Realising the Value from Health Data for Improving Care and Research Madrid, Spain

The European Institute for Innovation through Health Data (i~HD) is organising its 2017 Annual Conference together with EMIF - an IMI funded project - on September 21-22, 2017. i~HD is a not-for-profit European institute, with a mission to guide and catalyse the quality, interoperability and trustworthy uses of health data, for optimising health and knowledge discovery. EMIF is developing a technology and governance framework for the identification, assessment and (re)use of data for health research. This year, the conference theme is “Realising the Value from Health Data for Improving Care and Research”. The joint event will be hosted by Healthcare Research Institute of Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre.

The conference is welcoming keynote speakers representing the Spanish Ministry, European Commission, patient associations, health insurers, policymakers, clinical research and pharma industry perspectives. There will be a strong focus on progressing towards value based health care. Through presentations and panel discussions, participants will find out how hospitals are successfully reusing patient data as Learning Health Systems, and improving their data quality. The conference will also showcase the state of the art in clinical research using big data, presenting research findings that could only have been discovered using large scale data, showcasing the latest in analysing high dimensional data. A major part of the conference will be dedicated to patient perspectives on reusing their health data for research.