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    Public Consultation on Health and Care in the Digital Single Market

    Published on 07 August 2017
    Author: Sasha Hugentobler, National Contact Point Health, Demographic Change & Wellbeing

    The European Commission has launched a public consultation on how Europe should promote digital innovation in health and care, for the benefits of citizens and health systems in Europe.

    The input from this consultation will feed into a new policy Communication to be adopted by the end of 2017, as announced in the recent review of the Commission's Digital Single Market strategy; See press release.

    The EU Survey will be open until 12 October 2017.

    The consultation will collect information on the three proposed main pillars of the Communication:

    • Citizens' secure access to their health data and the possibility to share it across borders, clarifying citizens' rights and enhancing interoperability of electronic health records in Europe
    • Connecting and sharing data and expertise to advance research, personalise health and care, and better anticipate epidemics
    • Using digital services to promote citizen empowerment and integrated person-centred care

    More information on the consultation