Veli Stroetmann, MD, PhD, is Director of empirica Communication and Technology Research and Head of Health Research and Policy. Over the last 25 years, she has been coordinator and principal investigator for European Union funded studies and projects on digital health policies and strategies, market research, business modelling, impact and regulatory assessment, socio-economic impact assessment and evaluation.
Currently she is coordinating a large EU Support Action “DigitalHealthEurope: Support to enabling the digital transformation of health and care in the Digital Single Market”. One strong focus is supporting the development of a European Health Data Space. She is leading work to advance the European “Blueprint for Digital Transformation of Health and Care”, a key policy activity within the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing.
Dr. Stroetmann is editor and co-author of numerous European policy and research roadmaps and articles on digital health strategies of EU Member States, semantic interoperability, eHealth innovation and scaling up personalised health services, learning health system, integrated care. Dr. Stroetmann is a member of the Executive Board of the European Institute for Innovation through Health Data (i~HD) and its Data Quality Task Force aiming to improve health data quality for bio-medical and clinical research.