Digital transformation plays an important role in the sustainability of health services. It provides efficiencies of healthcare systems, accelerates research for diseases such as cancer and new health technologies. Health data and data management are crucial when it comes to empowering citizens and building a healthier society.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of digital tools in healthcare has increased drastically, from teleconsultations to utilization of chatbots, AI assistants, mHealth apps, ePrescription tools, data sharing solutions and many others.
Following the announcement of the Digital Strategy: Shaping Europe’s Digital Future Strategy and in expectation of Council Conclusions, this event will share the EU’s best practices and navigate future digital policies and initiatives with regards to artificial intelligence, mHealth Apps, telehealth, and a Common European Health Data Space.
Recalling commitments undertaken in the EPSCO Council conclusions on COVID-19 from February and April, information-sharing and cooperation between Member States in the field of health, in particular on public health surveillance, risk assessment, risk management and countermeasures to COVID-19 remains essential. The disruption from the digital transformation and eHealth can bring value to proposed measures and EU strategies.
The event will also have a particular focus on vulnerable communities to the virus, in this case, people living with cancer. We’ll highlight what has been done to ensure those suffering from life-threatening diseases are not side-lined during a crisis.