Person-centred carein eHealth Research & Innovation

Person-centred care means re-designing healthcare services so that there is cooperation amongst all actors with a focus on the patient. It requires information to be integrated so that across the entire range of actors, support is efficiently and effectively provided to patients to enable them to play a bigger role in their own health and wellness. The principal target beneficiaries are members of the ageing population, for whom integrated care can help in chronic disease management, particularly by assisting compliance with treatment - often when patients are receiving multiple simultaneous therapies. Technical issues such as clinical data management and standardisation and re-use of information are improved, and organisational change permits new clinical routines. Full adjustment to patient-centred care also requires tackling issues arising from market fragmentation, reimbursement models that do not provide the right incentives, or obsolete requirements that preclude virtual consultation or remote monitoring.

empirica has for many years shaped and supported the international discussion on the development of person-centred care. We work with healthcare providers in the practical implementation of integrated care systems. We evaluate the effectiveness of patient empowerment measures. We are at the heart of policy developments like the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing. We develop business models for marketing personal health systems. We actively shape research by participating in eHealth Innovation, an EU-funded Thematic Network. We facilitate standardisation and interoperability as a member of the Continua Health Alliance, and we are a founding member of the Institute of Excellence for Semantic Interoperability. We combine research excellence with practical application.

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

eCare & Ageing

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

eCare & Ageing

ScaleAHA Final Report Officially Published

eHealth

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

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...

Overcoming care silos - INDEPENDENT project ends...

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Overcoming care silos - INDEPENDENT project ends...

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Overcoming care silos - INDEPENDENT project ends...

Inclusive Society

Care for older people does not have to be disjointed and inefficient. 7 European regions show the way to successful integration of social, health and...

Patient's can be treated more efficiently with HeartCycle

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The socio-economic impact assessment based on a multi-centre clinical trial showed that patient’s can be treated more effectively as well as more...

A Good Start

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A Good Start

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SmartCare partners meet for the first time in Triest in Northern Italy. 42 partners from regions all over Europe have decided to not miss out on the...

And they are off! INDEPENDENT Newsletter No. 3

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And they are off! INDEPENDENT Newsletter No. 3

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Six integrated eCare pilots up and running and more in this third issue of the INDEPENDENT newsletter.

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

eCare & Ageing

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...

Integrated eCare supports health and social wellbeing

eCare & Ageing

Integrated eCare supports health and social wellbeing

eHealth

At the Hull pilot site of empirica-led project INDEPENDENT, Tunstall myclincs, specially enhanced for the INDEPENDENT project, have been placed in...

An EHTEL success story: the INDEPENDENT pilot in Ireland

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An EHTEL success story: the INDEPENDENT pilot in Ireland

eHealth

empirica-led project INDEPENDENT was invited by EHTEL to submit a success story for presentation on the EHTEL website.

Successful pioneering: the CommonWell pilots

eCare & Ageing

Successful pioneering: the CommonWell pilots

eHealth

A recent article on eHealth News describes one of the successful CommonWell pilots, delivering intergated telecare and telehealth in Milton Keynes,...

Making integrated eCare a reality - CommonWell comes to a...

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Making integrated eCare a reality - CommonWell comes to a...

eHealth

After more than three years of work, empirica-coordinated project CommonWell now shows a way how integrated eCare services can become a reality across...

CommonWell at the International Telecare & Telehealth...

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CommonWell at the International Telecare & Telehealth...

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Members of the CommonWell team will attend the International Telecare & Telehealth Conference 2011 on 14 - 16 November 2011 in London to present first...

Making integrated social and health care provision a reality...

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Making integrated social and health care provision a reality...

eHealth

[Bielefeld, Malaga, Veldhoven, Milton Keynes. 1 February 2011] - In four countries in Europe, CommonWell's integrated social and health care services...

EU project CommonWell launched to improve quality of life...

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EU project CommonWell launched to improve quality of life...

eHealth

EU project CommonWell launched to improve quality of life for older people and support independent living though integration of health and social care

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