The European Commission published a Study on Big Data in Public Health, Telemedicine and Healthcare, financed by the Commission's Health Programme on 16 December 2016.
The study identifies examples of the use of Big Data in Health, and sets out 10 recommendations covering the following fields:
The above-mentioned 10 recommendations identified by the study are meant to contribute to maximising opportunities Big Data can bring to public health in the EU i.e. to improve the health of individual patients as well as the performance of Member States' health systems. Principles such as the need to uphold ethical standards and the privacy or safety of citizens, and to include stakeholders - such as patient advocacy groups, are underpinned in the recommendations.
These 10 recommendations are supposed to feed into the Commission’s actions to develop a Big Data value chain in the context of the European Digital Single Market Strategy (DSM).
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