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Managing Your Health Data

How is your health data being used? Find out and discover tools and methods to improve how your health data is managed.

Managing Your Health Data
  • Duration3 weeks
  • Weekly study2 hours

Learn how to take control of your own health data

Social networks, health devices, mobile apps, websites about diesase - advances in technology have created huge amounts of biomedical data about us.

On this course you will explore how you can actively manage your own health data. You will learn what health data is and how it’s stored. You will discover tools you can use to understand and use your own health data. You will also consider the security, legal and ethical issues surrounding health data management. You should leave the course empowered to manage and make use of your own health data.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 15 secondsDaniel has just been diagnosed with diabetes.

Skip to 0 minutes and 22 secondsShe decides to search online for more information about the condition.

Skip to 0 minutes and 28 secondsShe finds lots of clinical information online including her own health data which has been stored digitally.

Skip to 0 minutes and 37 secondsIt's hard to know where to start can she trust the information she finds.

Skip to 0 minutes and 45 secondsDoes it sounds familiar?

Skip to 0 minutes and 48 secondsYou want to know more about health data than this Course on managing your health data is just for you. The next three weeks will provide you with an overview of our hospitals manage our health data. You can manage your own health data.

Skip to 1 minute and 6 secondsHow do you know which clinical online resources are trustworthy.

Skip to 1 minute and 13 secondsFinally the advantages and disadvantages to managing your own health data.

What topics will you cover?

  • Week 1 – Overview of health data
  • Week 2 – Devices, Apps and websites with health information
  • Week 3 – Self-management of health data: Does it really work?

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Describe what health data is
  • Explore information resources used in medical care and health research
  • Develop a Personal Health Record
  • Compare different trustworthy and verified resources of clinical information
  • Explore tools and applications for clinical data management
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of Hospital Health Data Management
  • Produce clinical data using wearable or health monitoring devices

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone interested in improving how their health data is managed. You need basic computer skills but no previous experience of the subject.

Who will you learn with?

David Pérez del Rey

David Pérez del Rey

Associate Prof. at Artificial Intelligence Department UPM. With a large experience in biomedical data management, I am interested in innovative data-driven models to improve the healthcare ecosystem.

Sergio Paraiso

Sergio Paraiso

PhD and teaching assistant at the UPM, research member of Biomedical Informatics Group. My main research interests are focused on biomedical informatics, medical vocabularies and clinical models.

Raúl Alonso-Calvo

Raúl Alonso-Calvo

PhD in Computer Science from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Researcher for the last 14 years in health data integration and image processing. Professor at UPM Computer Science since 2010.

Edward Meinert

Edward Meinert

I am a chartered engineer, and my research interests are centred on digital health and its application to global public health challenges.

Who developed the course?


The European Institute of Innovation and Technology is a unique EU body boosting Europe’s ability to innovate, creating pan-European partnerships to find innovative solutions to global challenges.