Digital Health Literacy in the Medical Curriculum Statement by the European Medical Students' Association

Digital health literacy and skills of health care professionals are prerequisite competencies for the successful digital transformation of healthcare. In contrast to this, the EMSA survey on eHealth reveals a significant gap between the overall willingness of students to become key players in a meaningful digitisation of healthcare and the competencies and skills they have acquired through their learning. Therefore, EMSA calls to support digital health literacy and health professionals in particular through (1) the implementation of digital health into medical education (2) strengthening interprofessional collaboration and (3) providing European platforms to exchange best practices. At its 29th Autumn Assembly in Athens, Greece, the European Medical Students' Association adopted the policy statement Digital Health in the Medical Curriculum: Addressing the Needs of the Future Health Workforce.Read more: https://emsa-europe.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Digital-Health-in-the-Medical-Curriculum_-Addressing-the-Needs-of-the-Future-Health-Workforce.pdf