The pandemic has clearly shown how much value lies in sharing data. Yet there is currently no unified effort to share health data across Europe. Secondary use of health data can play a crucial role in improving this.
The Open Data Institute (ODI) just released a new interactive tool and report evaluating the policy readiness of countries across Europe for the secondary use of health data. ‘Secondary use of health data' means using aggregated health data such as electronic health records, health insurance claims data, and health registry data, to improve personal care planning, pharmaceutical development, safety monitoring, research, and policymaking 1 .
By showing which nations are ready, the ODI aims to help health professionals, researchers, and policy makers gain a better understanding of the European health data, so that the health of future generations can improve.
Curious to learn more? Read the full report.