Federated health data networks (FHDNs) have emerged as an attractive solution to ‘freeing’ this data, enabling health data to stay at the institutions they are collected at whilst allowing partnering institutions send queries and algorithms to run on the data. Although FHDNs may be a solution to the data silos and privacy concerns in healthcare and additionally enable federated learning and thus greater clinical and population studies, the establishment and operation of such networks can present numerous challenges.   

In order to identify the challenges, needs and opportunities of FHDNs, DNV’s Healthcare research programme hosted a workshop bringing together global FHDN pioneers at the forefront of establishing and operating FHDNs. This whitepaper summarizes the main discussion of the workshop.

Read more about the process and results here or download the report here.