Empirica is a leading European research institute in eHealth concepts, policies, strategic development, clinical and socio-economic impact, technology assessment and business development. It has successfully collaborated in recent VPH projects such as VPHOP and NMS Physiome. In addition to VPH DareIT, empirica currently participates in two VPH-related projects: VPH-Share and MD Paedigree. Building on its expertise in the VPH area and through collaboration with the clinical, research and industrial communities, empirica was a leading partner in the Discipulus project, drafting the research roadmap for the realisation of the Digital Patient initiative that will be used to provide an integrative framework for Personalised, Predictive, and Integrative Medicine. It regularly undertakes assessment and evaluation studies of complex eHealth RTD developments and ICT-enabled systems and solutions applied to healthcare, including developing exploitation strategies and business plans, usually as international project leader. It has also undertaken research on eHealth strategy development and implementation by EU States, on market trends, including establishing the EC database of good practice case studies, and has performed foresight exercises. An acclaimed EU impact assessment of eHealth solutions (eHealth IMPACT) was published in 2006.
Contributions to the project
EMP will co-ordinate the evaluation and exploitation Work Package (WP9) and play a role in dissemination and community building activities. EMP will provide both clinical and socio-economic expertise on evaluation and impact assessment, patient safety, eHealth concepts and framework, and will liaise with external experts and the EC.