EATG submitted its views concerning the establishment of the European Health Data Space (EHDS), a priority of the European Commission to optimise digital health to provide high-quality healthcare and reduce inequalities. It sees strengthened cooperation at EU level as a way to
promote access to health data for research and innovation on new preventive strategies, as well as on diagnosis and treatment of diseases to improve health outcomes, while ensuring that citizens have control over their own personal data.
The European Commission launched a public consultation regarding a future legislative framework to address the issues related to the exchange of and access to health data and the use of digital services and products including artificial intelligence in health. These include: health data exchange and the provision of healthcare services (primary use of health data); effective access and control over one’s own health data; fragmentation of digital standards and limited digital interoperability between healthcare systems; secondary use of health data; The use of digital health services and products for the provision of healthcare; safety and fundamental rights protection in the use of AI in healthcare, as well as training, testing and validation of AI systems in health.
EATG addressed the three areas investigated by the EC, namely:
You can find our responses to the questionnaire at the document attached.
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