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.”