On 14th January, members of European Parliament voted on a resolution in support of the eHealth Action Plan to improve healthcare for the benefit of patients, give patients more control of their care and bring down costs. The Plan addresses barriers to the full use of digital solutions in Europe's healthcare systems. The eHealth Action Plan 2014-2020 is a response to the 2009 request of Member States. To prepare the new plan, the Commission ran a public consultation in 2011.
The Digital Agenda for Europe includes three specific actions on eHealth aimed at widespread deployment of telemedicine, patients' access to their health data and interoperability.
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