Towards a roadmap for the digitalization of national health systems in Europe. Meeting report (2018)




On 21 June 2018, the Division of Health Systems and Public Health of the WHO Regional Office for Europe convened a first meeting to address the future of the digitalization of health systems. The one-day event at Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary, set out to identify stakeholders and strategic activities in countries currently digitalizing their national health systems; examine key actions in accelerating the process in Europe; and identify future priorities for action on digital health in the context of achieving the priorities of Health 2020 and the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This report provides a summary of the proceedings and discussions that took place, presents a future outlook for digital health, and outlines key areas, enablers, milestones and success criteria that participants identified for accelerating the digitalization of health systems in Europe.