Since the new European Commission took office last year, a wide range of health policies have been launched. This healthcare summit, organised by POLITICO, considered several important topics including Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, sharing of health data across the European Union, rare diseases research, and lessons learned from the coronavirus pandemic as well as innovation in the pharmaceutical industry and potential medicines shortages.
The main takeaways were:
- 40% of cancer are preventable, so more investment in prevention is key
- Data protection must be ensured in partnership with data sharing
- European Commission is moving towards a EU health data space
More information about the outcomes of this summit are available here