H2O opens a new window of opportunity for clinical research by providing the necessary infrastructure and data governance system to conduct cross-country analysis and facilitate the creation of European networks for observational and randomised studies using real world evidence. This innovative framework will facilitate the consolidation of health data -now fragmented- in Europe, thus fostering a more competitive research environment.
By capturing new information from the patient perspective, the H2O project represents an innovative opportunity to advance population health research using real world evidence based on data from patients combined with clinical data.
H2O will enable researchers to:
- Run research studies using the infrastructure and/or data, e.g. cross-country analyses to provide insights into burden of disease and disease evolution as well as identify potential trends for further studies.
- Assess the impact of new therapies on the population and identify optimal treatments for different types of patients by distilling relevant insights from patient-reported and other standardised patient outcomes data.
- Facilitate the use of these European observatories networks for observational and randomised studies to assess changes in clinical practice using the real world data.