Nowadays the healthcare sector accounts for 10% of the UE’s Gross Domestic Product. By 2060 this is expected to increase to 30%. This high increase results in the need to improve the sustainability of current health systems across the EU. Big data driven strategies will unravel the knowledge needed to drive the sector towards greater sustainability. This will be achieved by reducing costs while improving the quality and access to care. How does BigMedilytics address the challenge? The project implements 12 pilots divided into three themes. The first two themes cover 78% of all deaths from non-communicable diseases And the third one represents the 33% of the total cost on healthcare spending. The learnings captured from the pilots will be used to define the best big data
practices to be followed in Europe from both the technology and healthcare
policy perspective. BigMedilytics will increase productivity in health sector by applying big data technologies to complex datasets while ensuring
security and privacy of personal data. The project will enhance patients’
outcomes and therefore citizens’ lives.