Finally, the development of teleconsultation, ePrescribing, eReferral and eReimbursement systems.
For this to be a success, the needs of citizens, patients and health professionals must be taken into account, while ensuring their involvement in the implementation of relevant plans and strategies.
The European Union has envisioned and promotes the creation of a “European eHealth Area”, coordinating actions and facilitating synergy between relevant policies and stakeholders to find better solutions, avoid market fragmentation and disseminate good practices.
The National eHealth Authority has the mission to ensure the realization of the above vision by integrating and aligning eHealth with the national strategic objectives of health policy. eHealth should not be the target of a stand-alone strategy, but should be fully integrated into the overall health policy. For example, political priorities related to health and society should guide the further development of eHealth both at national level and across Europe and its cross-border contracting states.