Digital transformation / health and care (communication)

EESC opinion: Digital transformation / health and care (communication)

Key points

The EESC believes that:

  • in the course of the changes generated by digital transformation, people must be at the center of care;
  • digitalisation processes must help healthcare professionals to spend more time with patients. It must be ensured that healthcare professions are appropriately staffed with qualified personnel and equipped with appropriate digital skills;
  • digital tools must be a lever to develop new forms of organisation in health and care systems. They support the potential of individuals, of local communities and social economies. By means of appropriate public investment, values of solidarity and universality must be reaffirmed as the basis of these systems;
  • digitalisation processes are not to be misinterpreted as a savings package for health care budgets. They must not lead to personnel cuts or cuts in services.

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