Digital health has proven benefits in reducing the cost of healthcare services, hospitalisation rates and length of hospital stays (ex. telemedicine is projected to save the global healthcare industry more than €20bn in costs by 2025, rising from almost €11bn in 2021). To enable the wider adoption and uptake of digital health services, MedTech Europe strives to showcase the value of DHTs and to support the development and implementation of mechanisms to enhance their timely access – while enabling the digitalisation of healthcare in Europe for the establishment of the right environment for their deployment.
Our Priorities Digital Health
Adoption of Digital Health
Digital health technologies (DHTs) present an opportunity for better, safer, and more efficient healthcare delivery systems. For instance, digital health technologies enable remote patient monitoring, improving access to healthcare and reducing access inequalities.
For digital health to reach its full potential, we need to unlock the benefits of health data. Medical technology companies are at the heart of the health data ecosystem* as they need to process health data, both when developing new technologies, and as part of their roll-out to healthcare systems.
Safe, high-quality and trustworthy artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to assist European health systems in responding to the major challenges they face. AI can substantially improve healthcare and patient outcomes.