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Report: EU countries plan to spend 954 million on eHealth in 2014-2020

16 December 2015

According to a European Commission mapping report that shows the use of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) between 2014 and 2020, the 28 EU Member States plan to spend EUR 3.8 billion on health infrastructure alone and a further EUR 954 million on the use of ICT in health.

Additionally, more than EUR 4 billion will be invested in access to healthcare (health care and social services combined) and Active and Healthy Ageing.

The mapping report also summarizes health investments from the Structural Funds in the 2007–2013 programming period.

More information in the report - 'Mapping of the use of European Structural and Investment Funds in health in the 2007-2013 and 2014-2020 programming periods'.

Background European Structural and Investment Funds in health

Member States are using structural funds in health for:

  • Investing in health infrastructure that fosters a transformational change in the health system, in particular reinforcing the shift from a hospital-centred model to community-based care and integrated services;
  • Improving access to affordable, sustainable and high-quality healthcare with a view to reducing health inequalities between regions, and giving disadvantaged groups and marginalised communities better access to healthcare;
  • Supporting the adaptation, up-skilling and life-long learning of the health workforce;
  • Fostering active, healthy aging to promote employability and employment and enable people to stay active for longer.

More information on the funds