Health data is collected ever more frequently, it is collected faster, and it comes in a variety of formats and from various sources. And the challenge for medical organisations is to use it to offer a high standard of services to their patients. In September, the BMF took part in the “Data Revolution in Healthcare” day, part of the “Mobile Talks” held by the Mobile World Capital Barcelona. Sensitive issues related to health data were discussed there.
The conversations focused on controversial issues, such as privacy and interoperability, and on the concept of the value of the data collected. The patients must be able to clearly benefit from this flow of data, and the medical professionals and science, in general, must also benefit. In addition, the emphasis was placed on the paradoxical fact that the diversity of health data collected from the patients makes it almost impossible for doctors to take full advantage of it.