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Success of the WHO Spring School about «Big Data in Health» promoted by ITACA-UPV

The training, organised by the team led by Vicente Traver, met healthcare professionals to improve their skills in the management and use of Big Data.

The recent Spring School about «Impact Training in Big Data for Health« of the Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organization (WHO) has concluded with great success. The course, which was organised by the team led by Vicente Traver (ITACA-UPV researcher), met health professionals to improve their skills in the management and use of Big Data.

The event, held in Valencia, highlighted the importance of training and research in Big Data to adress the current challenges in the provision of health services. During the five days of training, participants analyzed specific case studies, taking into account different organizational, technical, legal, ethical and economic aspects.

“The digitalization of health information systems has improved management and research in the health area. In a digital world, the management of large volumes of data offers significant opportunities to improve processes, monitor and develop more effective action policies, providing better healthcare and health promotion to citizens,» said Vicente Traver.

Vicente Traver during the training

Specifically, attendees learned how to define a Big Data strategy in healthcare, understood the technical complexities of applied artificial intelligence, and were introduced to tools and best practices for translating research into effective policies.

«Training in Big Data is essential not only from a technological perspective, but also from an organisational, ethical and regulatory approach to ensure successful implementation in the healthcare sector,» said Antonio Martínez Millana, ITACA-UPV researcher and co-organiser of the Spring School.

Antonio Martínez, ITACA-UPV researcher and co-organiser of the Spring School

In addition to Vicente Traver and Antonio Martínez Millana, a keynote session was also given by Carlos Fernández Llatas from ITACA-UPV. 

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