On the 7th February 2020, the European Commission published the names of the new member organisations of the eHealth Stakeholder Group (eHSG). The call for applications, to which Eurocarers submitted its application, closed in September 2019. A first meeting of the eHSG is scheduled for 13 March to which Eurocarers will attend.
As a member of the eHSG, Eurocarers will be able to provide our views and to help contribute to relevant European policies in this field. We will of course, in due time, be consulting with our members to identify your concerns, but especially to find concrete ways forward.
Members of eHSG are all umbrella organisations/associations with a European outreach, representing the following sectors/groups: the Health Tech industry, patients, healthcare professionals and the research community. The full list of members can be accessed here.
As part of the EU’s commitment to engage stakeholders in public policy making, the eHealth Stakeholder Group 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, adopted in April 2018.
Examples of topics where the Commission would in particular like stakeholders’ views pertain to Digital health services; Health data protection and privacy issues; Cybersecurity for health and care data; Digital tools for citizen empowerment and person-centred care etc.