Healthcare and patients organisations’ Consensus Framework on digital transformation of healthcare





The Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU), the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME), the European Patients Forum (EPF), the European Federation Of Nurses Associations (EFN) and the Council of European Dentists (CED) publish a Consensus Framework on the Digital Transformation of Healthcare.


The Consensus Framework outlines joint key recommendations for the digital transformation of healthcare in support of high-quality patient care. It neither aims to be comprehensive nor does it constitute a single common policy of the organisations involved. The individual CED, CPME, EFN, EPF and PGEU policies outlined in the resources section set out each organisation’s detailed commitments and offer more diverse and in-depth information and guidance.


In the Consensus Framework, CED, CPME, EFN, EPF and PGEU acknowledge the value of digital innovation in bringing benefits for citizens, patients and health systems. We believe digitalisation can support healthcare professionals in delivering high quality health and care services. Doctors, nurses, dentists and community pharmacists use digital technologies daily, for instance, when issuing or dispensing electronic prescriptions, accessing electronic health and medication records, checking for medication interactions, or providing support via a mobile app or telehealth. They also collect and generate real world evidence that can contribute to evidence-based health policy and best practices in patient care. Digital tools can also empower patients to become more actively involved in their own healthcare and to enhance communication with healthcare professionals.


For more information contact:
CED Brussels Office
Tel: + 32 2 736 34 29

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