Following the publication of the results of the consultation on mHealth in Europe in January 2015, the European Commission is due to start consultations and discussions with stakeholders on the options for policy actions (legislation, self- or co-regulation, policy guidelines, etc.) to address the identified areas of concern. These, as shown by results of the consultation include privacy, security, user safety, standards and interoperability, the need for clinical evidence and reimbursement models. In this regard, the mHealth Summit Europe taking place during the eHealth Week (Riga, May 2015) under the auspices of the Latvian presidency of the Council of the European Union will provide a good frame for discussion. That both the European Commission and the current presidency of the Council are paying special attention to mHealth shows that this is a topic of increasing relevance in the EU political agenda.
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