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empirica research has been at the forefront of European eHealth interoperability developments. To promote common European understanding and goal-oriented discussions, the European Commission sponsored an i2-Health study that defined an initial European Union eHealth Interoperability Framework, which has since gained international recognition. This was later expanded in the European Thematic Network "CALLIOPE" to cover the wider eHealth architectural domain. The semantic interoperability that linguistically disparate medical professionals, patients and others require for exchanging, understanding and acting on patient information and medical knowledge within and across health systems is a core aspect of empirica's work. Medical records need to be technically interoperable, and also to be structured in line with agreed global standards. They should also be semantically coded so that, in many application contexts, they can fully support disease prevention, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, acute healthcare provision, rehabilitation and long-term care, as well as public health services, in a European cross-border context.

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100 Most Influential People in Healthcare Award goes to...

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100 Most Influential People in Healthcare Award goes to...

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Dr. Veli Stroetmann, Head of eHealth Research & Policy at empirica, has been named one of the 100 leading figures in healthcare worldwide.

ScaleAHA Final Report Officially Published

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ScaleAHA Final Report Officially Published

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The ScaleAHA study has publsihed its final report. Scale AHA supported the European Commission in fostering scaling-up of innovations in active and...

Trillium-II: empirica supports the advancement of an...

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Trillium-II builds on the work of Trillium Bridge to facilitate the secure and seamless sharing of International Patient Summaries (IPS) and enabling...

ProEmpower: An innovative diabetes type2 management solution...

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ProEmpower is taking the next steps toward acquiring a personalised diabetes management solution for 12 million type 2 diabetes patients across...

empirica joins WE4AHA to support the EIP on AHA until 2020

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The kick-off of the EU-funded project WE4AHA took place on 7-8 September 2017 in Stockholm. WE4AHA is a new Coordination and Support Action (CSA) for...

ProEmpower: Procuring innovative ICT for patient empowerment...

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ProEmpower: Procuring innovative ICT for patient empowerment...

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empirica is part of the ProEmpower consortium, a new EC funded project which kicked off at the beginning of October 2016.

C3-Cloud: Tackling the multimorbity challenge

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C3-Cloud: Tackling the multimorbity challenge

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empirica is in charge of evaluation as part of the EU funded project "C3-Cloud: A Federated Collaborative Care Cure Cloud Architecture for Addressing...

„From innovation to implementation – eHealth in the WHO...

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The most recent report on eHealth in the WHO European Region, to which empirica contributed, is now officially available.

openMedicine and ALPhA project cooperation

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The openMedicine project and the ALPhA Research Project on Internet Commerce and Pharmaceutical Crime exchanged and discussed their respective...

Cross-border healthcare project epSOS - Provision of...

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Cross-border healthcare project epSOS - Provision of...

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empirica compliments the epSOS project and its 25 participating European countries on the successful conclusion and continued policy impact....

EXPAND - Expanding Health Data Interoperability Services

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On 6th of February 2014 the recently launched EXPAND project – Expanding Health Data Interoperability Services - will hold its kick-off meeting in...

Enabling Europe-wide semantic interoperability: building a...

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Achieving semantic interoperability (SIOP) of electronic health information is a key ambition of projects funded by the European Commission. A recent...

Call for Chapters: Beyond Silos - The why and how of...

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As part of the "Beyond Silos" activies, INDEPENDENT partner empirica edits a book on the topic of integrated eCare. The book will take stock of what...

Legal challenges of interoperable eHealth solutions: special...

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Empirica researchers Dr. Karl A. Stroetmann and Jörg Artmann have contributed an article to a special issue of the European Journal of Biomedical...

Successful EC workshop on eHealth Business modeling...

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In the context of ongoing discussions around the Connecting Europe Facility, the European Commission has held a stakeholder workshop on the long-term...

Europe prepares more effective single market for...

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Empirica has begun work on a study to analyse the feasibility of guidelines for interoperable ePrescription services as part of a wider EC effort to...

eHealth moves ahead in Europe: Reports on eHealth strategies...

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European countries on their journey towards national eHealth infrastructures - evidence of progress and recommendations for cooperative actions is the...

SmartPersonalHealth satellite workshop at the Continua...

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The two-day symposium starting on 17 January in Brussels will explore the options of personal connected health systems in areas such as chronic...

Europe is the global leader in nation-wide implementation of...

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"Europe is leading the rest of the world in advancing towards modern eHealth infrastructures and implementations" was the conclusion of Dr. Karl...

New publication by the European Commission on securing...

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New publication by the European Commission on securing benefits from interoperable Electronic Health Record and ePrescribing systems

First European Convergence Workshop on a pan-European...

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The first European Convergence Workshop aiming at the design of a pan-European eHealth Infostructure will take place at the 10th International Special...

Interoperable eHealth is Worth it - Securing Benefits from...

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Interoperable eHealth is Worth it - Securing Benefits from...

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Health information systems can help make our healthcare systems economically sustainable. The recent EHR IMPACT study shows the importance of...

empirica joins in new European effort to promote personal...

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The European Commission (EC) has selected empirica Communication & Technology Research along with the industry’s global Continua Health Alliance, the...

Ontology-driven semantic interoperability in eHealth:...

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In the framework of the epSOS project, a recent workshop at EC premises dealt with the role of ontology-driven semantic interoperability in eHealth.

epSOS makes a strong first impression

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As part of the management team in epSOS, a unique European initiative for interoperable ePrescriptions and eSummaries that brings together 27 partners...

Access Your Needed Medical Data When Abroad

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Interoperable eHealth in Europe achieves significant momentum through successful epSOS - CALLIOPE co-operation.

Laying the foundations for semantic interoperability in...

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Report from the SemanticHealth project published by the European Commission

European services standard for cross-border healthcare...

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European services standard for cross-border healthcare provision agreed - an important step towards improved healthcare provision for mobile European...

- New study commissioned by the European Union to empirica eHealth experts -

 

Fostering the development and implementation of national eHealth...

ICT standards in the health sector: current situation and...

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This new study about ICT standards in the health sector by empirica provides a structured overview of eHealth standards development and uptake in a...

US report reveals key role for eHealth in the fight against...

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The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) provides a timely reminder of Information Technology's relevance in the fight against...

eHealth initiatives to support medical assistance while...

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On July 2, the European Commission released, as part of the Renewed Social Agenda, two documents with significant importance to suppoting...

Wellcome & Nuffield Trust EHR Symposium

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An expert symposium concerned with ”Critical Issues for Electronic Health Records” was co-hosted by The Nuffield Trust and The Wellcome Trust

On November 06 the ICT for Health Unit organised a series of...

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On 8th November 2006, the last of the three days, the day was devoted to a second thematic workshop on Health Terminologies, which was co-organised...

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