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The ESC aims to play a leading role in all aspects of the Digital Health agenda, helping to develop, assess and implement effective Digital Health innovation to support cardiovascular (CV) health.
This includes being part of the conversation at a policy and regulatory level, as well as, supporting healthcare professionals directly through education forums and providing Digital Health solutions to support clinical practice and CV research.
The ESC has representatives working with the European Commission's expert group on Digital Health, the eHealth Stakeholder Group, to ensure the interests of cardiovascular healthcare professionals and their patients.
The eHealth Network, composed of EU member state representatives, will engage in discussions to ensure the secure exchange of electronic health records. The network will also with with the commission to revise rules on cross-border data transfers. Striking the right balance between securing the protection of personal data, aligning with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and ensuring continued research and efficient and effective care and treatment are principal concerns.
The European Commission commits to creating more research, innovation and exchange opportunities to support the large-scale deployment of integrated care models. Much of this work will be made possible thorough digital health tools and investment their creation, testing and deployment is key.
The ESC Cardiovascular Round Table (CRT) is a high level strategic group brings together key stakeholders from across the health sector. On 12 October 2017 the CRT brought together academic, health, industry and Digital Health experts to discuss emerging trends and how the ESC could and should support its members.
Read the ESC Cardiovascular Round Table paper published on Electronic Health Records.
Our mission: To reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease
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