The Center for Data Innovation has submitted comments for the European Commission’s public consultation on transformation of health and care in the digital single market. The diversity of European health systems and high degree of regulatory fragmentation creates a strong argument for EU-level intervention when it comes to ensuring clinicians can use health care data to deploy the latest data-driven technologies in patient care. These technologies include diagnostic tools that use artificial intelligence and wearable devices that help manage chronic health problems. In particular, policymakers should introduce legislation requiring all member states to create electronic health records, and to remove regulatory barriers to the testing of new data-driven health care tools.
Comments to the European Commission on Transformation of Health and Care in the Digital Single Market
Nick Wallace is a senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He previously worked as a government technology policy analyst at Ovum, a global consultancy based in London. He has a master’s degree in public policy jointly awarded from the Central European University in Budapest and the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals and a bachelor’s degree in politics from Liverpool John Moores University. Wallace speaks English, Spanish, and German.
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