The Digital Health Society (DHS) movement was born during the Estonian EU Presidency in 2017, which focused on the development of a digital society in Europe, enabled by the free flow of data, as the fifth freedom right in the European Union.
Launched by the Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia and the ECHAlliance as a call for action, the 1st objective of the DHS has been to bring together all stakeholders of the digital health ecosystem around the table to drive the agenda of the EU Presidency. It transformed the Presidency in a pragmatic initiative focusing on implementation, rather than being an institutional and policy-makers’ exercise only. The mantra of the Estonian Presidency has then been defined as “Health in the Digital Society and the Digital Society for health”, and a Declaration was signed during the high-level eHealth conference in Tallinn in October 2017, presenting a joint vision of the challenges that Europe is facing to modernise its health and care systems.
Focus on bringing value to the citizen and the society.
Digital health requires the cooperation of all.
The movement is open to all organisations wishing to act for better health and wellbeing.
This is not a “talking-shop”. It’s an enabler for large-scale deployment of evidence-based solutions.
The DHS movement is at the “coalface.” The frontline delivery of health services around the world.