About the event
With the fast-paced development of digital technologies in recent years, which were catalyzed even further by the COVID-19 global pandemic, the topic of data has never been so fundamental. Data, when properly used, can bring tremendous benefits in many areas, including medicine and health products development. It is also of great utility in regulatory decision-making, adherence to therapies, identifying population trends, evaluating products safety signals among many other applications. The regulatory framework already progressed much, for example, with the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), but to ensure proper usage of data, there are still some prerequisites that need to be addressed.
This webinar will explore one of the key initiatives in this respect: the European Health Data Space (EHDS), by which the Commission intends, among others, to:
- encourage the access to and use of health data for research, policy-making and regulation, with a trusted governance framework and upholding data-protection rules;
- promote safe exchange of patients’ data (including when they travel abroad) and citizens’ control over their health data.
The webinar will bring together top speakers, including representatives from the European Commission, Digital Europe and will explore the creation of a patient centered ecosystem.
- Mr. Hugo Van Haastert, Strategic advisor Digital & AI, European Commission
- Mr. Ray Pinto, Digital Transformation Policy Director, DIGITALEUROPE