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What exactly does EU4Digital do in the area of eHealth?
The EU4Digital eHealth thematic area assesses the state of health data management in Eastern partner countries and develops guidelines so that the capabilities of health information exchange and management are in harmony with both EU best practices and the realities of Eastern partner countries. Ideally, this means that data conforms to the same norms and is interoperable among various organisations, stakeholders and even across borders. This interoperability results in better care for patients, no matter where they are.
Another aspect of eHealth covered by EU4Digital is the online collaboration platform that allows stakeholders from Eastern partner countries to share best practices from their countries. This is a dedicated space where experts can sign in to collaborate and communicate to further eHealth development.
Additionally, EU4Digital facilitates Eastern partner countries’ participation in EU initiatives to foster innovation and the adoption of new solutions, particularly remote medical consultation services, data analysis for better diagnostics, smart home technologies and social and activity programmes. EU4Digital also facilitates Eastern partner countries’ participation in the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA). This has a repository of good practices that are implemented in European countries regarding many of the challenges mentioned above.