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Scaling Up Readiness Assessment

EHTEL´s Readiness Assessment for Scaling Up aims to support organisations and local authorities in determining whether they are mature for scaling up innovative services in digital health.
EHTEL´s Readiness Assessment for Scaling Up builds on the knowledge acquired by the partners and eHealth competence centres involved in the Momentum Thematic Network project, a three-year joint action funded by the European Commission. The project ended in January 2015, but the mechanism and business model are still available on a contractual basis to support organisations or local authorities in deploying digital health.

An example of an in-depth assessment undertaken for Scotland is located as a Resource at the bottom of this page.

A Self-assessment Toolkit helps organisations to determine whether they are mature enough to scale up innovative services in digital health. The toolkit was developed by combining the Telemedicine Readiness Self-Assessment Tool (TREAT) and Momentum´s critical success factors.
The toolkit brings together two aspects of assessment: a consultative workshop, and a comprehensive questionnaire. It guarantees that your organisation develops a single shared vision to scaling up innovative services.
Critical success factors for a deployment strategy
  • Ensure leadership through a champion
  • Reach consensus on the advantages of eHealth in meeting compelling needs
  • Collect the resources needed for deployment
  • Critical success factors for managing organisational change
  • Address the needs of the primary clients
  • Involve healthcare professionals and decision-makers
  • Prepare and implement a business plan
  • Prepare and implement a change management plan
  • Position the patient at the centre of the services
Critical success factors from a legal, regulatory, ICT, and security perspective
  • Assess the legal requirements for the services
  • Identify and apply relevant legal and security guidelines
  • Involve legal and security experts
  • Ensure that digital health doers and users are aware of privacy matters
  • Ensure the availability of appropriate information technology and eHealth infrastructures
  • Ensure that the technology is user-friendly
  • Put in place the technology and processes needed to monitor the service
  • Establish and maintain efficient procurement processes
  • Guarantee the technology´s potential for scaling-up
For more information on our services contact us at:
Tel: +32 2 230 1534
Fax: +32 2 230 8440
EHTEL, Avenue de Tervueren 168, Box 2 - B-1150 Brussels, Belgium


  • Workshop Report: Assessment of the Critical Success Factors for Mainstream Adoption of Technology-Enabled Care in Scotland 09 March 2020

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