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One of the key challenges of European care systems today is to improve the quality, availability, and access to their services. At the same time, the sustainability of present care systems is endangered by the limited availability of financial, human, and other resources, as well as by the spread of chronic diseases among the young and the old, changing ratios of active and retired people and rising expectations of citizens and professionals. ICTs are a promising means to tackle these challenges, but they are often and too easily declared as a fast way out for many problems. Reality is however more complex and a range of barriers exist including uncertainty about the role and relative value of ICT-based solutions in meeting the needs of clients, professional and organisational willingness and capacity to change.

Policy and practice have to rethink, and re-structure existing strategies, directions and operational processes in order to address these challenges and ensure sustainability of our care systems. This needs to be based on a good understanding of the reality of the current situation as regards ICT-supported care provision and existing policies and governance mechanisms.

Against the background of our solid experience from many research and deployment projects and on the basis of both qualitative policy analyses and representative empirical data, we develop strategic concepts, policy recommendations and definitive courses of action for policy makers, service providers interest groups and other civil society organisations. We have extensive experience in the market validation of ICT-based care services and in studies of eHealth and eCare market trends and developments as well as benchmarking and RTD road mapping. We apply business process analyses to new organisational forms or value systems and help clients to analyse and improve their business processes and workflows.

We have provided services to the European Commission, the European Parliament, OECD, WHO, European Space Agency, global industrial players, national and regional governments as well as health & social care service providers. Our work is based on a broad understanding of policy, strategic, clinical, business and socio-economic issues surrounding health and care.

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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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

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 states added value of Swiss electronic patient record

eHealth

A planned electronic patient record in Switzerland would aid the general population and especially the chronically ill. This is the most important...

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

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...

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...

European-American dialogue on eHealth opportunities at...

eHealth

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

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...

Europe prepares more effective single market for...

eHealth

Empirica has begun work on a study to analyse the feasibility of guidelines for interoperable ePrescription services as part of a wider EC effort to...

empirica expert invited by the Greek government to consult...

eHealth

On May 27, 2011, the Greek Ministry of the Interior, Decentralisation and eGovernment organised a national planning workshop on ePrescription:...

World Health Day 2011 on antibiotics resistance

eHealth

Today is World Health Day (WHD) 2011.

The theme of this year's WHD is antimicrobial resistance, which is a lead topic of the European Union...

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...

EuroFound publishes Working Paper by WRC and empirica about...

eCare & Ageing

EuroFound publishes Working Paper by WRC and empirica about...

eSkills & Work

EuroFound publishes Working Paper by WRC and empirica about...

Inclusive Society

The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Dublin, has published a report authored by WRC and empirica on the basis...

Comparative analysis of eHealth in Austria

eHealth

A recent article by the eHealth Strategies team looks at eHealth in Austria from a European perspective

empirica and the Work Research Centre, Dublin have been...

eCare & Ageing

empirica and the Work Research Centre, Dublin have been...

eSkills & Work

empirica and the Work Research Centre, Dublin have been...

Inclusive Society

empirica and the Work Research Centre, Dublin have been awarded and started the second phase of the Work+Care project for the EuroFound

Europe is the global leader in nation-wide implementation of...

eHealth

"Europe is leading the rest of the world in advancing towards modern eHealth infrastructures and implementations" was the conclusion of Dr. Karl...

The European Commission DG INFSO & Media has awared a...

eHealth

The European Commission DG INFSO & Media has awared a contract on "eCareBench - Coping with an ageing population - Learning from good eHealth and...

empirica to co-organise eHealth Workshop on EU-US...

eHealth

On November 12, 2010, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) will convene a stakeholder meeting of the ARGOS eHealth Consortium in...

eHealth Strategies in European Countries: Study validation...

eHealth

On Sept. 16 the European Commission and empirica, in cooperation with the Belgium Presi-dency of the EU, will present the final results of the eHealth...

