The COVID-19 pandemic has endangered human life and damaged the global economy. The development of artificial intelligence and medical technology depends on the continuous supply of high-quality health data. With the wide availability of health data, the importance of data governance cannot be understated. Health data have enabled reforms in medical diagnosis and treatment. International organizations call for strengthened health data governance to achieve data security and privacy protection. This paper, which is an excerpt from an international statistical survey in OECD Health Working Paper No. 127, provides an international governance-based overview of the integration, governance, privacy, and sharing of international health data. This study revealed that the governments of most countries understand the importance of health data governance but face many related challenges. Only a few countries have outstanding performance in health data governance, and they have not achieved the democratization of health data. Finally, this paper provides an overview of Taiwan's health data development and introduces current mainstream data governance solutions.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Overview of international health data governance in 2021
|Number of pages
|Taiwan Journal of Public Health
|Published - 1 Feb 2022