The aim of the study on Big Data in Public Health, Telemedicine and Healthcare is to identify applicable examples of the use of Big Data in Health and develop recommendations for their implementation in the European Union.
Examples of Big Data in Health were identified and twenty examples were selected to be evaluated. Based on the assessment of the added value and the quality of the evidence, ten priority examples were selected. Furthermore, potential policy actions for the implementation of Big Data in Health were identified and a SWOT analysis was conducted to check the feasibility of the proposed actions.
Ten policy recommendations were developed and validated through public consultations at three conferences in Europe and reviewed by an expert group.
The recommendations aim to benefit European citizens patients in terms of strengthening their health and improving the performance of Member State's health systems. They should be seen as suggestions for the European Union and its Member States on how to utilise the strengths and exploit the opportunities of Big Data for Public Health without threatening privacy or safety of citizens.
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