European Commission publishes results of Green Paper on mHealth

Last year the European Commission launched a public consultation on mHealth.

The consultation was open from 10th April until 10th July 2014. It invited stakeholders to provide their views on 11 issues related to the uptake of mHealth in the EU. These were: data protection, including security of health data; big data; state of play of the applicable EU legal framework; patient safety and transparency of information; mHealth role in healthcare systems and equal access; interoperability; reimbursement models; liability; research &innovation; international cooperation; and access of web entrepreneurs to the mHealth market.

COCIR’s Contribution to the public consultation is published on the COCIR Opens external link in new windowwebsite.

Today the European Commission published the results of the consultation.

The main findings are:

•             211 separate responses from public authorities, healthcare providers, patients' organisations and web entrepreneurs
•             97 respondents believe that strong privacy and security tools are needed to build users' trust.
•             Nearly half of the respondents ask for more patient safety and transparency of information
•             Web entrepreneurs consider it difficult to access the market due to the lack of a clear regulatory framework, interoperability and common quality criteria
•             A fifth of respondents believe more evidence is needed on the cost-effectiveness of mHealth

The Opens external link in new windowresults and the Opens external link in new windowSummary Report are available on the Digital agenda for Europe website