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EU publicly solicits opinions on the establishment of a health data space

EU health data space

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The European Commission’s Commissioner in charge of health and food safety affairs, Kiryakidis, said: "European Health Data Space" will become a vital part of the European Health Union

The European Commission publicly solicited opinions on the establishment of a “European Health Data Space” on Monday (3rd). The deadline for the consultation is July 26 this year.

Xinhua News Agency reported that the European Commission issued a statement on the same day that the establishment of the “European Health Data Space” is an important plan for the EU to promote health data exchange. It aims to make full use of health data, provide high-quality medical care, and reduce inequality. Provide data support for prevention, diagnosis and treatment, scientific research innovation, decision-making and legislative decisions, while ensuring that EU citizens have greater control over their personal health data.

According to the statement, this public consultation mainly includes two aspects: one is to access and use health data for health care, scientific research innovation, policy, and regulatory decision-making; the other is to establish a true single market for health data services and products.

The statement said that the introduction of innovative solutions and digital technologies including artificial intelligence can change the medical and health system and make the medical and health system more sustainable, thereby improving people’s health. The development of these technologies requires researchers and innovators to securely obtain a large amount of health data.

The European Commission’s Commissioner in charge of health and food safety affairs, Kiryakidis, said: “European Health Data Space” will become a vital part of the European Health Union, which will promote the European Union’s health care, research, and health policy formulation. To better coordinate with each other.

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