Simona Guagliardo is Policy Analyst at the European Policy Centre (EPC). She works on EU social policies, in particular, health and care policies. She has written on the digitalisation of health and care, on integrated care and on the role of health policy within the new Commission. She researches cooperation in health, the impact of digitalisation on the health workforce and the sustainability of EU health systems. Prior to joining the EPC, Simona was a Robert Schuman graduate trainee at the European Parliament, DG for Parliamentary Research Services. She also worked as a health management consultant in a private hospital in Italy where she was involved in the analysis of the cost-effectiveness and appropriateness of health care delivery and in the implementation of the electronic health record system.