eHealth service innovationin eHealth Research & Innovation

An innovation is an idea for a new or improved product/service, process, or system being realised for the first time within an organisation or marketed to external customers. eHealth innovations usually involve the application of new ICT-based technology and applications as well as new or adapted healthcare service processes. Successfully implementing and diffusing these innovations requires specific expertise and experience. This is because the health market is different to other industrial or services markets, on prices (which are often set by external regulators), clients (free selection is usually not possible), referral relationships (building them may be illegal), and quality of services (better may mean fewer customers and less income).

empirica boasts extensive experience in designing, planning, implementing and evaluating eHealth-supported service innovations in health and social care systems. Our concrete involvement and consultancy services cover competencies ranging from socio-economic impact and cost-benefit studies to case analyses of successful eHealth implementations in diverse health system domains, and from clinical trials to assess new medical interventions supported by eHealth applications to a wide spectrum of concrete pilot implementations in diverse regional and national health systems across Europe. We provide complex innovation management on new service design and delivery. We cover new approaches to providing improved and redesigned vertically integrated healthcare, and horizontal integration of health and social care services in which support for activities of daily living and ambient assistive living devices were merged with novel procedures to assure close monitoring and emergency support facilitated by telemonitoring applications. We also develop innovation management strategies for the technical results of European eHealth research and innovation projects.

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First C3-Cloud platform test sessions performed with...

eHealth

C3-Cloud develops platforms for multi-disciplinary team members as well as for patients, to facilitate reconciliation of clinical guidelines for...

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...

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...

„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...

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...

Overcoming care silos - INDEPENDENT project ends...

eCare & Ageing

Overcoming care silos - INDEPENDENT project ends...

eHealth

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...

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...

A Good Start

eCare & Ageing

A Good Start

eHealth

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...

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...

And they are off! INDEPENDENT Newsletter No. 3

eCare & Ageing

And they are off! INDEPENDENT Newsletter No. 3

eHealth

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...

ProeHealth Final Report Now Available

eCare & Ageing

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...

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

eCare & Ageing

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

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...

Integrated eCare: an AAL topic

eCare & Ageing

Integrated eCare: an AAL topic

eHealth

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...

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...

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...

Successful EC workshop on eHealth Business modeling...

eHealth

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

An EHTEL success story: the INDEPENDENT pilot in Ireland

eCare & Ageing

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,...

ProeHealth Study 'First Findings' Workshop Wednesday 9 May -...

eHealth

Going to eHealth Week in Copenhagen?

 

Then join the free ProeHealth 'First Findings' Workshop (complimentary) to be held on Wednesday 9 May in the...

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

eCare & Ageing

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...

Digesting project experience: "Handbook of Ambient Assisted...

eHealth

IOS Press published the "Handbook of Ambient Assisted Living - Technology for Healthcare, Rehabilitation and Well-being" in its Ambient Intelligence...

Better and more efficient care through ICT-enabled...

eHealth

Integrated care for older people spanning across the silos that separate social and health care in many countries can be both more effective and more...

Innovation to Diffusion - Towards successful deployment of...

eHealth

Dr. Karl Stroetmann of empirica GmbH presented initial considerations on the issues and challenges of moving " From Innovation to Diffusion - Towards...

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

eCare & Ageing

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

eHealth

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

"I am more involved in taking care of my health now" -...

eHealth

Since January 2011, a pilot of ICT-supported, integrated social and health care services in running in Veldhoven in the Netherlands. Patients with...

CommonWell at the International Telecare & Telehealth...

eCare & Ageing

CommonWell at the International Telecare & Telehealth...

eHealth

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...

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...

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

eCare & Ageing

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...

European services standard for cross-border healthcare...

eHealth

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

The TEN4Health project has been presented in the eTEN News...

eHealth

15 January 2009 - The article published refers to the TEN4Health workshop on 9 September 2008 in Kiel, Germany.

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

eCare & Ageing

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

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.

Ten4Health workshop results highlights in the media

eHealth

Under the heading "Citizen Services for Borderless Healthcare - EU Workshop Presents Successful Solutions" the publication Hospital Post Europe has...

Citizen Services for Borderless Healthcare TEN4Health...

eHealth

Travelling abroad for pleasure, education, or work has become a natural part of life for many European citizens. Products and services can be bought...

EU Workshop on Market Barriers for Uptake of ICTs for...

eHealth

As part of the ICT+Ageing study, empirica will organise an expert workshop on "Market Barriers for Uptake of ICTs for Independent Living and Active...

Ten4Health project "citizen services for borderless...

eHealth

Ten4Health project on citizen services for borderless healthcare in the European Union presented at the European Ministerial eHealth Conference 2008

The main lesson is that ICT is only part of the solution

eHealth

At the recent European eHealth Conference in Slovenia, an EU commissioned study on the “Socio-economic impact of interoperable electronic health...

Developing Successful Business Cases for Telehealth: An...

eHealth

Organised by the Telemed and eHealth Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine, this half-day workshop will support healthcare commissioners, public and...

Dr. Karl A. Stroetmann, Senior Research Associate with...

eHealth

Dr. Karl A. Stroetmann, Senior Research Associate with empirica, gave an invited key note speech on “Ten4Health: Supporting trans- European healthcare...

"New eHealth Possibilities with the Project Ten4Health"...

eHealth

Ten4Health actively participated with a presentation on "New eHealth Possibilities with the Project Ten4Health" of Dr. Karl A. Stroetmann in the...

Latest results from the empirica-coordinated eTEN project

eHealth

Latest results from the empirica-coordinated eTEN project "Trans-European healthcare support network for Europe’s mobile citizens: Meeting the...

Searching for financing opportunities

eHealth

Our second contributor, Alexander Dobrev from Empirica, looks at financing opportunities in the three phases of the eHealth investment life-cycle, and...

Seamless Healthcare Provision Throughout Europe - the...

eHealth

The TEN4Health project had its kick-off meeting on 1 August 2007 at the AOK Rheinland/Hamburg premises in Grevenbroich....

Optimizing eHealth in B.C. : A discussion Forum. on Friday,...

eHealth

The Event is on Friday 13th July 2007. The Cordula and Günter Paetzold Auditorium. This forum will bring to life two important and pivotal issues in...

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