Study on Social Impacts of ICT in Europe published by the...

eCare & Ageing

The European Commission (EC) has published the results of a in-depth study on the social impacts of ICT, based on available research evidence from...

New publication by the European Commission on securing...

eHealth

New publication by the European Commission on securing benefits from interoperable Electronic Health Record and ePrescribing systems

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...

empirica presents study results "ICT and eHealth use among...

eHealth

empirica presents the results of the study on "ICT and eHealth use among General Practitioners in Europe" at the European Ministerial eHealth...

empirica hosts workshop on Company Initiatives for Working...

eCare & Ageing

Within the context of a study on “Company initiatives for workers with care responsibilities for disabled children or adults”

ValuePlus project presents key results at Swedish presidency...

eHealth

Under the patronage of the Swedish presidency, the ValuePlus project has presented key outcomes of its research on patient invovlement in EC-funded...

empirica's research acknowledged in recent US report on...

eHealth

A recent US report sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and carried out by the Institute for Health Policy (IHP) at Massachusetts General...

DebugIT organises an International Workshop on Information...

eHealth

The International Workshop on Information Technology for Patient Safety, held in conjunction with the 9th International Conference on Information...

Indicators eHealth: French translation of country profile...

eHealth

The French results of the ICT and eHealth survey among General Practitoners are now available in a French translation under the title: "Analyse...

HIT Congress 2009: empirica presents results of eHealth...

eHealth

empirica researcher Jörg Artmann was invited to this year's Health Information Technologies Congress in Paris to present and discuss results of the...

OECD expert meeting on eHealth indicators: empirica invited

eHealth

Both the European Union and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have recognised ICT-facilitated solutions as key enablers for modern, patient-centered...

eHealth Benchmarking study concluded

eHealth

Bonn/Brussels. Quantitative monitoring and benchmarking of eHealth is rather widespread in the European Union.

Financing eHealth study

eHealth

The result of the Financing eHealth study served as input to an article on “eHealth Investment: High Potential Opportunity and Managerial Challenge”...

epSOS makes a strong first impression

eHealth

As part of the management team in epSOS, a unique European initiative for interoperable ePrescriptions and eSummaries that brings together 27 partners...

eHealth use among primary care physicians in Europe of great...

eHealth

eHealth use among primary care physicians in Europe of great international interest - presentation at a conference in Victoria, Canada

Successful workshop on eHealth Benchmarking in Prague

eHealth

Bonn/Prague, 18 February 2009. How widely spread is eHealth monitoring and benchmarking in the EU, Canada and the US? What activities, applications...

Access Your Needed Medical Data When Abroad

eHealth

Interoperable eHealth in Europe achieves significant momentum through successful epSOS - CALLIOPE co-operation.

eHealth in Action - Report on eHealth good practice in...

eHealth

The three-year Good eHealth project is proud to present a collection of good practice case stud-ies from 30 European countries.

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 second Financing eHealth workshop, ”Procuring for health benefits: critical factors for beneficial deployment of innovative eHealth and...

- New study commissioned by the European Union to empirica eHealth experts -

 

Fostering the development and implementation of national eHealth...

The ICT & Ageing project publishes Preliminary Findings

eHealth

On the occasion of the e-Inclusion Ministerial Conference in Vienna/Austria (30 Nov–2 Dec, 2008) the ICT & Ageing project, coordinated by empirica,...

ICT standards in the health sector: current situation and...

eHealth

This new study about ICT standards in the health sector by empirica provides a structured overview of eHealth standards development and uptake in a...

US report reveals key role for eHealth in the fight against...

eHealth

The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) provides a timely reminder of Information Technology's relevance in the fight against...

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.

Empirica's eHealth projects feature in European Commission's...

eHealth

The European Commission recently published the Mid-Term Review of its i2010 strategy, a policy-framework for the information society.

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...

