Study on Big Data in Public Health, Telemedine and Healthcare

The aim of the study on Big Data in Public Health, Telemedicine and Healthcare is to identify applicable examples of the use of Big Data in Health and develop recommendations for their implementation in the European Union. Examples of Big Data in Health were identified by a systematic literature review, after which the added value of twenty selected examples was evaluated. Based on the assessment of the added value and the quality of the evidence, ten priority examples were selected. Furthermore, potential policy actions for the implementation of Big Data in Health were identified in the literature, and a SWOT analysis was conducted to check the feasibility of the proposed actions. Based on this analysis, and with the help of renowned experts, the study team developed ten policy recommendations in the field. These recommendations were validated through public consultations at three relevant conferences in Europe and were again reviewed by the Expert Group.

The recommendations aim to benefit European citizens and patients in terms of strengthening their health and improving the performance of Member State’s health systems. They should be seen as suggestions for the European Union and its Member States on how to utilise the strengths and exploit the opportunities of Big Data for Public Health without threatening privacy or safety of citizens.

Recommendations were developed for ten relevant fields: awareness raising, education and training, data sources, open data and data sharing, applications and purposes, data analysis, governance of data access and use, standards, funding and financial resources, as well as legal aspects and privacy regulation.

Download: Study on Big Data in Public Health, Telemedine and Healthcare (1.655 KB).

Download from eHealthNews.eu: Study on Big Data in Public Health, Telemedine and Healthcare (1.655 KB).

Most Popular Now

The Digital Revolution in Medicine is Ta…

13 - 16 November 2017, Düsseldorf, Germany. The MEDICA HEALTH IT FORUM at the world’s leading medical trade fair, MEDICA 2017, taking place in Düsseldorf with over 5,000 exhibitors, offers an...

FDA Selects Participants for New Digital…

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the names of the companies selected to participate in a first-of-its kind pilot program that will help revolutionize digital health regulation in...

Smartphone Apps Launched for Atrial Fibr…

Novel smartphone and tablet applications (apps) for atrial fibrillation patients and healthcare professionals have been launched by heart experts. The objectives and design of the apps are outlined in a...

UBM Strengthens Focus on Medtec Europe f…

17 - 19 April 2018, Stuttgart, Germany. UBM announced today the continuation of its strategy to ensure Medtec Europe is the preeminent, stand alone, European-focussed, medical technology platform by deciding to...

IBM Research and UC San Diego Collaborat…

IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the University of California San Diego have announced a multi-year project to enhance quality of life and independence for aging populations through the new Artificial Intelligence...

Up to $20,000 Available to the Digital H…

MSD is looking for innovators to solve 7 health-related challenges aiming to support physician education or patient disease management. The 3 digital solutions with the most outstanding value will receive...

Online Parent Training Helps Young Kids …

Parents of children with ADHD can feel desperate for resources or treatments to help their children who struggle with inattention, distractibility and impulsiveness affecting school and home. Researchers at Lehigh...

Wye Valley NHS Trust Goes Live with IMS …

Staff across Wye Valley NHS Trust's four hospitals and community facilities now have a single, shared view of their patients’ records following the deployment of their new electronic patient record...

EIT Digital Innovation Activity 'ki elem…

The EIT Digital Innovation Activity 'ki elements' showcases its first prototype called DELTA in Nice at the Institut Claude Pompidou on Innovation Alzheimer Open Day. In the beginning of 2017, EIT...

Allscripts Closes Acquisition of McKesso…

Allscripts (NASDAQ:MDRX), a global leader in healthcare technology, has closed its acquisition of McKesson Corporation's hospital and health system IT business, known as the Enterprise Information Solutions (EIS) business. The...

Electronic Health Record Alert Improves …

In a recent study, screening rates for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among baby boomers increased fivefold in the year following implementation of an electronic health record (EHR)-based prompt for...