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07 December 2012

Putting patients in the driving seat: A digital future for healthcare

European Commission Press release Brussels, 7 December 2012 The European Commission has unveiled an Action Plan to address barriers to the full use of digital solutions in Europe's healthcare systems. The goal is to improve healthcare for the benefit of patients, give patients more control of their care and bring...

07 December 2012

eHealth action plan 2012-2020: Frequently Asked Questions

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 7 December 2012. See also IP/12/1333. What is eHealth? eHealth means using digital tools and services for health. eHealth covers the interaction between patients and health-service providers, institution-to-institution transmission of data, or peer-to-peer communication between patients and/or health professionals.

07 May 2012

Better use of health data will transform the healthcare landscape, says expert report

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7th May 2012 - A high-level group of experts today warned that Europeans will only be able to benefit from the affordable, less intrusive and more personalised healthcare which Information & Communication ...

22 December 2011

Health: driving forward the uptake of e-Health with a new network for European Co-operation

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 December 2011 – Today the European Commission adopted a Decision establishing an eHealth Network, as foreseen by the Directive ( 2011/24/EU ) on Patients' Rights in Cross-border Healthcare....

11 May 2011

Digital Agenda: Kroes and Dalli welcome Council Presidency eHealth Declaration on delivering better health care

MEMO/11/287 Brussels, 11 May 2011 A Hungarian Presidency Declaration urging Member States to deploy eHealth services to the benefit of patients, healthcare workers and national healthcare systems has been welcomed by European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes and Health Commissioner John Dalli.

10 May 2011

Digital Agenda: eHealth survey shows most hospitals online but telemedicine services not fully deployed

MEMO/11/282 Brussels, 10 May 2011 More than 90% of European hospitals are connected to broadband, 80% have electronic patient record systems, but only 4% of hospitals grant patients online access to their electronic records, according to the results of a survey conducted for the European Commission.

10 May 2011

Digital Agenda: EU Task Force to advise how to promote eHealth to help patients and healthcare systems in Europe

IP/11/551 Brussels, 10 May 2011 An EU eHealth Task Force to assess the role of information and communications technologies (ICT) in health and social care and to suggest ways for ICT to speed up innovation in healthcare to the benefit of patients, carers and the healthcare sector has met for the first time in Budapest on 10th May, chaired by Estonia's President Toomas Hendrik Ilves.

12 April 2011

Digital Agenda: Commission seeks views on improving healthcare by applying ICT (eHealth)

IP/11/461 Brussels, 12 April 2011 The European Commission is seeking citizens' and other interested parties' views on how the EU can help to deliver widespread benefits to the quality and efficiency of healthcare by applying information and communication technologies (ICT) (so-called 'eHealth').