. Sundgren, D. Dupont, I. Schlünder, G. Thienpont, P. Coorevits, G. De Moor

  • Published by: HealthManagement.org The journal
    01 April 2016

    Dipak Kalra, Georges De Moor

  • Published by: EURECA Newsletter
    01 May 2015
    The European Institute for Innovation Through Health Data

    Pascal Coorevits

  • Published by: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
    01 February 2015
    Using electronic health records for clinical research: The case of the EHR4CR project

    Georges De Moor, Mats Sundgren, Dipak Kalra, Andreas Schmidt, Martin Dugas, Brecht Claerhout, Töresin Karakoyun, Christian Ohmann, Pierre-Yves Lastic, Nadir Ammouri, Rebecca Kush, Danielle Dupont, Marc Cuggia, Christel Daniel, Geert Thienpont, Pascal Coorevits

  • Published by: BMJ Open

    Sharing and reuse of individual participant data from clinical trials: principles and recommendations.

    Ohmann C, Banzi R, Canham S, Battaglia S, Matei M, Ariyo C, Becnel L, Bierer B, Bowers S, Clivio L, Dias M, Druml C, Faure H, Fenner M, Galvez J, Ghersi D, Gluud C, Groves T, Houston P, Karam G, Kalra D, Knowles RL, Krleža-Jerić K, Kubiak C, Kuchinke W, Kush R, Lukkarinen A, Marques PS, Newbigging A, O'Callaghan J, Ravaud P, Schlünder I, Shanahan D, Sitter H, Spalding D, Tudur-Smith C, van Reusel P, van Veen EB, Visser GR, Wilson J, Demotes-Mainard J.

  • Published by: Drug Discov Today

    Real world big data for clinical research and drug developmen

    Singh G, Schulthess D, Hughes N, Vannieuwenhuyse B, Kalra D.

Published on: 04 August 2016