eHealth Standards and Profiles in Action for Europe and Beyond

The eStandards CSA is proposed by HL7, CEN TC251, & IHE, leading Standards Organizations (SDOs), and is supported by the eHealth Network, ISO TC215, GS1, IHTSDO, IEEE11073, and IMIA to advance eHealth interoperability and global alignment of standards with seven objectives:

  1. Join up with Stakeholders in Europe and globally to build consensus on eHealth standards, accelerate knowledge-sharing, and promote wide adoption of standards.
  2. Deliver an evidence-based Roadmap for alignment, iterative consolidation, and broad acceptance of eStandards that is endorsed by SDOs, the eHealth Network, the providers, and the Industry.
  3. Contribute to the eHealth Interoperability Framework use cases focusing on clinical content modelling for different paradigms and embed a Quality Management System for interoperability testing and certification of eHealth systems.
  4. Collect evidence and provide guidance on the coexistence of competing or overlapping standards in large-scale eHealth deployment nationally and cross-border.
  5. Participate in EU/US MoU roadmap actions as the international patient summaries standard.
  6. Explore socio-economic aspects of eHealth interoperability, revisiting the language for user-vendor interaction that embodies ‘co-making’ in trust, collaboration and long-term engagement.
  7. Align across PHC-34 to nurture innovation, sustainability & growth under CEF and beyond contributing to Key actions of the Digital Agenda 2020.


 Participant short organization nameParticipant organization name Country
Research in Advanced Medical Information and Telematics vzwBE
2HL7 International
(Scientific coordinator)
HL7 International FoundationBE/EU
3NEN (Representing CENTC/251) Stichting Nederlands Normalisatie – Instituut NL/EU
4IHE-EUR Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise-Europe aisbl BE/EU
5EuroRecEuropean Institute for Health Records FR/EU
8LombardyRegione LombardiaIT
9NICTIZStichting Nationaal Ict Instituut In De Zorg NL
10HOPEEuropean Hospital and Healthcare Federation BE/EU
11COCIREuropean Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT IndustryBE/EU
12SPMSServiços Partilhados do Ministério da Saúde, E.P.E. PT

Facts and figures

Call: H2020-PHC-2014-single-stage
Type of Action: CSA
Acronym: eStandards
Full title: eHealth standards and Profiles in Action for Europe and Beyond
Project Agreement No: 643889
Duration: 24 months
Start Date: 2015-05-01
End Date: 2017-04-30
Estimated Project Cost: €999.768
Requested EU Contribution: €999.768