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Nordic Health Data Spaces

Research project The Nordic Health Data Spaces project will assess the readiness of the Aurora region to adopt the European Health Data Space (EHDS).

The project aims to enhance local and regional cross-border governance, boost regional capacity, reduce obstacles in sharing health data, and improve the healthcare system. Objectives include establishing a baseline for data sharing, validating results in FI, NO, SE, and exploring the potential of a common health data space. The roadmap includes preparing the health ecosystem for EHDS, identifying key actors and overcoming bottlenecks, and enhancing digital skills. Collaboration in the EHDS ecosystem will be ensured through showcasing use cases that highlight its possibilities.

Project overview

Project period:

2023-09-01 2025-08-31

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Informatics

Project description

The project aims to strengthen local and regional cross-border governance, increase regional cross- border capacity, minimise border obstacles in sharing and re-use of health data, and to achieve a more effective health care system, by realising the following objectives:

  • Construct a Baseline for Data Sharing towards Health Data Spaces; create conditions for secondary use of data; validate the results in use cases in FI, NO, SE; find out how a common health data space could facilitate health service innovation and delivery, and study the environmental effects to health indicators, and preventive healthcare.
  • Set a roadmap for preparing the health ecosystem and market for EHDS; identify the key actors in promoting EHDS, the bottlenecks towards utilization of EHDS, and improve Digital Skills in the workforce and citizens and increase capacity.
  • Ensure ecosystem collaboration leveraging on the EHDS policy and regulations by creating use cases showcasing the possibilities of EHD

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The official project website can be found here


Lars Öbrand
Associate professor
Latest update: 2024-02-04