In order to unleash the full potential of health data, the European Commission is presenting a regulation to set up the European Health Data Space. This proposal supports individuals to take control of their own health data, supports the use of health data for better healthcare delivery, better research, innovation and policy making and enables the EU to make full use of the potential offered by a safe and secure exchange, use and reuse of health data.
The TEHDAS Joint Action project develops European principles for the secondary use of health data.
TEHDAS is being carried out by 25 European countries and co-ordinated by the Finnish Innovation Fund, Sitra. The project started in February 2021. It is based on the European Commission’s Health Programme 2020.
- Markus Kalliola, Project director, The Finnish innovation fund Sitra, Finland