Many sectors have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, none more so, nor more directly, than healthcare. We are already seeing organisations in many areas, such as universities, businesses and public administrations that leverage digital technology to adapt to this unprecedented crisis, from adopting remote working practices to using big data to inform lockdown policy.
The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) eSignature building block is one solution that can support healthcare service providers in accelerating their digital transformation by increasing interoperability in the sector across Europe. eSignature helps public administrations, businesses and citizens to create and verify electronic signatures and seals remotely from anywhere in Europe, at any time.
By replacing traditional, handwritten signatures with electronic signatures that are recognised across all Member States, hospitals and other healthcare establishments can combat the coronavirus directly by minimising unnecessary contact, while still instilling a high level of trust. Furthermore, electronic signatures can improve healthcare establishments’ overall efficiency, meaning they can facilitate timely, trustworthy health care services provided to citizens both during and beyond the pandemic.