Strengthening primary health care in Europe with digital solutions

Claudia Pagliari, Jordi Piera Jimenez*, Tatjana Trupec, Toni Dedeu

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract / Description of output

This article provides an in-depth analysis of digital transformation in European primary healthcare (PHC). It assesses the impact of digital technology on healthcare delivery and management, highlighting variations in digital maturity across Europe. It emphasizes the significance of digital tools, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, in enhancing accessibility and efficiency in healthcare. It discusses the integration of telehealth, remote monitoring, and e-health solutions, showcasing their role in patient empowerment and proactive care. Examples are included from various countries, such as Greece's ePrescription system, Lithuania’s adoption of remote consultations, Spain’s use of risk stratification solutions, and the
Netherlands’ advanced use of telemonitoring solutions, to illustrate the diverse implementation of digital solutions in PHC. The article offers insights into the challenges and opportunities of embedding digital technologies into a multidisciplinary healthcare framework, pointing towards future directions for PHC in
Europe.
Original languageEnglish
Article number102904
Number of pages8
JournalAtención Primaria
Volume56
Issue number10
Early online date30 Apr 2024
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 30 Apr 2024

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Digital Health
  • Primary Care
  • European Region

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