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  • Telehealth solutions can help deliver better healthcare, to more people, in a more cost-efficient and sustainable manner. Telehealth has the potential to support health systems as they strive for better health outcomes and new models of healthcare. It can significantly improve people’s health and quality of life, and to support independent living of elderly citizens.

    The...

  • The development of telehealth services has been pointed to as carrying the promise of a ‘triple win’ for Europe – through delivering better health and well-being outcomes for people who use or access them; by offering reductions in the cost of service delivery; and in providing worldwide commercial opportunities for EU companies. The potential for this triple win has...

  • The European Commission has long supported the development of telemedicine services for the benefit of patients, healthcare systems, society and the innovative economy. Our 2008 Communication on the subject[1] concluded that the social and economic benefits of its wider use were potentially huge, however several barriers that were...

  • “Telehealth” is a term that embraces all information technology (IT) used in medical care; in the EU this is commonly referred to as “eHealth”, which covers electronic medical records, prescribing, remote monitoring and telemedicine.

    In different parts of the EU, the main eHealth developments have much the same ideals in all Member States: to provide easier...

  • The results of large deployment  programmes both in Europe and USA, together with the information generated by on-going initiatives like SIMPHS[1] picturing the trends in ICT for Health at EU level, provide the elements needed to progress towards a successful EU-wide Telehealth Strategy.

    In our experience, the lessons...

  • Background and context

    The traditional way of delivering healthcare, the physical face-to-face meeting between the doctor and the patient, is not sustainable for “everyday healthcare delivery” and is not anymore the preferred way by the emerging group of demanding patients and relatives. Why, because healthcare systems cannot economically sustain the...

  • A perfect storm is demanding healthcare transformation: an aging population; fewer clinicians; escalating costs; government reform; and digital-savvy patients who seek greater empowerment. In a world where two-thirds of healthcare spending is for chronic disease management, care cannot afford to end after a hospital stay. Today, providers are responsible for integrated health management: care...