Concluding note

This project group’s conclusion note describes the federal digitization and data-driven initiatives that have already started (for example the Action Plan “Digital Belgium”, the Action Plan eHealth, the Redesign of federal public administrations of health, …), and explains the concepts of “Big data”, “Open data ”,“ Real World Data ”, and“ FAIR data ”. An overview is then given of the expected benefits and opportunities of the re-use of health data, and the obstacles that currently prevent effective, efficient and systematic re-use of such data in Belgium. Finally, proposals for strategic actions to support all stakeholders in their data-driven ambitions for better healthcare, are also described.

Data for better health. Conclusienota (Maart 2020), Brussel.