From electronic patient records to telemedicine: The digitalization of healthcare in the countries of the European Union is progressing at different speeds. It is true that there are a large number of promising European initiatives dealing with e-health. However, a clear, European vision is still lacking. In an impulse paper, we are calling for an integrated European e-health strategy. The paper shows why the EU will benefit from a single e-health market – and how a common e-health vision could be successfully implemented.