Congress calls for national action plans on e-health

Strasbourg, 27.03.2007 - The Congress has adopted a recommendation on e-health and democracy in the regions, inviting the Committee of Ministers to ask member states to develop national e-health action plans, using the Committee of Ministers’ recommendation on electronic governance as an overall guide.

The recommendation pointed out that some of the key benefits for citizens will reside in the fact that the information and communication with health professionals and services will be provided through home-based technologies and with remote access to expertise.

The Congress also recommended setting up joint consultative bodies representing civil society and national and regional healthcare providers, and ensuring the devolution of health care to the regional and local level.

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