The amount of medical data is increasing. By intelligently accessing this data, we can make a positive contribution to public health. Large amounts of anonymous health data and artificial intelligence (AI) are helping provide insights into how we can keep people healthy for long periods of time.
Currently, medical records are not easily accessible everywhere. Because of the lack of a harmonised technical infrastructure, applications of standards, and because of the necessary legal, ethical and privacy frameworks. Fortunately, we are increasingly aware that making such data securely available has many benefits in preventing and curing disease.
This initiative was previously called Health Data Infrastructure. It will continue as Health Data Space Amsterdam (HDSA).
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Why a Health Data Space?
Analysing and monitoring large amounts of data can prevent hospitalisations and over-treatment. The data provide insight into what works for very different people, so we can personalise treatments. Data-based knowledge also allows for much earlier diagnosis. For many diseases, we can even prevent people from getting sick.
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