On 13 August 2019, the European Commission opened a call for expression of interest to relaunch the eHealth Stakeholder Group with a view to supporting the “digital transformation of healthcare in the EU”. The eHealth Stakeholder Group was first launched in 2012 and in its first iteration (between 2012 and 2015), contributed to the development of the Digital Agenda for Europe on eHealth and the eHealth Action Plan. In 2016, the Commission relaunched the Stakeholder Group, and between 2016 and 2018, the group assisted with the Digital Single Market Strategy and the eHealth Action Plan 2012-2020.

The Commission is now seeking representatives of European umbrella organisations active in the eHealth sector to relaunch the stakeholder group for a term of three years. Selected stakeholders will be expected to provide advice and expertise contributing to policy development in particular in relation to the following areas:

  • Health Data.
  • Digital health services.
  • Health data protection and privacy issues.
  • Cybersecurity for health and care data.
  • Digital tools for citizen empowerment and person centred care.
  • Artificial intelligence and health.
  • Other cross cutting aspects linked to the digital transformation of health and care, such as financing and investment proposals and enabling technologies.

The group will also engage with, and seek input from representatives and organisations across society including academics, healthcare professionals, patient groups and the tech industry sector.

The call is open until 27 September 2019 and the selections criteria can be viewed on the Commission’s website here.