European Health Data & Evidence Network

The mission of EHDEN is to provide a new paradigm for the discovery and analysis of health data in Europe, by building a large-scale, federated network of data sources standardised to a common data model. EHDEN will build on prior projects, such as EMIF and EHR4CR, in scaling their original intents and technologies.

EHDEN’s aspirations are significant, aiming to harmonise 100 million, anonymised health records across multiple data sources, who can obtain funding from the EHDEN Harmonisation Fund to obtain support from certified/qualified SMEs through serial open calls.
The main objectives of the EHDEN Consortium are:

1) To implement a federated health data network in Europe.

2) To enhance the supply and demand side to form a health data eco-system in compliance with robust privacy and ethics governance.

3) To enable the development of new and augmented health services through available and expanded technologies, in the interest of improving health outcomes.

Central to EHDEN will be the standardisation of health data to the OMOP common data model and the adoption of analytical tools developed by the international Observational Health   Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) open science  collaboration (www.ohdsi.org). A network of SMEs will be trained and certified to ensure high validity transformation of data to   the  common data model. The project will support other IMI2 projects within a wider Big Data for Better Outcomes   (BD4BO) programme, other IMI and non-IMI projects, and will   collaborate strongly with other key stakeholders in Europe, such as the European Medicines Agency.

This project has received funding from the Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement No 806968. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and EFPIA.

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