EU funded projects
EHTEL actively supports and contributes to strategic EU-funded or co-funded projects. Current projects include: EU*US eHealth Work on Global eHealth workforce development; Scirocco - Scaling Integrated Care in Context; PROGRESSIVE, JAseHN and ValueHealth. Recent projects were Antilope - Adoption and take up of standards and profiles for eHealth Interoperability; MOMENTUM - European Momentum for Mainstreaming Telemedicine Deployment in Daily Practice; United4Health - UNIversal solutions in TElemedicine Deployment for European HEALTH care, RENEWING HeALTH and SUSTAINS. This section also holds an archive of projects that provided significant results to the activities of EHTEL and the eHealth community.
The EU*US eHealth Work project (Sept 2016 to Feb 2018) measures, informs, educates, and advances activities, skills and actors in the eHealth workforce. The project will utilise its “network of networks” to create an enduring legacy in eHealth workforce development. EHTEL is member to the project consortium.
SCIROCCO aims to develop the Maturity Model into a validated and tested self-assessment tool that will facilitate the successful scaling up and transfer of good practices in integrated care across European regions. The project will explore how matching the complementary strengths and weaknesses of regions can deliver two major benefits: 1) A strong basis for successful twinning and coaching that facilitates shared learning; 2) A practical support for the scaling up of good practices that promote active and healthy ageing and participation in the community.
United4Health aims to exploit and further deploy innovative telemedicine services implemented and trialled under the RENEWING HEALTH project. A limited number of interventions have been selected from the basket of those already validated or under validation in RENEWING HEALTH; they will be trialled in 15 regions to guarantee aggregation of data and comparability of results.
Momentum is a platform where key players in telemedicine share their knowledge and experience in deploying telemedicine services into routine care.
ENGAGED (www.engaged-innovation.eu) is a Thematic Network that will build a learning community of stakeholders, from different backgrounds and from across different European countries, to nurture the emergence of innovative and sustainable active and healthy ageing (AHA) services that make best use of technology.
The European Commission launched the Thematic Network project Antilope in 2013 in order to promote the use of standards and profiles for eHealth interoperability and foster their adoptions across the European Union.
SUSTAINS comprises a rich basket of services based on giving citizens online access to their Electronic Health Records (EHR). The services proposed have been distilled from the experience of regions which have already pioneered such access and aim to enhance the quality of care through developing the patient/healthcare professional and to harvest the rewards of increased efficiency and economy that arise from such access.
The eHealth Governance Initiative - eHGI (www.ehgi.eu) is working to establish a governance structure for eHealth within Europe in order to ensure continuity of healthcare both at home and across borders.
RENEWING HeALTH (REgioNs of Europe WorkINg toGether for HEALTH) aims at implementing large-scale real-life test beds for the validation and subsequent evaluation of innovative telemedicine services using a patient-centred approach and a common rigorous assessment methodology. It involves 9 of the most advanced regions in the implementation of health-related ICT services, where service solutions are already operational at local level for the telemonitoring and the treatment of chronic patients suffering from diabetes, chronic obstrutive pulmonary or cardiovascolar diseases.
CALLIOPE has been set up by the EU-funded Thematic Network "CALLIOPE - Creating a European coordination network for eHealth interoperability implementation" The project was launched on 1 June 2008 with a duration of 30 months. The main goal of the CALLIOPE Network has been to produce value for decision makers for national eHealth implementations. CALLIOPE comprises a dedicated forum where decision makers, implementers, professionals, patients and other stakeholders can share visions, experiences and good practices on how to establish interoperable eHealth services.
The term ETHICAL is the acronym for "Promoting International Debate on Ethical Implications of Data collection, use and retention for Biometric and Medical Applications". The projects' mission is to be an effective mechanism for societal partners’ engagement in enhancing the debate on ethical implications of data collection, use and retention in medical and biometric applications, in order to create a consensus and a roadmap towards a secure environment and simultaneously no compromise in human rights respect.