eHealth is a priority for European member states as technology can encourage preventative health, help citizens manage their health and social care needs and reduce the cost and utilisation of healthcare. While progress has been made, a number of barriers exist. There is a lack of awareness, understanding and confidence regarding technology amongst some health and other professionals. Better interdisciplinary education in eHealth would address these issues. Both the European Commission and World Health Organization have highlighted the importance of interprofessional education to prepare graduates and upskill the health and care workforce in Europe to facilitate collaborative practice.
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University of Eastern Finnland, Kuopio
University of Porto (Portugal)