WHO and IMIA Industry Stakeholder Consultation on Health Data Reuse

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) a Non-Governmental Organization in Official Relations with WHO, held an Industry Stakeholder Consultation on 27 February 2013, at WHO headquarters in Geneva. This Consultation was part of the Transnational Health Data Reuse Initiative leading up to the 2013 European Summit on the Trustworthy Reuse of Health Data held on 3-4 June 2013 in Brussels, Belgium (

The objective of the consultation was to share perspectives of industry stakeholders on the use of health data obtained from electronic medical records. Participation was open to representatives of European health-related companies, including health information technology and information technology companies, data aggregators, insurance and pharmaceutical companies, and others. Expressions of interest to participate in the Industry Stakeholder’s Consultation were collected until 7 February 2013. Formal invitations were issued, on a space available basis, by 11 February 2013.