On 28th of September at the Regional Webinar “European mHealth Hub Support, representatives of the SEE Governments had the opportunity to explore the benefits of mHealth deployment in the national health systems and to share experience with Western Balkan Economies on digital solutions developed by the Hub”.
mHealth is considered to be a strategic area of eHealth approaches, and one important tool for tackling the healthcare challenges the health systems are facing. Its potential is recognized to increase prevention and improve quality of life, contribute to a more efficient and sustainable healthcare, and empower patients by giving them a participatory role.
Around 30 participants from the SEEHN Secretariat, RCC, WHO, European mHealth Innovation and Knowledge Hub, EC, ITU Office for Europe and representatives of Western Balkan Economies engaged in open discussions to exchange views on the digitalization potential on the transformation of health care systems.
The Webinar highlighted the experience and expertise of the mHealth Hub in building countries’ capacity and provide practical assistance to plan, implement and scale national mHealth programs, according to the countries’ needs. All stakeholders committed to build on the momentum and take further steps aimed at scaling up evidence-based digital and mobile health solutions. There are common possibilities for future partnerships to be explored, and by working collaboratively with the mHealth Hub it will allow learning and sharing knowledge and will provide mechanisms to boost the uptake of eHealth solutions within the Western Balcans – and beyond, and to support Western Balkan economies in specific benefits regarding mHealth.