Collaborating for Digital Health and Care in Europe
Spring is the time of the year for planting seeds and envisioning what they will turn into.
Building on the learnings of 2020 and the top priorities of Imagining 2029, EHTEL is planning ahead. We are defining a new Work Programme that forges an ambitious interconnected framework of activities.
The year ahead will be practical and operational, and draw on EHTEL members’ expertise, with the goal of translating theory into practice.
A good starting point is to read the last of the six factsheets EHTEL produced in 2020. The sixth one, just released, examines what two countries, Israel and Scotland, are doing to scale up their digital health initiatives. The focus is very much on five core principles for organisational and data governance.
2021 will be rich in events focused on the digital health ecosystem. Full of experience sharing, we set out to consolidate EHTEL’s role as a key collaboration platform among the various parts of the community.
Keep an eye on the exciting opportunities we have to offer that lie ahead!
Sitra’s fair health data challenge aspires to identify health and well-being solutions based on data sharing and fair values. Help to unlock the value of health data re-use! Submit your examples of good practice before 9 April 2021.
The OPEN DEI health and care cluster, which EHTEL facilitates, welcomes the Digital Governance Act, and its focus on data intermediaries; data altruism; and data use for areas of general interest/scientific research. It also suggests more detailed analysis and guidance, accompanied by concrete examples of work done on health data governance.
In January 2021, Dr Astrid van der Velde of Isala Heart Centre in the Netherlands was one of 75 speakers at AgeingFit 2021. She updated participants about the hospitalisation at home collaboration of NWE-Chance, a project EHTEL is actively engaged in.