eHealth Stakeholder Group
The eHealth Stakeholder Group is an informal Commission expert group contributing to the development and implementation of eHealth policy at the EU level.
Members of the group are European umbrella organisations and associations representing users (patients, professionals, providers, payers, etc), industry, research and standardisation organisations.
The mandate of the group is to:
- Give input on the design, implementation and evaluation of eHealth policy activities, in particular on the implementation of the Digital Single Market Strategy and the eHealth Action Plan 2012-2020;
- Discuss and give input on the deliverables of the Joint Action supporting the eHealth Network;
- Advise the Commission on eHealth-related activities by preparing reports and opinions and submitting relevant data.
Members and reports
- Patients' access to electronic health records;
- Health inequalities;
- Telemedicine deployment;
- Digital skills for health professionals.
The group's activity reports and further information are published in the Register of Commission Expert Groups.
eHealth Task Force
In 2011, a temporary eHealth Task Force, consisting of health care professionals, representatives of patients, delegates of the medical, pharmaceutical and ICT industries, legal experts and policy makers was established to advise the Commission on how to unlock the full potential of eHealth for safer, better and more efficient healthcare in Europe. The Task Force produced a report with recommendations on how to develop the full benefits of eHealth in 2020.