Sweden’s vision for eHealth

Gabriel Wikström, Sweden's Minister for Health Care,  Public Health and Sport photo: sverigesradio.se

Gabriel Wikström, Sweden’s Minister for Health Care, Public Health and Sport
photo: sverigesradio.se

Vision for eHealth 2025: In 2025, Sweden will be best in the world at using the opportunities offered by digitisation and eHealth to make it easier for people to achieve good and equal health and welfare, and to develop and strengthen their own resources for increased independence and participation in the life of society.                        

Digitisation offers great opportunities for future social services and health and medical care. Modern information and communication technologies can make it easier for individuals to be involved in their own health and social care, support contact between individuals and service providers, and provide more efficient support systems for staff at service providers.

The Government and the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions want to support efforts to make use of the opportunities of digitisation in social services and health care, and have now decided to endorse a common vision for eHealth up to 2025.

In 2025, Sweden will be best in the world at using the opportunities offered by digitisation and eHealth to make it easier for people to achieve good and equal health and welfare, and to develop and strengthen their own resources for increased independence and participation in the life of society.

Many activities are under way at various levels related to digitisation and eHealth, and it is very important that various actors work together to make better use of the potential available in the area of eHealth in the long and short term. An integrated vision for eHealth can contribute to equitable, gender-equal and efficient health care and social services that are also user-friendly, accessible and safe for individuals.

 

Swedish Government

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