Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety presented preliminary findings of the public consultation on a digital health and care policy paper to be adopted in the coming months.
Vytenis Andriukaitis recently gave a presentation on this topica at the Health in the Digital Society conference organised by the Estonian Presidency of the EU, in Tallinn on 17 October.
The public consultation, which ended on 12 October, drew more than 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. 80% agree that sharing health data can be beneficial. Nearly 60% 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.