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Unlocking the power of health data: the promise of the European Health Data Space


10 Jun 2021 15:00




Health & Consumers
A virtual event hosted by MedTech Europe and EFPIA

Event Description

Data helps us to make better decisions about how to predict, prevent and treat diseases.

The European Health Data Space (EHDS) has the potential to build the foundation for a trustworthy health data ecosystem that will enable better measurement of health outcomesempower citizens, and create capabilities for the reuse of data for research and development. It is expected to lay out a new path to more patient-centred healthcare. The extent to which it can create added value to healthcare systems and society depends on the framework and governance allowing for all stakeholders to be involved.

On 10 June at 15h CEST, EFPIA and MedTech Europe are delighted to host an interactive event to discuss how to unlock the potential of the EHDS. A wide range of stakeholders will offer their insights into the importance of access to aggregated health data in order to identify population trends, develop new scientific insights, and improve diagnostics and treatments for patients.

In a first panel, patient representatives, researchers, and speakers from the European Institutions will reflect on the value that data can deliver for patients and society. Following this, industry representatives will discuss the barriers that need to be overcome for the EHDS to ensure data security and European competitiveness in advancing the delivery and practice of healthcare.

Speakers include:

  • Stella Kyriakides, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, European Commission
  • Ioana-Maria Gligor, Head of Unit Digital Health, DG for Health and Food Safety, European Commission
  • Birgit Bauer, Patient Expert and Person Living with Multiple Sclerosis (TBC)
  • Dipak Kalra, President, The European Institute for Innovation through Health Data (i~HD)
  • Cynthia O’Donoghue, Partner, Reed Smith (London)
  • Angel Martín, Director GA&P Medical Technologies EMEA, Johnson & Johnson, and Chair of the MedTech Europe Digital Health Committee
  • Chris Walker, Vice President Regulatory Affairs at Amgen, and Chair of the EFPIA Digital Health Working Group

Moderator: Jacki Davis, Managing Director, Meade Davis Communications


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