EU funded projects
EHTEL actively supports and contributes to a number of EU-funded projects. Current projects include: MOMENTUM - European Momentum for Mainstreaming Telemedicine Deployment in Daily Practice; RENEWING HeALTH (REgioNs of Europe WorkINg toGether for HEALTH) and SUSTAINS - Support Users To Access Information and Services. This section also holds information on recently finished projects thathave provided significant results to the activities of EHTEL and the eHealth community.
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.
Momentum is a platform where key players in telemedicine share their knowledge and experience in deploying telemedicine services into routine care.
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.