eHealth Governance in Europe. From the Council Conclusions to Implementing European Cooperation in eHealth
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eHealth GovernanceKarin Johansson
State Secretary for HealthMinistry of Health and Social Affairs, Sweden
eHealth key to healthcare reform! a model for using eHealth as facilitator in reform process
1) Ensure easy access to care
through a wide variety of private and
public healthcare providers
4) Create models for open and transparent comparisons of healthcare
quality and outcomes
5) Capture and use experiences for systematic and on-going improvements
of the healthcare system
2) Ensure that the healthcare
sector is evidence based
3) Ensure that patients are provided with tools for active participation
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Swedish success factors realising a common vision with joint efforts
Strong team leadership!
Clear division of tasks!
Empowering healthcare by eHealth? need for a new value-based approach!
The challenge: creating awareness among decision-makers of how
technology can improve patient safety, quality and efficiency in healthcare!
focus on deployment and meaningful use!
The way forward: the political leadership and the link to the Council
must be strengthened and a strong political mandatefor eHealth cooperation is needed;
the specific areas for cooperation must be identified;
Deliverables from the previous
New knowledge and arguments that describes the value of eHealth in healthcare terms and a model for linking eHealth to political goals: Presidency Report eHealth for e Healthier Europe
presented at the Informal Ministerial Meeting in July.
Strong political mandate for a closer andmore concrete European cooperation: Council Conclusions on eHealth adopted
by the EPSCO Council on 1 December 2009.
Initiate the process to establish a new Member State led mechanism for eHealth Governance: agreement in Stockholm on 23 October on the
instruments to be used and the topics to focus on.
Providing clear added value for
Bridge the gap between experts and decision makers!
Coordinate and consolidate ongoing activities at EU level!
Better align ongoing eHealth activities with health policies!
Exploit the full potentialof existing knowledge!
Ensure a cost-effective use of healthcare resources!
Enable continuity of care across boarders within and between Member States!
Decision Makers- political governance
- health policy setting
- eHealth Strategies
- exchange of
- coordination of actions