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

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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 down costs. While patients and health professionals are enthusiastically using telehealth solutions and millions of Europeans have downloaded smartphone apps to keep track of their health and wellbeing, digital healthcare has yet to reap its great potential to improve healthcare and generate efficiency savings.

Full press release

eHealth action plan 2012-2020: Frequently Asked Questions

eHealth Action Plan 2012-2020 - Innovative healthcare for the 21st century

Commission Staff Working Document on the applicability of the existing EU legal framework to telemedicine services

Commission Staff Working Document - eHealth Action Plan 2012-2020 – innovative healthcare for the 21st century

EU eHealth policy > Innovative Healthcare in the 21st Century

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