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The journey of health data in medical technologies

Health data is personal information that relates to the health status of an individual, such as doctor referrals and prescriptions, medical examination reports, laboratory tests, medical imaging, etc. As health data is considered highly sensitive personal information, it is subject to particularly strict rules. Data is generated by interactions with healthcare facilities as well as devices, such as digital applications. It primarily provides medical professionals with insights to decide on the treatment needs of the patient. Today, around 30% of the data volume globally is being generated by the healthcare industry. However, not all this data is used: for example, 97% of all data produced by hospitals remains unused.

MedTech Europe developed an evidence based factsheet that displays the journey of data in medical technologies. Check it out to learn more.

Posted on 22.09.2022

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