A report by the Digital Health Advisory Group for Europe (DHAGE) explores critical topics for the new landscape of digital health in Europe, identifying priority areas for action focusing on people and professionals, governance and interoperability, and innovation and solutions.
HIMSS and the Finnish Ministry for Social Affairs and Health co-hosted the 5th annual DHAGE high-level meeting in June at HIMSS23 Europe in Lisbon, Portugal. The report, produced from the meeting outcomes, broadens the perspective on the transformation of digital health, building upon significant progress by the European Union, the World Health Organization and several European countries to define strategies for a decade of digital action.
DHAGE serves as a visionary and dynamic thought leadership platform for influential decision makers in Europe. It helps countries and international organisations identify synergies and foster collaborations on digital health policies, providing a forum to collectively address complex and challenging issues in the realm of digital health. DHAGE also assists in identifying common ground and forging alliances on critical digital health policies.
Discussions at HIMSS23 Europe were guided by a logical framework inspired by the EU's Digital Compass, ensuring a structured approach to group deliberations. The outcomes of the high-level meeting, captured in this report, present collaborative actions, policy recommendations and suggestions for joint strategic initiatives. By sharing DHAGE members’ insights, experiences and lessons learned, the group aims to drive the digital health agenda forward, ensuring a healthier and more digitally enabled future for Europe.
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