Business developmentin eHealth Research & Innovation

Information and communication technology applications and devices play an increasing role in providing better healthcare, particularly to chronically ill patients, and aid in the care for older people. Citizens are empowered to become co-producers of their health. Older, frail people can be supported in their activities of daily living. They stay independent and at home for longer. Today, a wide variety of telehealth, telemedicine and telecare systems, devices and applications have become available. Often, however, successful innovation and diffusion are impeded by lack of knowledge about the users – both citizens and professionals -, about integration into patient and social care workflows, and about the specificities of health and social care markets.

empirica helps clients to develop RTD and service concepts, and supports user-centred design and business modelling. We analyse implementation strategies and help to acquire funding for the early phases of product development. We mediate dialogue with potential users – patients, care professionals or providers – to improve usability and usefulness of the product, and we explore reimbursement options with political stakeholders and third-party payers.

We undertake market research, and investigate potential value chains and core value propositions for future clients. Our comprehensive SWOT analyses underpin the development of business cases and the drafting of exploitation and business plans. Analysis of a venture from the point of view of diverse stakeholders makes it possible to assess respective benefits and costs, and facilitates identifying stakeholders who may act as veto players and hinder change. We develop strategies to overcome resistance, assist in change management, and support re-engineering care processes.

Our extensive experience dates back to 1989. empirica initiated and fully implemented the first world-wide interactive broadband video telephony project based on cable TV. The service supported the care for special needs of frail 70-to-90-year-olds in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. In 2000 empirica was involved in another worldwide first, a long-term randomised controlled trial of a home telemonitoring system for heart failure patients, in 12 hospitals in three member states.

We support industries in the development and market validation phase of their products. Companies such as AGFA, Alere Inc., Cisco, Hewlett Packard, INTEL, Philips, and Tunstall, have been among our customers.

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empirica pre-commercial procurement project ProEmpower...

eHealth

empirica pre-commercial procurement project ProEmpower...

eCare & Ageing

The ProEmpower pre-commercial procurement (PCP) started its second phase in July 2018. After three months of preparations, the first version of...

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

Research & Innovation

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...

New version of the MAFEIP Tool

eCare & Ageing

New version of the MAFEIP Tool

eHealth

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

empirica pre-commercial procurement project ProEmpower...

eHealth

Three contractors will continue to phase 2 of ProEmpower PCP, a project which will procure an innovative ICT-based diabetes management solution for...

empirica leads innovation and project management in new AI...

eHealth

empirica is part of the consortium of PRECISE4Q: Personalised Medicine by Predictive Modelling in Stroke for better Quality of Life.

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...

ProEmpower: An innovative diabetes type2 management solution...

eHealth

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

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...

ProEmpower: Procuring innovative ICT for patient empowerment...

eCare & Ageing

ProEmpower: Procuring innovative ICT for patient empowerment...

eHealth

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

eCare & Ageing

C3-Cloud: Tackling the multimorbity challenge

eHealth

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

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...

Simulating an integrated eCare service

eCare & Ageing

Simulating an integrated eCare service

eHealth

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

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

eHealth

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

Patient's can be treated more efficiently with HeartCycle

eHealth

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...

Successful global Webinar on Assessing Clinical and Economic...

eHealth

The validation of Virtual Physiological Human (VHP) simulation models and the assessment of their potential clinical and socio-economic impact on both...

empirica health technology assessment methodology presented...

eCare & Ageing

empirica health technology assessment methodology presented...

eHealth

The leading European scientific eHealth conference, "Medical Informatics Europe - MIE2011, took place in Oslo from August 28 to 31, 2011 and...

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...

The ASSIST telemedicine assessment tool and method are ready...

eCare & Ageing

The ASSIST telemedicine assessment tool and method are ready...

eHealth

ASSIST, a study funded by the European Space Agency, has made substantial progress during the last twelve months: The knowledge gained from an...

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

eCare & Ageing

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

eHealth

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

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,...

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