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The landmark 2011 “Directive on patients' rights in cross-border healthcare” not only marked a new phase in European Union engagement in health policy, boosted by European Court of Justice rulings about basic freedoms in a single market, including freedom of movement. It also provided the first legal base for eHealth. As a result, obligations, opportunities and incentives have been created for ICT applications - to improve patient-data access and exchange across borders, for patients both in emergency situations and when seeking planned healthcare from a specialist in another member state.

Through numerous studies and projects, empirica has been pivotal in supporting the provision of cross-border healthcare facilitated by ICT. The involvement has included the 25-country epSOS pilot, developing Smart Open Services (for patient data summaries and electronic prescriptions) for European Patients; the openMedicine project Meeting the challenge of open access to medicinal products across the Union; participation in the Evaluative Study on the Cross-border Healthcare Directive; and the study supporting The set-up of guidelines in support of European ePrescription interoperability.

In addition, we have been involved in the  eHealth Strategies project to monitor the development and implementation of eHealth Strategies of all EU Member States, the ASSIST study on the development of an AsseSSment and evaluatIon toolS for Telemedicine to assist the European Space Agency ( ESA) and its industry partners to better focus R&D and business development on initiatives that have clear and objective added value  as well as the ARGOS eHealth  EU-USA project on a Transatlantic Observatory for Meeting Global Health Policy Challenges through ICT-Enabled Solutions should be mentioned.

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empirica participates in International Patient Summary...

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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,...

New version of the MAFEIP Tool

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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 projects CareWell and BeyondSilos among most...

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empirica projects CareWell and BeyondSilos among most...

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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...

100 Most Influential People in Healthcare Award goes to...

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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.

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...

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

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The most recent report on eHealth in the WHO European Region, to which empirica contributed, is now officially available.

openMedicine and ALPhA project cooperation

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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

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openMedicine contributed to Lisbon eHealth Week and the final event of the European EXPAND project.

Cross-border healthcare project epSOS - Provision of...

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Cross-border healthcare project epSOS - Provision of...

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empirica compliments the epSOS project and its 25 participating European countries on the successful conclusion and continued policy impact....

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