Italy: estimated public expenditure on eHealth 2016-2020

The public expenditure on eHealth in Italy is expected to gradually increase until 2020. In 2018, Italy was the fourth European country with the highest eHealth revenues , following Germany, France and the United Kingdom. eHealth refers to the implementation of health care services by using electronic means and processes.  

Electronic Health Record (EHR)

Electronic Health Record (EHR) is an example of eHealth application. EHR is an electronic system containing health information about the population. This information can be consulted and shared by different health care professionals and institutions. The use of EHR is quite common among Italian general practitioners and pediatricians , even though it is not even throughout the different regions. The same thing can be said about citizens using the EHR .

Health Apps

In 2018, the most popular coaching apps among Italians were the ones to monitor lifestyle and vital signs. Regarding information apps , the mainly used were the ones to find near pharmacies and to check the opening times of pharmacies.

Estimated public expenditure on eHealth in Italy from 2016 to 2020

Expenditure in million euros
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Release date

July 2017



Survey time period

2016 to 2018

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