E-health involves a broad group of activities that use electronic means to deliver health-related information, resources and services: it is the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for health.

Why is e-health important in the European Region?

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eHealth and public health – a beautiful marriage

Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe, delivered an inspirational speech to open eHealth Week in Malta on 10–12 May 2017. Dr Jakab cut the ribbon at the event’s opening ceremony alongside Dr Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety of the European Commission. The marriage analogy became a common theme throughout eHealth Week, alluded to by a number of speakers.

Data and statistics


of Member States have a national e-Health policy or strategy

  • From innovation to implementation – eHealth in the WHO European Region (2016)
  • More data on e-health in the European Region