The European Commission has opened a call for expressions of interest to relaunch the eHealth Stakeholder Group.
It says the new group will support the digital transformation of healthcare in the European Union (EU) and is expected to provide advice and expertise, contributing to policy development and the implementation of the Communication on enabling the digital transformation of health and care in the Digital Single Market, which was adopted in April 2018. This includes areas such as digital health services, health data protection and privacy issues, artificial intelligence and health, and cybersecurity for healthcare data.
Thirty members participated in the eHealth Stakeholder Group 2016-2018 including representatives from the Standing Committee of European Doctors, the European Medical Students Association, the European Society of Cardiology, the European Society of Radiology and the European Union of General Practitioners.
Members of the new group will be expert representatives of European umbrella organisations active in the eHealth sector and shall be appointed for a period of three years. The group will also ensure inputs from representatives of organisations across society who are eligible to participate, including groups representing patients, healthcare professionals and academia.
The call is open until 27 September 2019.