Message by Neelie Kroes on "Healthcare in your pocket"
Brussels - EC/Berlaymont
On 10 April 2014, Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the EC in charge of the Digital Agenda, gave a statement on the launch of a consultation on mHealth or mobile health by the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium.+On this occasion, the European Commission asked for help in finding ways to enhance the health and wellbeing of Europeans with the use of mobile devices, such as mobile phones, tablets, patient monitoring devices and other wireless devices.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Soundbite by Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the EC in charge of the Digital Agenda, (in ENGLISH): Mobile Health, tremendous important for the citizen. It is less costly for less visits to the hospitals but also taking care of your own health and being informed so it is not waiting until you are ill but having the signal that you need to be aware that you take care of yourself and it is stimulating entrepreneurs for the App Developers and especially, in this field, tremendous active and I am one of the clients of those App Developers. My band is really giving me a signal if I didn’t have enough exercise on a daily base and even if it is late in night, I am making my circle around the building so it is making a lot of sense. It is giving opportunities and it is giving comfort.
||Soundbite by Neelie Kroes (in ENGLISH): The European Commission is launching the consultation today. So take your chance and give us input about your thoughts. What you think is really making sense.