BioData World Congress 2019
Together with all other BD4BO projects, EHDEN will be present at the BioData World 2019 Conference. Besides several EHDEN specific talks, the BD4BO team has bundled forces and willl host several sessions at the conference around the use of big data in health care.
IMI BD4BO: Big Data for Better Outcomes (BD4BO) is a comprehensive European research programme aimed at accelerating health care system transformation through the use of big data. This programme is funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI).
BD4BO develops platforms for standardising and analysing diverse data sets, focusing on outcomes that matter to patients and generating meaningful insights that will help improve health care systems across Europe.
Transformational Big Data: There is already a considerable amount of patient and healthcare data available, but it is needs to be standardised with the right technical solutions. When linked together and managed efficiently, this data will lead to a better understanding of human biology. In addition, the potential of being able to use large scale, routine clinical data can lead to better insights into disease progression, treatment outcomes, and ultimately new drug therapies. Now is the time to scale up to address the challenges for healthcare providers, life sciences and pharmaceutical industry in better meeting the needs of patients.
The IMI BD4BO projects are BigData@Heart (Heart Diseases), EHDEN – European Health Data and Evidence Network – disease agnostic), HARMONY (Blood Cancer / Hematologic Malignancies), PIONEER (Prostate Cancer) and ROADMAP (Alzheimer’s Disease). These projects will contribute to healthcare system change through: Definition of outcome metrics, protocols, education, processes and tools to access high quality data, methodologies and analytics to drive improvements that increase patient engagement.