14 - 16 June, 2022
| Helsinki, Digital

Leading a Data Revolution in Healthcare - Getting the Public Onboard

Healthcare worldwide generates thousands of exabytes of data every year, worth billions. Volumes are set to increase as new sources of data - genomics, lifestyle, wearables – are starting to enrich medical records. Ready access to large quantities of high quality, well-structured data will be key to delivering the 21st Century vision of outcome- and data-driven, precision health and care. However, trust is a key condition to unleash the power of data. Covid-19 has led to a relaxation of rules around data sharing in some countries and increased public buy-in for the use of health and care data to inform decisions about their own care, but also for the greater good. Post pandemic, how will health systems capitalise on this shift in attitude to turn a larger volume of data into tangible service improvement and life-changing healthcare and research? Convening experts from across Europe, this session will delve into the risks, benefits and controversies of data sharing and highlight successful initiatives to win public buy-in over the use of data. At the heart of this session, is the concept that data is for the asking, not for the taking and working with the public as key stakeholders is essential.

Session Details

June 8, 2021
13:15 - 14:00


  • CPD

Supported by

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Dr Rowland Illing
Chief Medical Officer and Director
International Government Health at Amazon Web Services (AWS)
United States
Ms Laure Maillant
Head of Data and Innovation Division, IT Department
Greater Paris University Hospitals
Dr Séamus O’Neill
Chief Executive
Northern Health Science Alliance
United Kingdom
Prof Felix Balzer
Director of the Institute for Medical Informatics and Chief Medical Information Officer
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Dr Minna Hendolin
Leading Specialist
The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra