Friday, March 16, 2012

Action Plan E-Health - results of public consultation published

A final report on the public consultation on the eHealth Action Plan 2012-2020 has been published. The four main objectives resulting from this consultation are:

  1. Increase awareness of the benefits and opportunities of eHealth, and empower citizens, patients and healthcare professionals.
  2. Address issues currently impeding eHealth interoperability
  3. Improve legal certainty for eHealth
  4. Support research and innovation in eHealth and development of a competitive European market

The consultation participants proposed that the European Commision should contribute to the plan by:

  1. Supporting systematic evaluation of benefits, costs and usefulness of eHealth solutions
  2. Providing guidance for achieving EU wide interoperability (e.g. the use of common standards, profiles, terminologies); and
  3. Supporting deployment of eHealth services/solutions based on evidence facilitating cooperation between Member States and/or regions to address common challenges. 

The full report can be found here.

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