What it is
The better data multi-stakeholder engagement mission is to identify what is needed and mobilise stakeholders to act in order to make health and care data, collected in hospitals, general practices and by patients themselves, more widely available for purposes of analysis and further research with appropriate data protection safeguards.
The ultimate aims are to improve the quality and resilience of healthcare systems around Europe, help public health services to focus more on prevention and deliver better, more efficient, cost-effective and accessible services and accelerate research.
In order to develop the best possible health data networks from which researchers and healthcare organisations can discover how to advance the quality and safety of care, the DHE multi-stakeholder engagements have identified the principal challenges and worked on recommendations on how to overcome them. These challenges were: data protection, data quality improvement, tackling data fragmentation through accelerated adoption of interoperability standards and the scalability challenges posed by personalised medicine.