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Countries across Europe have adopted strategies reflecting the European Digital Health Action Plan, and globally most WHO Member States have by now drafted similar strategies and are creating infrastructures in support of Digital Health 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's DigitalHealthEurope Twinning Scheme showcased at...

Digital Health

The empirica-led twinning scheme in DigitalHealthEurope was the focus of a presentation at the ESPON conference on “The Future of e-Health: designing...

New empirica #SmartHealthSystems study benchmarking 17...

Digital Health

Digital innovations in healthcare systems can prove crucial to improving healthcare provision. To understand where, how and why the digital...

empirica organises two workshops at eHealth Portugal Summit

eCare & Ageing

empirica organises two workshops at eHealth Portugal Summit

Digital Health

Two workshops organised by empirica will take place on the 20 and 21 of March 2019, at the 3rd Portugal eHealth Summit, in Lisbon, Portugal.

DigitalHealthEurope presented at Public Policy Exchange...

eCare & Ageing

DigitalHealthEurope presented at Public Policy Exchange...

Digital Health

On 16 January 2019, the new DigitalHealthEurope project was presented by Dr. Veli Stroetmann, empirica Head of eHealth Research and Policy, at Health...

First Blueprint update available

eCare & Ageing

The Blueprint on Digital Transformation of Health and Care for the Ageing Society has evolved as a result of the work carried out by the Blueprint...

empirica participates in EHTEL workshop showcasing...

eCare & Ageing

On 5 December 2018, a special workshop, intended as a match-making event, was hosted as part of the EHTEL 2018 Symposium "Empowered Partners in Health...

empirica participates in International Patient Summary...

Digital Health

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...

Digital Health

“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...

Digital Health

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...

Digital Health

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 legislative...

Digital Health

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...

Digital Health

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

Digital Health

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...

Digital Health

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

Digital Health

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...

Digital Health

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

Digital Health

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...

Digital Health

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

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

Digital Health

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

Digital Health

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

Digital Health

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

Digital Health

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...

Digital Health

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

European in silico medicine infrastructure established:...

Digital Health

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...

eCare & Ageing

PALANTE Project Final conference: Empowering Patients...

Digital Health

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...

Digital Health

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...

Digital Health

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...

Digital Health

[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

Digital Health

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

eCare & Ageing

ProeHealth Final Report Now Available

Digital Health

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

Digital Health

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

Digital Health

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...

Digital Health

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...

Digital Health

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...

Digital Health

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...

Digital Health

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...

Digital Health

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...

Digital Health

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

Digital Health

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...

Digital Health

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...

Digital Health

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

Digital Health

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...

Digital Health

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...

Digital Health

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

Digital Health

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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