The Fair Health Data Challenge

The Fair Health Data Challenge
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Does your organisation have a health and well-being solution based on data sharing and fair principles? Take part in the challenge and register by 9 April 2021!

What is it about?

We want to build a fairer data economy together with our partners. One of the most important areas in the development work is health and well-being.

With the challenge, we are seeking practical examples of digital health and well-being services where data is used transparently and with consent of individuals.

Digital health and well-being services should be more human-centric and fair to all parties: individuals, businesses and society as a whole.

So, what is digital fairness in health services? What is the role of trust in data-based health applications? What should change and who should act?

We want to answer these questions while making it easier for fair digital health services to emerge by demonstrating good practices.

The challenge is being organised as part of our IHAN project, laying the foundation for a fair data economy in which successful future digital services are based on trust and generate value for everyone.

Our Towards trustworthy health data ecosystems working paper published in autumn 2020 sets out guidelines on how data can be used to promote health and well-being as well as what this requires from decision-makers and the entire health sector.

What is the challenge?

With The Fair Health Data Challenge, we are looking for examples from all over Europe to show the way to adopting shared rules for a fair data economy. The aim is to identify existing or soon-to-be-published health and well-being solutions that are based on data sharing and fair principles. Human-centricity is seen as an advantage in the solution.

Does your organisation have a solution or service that could show the way and be an example to others?

The prize is the benefit of the expertise of an international jury with which the 10 most promising solutions will be developed to become even better. There will also be international visibility on offer, with the three best example solutions being presented at the HIMMS Europe 2021 event. The three best solutions will be awarded tickets to HIMSS Europe 2021 (two tickets per organisation).

Assessment and publication of results

The assessment will be based on the assessment tool developed in Sitra’s fair data economy project. The areas to be assessed are: management of one’s own personal data; user friendliness and data accessibility; a model of data sharing; fairness; security and confidentiality; the impact of the solution; innovation and trust.

Sitra’s experts will select the 10 most promising solutions from the entries. An international expert panel will assess each of the selected applications and rank the top three.

Panel members:

  • Emmanuel Bacry, Chief Scientific Officer, Health Data Hub
  • Artur Olesch, Journalist,
  • Cátia Pinto, MD, Public Health Specialist, SPMS – Shared Services for Ministry of Health
  • Thomas Plochg, Dr., Director, Federation for Health
  • Stephan Schug, Chief Digital Health Strategist, IQmed Healthcare Consultants
  • Jaana Sinipuro, Project Director, Sitra
  • Ilkka Räsänen, Leading Specialist, Sitra – Secretary of the panel

The finalists’ solutions will be featured in the news coverage on Sitra’s website. Furthermore, we reserve the right to publish a short description of the solutions of all entries and their contact details on the Sitra website.

How can I get involved?

Rise to the challenge and join us in building fair digital health and well-being solutions. Please complete the entry form by 9 April 2021.


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