Health data and data management are crucial when it comes to building a healthier society and empowering patients and citizens.
Information and communication technologies improve the whole life cycle of health issues, from prevention through diagnosis to treatment, monitoring and management of health and lifestyle. The digitalisation of the healthcare sector forms part of the EU’s Digital Single Market strategy and has enormous potential.
In 2018, the European Commission adopted a Communication and a Staff Working Document on Digital transformation of health and care in the Digital Single Market to boost European Union action and provide EU citizens with access to safe and top quality digital services in health and care. See the Summary Infographic on Health and Care in the Digital Single Market.
The Communication identifies as priorities:
ECL is in favour of embracing the increasing value of eHealth in patient-centered cancer cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
This page features resources, publications, and other useful updates on eHealth and cancer in Europe.
ECL, as the Secretariat for the MEPs Against Cancer Interest Group, supported the organisation of ESMO Public Policy Webinar on the General Data Protection Regulation and its impact on clinical research.
ECL joined the Joint Action Towards the European Health Data Space (TEHDAS) – ECL was selected to participate as a stakeholder in: WP4 Policy forum and WP5 Work package permanent advisory group.
ECL published its vision for Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan (see pages 9-12), which includes recommendations for: