Demographic change, chronic diseases and personalised care demand new approaches to health and social care delivery. The safety, sustainability, and cost-efficiency of our care systems need to be improved. The application of advanced ICT and medico-technical innovations can make a major contribution towards achieving these goals.
EU member states are developing national eHealth policies and strategies to implement national roadmaps, following on from the European Commission's 2004 Communication on “eHealth – making healthcare better for European citizens: An action plan for a European eHealth Area”.
Creating a Single European Health Market delivering high quality, safe and easily accessible health services for every citizen is a core policy goal of the European Union. Advanced eHealth solutions play a central role in realising this.
Modern health systems depend on interaction between many distinct but interacting providers, including general practitioners, specialists, hospitals, laboratories, and pharmacies. Information exchange among them is vital for quality, safe, and efficient service delivery, and interoperability among their ICT systems is necessary to support the collaboration.
In silico medicine is the use of computer simulation in treating human disease. We support the global biomedical computational modelling community through related health policy analysis, strategy development, impact assessment, exploitation scenarios and business case development.
Centring care around the patient has long been a goal, but is only slowly becoming a reality. We develop concepts and provide state of the art knowledge about technology's capacity for catalysing this vision.
Doing business in eHealth is challenged by multi-sided markets. We tackle this by taking a holistic view of your business, integrating human, clinical, economic and technical factors. We guide you from research to market.
Successful eHealth innovations and their wide diffusion play a key role in the modernisation of our health systems. In support of the deployment of new services, empirica undertakes cost-benefit assessments, innovation management and business modelling, and exploitation planning tasks.