[video] eHealth, a key focus for the European Union
Most nations inside the European Union share the same concept regarding their healthcare system. This involves providing quality care that is accessible to every citizen, while controlling costs.
There is concern however that these systems, implemented at the end of World War II, may cease to function properly due to Union-wide constraints, such as rising healthcare costs, the increase in life expectancy and the economic crisis, etc. The use of information and communication technology (ICT) as one way to deal with this challenge is therefore a key development area for the European Union.
But what role does the EU play in rolling out eHealth as health remains a national priority? We had the opportunity to ask this question to Takis Daskaleros from the DG SANTE, he shared with us his vision.