The purpose of this workshop was to foster knowledge and experience exchange on how the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) can support the uptake e-health tools and services using information and communication technologies (ICTs). The following issues were discussed:
- The uptake of ehealth and digital health technologies and how they can contribute to improve the efficiency, resilience and sustainability of health systems
- Challenges and barriers in the uptake of ehealth technologies, including the interoperability of cross-border e-health systems and the implementation of ICT healthcare systems that empower patients and support preventive, personalised, integrated and sustainable healthcare as envisioned in several EU policy documents, including the e-Health Action Plan 2012-2020
- How ESI Funds can contribute to facing these challenges and how are they being used in the current programming period
The workshop was carried out in collaboration with the Hungarian Ministry of Human Capacities and the National Healthcare Service Centre and featured the ‘Capacity Development and Further Improvement of New Functions of Electronic Health Cooperation Service Space' (EESZT) project.