University Health Network

UHN: Exchanging research datasets derived from electronic patient records with complete  patient-confidentiality and standardised diagnoses.

International e-Infrastructure

The University Health Network (UHN) has established an International e-Infrastructure to promote and support such projects by enabling secure, managed exchange of health information across borders. This e-Infrastructure enables rigorous compliance with national ethical, patient-confidentiality and data-protection regulations for exchange of research datasets derived from electronic patient records.

The principle objectives of the program are to increase the basis of knowledge about preventive actions, diagnostic methods, treatment and rehabilitation through collaborative clinical research. The program has no specific limitations within the field of clinical research, but illnesses and diseases representing significant human and/or financial challenges to society will be emphasized.


Partner universities

  • Kings College, London UK
  • University of Birmingham, Alabama, USA
  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Universitetet I Oslo, Norway
  • University of Hong Kong, China