This call aims at supporting the management of health and wellbeing while empowering the participation of citizens and facilitating the transformation of health and care services to more digitised, person-centred and community-based care models, thereby enabling better access to healthcare and the sustainability of health and care systems. It is relevant to the Commission priorities 'A new boost for jobs, growth and investment' and 'A connected Digital Single Market', as well as to the European Cloud Initiative and the European Free Flow of Data Initiative. It will contribute to maximising the potential of the digital economy in the health and care sectors aiming at sustainable development to the benefit of society, environment and citizens. This call will address eHealth, mobile health (mHealth) and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Active and Healthy Ageing.
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The Communication on Digital Transformation of Health and Care in the Digital Single Market identifies three priorities:
- Citizens' secure access to their health data, also across borders- enabling citizens to access their health data across the EU;
- Personalised medicine through shared European data infrastructure - allowing researchers and other professionals to pool resources (data, expertise, computing processing and storage capacities) across the EU;
- Citizen empowerment with digital tools for user feedback and person-centred care - using digital tools to empower people to look after their health, stimulate prevention and enable feedback and interaction between users and healthcare providers.