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One of the greatest mysteries of the COVID-19 pandemic is why some people fall severely ill while others suffer nary a sniffle. Now, after compiling data from around the world, researchers have determined that the answer seems to lie, in part, in genetics. Through an international meta-analysis of studies from more than 20 countries, hundreds […]

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Ministerial foreword When facing the greatest public health emergency that this country has tackled for generations, one of the most impactful tools at our disposal was the power of data. With the facts, data, and science at our disposal, we can provide the meaningful and measurable results that the public deserves. Data identified those who […]

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Digital health makes healthcare better, safer, and more efficient, and advances the delivery of high-quality care. For digital health to reach its full potential, we need to unlock the benefits of health data. Medical technology companies need to process health data, both when developing new technologies and as part of their roll-out to healthcare systems. […]

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The Commission today proposed a framework for a European Digital Identity which will be available to all EU citizens, residents, and businesses in the EU. Citizens will be able to prove their identity and share electronic documents from their European Digital Identity wallets with the click of a button on their phone. They will be […]

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The Digital Health Society (DHS) is delighted to announce the appointment of 3 new Board Directors.  Maritta Perala-Heape is a Professor of Practice in Data-enabled Health Care Solutions and Innovation Ecosystem in the Department of Medicine at University of Oulu. Oulu was one of the first ECHAlliance ecosystems to join ten years ago, and Maritta has […]

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Recommendations from multi-stakeholder round tables, organised by the Digital Health Society (DHS) & the European Institute for Innovation Through Health Data (I~HD) This contribution summarises the outcomes of two recent multi-stakeholder consultations to examine the acceptance criteria for societal trust in the use of health data and a recipe for trustworthy digital health: standards, architecture and value. The Round Tables […]

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The ECHAlliance and DHS keep raising awareness and advocating for citizens empowerment towards the European Health Data Space ‘EHDS’ and the Data Governance Act.  We submitted our feedback positions to the European Commission’s consultations on these two topics, fostering a strong plan for capacity building on a trio of citizen literacies – health, digital and data literacy, preventing inequalities and access […]

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Does your organisation have a health and well-being solution based on data sharing and fair principles? Take part in the challenge and register by 9 April 2021! What is it about? We want to build a fairer data economy together with our partners. One of the most important areas in the development work is health […]

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Discussions on data sharing have multiple perspectives, interests and even biases and the only way forward is to acknowledge the tensions but search for the potential compromises that can be implemented in the short-term. It is essential to progressively improve the testing of new models, the amount of data being shared and the awareness of […]

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We are delighted to share with you the Report of the EU Health Summit, which took place virtually on 26 October. Throughout the Summit, particular attention was paid to the lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic and how to translate these into a political vision capable of maximising collaboration and ensuring a healthy and equitable future […]

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