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What is the benefit of secondary use of health data?

Sep 11, 2023

AmCham Healthcare work group is focusing on numerous projects this year, including fostering implementation and development of the legislation of secondary use of health data in Latvia. Agris Bitāns, Senior Partner of Eversheds Sutherland Bitans, Mg. iur., Lecturer of the University of Latvia and Co-Leader of AmCham secondary use of health data work group has published the article “Secondary use of data – new challenges or new opportunities?” explaining the advantages of secondary use of data.

The article is dedicated to challenges regarding secondary use of personal medical data and social data. As recognized by European Commission, the digital transition should work for all, putting people first and opening new opportunities for business.

According to latest Open Data Institute research, Latvia is placed in the middle amongst the EU countries regarding policy for secondary use of health data. Finish Act on the Secondary Use of Health and Social Data and FinData practical experience constitutes a good role model regarding secondary use of health and social data. Latvia has commenced drafting the law for the secondary use of personal data, and there are several issues, which should be addressed in this draft law.

The article is available HERE

Author: Agris Bitāns, Senior Partner of Eversheds Sutherland Bitans and Mg. iur., Lecturer of the University of Latvia
Source: University of Latvia

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