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There is widespread consent that information and communication technology (ICT) can be beneficial to people receiving health and care as well as increase service efficiency. Yet while ICTs are making their way into daily practice and life, developing eCare services that are fit for the market and beneficial for their clients remains a challenging task. Levels of uptake often remain under the expectations of providers, service clients and policy makers let alone is there an equal distribution across European countries.

Factors that contribute to the situation being as it is include the perception of the role, place and value of services such as telecare and telehealth in overall care service provision, fragmentation between different bodies with reimbursement responsibility, technology infrastructure readiness, the challenge of transition from pilot activities to mainstream service provision and many more.

Depending on situation and perspective, these factors can either be regarded as market barriers or as characteristics of the underlying service provision systems. Regardless of what they are called, these factors have to be actively addressed in order to be able to achieve successful and sustainable deployment of eCare services and to fulfil the promises of improved quality of life for older people, people with chronic conditions and family carers, of better quality of care services, and of increased efficiency of service provision.

Working with health and care providers and the IT industry has been a core and continuous activity of empirica since more than 20 years. In the framework of numerous projects we have developed our own successful approach for the design, development and deployment of eCare services. This approach covers requirements analysis, service design and implementation support, socio-economic impact assessment and business model development. It combines scientific and methodological soundness with applicability in challenging real-life contexts.

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MAFEIP study final outcomes

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MAFEIP study final outcomes

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The MAFEIP study (Support Services for the Management and Utilization of Monitoring and Assessment of the EIP-MAFEIP Tool) has been carried out by...

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...

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.

Results from the 2016 Call for Reference Sites of the EIP on...

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Results from the 2016 Call for Reference Sites of the EIP on...

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Here are the results of the 2016 Call for Reference sites supported by empirica.

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...

empirica leads new study on scaling up EIP on AHA

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empirica leads new study on scaling up EIP on AHA

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empirica is carrying out a study on “Support to scaling up of innovations in Active and Healthy Ageing” (Scale-AHA) in close cooperation with EuroRec...

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...

Fortbildung: Innovationsfonds & Co. - mit Fördermitteln neue...

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Fortbildung: Innovationsfonds & Co. - mit Fördermitteln neue...

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Innovative Versorgungsprojekte scheitern häufig an der Finanzierung. Wer dennoch neue Projekte realisieren möchte, dem stehen vielfältige...

European in silico medicine infrastructure established:...

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The final technical review of the VPH-Share project took place on 2-3 July, 2015, in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Simulating an integrated eCare service

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Simulating an integrated eCare service

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Implementing an integrated eCare services requires anticipating numerous positive and negative impacts on a range of stakeholders. The Service...

Evidence and decision making when going beyond pilots

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We learn from the past by looking towards the future. Some of those forward-looking visions are provided by several large-scale initiatives that have...

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...

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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...

Beyond Silos in Care - Seven European Regions Take a Step...

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Seven European regions turn to the challenge of providing better joined-up support to their older population, by bringing social care and healthcare...

Study: empirica among top 20 EU personal health system RTD...

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[Bonn/Brussels, 11 April 2013] empirica is among the top 20 most connected organisations involved in the EU’s RTD activities around personal health...

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...

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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...

Sharing real-time information to support decision-making in...

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The empirica-led INDEPENDENT project is in full swing at the Irish pilot site.

Integrated eCare: an AAL topic

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Integrated eCare: an AAL topic

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Mark Gretton of the University of Hull and Ingo Meyer of empirica show that integrated eCare is a topic fully in line with the AAL paradigm. They...

Integrated eCare supports health and social wellbeing

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Integrated eCare supports health and social wellbeing

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

Support of informal carers more needed than ever

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Family carers respond very positively to the possibility to be able to get timely support from a psychologist thanks to an integrated eCare service...

An EHTEL success story: the INDEPENDENT pilot in Ireland

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An EHTEL success story: the INDEPENDENT pilot in Ireland

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

Successful pioneering: the CommonWell pilots

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Successful pioneering: the CommonWell pilots

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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...

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

Beyond Silos - The Why and How of ICT in Integrated Care...

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Beyond Silos - The Why and How of ICT in Integrated Care...

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Unsynchronised social and health care service delivery leads to inefficiencies, duplication of resources, reduced levels of quality of care, and in...

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...

ASSIST's telemedicine assessment tool showcased at ARTES...

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ASSIST's telemedicine assessment tool showcased at ARTES...

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For the first time the ASSIST project showcased its comprehensive telemedicine self-assessment tool at ESA's application workshop. It raised quite a...

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

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

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[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...

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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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