Since the first IDSA Summit, the International Data Spaces Association has a new board member: at the general assembly, Dr André Nemat was elected as a new member of the board. He is chief surgeon at the Clinic for Thoracic Surgery in the Lung Center at Sana Hospital Düsseldorf, Managing Partner at the Institute for Digital Transformation in Healthcare and lecturer at Witten-Herdecke University.
André Nemat sees IDSA as an appropriate place for “developing solutions for common questions in an inter-professional and cross-functional way and to put them into practice”, says the new board member in an interview for the IDSA magazine DATA SPACES_NOW. André Nemat also emphasised the tremendous potential that only emerged in the healthcare sector: “The Healthcare industry in Germany is looking forward to an exciting future. In 2017, health expenditure achieved a volume of 374.2 billion euros, representing 11.3% of GDP. User-specific innovations are increasing dramatically in all areas”, Nemat stresses. “To make full use of the potentials, it must be possible to ensure the confidential exchange of immense amounts of data from various data sources in particular, and each user must have autonomy transferred to them for their individual data.”