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E-health has the potential to promote a philosophy where patients are put first through innovation. E-health also bares a signature of solidarity, building the technological bridge to reach its patients because it considers timing and health information availability a must for a healthier Europe.
Overall, e-health reduces the risk of error in both prescription issue and processing, empowering patients and optimizing services and continuity of care. However, when looking towards the future of the EU healthcare policy, usability and accessibility stand out as barriers of implementation which need to be tackled with more urgency as we are facing many demographic and health-related challenges.