eHealth Innovation Thematic Network
Scaling up eHealth facilitated personalised health services: Developing a European roadmap for sustained eHealth innovation
The focus of this Thematic Network is the re-architecting of healthcare services towards a patient centric cooperation of actors and the meaningful integration of information, to support dynamic and virtual teams working efficiently and effectively at enabling and empowering patients to play greater roles in their own health and wellness: i.e. the focus is on personalised health services and a supportive eHealth infostructure. Special emphasis will be put on chronic disease management for an ageing population.
Objectives and methodology
Objectives: eHealth Innovation will develop consensus among stakeholders and produce a roadmap towards making interoperable eHealth services deployed at large scale in Europe, thereby also supporting patients in managing their health. The resulting requirements for a supportive infostructure and for further innovation measures are further objectives.
The eHealth Innovation TN addresses four main thematic areas:
All mentioned thematic areas will have to deal with issues surrounding the efficient engagement of individuals in managing their health, improved, interactive communication, shared healthcare, improved care coordination. Recommendations will be formulated towards overcoming such key barriers and challenges as market fragmentation and lack of interoperability, lack of legal certainty, insufficient availability of financial support and procurement issues. The TN, through its final output, a European eHealth Innovation Roadmap, will address these challenges and recommend appropriate policy measures and strategic actions at the European, national and stakeholder levels based on input and validation by all stakeholder groups concerned. The roadmap will include an operational work plan, including specific guidelines, for the large scale deployment of innovative eHealth services.
Methodology: The work approach will include the preparation of draft concept briefs on the main thematic areas by topic leaders (core partners) and editorial teams. These briefs will also include an analysis of policy processes (from vision and strategy to implementation, evaluation and feedback), different policy instruments and measures, and will use SWOT-like analyses and business use case based approaches. The draft briefs will be discussed and further developed during targeted, workshops and consultation meetings.
A validated roadmap for large scale deployment of innovative, personalised health services will be the final outcome.
In total, five workshops will be organised around the thematic areas identified above. The workshops will each produce validated reports and recommendations on their respective topics.
The cumulated results will feed into a final validated roadmap.
The network involves 22 partners: 20 from 10 Member States and 2 from Switzerland representing a broad range of stakeholders: national and regional authorities, industry (ICT and pharma), national solution providers, researchers and users (health professionals, patients, healthcare providers and insurers/third party payers), European and national associations.
eHealth Innovation TN
from 05/11 to 11/13