Final approval of the Swiss National eHealth Strategy

The Swiss Federal Council approved the National eHealth Strategy (2007-2015) proposed by the Swiss Federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA). It is in special based on the consultation report regarding the Swiss eHealth status and actions submitted by FDHA to the Federal Council in December 2006.

The Swiss National Strategy recognizes that Switzerland has an advanced eHealth level of development but in general it is on delay comparing with foreign realizations and activities in this sector. New focus would be to develop high quality eHealth (Healthcare IT) solutions with improved efficiency and in special with sound financial advantages.

The mentioned National eHealth Strategy (2007-2015) can be downloaded from the Federal Office of Public Health web site (eHealth Branch), it is accessible at the moment only in German.

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About the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH
The overriding aim of the FOPH is to promote and maintain the good health of all people living in Switzerland. On the one hand, it seeks to promote people’s awareness and thereby enable them to take responsibility for their own health. On the other, it wants a general and consistent improvement of everyone’s health through health promotion, disease prevention and health protection campaigns and the curing of illnesses and alleviation of suffering caused by disease and accidents. For further information, please visit www.bag.admin.ch

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