Excellent EC report on eHealth and Open Data
The eHealth Task Force issued an excellent report "Redesigning health in Europe for 2020". See http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/health/docs/policy/ta...
It clearly shows the importance (and need) of breaking the data silos, opening up the (big) data and get the value out of it. This is a subject that must be discussed at the Assembly and needs a very strong guidance from the EC.
One of the most important effects will be that the patient and his data ('my data') is put right in the center.
Note that recommendation IV: 'Use the power of data' is part of the Dutch Health Hub mission and creates a culture of transparency in health care. We also encourage the integration of data into large (European) data sets and
enhance access for researchers. This will lead to a closer integration between research and the clinical health practice.