European Commission President-elect, Ms Ursula von der Leyen, is ready, willing, and able to work with her new team of 26 Commissioners-designate , once the European Parliament gives its consent to the slate. Their start date of work will be 1 November, 2019. There are clearly a busy six weeks of preparation ahead!
To give EHTEL members a flavour of the three new Commissioners-designate whose work is likely to have considerable influence over the areas of digital that are transforming health and care in Europe, here are some insights.
It now feels like the “European e-health area” first hinted at in 2004 is coming to fruition.
On 10 September 2019, each Commissioner-designate received a letter from the President-elect laying out what will be their key assignments.
EHTEL has selected a few highpoints from each of three Commissioners’ provisional portfolios.