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Last December 8, 2018 the Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on “Health in the digital society – making progress in data-driven innovation in the field of health”. The document welcomes progress made by Member States with the implementation of eHealth and emphasises the importance of digital transformation in health and care.

The Council invites all European Union Member States to “continue to implement policies that support digital innovation in the health sector, invest in and make active use of data-driven tools and methodologies which enable the provision of safe and high-quality healthcare services and support sustainable health systems“.

Particularly relevant to i-PROGNOSIS, the conclusions state that Member States and the European Commission should “exchange experiences, transfer good practices and develop common approaches to ensure safety, quality, security and interoperability of mobile health tools and applications, while providing appropriate safeguards to increase trust and to support the uptake of these solutions for better health promotion, disease prevention and chronic disease management, taking into account the applicable Union legislation on medical devices, as appropriate“.

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