The eHealth Action Plan: innovative healthcare for the 21st century

The world of healthcare is changing. The prevalence of chronic diseases is increasing as our population is ageing, but there will be fewer taxpayers to maintain the current healthcare systems. We have increasing demand for expensive technologies, yet the number of healthcare professionals is decreasing. As an important step towards fostering the widespread adoption of eHealth throughout the EU, the European Commission adopted on December 6th, 2012 the eHealth Action Plan 2012-2020