The eHealth Action Plan 2012-2020, published by the European Commission, aims at making use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to improve healthcare in Europe. The Action Plan focuses on developing common standards to enhance interoperable healthcare systems among member states. The stakeholders will play an active role in the implementation of eHealth solutions.
The European Commission has already put in place several activities to improve EU interoperability & standardisation in healthcare. During the period 2013-2020, the Commission will use the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funding programmes to push for a large-scale diffusion of innovative tools, the replicability of good practices and services for health, ageing and wellbeing, with a particular attention on improving equal access to services.