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The Future is Digital

But are health professionals ready for it? The Digital Skills Committee launches an eSurvey on digital health proficiency and education.   eHealth and mHealth, ranging from electronic patients records to patient-reported outcomes in mobile apps, is quickly becoming a staple in health care. However, are the health professionals trained for this paradigm shift?   In the...

Should healthcare funding be incentivised by healthy lifestyle choices?

The missed opportunity in reducing healthcare expenditures In Europe (and other industrialized nations), there is an increasing concern about restraining the healthcare costs that are persistently outpacing inflation. Numerous mechanisms have been implemented to try and control rising expenditures, but there are still missed opportunities. For instance, more can be done to ensure...

Access to healthcare for migrants is not a political question

We are all very shocked by the outrageous events in Brussels and on top of this by the many controversial reactions of the media. Many are talking about the promotion of legal and illegal non-white “immigration” into Europe as primary cause of the terrorist bombings in Brussels. They even named it Third World Invasion. As a result the Migration & Health Challenges Committee felt the...


The European Commission (DG CONNECT)  and the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have jointly updated  a Roadmap  that guides cooperation on eHealth/Health IT. Health related information and communication technology (“eHealth” in Europe and “Health IT” in the US) is a rapidly developing and highly innovative area. It has considerable potential to...

"Science is for fun" – Interview with Nobel Prize winner Prof. Kurt Wüthrich

On 14th March 2016, members of the European Health Parliament had a great honour to meet the Winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2002:  Prof. Kurt Wüthrich . Kurt Wüthrich is the Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Professor of Structural Biology at The Scripps Research Institute, L Jolla, CA, USA, and a Professor of Biophysics at the ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland. He is interested...