The purpose of the Strategy is to provide an outline of eHealth and demonstrate how the individual citizen, the Irish healthcare delivery systems – both public and private – and the economy as a whole will benefit from eHealth.
It shows how the proper introduction and utilisation of eHealth will ensure:
the patient is placed at the centre of the healthcare delivery system and becomes an empowered participant in the provision and pursuit of their health and wellbeing
the successful delivery of health systems reform and the associated structural, financial and service changes planned
the realisation of health service efficiencies including optimum resource utilisation
Ireland’s healthcare system can respond to the challenge defined by the EU task force report - Redesigning health in Europe for 2020 - to ensure that in the future all EU citizens have access to a high level of healthcare, anywhere in the Union, and at a reasonable cost to our healthcare systems
the potential of eHealth as a driver for economic growth and development can be realised