The BigMedilytics project successfully organized its first workshop with the aim of gathering valuable feedback from External Exploitation Partners (EEPs) to ensure that the project transfers solutions that are useful and relevant to Europe’s healthcare sector at large. The event, that took place in Valencia (Spain) last September, involved more than 160 attendees from around 100 organisations representing healthcare providers, health technology companies, payers, research institutes and academia from across Europe.

Under the title “Big Data: Fueling the transformation of Europe’s Healthcare sector” the BigMedilytics event was organised by INCLIVA, Philips and ITI in the Ciudad Politécnica de Valencia. Attendees could have a complete overview of the three different themes tackled by the project (Population Health and Chronic Diseases, Oncology, and Industrialization of Healthcare Services) and the 12 pilot cases and their solutions through different demonstrations.

Parallel breakout sessions were organised to allow EEPs to provide their feedback on the various pilots across all three themes. These sessions covered the general propositions, the applicability of the big data technologies and the business models that would allow the concepts to scale across Europe.

Relevant discussion topics were addressed by experts such as Dr. Ceri Thomson, Deputy head of the eHealth Unit in DG CNECT within the European Commission, Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Blankenberg from UKE (University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf), and Prof. Dr. Josep Redón from INCLIVA.

EU-funded projects in the fields of healthcare and big data were also invited to share their progress and results in a specific session. The event concluded with three parallel on Security, Privacy & Legal Aspects of Healthcare Big Data Analytics, a networking session and an AI in Healthcare workshop organized by the BDVA TF7-Healthcare to identify and discuss the key areas and the vision and future potential of AI in Healthcare.

About the BigMedilytics project

The BigMedilytics project is the largest EU-funded initiative under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme to transform the region’s healthcare sector through the use of big data. The initiative aims to achieve better patient outcomes in healthcare at a lower cost through the application of big data solutions.

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