The ongoing big data revolution could have a significant impact on health policies in the EU.
EU policymakers say the big data could considerably change the way healthcare policies are shaped. Through a data-driven approach, health systems will be more focused on patients and be able to optimise treatments and diagnosis and ultimately save lives and bring down the costs.
But the protection of privacy will play a key role in the discussion. What is the fine line between optimised healthcare and data ownership? What are the actual benefits of big data in healthcare?