On 31st March 2022, the Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) Platform, hosted a multi-stakeholder virtual event with over 100 registrants entitled “How can digitalising health services reduce the societal impact of pain?” The event was supported by MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen (EPP, Finland); and MEP Susana Solís Pérez (Renew, Spain). The event report and slides are now available on the SIP website.
During the event, speakers and participants discussed the recommendations from SIP’s Position Paper on Digital Health: Pain Assessment and Quality Indicators, which highlighted the importance of European institutions and national governments taking appropriate actions in the area of digital health and pain. The aim of this event was to identify gaps in digital health policies for people living with pain, and to provide recommendations for an effective implementation.
The Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) platform is a multi-stakeholder partnership led by the European Pain Federation EFIC and Pain Alliance Europe (PAE), which aims to raise awareness of pain and change pain policies. The platform provides opportunities for discussion for health care professionals, pain advocacy groups, politicians, healthcare insurance providers, representatives of health authorities, regulators, and budget holders.