Organised by Microsoft
Data saves lives. Accelerating healthcare innovation through AI and cloud computing can promote public health, prevent disease and improve patient pathways.
To contribute to EU-wide conditions and a holistic approach to trust and ethics around sensitive health data and data insights, Microsoft launched an EU-wide dialogue with patients, health care providers, policymakers and regulators in November 2017. The discussion aims to reflect on trade-offs between potential risks and innovation opportunities ahead of the EU electoral cycle starting at the end of 2018.
The Commission’s communications on health data and AI, both published earlier this year, highlight the opportunities that lie ahead. This year-long discussion has shown the need and desire to commit to and communicate a positive shared vision for the use of health data to tackle societal health challenges, such as an ageing population and increased patient expectations, through the use of emerging technologies. The vision of a human-centric AI can be achieved when underpinned by enhanced data policies that are built on existing frameworks.
The challenge for EU institutions is to push faster for a pro-innovation framework of rules whilst ensuring fundamental safeguards. This workshop marks the last stop before presenting our results back to the European Parliament this autumn - and your opportunity to participate in the debate and help us cover all crucial angles for realising a European health data ethics success.
CORNELIA KUTTERER, Senior Director, EU Government Affairs, AI & Privacy and Digital Policies, Microsoft
FRANZ LEISCH, CEO, ELGA GmbH, Austria
MAGDA ROSENMÖLLER, Professor, Center for Research in Healthcare Innovation Management (CRHIM), IESE Business School
TAMSIN ROSE, Senior Fellow, Friends of Europe
ROBERT MADELIN, Chairman, Fipra International