The European Institute for Innovation through Health Data
Professor Dipak Kalra, PhD, FRCGP, FBCS, plays a leading international role in research and development of Electronic Health Records, including the reuse of EHRs for research. Dipak was a former London general practitioner and until recently the Professor of Health Informatics at University College London. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Gent. Dipak has over the past 25 years led the development of ISO standards on EHR interoperability, personal health records, EHR requirements and data protection, and he leads multiple EU Horizon 2020 and IMI projects in these areas. His current projects include the generation of real-world evidence in pregnancy, the governance of patient-centric clinical trials, the readiness of hospitals for value-based care, and advising on success factors for the European Health Data Space. Dipak is President of The European Institute for Innovation through Health Data (www.i-hd.eu). This institute, which he founded in 2016, promotes the learning health ecosystem by developing strategies and enabling solutions that can improve healthcare and accelerate research through more trustworthy learning from health data. It is a multi-stakeholder not for profit body that supports healthcare and research organisations, and patients, to capture and reuse better quality health data. It promotes the adoption of interoperability standards, data quality assessment and improvement, good practices in privacy protection and focusing healthcare on outcomes and value.