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Countries across Europe have adopted strategies reflecting the European eHealth Action Plan, and globally most WHO Member States have by now drafted similar strategies and are creating infrastructures in support of eHealth applications. Through numerous studies and projects, empirica has supported these efforts, at regional, national or the European Union level. We have also carried out studies commissioned by WHO, the Commonwealth Office, and the European Space Agency, or concerned with sub-Sahara Africa.

Our emphasis is not so much on the technology as on barriers and enablers beyond technology. The focus is on integrating the views and expectations of stakeholder groups directly involved or impacted, and the benefits and costs to them, as well as on infrastructure elements and generic solutions in support of health policy priorities and interoperability requirements for patient data exchange, public health priorities, and clinical research. At the governance level, we have analysed administrative responsibility and competence centers, stakeholder engagement, legal and regulatory facilitators, financing and reimbursement, and evaluation activities. Cross-country challenges include patient summaries and electronic health records, ePrescription, telehealth, electronic identifiers, and eCards, as well standardisation. We identified seven key success factors: health policy vision and leadership, focus on health professional and stakeholder engagement and needs, establishment of strong trust by all actors, regional rather than national focus, reliable infrastructure components, training, and guidance and control through impact assessment and evaluation.

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empirica participates in International Patient Summary...

eHealth

On 15-16 October 2018, empirica was part of a the Trillium II team present at the 5th European Union Module Exercise (EU MODEX-Ro) in Bucharest,...

empirica present at 3rd Africa Health Business Symposium in...

eHealth

“Achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Africa: Stronger Together” was the topic of the 3rd Africa Health Business Symposium in Johannesburg,...

Digital Health in Africa – Implementation Guide published by...

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Digital Health in Africa – Implementation Guide published by...

eHealth

In recent months, empirica Communication & Technology Research Institute in Bonn, Germany, developed a Guide on a “Digital Health Ecosystem for...

empirica projects CareWell and BeyondSilos among most...

eHealth

empirica projects CareWell and BeyondSilos among most...

eCare & Ageing

On 21 March 2018 a new European Commission study titled “Impact of EU-Funded Research and Innovation on ICT for Active and Health Ageing - The Top 25...

EU Health Commissioner Andriukaitis praises legislatives...

eHealth

In order to combat the danger of falsified medicines entering the EU supply chain, the European Parliament and the Council issued a Falsified...

empirica to lead innovation management in new Artificial...

eHealth

empirica is lending its expertise in socio-economic modelling and innovation management to a new in silico modeling initiative, Back-UP, launched at...

MAFEIP study final outcomes

eHealth

MAFEIP study final outcomes

eCare & Ageing

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...

eCare & Ageing

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

eHealth

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...

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

eHealth

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

empirica joins WE4AHA to support the EIP on AHA until 2020

eHealth

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...

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

eCare & Ageing

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

eHealth

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

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

eHealth

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

empirica leads new study on scaling up EIP on AHA

eCare & Ageing

empirica leads new study on scaling up EIP on AHA

eHealth

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

eHealth

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

openMedicine at EXPAND project final conference

eHealth

openMedicine contributed to Lisbon eHealth Week and the final event of the European EXPAND project.

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

eCare & Ageing

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

eHealth

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

European in silico medicine infrastructure established:...

eHealth

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

PALANTE Project Final conference: Empowering Patients...

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PALANTE Project Final conference: Empowering Patients...

eHealth

On the 23rd of June 2015 at the Committee of the Regions facilities in Brussels, the PALANTE project organised a comprehensive conference on patient...

Final report of the Evaluative Study on the Cross-Border...

eHealth

The final report of the Evaluative Study on the Cross-Border Healthcare Directive (2011/24/EU), co-authored by empirica GmbH, KPMG Advisory Spa and...

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

eCare & Ageing

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

eHealth

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

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

eHealth

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

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...

A European Benchmarking of eHealth and eCare

eCare & Ageing

A European Benchmarking of eHealth and eCare

eHealth

eHealth and eCare are still some distance away from being widely available within and across the European Union. Outcomes of a major Benchmarking...

ProeHealth Final Report Now Available

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ProeHealth Final Report Now Available

eHealth

The ProeHealth study has now come to an end. The aim of the ProeHealth study was to enhance the procurement of ICT solutions for healthcare by...

Outputs from the ProeHealth Validation Workshop

eHealth

The Proehealth Validation Workshop gathered a mix of stakeholders from the eHealth field and provided a platform for debating procurement approaches...

ProeHealth Validation Workshop 17th September 2012

eHealth

The Proehealth Validation Workshop is an ideal platform for debating procurement approaches for eHealth solutions. It will gather a mix of policy...

Legal challenges of interoperable eHealth solutions: special...

eHealth

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

European-American dialogue on eHealth opportunities at...

eCare & Ageing

European-American dialogue on eHealth opportunities at...

eHealth

With about 135,000 visitors from around the globe, the MEDICA World Forum for Medicine is the largest and most important European and international...

Swiss Government public consultation on draft law on...

eHealth

As of 16. September 2011, the Swiss Government (Bundesrat) has opened a public consultation on a preliminary draft of the law on the electronic...

empirica wins European Union project on Reform of Financing...

eHealth

Reform of Financing Secondary Healthcare in Bosnia and Herzegovina is a project to enhance the efficiency of health care services in Bosnia and...

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

eHealth

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

Legal eHealth Challenges in National eHealth Strategies at...

eHealth

empiricas Senior Research Associate Dr. Karl Stroetmann presented an overview of the status quo and progress made on privacy and data protection...

eHealth in Switzerland

eCare & Ageing

eHealth in Switzerland

eHealth

Recommendations to sucessfully meet implementation challenges in a federal context

The Swiss Medical Informatics journal publishes article with...

eCare & Ageing

The Swiss Medical Informatics journal publishes article with...

eHealth

empirica researchers Karl Stroetmann, Alexander Dobrev, Jörg Artmann and Rainer Thiel report on the results of their critical review of the Swiss...

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

eCare & Ageing

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

eHealth

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

The secrets of eHealth success

eHealth

Dr Karl Stroetmann’s talk given at the EHTEL/EUROREC symposium held as part of the World of Health IT 08 conference was highlighted by Jon Hoeksma,...

Empirica's research in the eInclusion domain features...

eCare & Ageing

Empirica's research in the eInclusion domain features...

eHealth

Empirica's research in the eInclusion domain features...

Inclusive Society

Three projects with empirica lead or participation feature among others in a new e-inclusion brochure edited by the European Commission.

"Pilot on eHealth Indicators" study awarded to empirica by...

eCare & Ageing

"Pilot on eHealth Indicators" study awarded to empirica by...

eHealth

In this study for the European Commission DG INFSO and Media a survey of almost 6,000 primary care physicians on their use of ICT and internet for...

Hospital survey presentation at WoHIT

eCare & Ageing

Hospital survey presentation at WoHIT

eHealth

At the World of Health IT conference in Geneva, 10 - 13 October 2006, empirica consultant Stefan Lilischkis presented findings from the e-Business...

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