1 September 2020
An EHTEL Factsheet:
Health data ecosystem for integrated care
– A new “blue ocean”
Improving health and care integration is a continuing journey. Over the last two decades, digital technologies have played a critical role in supporting higher levels of coordination and integration through data collection and exchange. Lots of progress has been made on Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and people’s access to them, health information exchanges, and new eHealth services. The time has now come, however, for developing health data ecosystems to enhance integrated health and care. As a first step, these health data ecosystems are combining data captured by patients and health professionals to develop clinically sound and personalised digital health services.
Health data ecosystems can be considered a blue ocean where demand is created instead of fought over and competition is irrelevant because the rules are not set yet (Kim and Mauborgne, 2014). Enveloped by the concept of “blue oceans”, the session defined health data ecosystems, brought together different applications in the healthcare sector and discussed barriers and facilitators.
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