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In the headlines: Digitising clinical data
One of the biggest challenges for future health science is to have patients’ health information accessible — subject to consent and strict privacy protection measures — for research purposes in a format that is not only digital but also interoperable in Switzerland and around the world.
The fragmented nature of the Swiss health system makes it complicated to exchange information even between doctors and hospitals within the same canton.
Another issue is that hospitals and medical centres in Switzerland are private organisations that will not invest money without an incentive.
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