< Back to cases

Health Data Infrastructure

Health Data Infrastructure

The amount of medical data is increasing. By intelligently unlocking this data, we can make a positive contribution to public health. Analysing large amounts of anonymous health data and deploying artificial intelligence (AI) helps provide insight into how we can keep people healthy for long periods of time.

An initiative of Amsterdam Economic Board in cooperation with Amsterdam UMC, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek/Nederlands Kankerinstituut (NKI), municipality of Amsterdam, OLVG, Philips, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam.

Currently, medical records are not easily accessible everywhere. Because of the lack of a harmonised technical infrastructure, applications of standards, and because of the necessary legal, ethical and privacy frameworks. Fortunately, we are increasingly aware that making such data securely available has many benefits in preventing and curing disease.


Analysing and monitoring large amounts of data can prevent hospitalisations and over-treatment. The data provide insight into what works for very different people, so we can personalise treatments. Data-based knowledge also allows for much earlier diagnosis. For many diseases, we can even prevent people from getting sick.


AI in the ICU

Better radiotherapy for cancer

Artificial intelligence in healthcare