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2013-03-19 18:27:17 - Six integrated eCare pilots up and running and more in this third issue of the INDEPENDENT newsletter.
2013-03-18 14:16:16 - What can future care look like in the Netherlands? In the context of the empirica-led INDEPENDENT project, the Dutch Smart Home Foundation organized three stakeholder workshops in the Smartest House in the Netherlands to find answers to this question.
2013-03-18 12:32:44 - As part of the "Beyond Silos" activies, INDEPENDENT partner empirica edits a book on the topic of integrated eCare. The book will take stock of what already exists in the area of integrated eCare, i.e. the joint provision of healthcare, social care and third sector services (services provided by charities, voluntary organizations etc.) enabled by ICT.
2013-01-02 15:56:34 - Dr. Karl Stroetmann, empirica senior researcher, has presented his views on redesigning healthcare in Europe for the year 2020 at the December 2012 EHTEL symposium.
2012-11-21 12:12:59 - In 2011 and 2012 empirica conducted 14 workshops about knowledge transfer in Europe, comprising 38 countries. The summaries of all workshops are now available for download at the website of the Knowledge Transfer Study, to be accessed at . They are a unique source of information about the current status and developments of knowledge transfer in European Member States and Associated Countries.
2012-11-12 15:26:21 - At this important event European experts will discuss the ICT skills shortages and mismatches and how industry-based training and certification in ICT can become part of the solution to reduce ICT skills shortages and unemployment. This conference is organised in the context of the initiative launched by the European Commission on ICT industry training and certifications earlier in 2012. It will be a high profile, one-day event.
2012-11-08 16:54:15 - The ProeHealth study has now come to an end. The aim of the ProeHealth study was to enhance the procurement of ICT solutions for healthcare by providing guidelines to decision makers and procurers within public healthcare authorities and care delivery organisations.
2012-11-05 02:15:48 - The empirica-led INDEPENDENT project is in full swing at the Irish pilot site.
2012-10-22 15:04:40 - The 2013 World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies is a global forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, results, experiences and concerns in the several perspectives of Information Systems and Technologies.
2012-10-02 16:23:32 - The Proehealth Validation Workshop gathered a mix of stakeholders from the eHealth field and provided a platform for debating procurement approaches for eHealth solutions.
2012-09-27 12:33:11 - Mark Gretton of the University of Hull and Ingo Meyer of empirica show that integrated eCare is a topic fully in line with the AAL paradigm. They presented the empirica-led INDEPENDENT project at the AAL Forum in Eindhoven.
2012-09-10 01:27:11 - The Proehealth Validation Workshop is an ideal platform for debating procurement approaches for eHealth solutions. It will gather a mix of policy makers, representatives of national and regional health authorities, health service providers, industry representatives and eHealth and telemonitoring solution providers, user association, hands-on eHealth and telecare users and researchers who deal with issues related to eHealth procurement and deployment.
2012-09-05 12:29:16 - An international workshop on "Model-driven Prediction and Simulation in Pediatric Cardiology" was hosted in Washington, DC, by the American College of Cardiology ACC, at the Heart House, on 18 June 2012. It was arranged in the context of the EU-US eHealth cooperation in Virtual Physiological Human, as part of the EU-funded project "Sim-e-Child's" final dissemination event. Sim-e-Child provides a grid-enabled pan-Atlantic platform for large scale simulations in paediatric card
2012-07-23 17:00:18 - The International Journal of Medical Informatics (http://www.ijmijournal.com/) has recently published a contribution on the business models for integrated care by Dr. Karl Stroetmann, empirica senior research fellow.
2012-07-13 14:25:04 - Empirica researchers Dr. Karl A. Stroetmann and JÃ¶rg Artmann have contributed an article to a special issue of the European Journal of Biomedical Informatics on the legal challenges of interoperable eHealth solutions. Resulting from the experience of empirica projects such as eHealth strategies and empirica involvement in epSOS, this article presents a comparative analysis of eHealth relevant legislation in EU Member States.
2012-07-11 02:09:50 - At the Hull pilot site of empirica-led project INDEPENDENT, Tunstall myclincs, specially enhanced for the INDEPENDENT project, have been placed in three sheltered housing schemes to support people who may have lessened mobility and dexterity (for example) but are otherwise generally well.
2012-07-02 14:34:26 - In the context of ongoing discussions around the Connecting Europe Facility, the European Commission has held a stakeholder workshop on the long-term sustainability of its eHealth pilot projects, see eHealth Business Modelling. Key to this sustainability is a reflection on possible business models of eHealth projects beyond their pilot stage.
