Europe is on the verge of a paradigm shift from a traditional healthcare delivery model to a “continuum of care” solution based on harnessing the transformational power of digital technologies. Traditional healthcare models are also under strong pressure as they will no longer be sustainable as European society ages.
mHealth solutions have the potential to bring tremendous benefits to the public, including improved efficiency of healthcare services (wherever and whenever needed), enhanced accessibility, significant healthcare cost savings and increased user engagement in self-health management. This event aims to be a focused and results-oriented discussion on the benefits of mHealth, but also on related key policy and regulatory challenges, such as privacy and security of mHealth data and clarity with respect to the application of EU medical device regulation. These important challenges need to be addressed in order to realise the full potential offered by mHealth in Europe/encourage the adoption of digital solutions in healthcare and the move towards integrated and patient-centred care.
Michal Boni, MEP and EIF Steering Committee Member
DS Park, Executive Director of European Public Affairs, Samsung Electronics
Alexis Normand, Healthcare Development Manager at Withings
Dee O'Sullivan, Director, myhealthapps.net
Constance Colin, EU Policy Advisor, Standing Committee of European Doctors
Anja Strootker, Director mHealth Policy - Connected Living Programme, GSMA
Céline Deswarte, Policy Officer Health and Well-being Unit, European Commission DG CNECT