EU Member States spend an average of 8,3% of their GDP on healthcare (Eurostat) because of the growing demand for resources intended to serve a society with more chronic disease and with multiple morbidity.
The digitalisation of health systems can bring resource efficiency and effectiveness while improving quality and personalised assistance to patients.
For this reason, the members of the European Committee of the Regions have unanimously adopted last February 6th an opinion on the Digitalisation in the health sector which was launched by the President of the Murcia Region, Fernando López Miras. That opinion responds and contributes to the European Commission’s communication on enabling the digital transformation of health and care in the Digital Single market; empowering citizens and building a healthier society, from April 2018.
The COR members calls on the European Commission to promote new reimbursement models for adopting digital innovation to delivering payment in accordance with health outcomes, so as to support the business models of eHealth and mHealth companies offering high-quality services supported by digital technologies.