2012-06-26 12:40:05 - Family carers respond very positively to the possibility to be able to get timely support from a psychologist thanks to an integrated eCare service piloted in empirica-led project INDEPENDENT in Greece.
2012-06-22 12:37:48 - empirica-led project INDEPENDENT was invited by EHTEL to submit a success story for presentation on the EHTEL website.
2012-06-12 11:27:51 - A recent article on eHealth News describes one of the successful CommonWell pilots, delivering intergated telecare and telehealth in Milton Keynes, UK.
2012-05-30 14:35:09 - The The Digital Patient project, in which empirica is core partner, recently produced a video explaining the technologies developed by the Virtual Physiological Human Initiative (VPH).
2012-05-04 13:37:32 - Going to eHealth Week in Copenhagen? Then join the free ProeHealth 'First Findings' Workshop (complimentary) to be held on Wednesday 9 May in the Finnish Plaza - refreshments served.
2012-04-12 12:55:32 - The validation of Virtual Physiological Human (VHP) simulation models and the assessment of their potential clinical and socio-economic impact on both individual stakeholders like clinicians and society was the topic of this webinar.
2012-04-11 10:42:46 - After more than three years of work, empirica-coordinated project CommonWell now shows a way how integrated eCare services can become a reality across Europe. The integrated services are to the benefit of all: beginning with older people in need of care and their family and friends, and including care professionals, service provider organisations, payers and other governance bodies.
2012-02-03 15:23:50 - An independent evaluation of the implementation and operation of the telework pilot project at Frankfurter Sparkasse which was carried out by empirica revealed a huge success. This was confirmed by both, teleworkers and employees as well as their superiors and managers.
2012-01-25 16:56:28 - It is very important for Europe to keep and strengthen its role as an international innovation leader, in particular in those areas which could have a disruptive impact on markets and industries. This was a conclusion of an international expert workshop organised by empirica as part of the INNO-Grips project, held on 24th January 2012 in Brussels.
2011-12-23 14:14:21 - This week the VPHOP Integrated project announced the completion of its clinical recruitment. This is an important reality check for the VPHOP consortium, which has been able to recruit and investigate with an extensive clinical and instrumental protocol over 200 patients, whose data will be now analysed with the VPHOP hypermodelling technology.
2011-12-23 12:02:43 - IOS Press published the "Handbook of Ambient Assisted Living - Technology for Healthcare, Rehabilitation and Well-being" in its Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments series. Among many interesting articles it congtains a chapter on AAL markets that is based on empirca experiences made in various projects.
2011-12-02 15:48:09 - The SMARTSPACES project has been awarded by the European Commission as part of the CIP ICT Policy Support Programme to a large consortium of 26 partners from all over Europe led by empirica to develop and implement ICT-based energy saving services which will enable public authorities in Europe to significantly improve their management of energy in the buildings they occupy. The project will run for three years from 2012 to 2014. www.smartspaces.eu
2011-12-02 14:59:19 - empirica together with EXIN and an international group of renown experts in this field from all over Europe have started the QUALITY study issued by the European Commission to develop quality labels for industry-based training and certification which at the same time are compatible with the European Commission 2009 Recommendation on a European Quality Assurance Reference Framework for Vocational Training and Education (EQAVET).
2011-12-02 14:48:45 - The Directorate General Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission has launched a contract with empirica supported by IDC Europe and INSEAD.
2011-11-30 11:41:10 - Integrated care for older people spanning across the silos that separate social and health care in many countries can be both more effective and more efficient than disjointed forms of support. This particularly where integrated care processes are supported through ICT in a meaningful way. This was the common view voiced by all participants in the recent conference Beyond Silos - The Why and How of ICT in Integrated Care Service Provision.
2011-11-17 14:29:43 - In the framework of the Knowledge Transfer Study 2010-2012, empirica successfully conducted ten workshops covering 23 countries in 2011. "Knowledge transfer capacity and skills development were identified as a bottleneck in many of the workshops", says study manager Stefan Lilischkis from empirica. "Professionalisation of knowledge transfer services will be a key issue in Europe in the years to come."
2011-11-10 11:34:17 - The leading European scientific eHealth conference, "Medical Informatics Europe - MIE2011, took place in Oslo from August 28 to 31, 2011 and empirica's Dr. Karl Stroetmann and Dr. Rainer Thiel presented a paper on "Assessing Biocomputational Modelling for Transforming Clinical Guidelines of Osteoporosis Management".
