New Communication on Digital Transformation of Health and Care in the Digital Single Market

The European Commission has published a Communication on Digital Transformation of Health and Care in the Digital Single Market, empowering citizens and building a healthier society.

The Communication on Digital Transformation of Health and Care in the Digital Single Market identifies three priorities:

  1. Citizens’ secure access to their health data, also across borders – enabling citizens to access their health data across the EU;
  2. Personalised medicine through shared European data infrastructure – allowing researchers and other professionals to pool resources (data, expertise, computing processing and storage capacities) across the EU;
  3. Citizen empowerment with digital tools for user feedback and person-centred care – using digital tools to empower people to look after their health, stimulate prevention and enable feedback and interaction between users and healthcare providers.

These policy documents give direction to EU activities in this field for the coming years, including having impact on standardization activities.

The Communication and related documents can be found via: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/european-policy-ehealth

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