Sounds of Science Podcast – Episode 8
Ensuring a Robust European Health Data Space (EHDS)
On 3 May 2022, the European Commission published the proposal for a regulation introducing the European Health Data Space (or EHDS).
The proposal aims to enable better exchange and access to different types of health data (such as genomics data, data from patient registries, electronic health records, etc.).
And what does it want? Well, It intends to create a common space where natural persons can easily control their data which should enable individuals to gain better digital access to their personal health data and support free movement. This is commonly referred to as the primary use of data.
It also allows for the secondary use of data, meaning that the EHDS makes it possible for researchers, innovators and policymakers to use electronic health data of Europeans in a trusted and secure way.
EUCOPE welcomes the proposal on the European Health Data Space. It also recognises the importance of EU-level data collection standards and the promotion of data interoperability and exchange protocols. However, such a domain-specific common data space is expected to face challenges.
To help us address these challenges and propose some options for a fit-for-purpose regulatory framework, we’re joined by:
- Julie Chauvet, Director EU Public Affairs at Novartis
- Paul Michaloux, EU Associate Director at HANBURY STRATEGY
- Dan Whitehead, Senior Counsel at HOGAN LOVELLS
This episode is hosted by Leander Vranken, Digital Health Policy Officer at EUCOPE.