On the 11 June 2014 the European Commission (EC) published its answer to a Parliamentary Question on the subject matter of mHealth.
The question was tabled by Ms. Marlene Mizzi (Malta, S&D) on 16 April 2014 and inquired specifically as to the timing and reasoning of the EC with regard to the publication of a Consultation paper on mobile health at the end of the Parliament term, when all of the MEPs were engaged in campaigning activities in their respective Member States.
Commissioner Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for Digital agenda clarified the Commissions commitment to mHealth and specified the following:
The underlying element of importance in this answer is that Commissioner Kroes alluded to the consultation timing as part of “preparing potential policy proposals”. This makes the VPH response to the consultation on mHealth all the more important.