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1 eHealth Actions at European level Flora GIORGIO Unit H1 – ICT for Health DG INFSO European Commission

2 2 Overview 1. EC vision for eHealth 2. EC instruments to make eHealth reality R&D POLICY Support to deployment (CIP ICT PSP) 3. Conclusions

3 3 Some facts - Challenges for European Health Systems  Pressure on healthcare systems:  Citizens’ expectations for high-quality care  Demographic changes  Increased prevalence of chronic diseases  Increased mobility of citizens and patients  Staff shortages, unequal territorial distribution  Reactive model of healthcare delivery  Rising healthcare costs How to offer high-quality & affordable care?

4 4 EC vision for Health : ICT to support a paradigm shift From ‘curative care’ to ‘preventive care’ From ‘hospital-based’ to ‘patient-centred’ HOW? empowering By using ICT to enable collaborative, personalised care  empowering reengineering By aiming at sustainability of healthcare systems  reengineering eHealth can help !

5 5 EC instruments: to make eHealth reality!  Research:  Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7)  Personal Health Systems, Patient Safety, Virtual Physiological Human (~100M€/year)  Policy:  Action Plan for a European eHealth Area (April 2004)  White Paper “Together for health” COM (2007) 630 (October 2007)  Communication on lead markets (December 2007)  Recommendation on cross border interoperability of EHR systems (July 2008)  Communication on “telemedicine and the benefit for patients, healthcare systems and society” (November 2008)  Digital Agenda for Europe (May 2010)  Directive on patient's rights for cross border care, Art 14 (March 2011)  eHealth Governance Initiative (2011)  eHelath Task Force (report due 2012)  NEW eHealth Action Plan (Due 4Q 2012)  Implementation:  Competitiveness Innovation Programme (CIP ICT PSP): Large Scale Pilots on Interoperability and Telemedicine + Thematic Networks  EIP on Active and Healthy Ageing (2011)

6 6 Europe 2020 strategy and Digital Agenda – May 2010  Flagship Initiative of EU 2020  Strategy “to deliver sustainable economic and social benefits from a digital single market –  101 actions clustered in 7 pillars  Vibrant Single Market  Interoperability and standards  Trust and security  Fast and Ultra fast internet access  R&D  Digital Literacy, inclusions eSkills  Societal challenges (public services, health, environment)

7 7 ICT for Health – Flora Giorgio – May European Digital Agenda –eHealth  Renew commitment to eHealth by fostering:  EMPOWERMENT support patients access to eHealth services, including patients records + telemedicine services  SHARING KNOWLEDGE/INTEROPERABILITY FOR BETTER CARE minimum data set for patients‘ summaries standardization, certification and testing

8 8 EMPOWERING  KA 13 (I) pilot actions to secure online access to their medical health data by 2015  CIP ICT PSP Call 5 –Objective 3.4 a- Support pilots enabling patients access to data and associated services (including telehealth, CDM services) 2 pilots B (Palante + Sustains): involving in total 19 regions and expected to reach …X patients.

9 9 KA 13 (II) to achieve by 2020 widespread deployment of telemedicine services  Implementation of Commission Communication on “Telemedicine for the benefit of patients', healthcare systems and society” COM (2008) 689 – Nov 2008 Evidences on large scale  CIP ICT PSP RENEWING HEALTH started Feb 2010 Develop guidelines for consistent assessment of the impact of telemedicine  MUST study + ongoing work 1 CIP ICT PSP TN under negotiation- to support wider deployment of TM (guidelines, good practice exchange) 500k (3years) EMPOWERING

10 10 KA 13 (II) to achieve by 2020 widespread deployment of telemedicine services (II) EC Staff Working Paper on legal issues (due 2012) eHealth Governance Initiative – legal WP ISA WP Study on Interoperability framework for eHealth and Telemedicine – to be launched in 2011 Directive Patients’ right in cross Border care 2011/24 EMPOWERING

11 11 KA14 Recommendation on minimum common set of patient data for interoperability of patient records by  epSOS  European eHealth Governance Initiative  Consultation with MS and stakeholders eHealth Network - Article 14 XBorder care Directive SHARING KNOWLEDGE/INTEROPERABILITY

12 12 Action 78 Foster EU-wide standards, interoperability testing and certification of eHealth systems by 2015 through stakeholder dialogue  Support R&D  FP7 Call 7 Objective 5.3 d (semantic interoperability and infostructure)  new EU standardisation framework  ISA WP Study on Interoperability framework for eHealth and Telemedicine – to be launched in 2011 SHARING KNOWLEDGE/ INTEROPERABILITY

13 13 Europe 2020: Digital Agenda Empowerment; sharing knowledge/interoperability Strategic references eHealth cooperation KA : CIP ICT PSP; FP7;ISA WP eGovernment: -eID -eSignature

14 14 MS Cooperation on eHealth  Directive on patients’ rights in cross -border healthcare  eHealth Governance Initiative (Joint Action &Thematic Network) Enhance safety, continuity and quality in cross- border healthcare through interoperable electronic health systems Art 14-Sets up a new eHealth Network of Member States “ to: draw up the guidelines patient summaries; use of data for research and public health support Member States in developing common identification and authentication measures to facilitate transferability of data in cross-border healthcare” Supports co-operation between Member States on eHealth - trust &acceptability, e.g. eID, interoperability, data protection and legal issues

15 15 Europe 2020: Digital Agenda Empowerment; sharing knowledge/interoperability Strategic references eHealth cooperation KA : CIP ICT PSP; FP7;ISA WP eGovernment: -eID -eSignature Directive EU 2011/24 Patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare, eHealth Network eHealth Governance Initiative

16 16 eHealth for health – a look ahead eHealth Task Force  A High level group of advisors reporting directly to Vice President Kroes and Commissioner Dalli  Objective: Look at the future  advice to unlock innovation in Health  Participants: individual with track records of innovative approach to their sector (not all necessarily from Health) + patients (EPF)  Timeline: Final Report 2 Q 2012 (CHP eHealth Conference 2012)

17 17 What’s next New “eHealth Action Plan” – EC Communication (due 2012)  Evidences and awareness  Interoperability/standardisation/market  Regulatory/Organisational issues  Innovation in eHealth

18 18 Europe 2020: Digital Agenda Empowerment; sharing knowledge/interoperability Strategic references eHealth cooperation KA : CIP ICT PSP; FP7;ISA WP eGovernment: -eID -eSignature eHealth action plan: -Legal issues -Users acceptance -Interoperability Directive EU 2011/24 Patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare, eHealth Network eHealth Governance Initiative European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing EU Standardisation framework Medical Device Directive Data protection Directive eHealth task force

19 19 Conclusions  eHealth high on EU Agenda  Many ongoing initiatives (supported by CIP ICT PSP, Health and growth; FP7, Horizon 2020 etc)  eHealth Action plan 2012 will consolidate  eHealth Network will be a key instrument to strengthen MS cooperation

20 20 Thank you! For further information:  INFSO ICT for Health Policy & Research:  eHealth Weeks (ministerial + WoHIT)  Interactive Portal/Examples:

21 21 Annual event: eHealth Week Programme, Satellite meetings, Exhibition, Networking, Social events, etc: History of the eHealth Ministerial conferences since 2003:


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