Mobile Health (mHealth) (Green Paper)
The Commission wants to hold an open debate on the possibilities of mobile health and, in particular, to establish whether and what problems exist in relation to extending the sector. It calls on the public to answer a list of 23 questions.
Mobile health may result in gains in efficiency and cost savings in the health sector. In particular, doctors can treat more patients whilst maintaining the same level of quality. But EU funding for innovative mobile health technologies and the "digital skills" of medical staff and patients is not justified: since the benefits of mobile health do not arise at EU level but in national health systems and economies, all the costs should also be borne by the respective heath system.