EuroRec: Euroropean institute for health records


Establishing the value and business model for sustainable eHealth services in Europe

VALUeHEALTHVALUeHEALTH is an EU funded R&D project within the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme. VALUeHEALTH will establish how eHealth interoperability can create, deliver, and capture value for all stakeholders, to justify a sustainable market in scaling up cross-border interoperability. We will develop an evidence-based business plan for sustainable interoperability, with sustainable revenue streams for developing and operating self-funding priority pan-European eHealth Services beyond 2020.

VALUeHEALTH comprises a rich multi-stakeholder consortium of experienced partners and funded experts, to bring together many essential viewpoints to undertake the work plan and - importantly - to endorse and champion its results.

Starting with those already approved by the eHealth Network for the CEF [1], we will work with multiple stakeholders though a robust methodology to prioritise use cases relevant to Member States for cross-border and also within border health service business needs.

We will design an over-arching business model and multiple stakeholder Value Propositions for European scale interoperability, define the multisided market needed to sustain investments in interoperability services, perform state of the art Cost Benefit Assessment and risk assessments, and from this develop a strategic plan for sustainability.

We will define the interfaces, standards and platform services and tools needed to deliver the prioritised use cases, and from this derive a design and deployment roadmap for the essential generic and healthcare specific services. We will provide a gap analysis of standards, specifications and translations plus their urgency of need and estimated costs.
We will collate European experience of success strategies for promoting high-quality structured and coded EHRs, and of organisational changes needed to capitalise on richly interoperable health records, to produce a roadmap of scale-up adoption strategies, recommended incentives and who should fund them.

Finally, we will integrate and validate these results to produce a definitive Business Plan and Strategy for taking forward public-private investment in digital eHealth services, as clear guidance to the CEF on how it may construct its digital service infrastructure Building Blocks for health, to ensure maximum value and optimal sustainability beyond 2020. This will not only include the costs and revenues, and their timelines, but the strategies needed to derive value from them - which is vital to justify sustainability.


[1] CEF: Connecting Europe Facility (





Participant no. Participant organisation name Participant short name Country
1 European Institute for Health Records EuroRec FR
2 Ministère des Affaires Sociales et de la Santé FRNA FR
3 Health & Social Care Information Centre HSCIC UK
5 Regione Lombardia Lombardy IT
6 Serviços Partilhados do Ministério da Saúde SPMS PT
7 empirica Gesellschaft für Kommunikations- und Technologieforschung mbH EMPIRICA DE
8 Data Mining International DMI CH
9 Research in Advanced Medical Informatics and Telematics RAMIT BE
Facts & Figures
Call: H2020-PHC-2014-single-stage
Type of Action: CSA
Full title: Establishing the value and business model for sustainable eHealth services in Europe
Project Agreement No: 643847
Duration: 24 months
Start Date: 2015-04-01
End Date: 2017-03-31
Estimated Project Cost: €999.818
Requested EU Contribution: €849.755


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