UEMO announces publication of 2018 Report: “Benchmarking Deployment of eHealth among GPs”

24/06/2019 137 Views
UEMO announces publication of 2018 Report: “Benchmarking Deployment of eHealth among GPs”

UEMO is proud to announce the publication of the 2018 SMART/UEMO report “Benchmarking Deployment of eHealth among GPs”. UEMO was an active contributor gathering data for the report which has come to the conclusion that eHealth adoption in primary care is on the rise in the EU.

According to the Executive Summary, the European Commission seeks to understand and measure the current use of information and communication technology (ICT) and eHealth applications by general practitioners (GPs) in the European Union (EU), as well as changes in uptake over time. Two studies benchmarking the use of eHealth by GPs in Europe had been conducted to date: Dobrev et al. (2008) and Codagnone and Lupiáñez-Villanueva (2013b). RAND Europe, together with Open Evidence and BDI Research, were commissioned by the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT) to undertake the third benchmarking study, which aimed to: (1) measure the use of ICT and eHealth applications by GPs in 27 EU member states1 since 2013, (2) analyse the main drivers of and barriers to eHealth adoption in primary healthcare, and (3) compare how the levels of adoption, drivers and barriers have evolved since 2013 (Codagnone and Lupiáñez-Villanueva 2013a, 2013b).

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