Big data

Whether in the Netherlands, France, Germany, or the UK: European governments are keen to push their healthcare systems towards better use of digital patient data, says an article in HIMSS Insights this season. Genomics is an important part, but multi-system-based alert tools and predictive imaging are also on the rise, says Philipp Grätzel von Grätz, in the piece, entitled Big Push Ahead.

“If you ask European governments what they consider the biggest trend in healthcare IT these days, most would probably reply that it is big data,” says von Grätz.

“Take the Netherlands: In June, the Dutch ministers of health and of economic affairs, Edith Schippers and Henk Kamp, signed together with many other parties such as the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Biobanking and BioMolecular resources Research Infrastructure the Netherlands (BBMRI. nl) an agreement called ‘Health Deal’. It aims to bridge the innovation gap in personalised medicine.”

You can read the full story here – Big Push Ahead

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