Conference Declaration: European Co-operation on eHealth – 15 March 2010

Posted on March 18, 2010. Filed under: Health Informatics | Tags: |

Conference Declaration: European Co-operation on eHealth
Adopted  on 15/03/2010

“Following the adoption by the EPSCO Council of the Conclusions on safe and efficient healthcare through eHealth, we[1] acknowledge

That ICT for Health (eHealth) is a tool to improve quality and patient safety, to modernise national healthcare systems, to increase their efficiency and make them better adapted to the individual needs of citizens, patients, health professionals, and the challenges of an   ageing society.

The importance of ensuring that the deployment of ICT in healthcare, to be successful has to be accompanied by the necessary organisational reforms, driven by leadership and supported by adequate skills.

Therefore we welcome

Recent efforts by Member States to reform the governance arrangements for eHealth in Europe  through a new mechanism of cooperation – the European eHealth Governance Initiative,
The forthcoming update of the Commission Communication on the “eHealth Action Plan”
The Commission Consultation on the European Digital Agenda
The Council Conclusions on the”Post-i2010 Strategy”
The agreed programme of priorities of the TRIO Presidencies[2]

To build on these developments and achieve the overall objective of enhancing quality and sustainability of healthcare systems, to make them to benefit from ICT deployment in the best interest of patients, healthcare professionals and society,

we consider that the following points should be addressed:”



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