Telehealth Adoption in Europe: The findings of the HIMSS e-Health Trendbarometer

October 1, 6:00am, MDT - 7:00am, MDT




What you'll learn

Before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, HIMSS conducted a survey among healthcare stakeholders from 27 European countries. The results, updated with the analysis of the pandemic's impact on digital health maturity, have been presented in the report "eHealth Trendbarometer on TeleHealth Adoption in Europe prior to COVID-19." What kind of telehealth services had been widely used weeks before COVID-19 hit Europe? What are the main challenges regarding the provision of telehealth services? What are the key lessons from the study? 

The Coronavirus pandemic has accelerated telehealth adoption. Meanwhile, health providers have to face new challenges regarding telecare. How has the approach of hospitals and workforce to health IT evolved in recent months? What digitalisation strategy should be adopted to ensure long-term benefits? How to further adapt digital health solutions to support the sustainable development of healthcare systems, including addressing health inequalities, reducing costs and improving the quality of medical services?

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the state-of-play for telehealth in Europe before COVID-19
  • Learn how telehealth solutions helped fight COVID-19 and evolved during the pandemic
  • Understand how patients and the workforce must be prepared to adopt telehealth applications better
  • Get a preview of future telehealth innovations and expert views on how these will impact healthcare providers and patients