Commission launches call to join eHealth Stakeholder Group to support the digital transformation of healthcare

Today the Commission has launched a new call for expression of interest to join the eHealth Stakeholder Group for the period of 2019-2022. As part of the EU’s commitment to engage stakeholders in public policymaking, the Group will bring together eHealth experts that will contribute to the implementation of the Communication on enabling the digital transformation of health and care in the Digital Single Market. They will also provide input on various aspects of digital transformation of healthcare in the EU, for example in the areas of health data, including access to health data across borders, and artificial intelligence in healthcare, as well as cybersecurity, data protection and privacy issues. Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, said: “During the five past years I have engaged with a number of patients, policy makers and stakeholders. We all agree that digital technologies can help us achieve better health for all. This is why I am particularly glad to welcome new members with the skills and expertise to help us implement the eHealth Action Plan and strengthen health and care across Europe.” Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, added:“We must strive to advance our research on disease prevention, enable personalised care and provide Europeans with secure access to their health data across borders. The Commission will continue its support for the enhanced use of digital technologies in healthcare to benefit citizens around the EU.” The call for expressions of interest will be open until 27 September 2019.