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The Fondation Brocher is an essential player in this vital thinking process: one which will help make us aware of the real challenges in using our resources for maximum impact on the health of the people of the world.



Professor Daniel Wikler, Harvard University


The Brocher Foundation is a Swiss non-profit private foundation  recognized of public interest. Your donations are tax deductible according to the regulations in force.


June 14 - 15, 2021

Workshop: Between privacy and efficiency: the future for the health-data processing in Switzerland. A Delphi-based workshop.


Main purpose: Digitalisation and “datafication” are both a great challenge and a great opportunity for healthcare and biomedical research all over the world, as the current Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted. In this respect, every country faces – with some common traits, but also with its own societal peculiarities – the issue of how to solve the riddle of protecting privacy and at the same time favour a beneficial and fair use of health data. Switzerland – with its many digital-health initiatives, e.g.  EPD, SPHN, the law on cancer registration – makes no exception to this.


Approach and methodology: Following a modified Delphi-methodology, the workshop will entail several discussion rounds (“round tables”) with the final objective of reaching consensus or eliciting alternatives around the different topics discussed. The workshop will be preceded by a questionnaire whose answers will be used as a basis for discussion in the round tables.