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Digital Health – The European Data Strategy: “Data Act & European Health Data Space”

31/10/2022 By

What does the strategy entail and what impact will it have on the health industry? What benefits will the creation of a single market for data bring to citizens and to the European economy? Will it really be able to improve personalized treatment, provide better health care, make public services more efficient while protecting the privacy of citizens?

These are the questions that will be discussed next Monday, Nov. 14, 2022 (from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) at Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Stringa Room) at 18 Sommarive Street at Povo, Trento.

The European Data Strategy, an integral part of the European Strategy for the Digital Decade, aims for the European Union to take a leadership global role in the data-driven society. The creation of a single market, and the resulting free movement of data within the EU, will be able to create benefit for businesses, researchers and public administrations.In fact, the European Commission estimates that by 2025 the global volume of data will increase by 530 percent and reach a total value of 829 billion euros, employing more than 10 million professionals.

The event, promoted by the Autonomous Province of Trento, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Azienda Provinciale per i Servizi Sanitari, TrentinoSalute4.0, University of Trento and Fondazione Hub Innovazione Trentino, is an opportunity for discussion dedicated to the players of the provincial ecosystem for research and innovation and interested citizens to delve into the new European regulatory framework: rules, standards, common practices, infrastructures and public policies for the use of data in health.

The talk about the European Data Strategy and the regulations being developed to fully exploit the potential offered by the safe and secure exchange, use and reuse of electronic health data will be given by Marco Marsella (@ marsemo), head of the eHealth, Well-Being and Ageing Unit of the Directorate-General for Communication Networks, Content and Technologies at the European Commission (DG Connect). The event also includes an active discussion with players in the Trentino research and innovation system in the field of digital health, to explore the topic of secondary use of health data for the purposes of scientific research, personalized medicine, statistics and digital health applications.

The event was created within the framework of the Intelligent Specialization Strategy (S3) 2021 – 2027 of the Autonomous Province of Trento, a document that defines the development trajectories of the provincial economic, productive and social system, taking into account development prospects in a national and global economic framework.

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Moderator: Paolo Traverso – Fondazione Bruno Kessler

9.00 a.m. – 9.30 a.m. Welcome

09.30 a.m.  – 10.30 a.m. Institutional greetings

  • Achille Spinelli – Councillor for Economic Development, Research and Work of the Autonomous Province of Trento
  • Stefania Segnana – Councillor for Health and Social Policies of the Autonomous Province of Trento
  • Andrea Simoni – Secretary General of Fondazione Bruno Kessler
  • Flavio Deflorian – President of the University of Trento
  • Ivonne Forno – President of Fondazione Hub Innovazione Trentino

10.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. Keynote speech: “The European Data Strategy: “Data Act & European Health Data Space”

Marco Marsella – Head of eHealth, Well-Being and Ageing Unit – DG Connectt

11.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. Panel discussion: “Secondary use of health data”

  • Marco Marsella – EU DG Connect
  • Laura Pedron – Provincia autonoma di Trento
  • Giancarlo Ruscitti – Provincia autonoma di Trento
  • Stefano Forti – Fondazione Bruno Kessler
  • Sandro Fiore – Università di Trento
  • Pier Paolo Benetollo – APSS
  • Alessandro Bazziga – APSS dal 01/11/2022
  • Antonio Colangelo – GPI S.p.a.
  • Giorgia Bincoletto – University of Trento

About the Author

Marzia Lucianer: Marzia Lucianer, giornalista scientifica, responsabile Press Office and Digital Communication di TrentinoSalute4.0