How Should Data Be Shared and Rapid Learning Health Care Promoted?

  • Ruud van Stiphout
  • Erik Roelofs
  • Andre Dekker
  • Philippe Lambin


The current increasing amount of digitalized medical data in health-care demands for solutions to store, share, mine, and analyze these data. Today, medical knowledge and evidence is based on outdated data. Tomorrow, we aim to have a rapid learning health medicine system in which evidence can be generated instantly, based on the most recent data available. The development of this system requires dedication and support of health-care providers, politicians, and patients on many levels. The aim of this system is improvement of health-care quality and support in clinical decision making. Full integration of data handling systems within the clinic and between institutes is inevitable in the near future.


Electronic Health Record Clinical Decision Support Health Information Technology Semantic Interoperability Paper Medical Record 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruud van Stiphout
    • 1
  • Erik Roelofs
    • 1
  • Andre Dekker
    • 1
  • Philippe Lambin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiation Oncology (MAASTRO)GROW – School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University Medical Centre+MaastrichtThe Netherlands

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