‘Health in the digital society’ conference, Tallinn, 17 October 2017
Message from Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
“The public consultation drew nearly 1500 replies and showed a broad support for health related actions in the Digital Single Market. More than 90% of respondents agree that citizens should be able to manage their own data. More than 80% agree that sharing health data can be beneficial. Nearly 55% report not having access to digital health services. More than 80% agree that citizen feedback to healthcare providers and professionals is essential to improve services.
Unsurprisingly, privacy and security were mentioned as the main concerns. According to the respondents, the most important tasks for the EU are the development of standards for data quality and reliability, standardised electronic health records and health-related cybersecurity standards.”