The Innovative Medicines Initiative’s Big Data for Better Outcomes Programme holds the symposium “In data we trust: towards outcomes-based healthcare in Europe“. In Europe, there is a considerable amount of patient and healthcare data available with much more on the horizon. These data sources are often siloed and represent only a partial record of a patient’s experience in the healthcare system. When such different data sources are linked together, they offer a richer, more complete source of clinical patient data and have an enormous potential to make healthcare delivery more efficient, personalised and to improve health outcomes. However, is there enough trust from all stakeholders to realise the full potential of Big Data? How can Big Data make healthcare systems sustainable? What steps can be taken to ensure that the use of Big Data will meet the expectations patients and citizens have of their healthcare system and improve health outcomes?
Together, we will try to find the answers.