Workshop: Key Questions on the Secondary Use of Health Data

On November 23nd, 2023, a workshop on key issues related to the generation, utilization, and management of existing data in healthcare will take place at ECDF. Key questions regarding the secondary use of healthcare data will be analyzed and discussed with national and international experts from industry and the academic world.

Date: November 23, 2023 (Thursday), 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Target Audience: Representatives from industry, politics, and research

Organizers: Martin Gersch (Freie Universität Berlin, Associated Researcher am ECDF), Daniel Fürstenau (IT-Universität Kopenhagen & Charité, Associated Researcher am ECDF), Lauri Wessel (European New School of Digital Studies & Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

If you are interested in participating in the workshop, please contact Tim Kilgus (



In recent years, stakeholders in the healthcare sector have increasingly advocated for a shift towards patient-oriented healthcare, where healthcare data is used, for example, to create better healthcare interventions, generate treatment innovations, and improve patient care. The European Commission aims to create the European Health Data Space (EHDS), which should enable researchers, policymakers, and innovators to use health data for defined purposes, benefiting society.
While the secondary use of healthcare data offers significant potential for value creation, realizing this potential depends not only on successfully establishing the necessary data infrastructure and services but also on identifying use cases where secondary data usage can generate the greatest value.