Empirica researchers present at this year's TeleMed &...

eHealth

This year's TeleMed & eHealth 2008 Conference of the British Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) will take place on the 24th and the 25th of November in...

eHealth initiatives to support medical assistance while...

eHealth

On July 2, the European Commission released, as part of the Renewed Social Agenda, two documents with significant importance to suppoting...

Advisory Board meeting took place at the European...

eHealth

Advisory Board meeting of the "eHealth Benchmarking" study took place at the European Ministerial eHealth Conference 2008

empirica presents results of "EHR IMPACT and Financing...

eHealth

empirica presents results of the EHR IMPACT and Financing eHealth studies at the European Ministerial eHealth Conference 2008

European Commission publishes the results of the empirica...

eHealth

Survey takes pulse of e-Health in Europe and prescribes wider ICT use among doctors - European Commission publishes the results of the empirica "Pilot...

eHealth Benchmarking the second phase study to develop...

eHealth

After having successfully won the call for tender on the study for the first phase (Pilot on eHealth Indicators), a study including a survey of more...

Large Success of the Third European Conference "Silver...

eHealth

Large Success of the Third European Conference "Silver Economy in Europe 2007" in Seville with a good practice award for the Limousin region in France

6th issue of the SEN@ER newsletter published

eHealth

The newsletter contains again a lot of interesting information on relevant Silver Economy issues from all over the European Union and its regions. A...

empirica experts contribute to eHealth COMPASS Special Issue...

eHealth

As was recently observed by Viviane Reding, European Commissioner for Information Society and Media, "ICT systems that provide timely information can...

eHealth ERA project concluded - all reports online

eHealth

The eHealth ERA project has been concluded successfully. Funded by the European Commission, DG Information Society and Media, eHealth ERA investigated...

Invitation to the European Good Practice in eHealth Workshop...

eHealth

Deloitte, together with empirica and the European Commission, will present an upbeat view of the Exchange of Good Practices in eHealth during a half...

What use do European General Practitioners make of eHealth?...

eHealth

Three quarters of European General Practitioners in the EU15 were already active internet users and online in 2002, as was revealed by a Eurobarometer...

eHealth for Safety final report is released

eHealth

V. N. Stroetmann, J.-P. Thierry, K. A. Stroetmann, A. Dobrev eHealth for Safety - Impact of ICT on Patient Safety and Risk Management 25 September...

eHealth ERA provides contact details to eHealth RTD...

eHealth

The website of the eHealth ERA project now provides contact data about organisations promoting or conducting eHealth research and technology...

First eHealth country reports now available at eHealth ERA...

eHealth

The database of the eHealth ERA project (http://www.ehealth-era.org), co-ordinated by empirica, now includes a first set of extended country reports.

"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...

New brochure "Information Society and Health: Linking...

eHealth

The European Commission's brochure "Information Society and Health: Linking European Policies" has been produced by Information Society Policy Link...

3rd European Silver Economy Conference in Andaluci

eHealth

The Department of Equality and Social Welfare of the Junta de Andalucía will organise the 3rd SEN@ER Conference in the Palacio de Exposiciones y...

eHealth priorities and strategies in European countries

eHealth

eHealth matters to the whole of Europe: All European countries undertake great efforts to improve access, quality and efficiency of their health...

Database of eHealth strategies and priorities in European...

eHealth

A database with documents about European eHealth priorities and strategies is now available at the website of the EU-funded project eHealth ERA...

SeniorWatch II - Assessment of the senior market for ICT -...

eCare & Ageing

The SeniorWatch study is aimed at assessing and measuring changes in the ICT market for older people, which occurred since 2002 when the first...

Workshop "The Contribution of ICTs to Equal Opportunities...

eHealth

Workshop "The Contribution of ICTs to Equal Opportunities...

eSkills & Work

A one day workshop organised by the eInclusion@EU project with support of the European Commission on 30 November 2006 in Brussels, Belgium

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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