EIT Health Think Tank
EIT Health Digital Town Hall: Join an online conversation about the potential of Big Data in healthcare
The EIT Health Think Tank is a forum of experts and thought leaders cooperating to shape the future of healthcare in Europe.
The Think Tank brings together EIT Health Partners with other leading healthcare stakeholders to agree on means for ensuring that innovation reaches the citizens and patients who need it most. Through central and local exchanges, Think Tank members seek to identify healthcare needs and potential solutions to those needs.
The Think Tank dialogues inform EIT Health activities, giving us the knowledge we need to to ensure that resources and innovation are optimised to address healthcare’s most pressing issues.
First topic: Big Data in healthcare
After a careful process of defining key issues, the topic that the EIT Health Think Tank chose to address in its first year, 2018, was the potential of Big Data in healthcare. There was a working group discussion on the topic, followed by three regional meetings, held in Spain, the UK and Sweden. Based on these dialogues, Think Tank members have identified recommended actions for EIT Health to take, and they are summarised in a final report.
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How the Think Tank works
The Think Tank Steering Committee proposes topics high on the European health agenda, to be discussed in annual cycles. These discussions with partners and other stakeholders take place in pan-European Working Groups, and the results are then built upon and shaped for the local context in regional Round Tables hosted by EIT Health co-location centres. This approach allows for discussions that focus on specific local needs while also giving visibility to successful solutions that could be replicated at a European level.
Outcomes and how we use them
Conclusions and recommendations stemming from these discussions are used to ensure that EIT Health's strategy and activities focus on what matters most. The Think Tank also guides EIT Health Public Affairs efforts aimed at contributing to health policy and healthcare system improvements across Europe.
By identifying key pressure points and catalysing discussion, the Think Tank drives need-focused innovation within the EIT Health community and beyond, to better meet the needs of European citizens.