2011-11-10 11:32:36 - As of 16. September 2011, the Swiss Government (Bundesrat) has opened a public consultation on a preliminary draft of the law on the electronic patient record to be introduced for every citizen. The consultation will end on 20. December 2011.
2011-11-08 14:26:33 - After receiving a number of requests for additional time, the summer camp organisers have agreed to extend the application deadline to Monday 21 November 2011. If you want to apply please do so at: http://futureehealthleaders.org/2012applications.php.
2011-11-08 11:40:00 - On 02. September 2011, the 18th Dresdner Palais http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palais_im_Gro%C3%9Fen_Garten Symposium focused on "The Virtual Human - future base for prevention, diagnosis and therapy?" (Der virtuelle Mensch zukÃ¼nftige Basis fÃ¼r PrÃ¤vention, Diagnose und Therapie?) http://www.dresdner-palaisgespraeche.de.
2011-10-21 01:55:37 - Empirica has begun work on a study to analyse the feasibility of guidelines for interoperable ePrescription services as part of a wider EC effort to improve the effectiveness of the single market for prescription drugs. Final study results are expected for autumn 2013.
2011-10-19 16:43:12 - The service sector plays an important role in the European and other advanced economies. Services typically account for 70-80% of GDP and have been a major source of growth in recent decades. An INNO-Grips policy brief has explored whether and in what ways innovation policy can contribute to the beneficial development of an innovative service industry in Europe, thereby contributing to growth and, ultimately, well-being.
2011-09-27 13:55:08 - Dr. Karl Stroetmann of empirica GmbH presented initial considerations on the issues and challenges of moving " From Innovation to Diffusion - Towards successful deployment of eHealth applications" at the recent 2nd European Evaluation Methods Concertation Meeting in Brussels, Sept. 08, 2011.
2011-09-01 15:52:43 - ASSIST, a study funded by the European Space Agency, has made substantial progress during the last twelve months: The knowledge gained from an in-depth review of 16 assessment frameworks from the areas of telemedicine, eHealth, general public sector investments and others has been consolidated in the ASSIST telemedicine assessment methodology.
2011-09-01 03:25:15 - Since January 2011, a pilot of ICT-supported, integrated social and health care services in running in Veldhoven in the Netherlands. Patients with Chronic Heart Failure enrolled in the service and involved family members are giving a positive first feedback. They feel both safer and more secure thanks to continuous telemonitoring and low-threshold contact with specialised health professionals, the case managers.
2011-07-12 15:38:34 - For fostering high growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), a policy brief prepared by empirica suggests a comprehensive approach promoting certified coaching, access to equity finance, and internationalisation - and removing incentives to stay small.
2011-06-07 12:44:53 - On May 27, 2011, the Greek Ministry of the Interior, Decentralisation and eGovernment organised a national planning workshop on ePrescription: European Best Practices, Lessons Learned and Implementation Plan for Greece. The opening key note on ePrescription in Europe: Concepts, Experience and Strategic Recommendations was given by Dr. Karl A. Stroetmann, Senior Research Fellow with empirica.
2011-05-16 14:11:35 - ictQATAR - the Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology and MADA- Qatar Assistive Technology Center in Qatar had asked empirica to develop and present a VOE model and blueprint for selected groups of people with disabilities in Qatar. The overall objective was to help increase the employment levels of people with special needs and disabilities in Qatar by using new forms of work organization and employment based on ICT such as teleworking and virtual office environments.
2011-04-28 11:15:55 - Reform of Financing Secondary Healthcare in Bosnia and Herzegovina is a project to enhance the efficiency of health care services in Bosnia and Herzegovina by implementing a system of provider payments that would create incentives for cost containment and improve provider performance.
2011-04-21 12:41:52 - For the first time the ASSIST project showcased its comprehensive telemedicine self-assessment tool at ESA's application workshop. It raised quite a lot of interest among the 187 participants attending the workshop on April 5th at the European Space Agencys (ESA) ESTEC facility in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.
2011-03-29 11:49:52 - The central aim of the VPHOP project is to improve the current management of osteoporosis by predicting the risk of bone fracture much more accurately than presently possible. For impacting on the clinical practice, research and development of the predictive technologies alone will not suffice; therefore VPHOP also ensures the provision of empirical evidence about the clinical and socio-economic benefits.
2011-02-23 18:11:28 - European countries on their journey towards national eHealth infrastructures - evidence of progress and recommendations for cooperative actions is the title of a just released synthesis report on eHealth in Europe. The EC sponsored eHealth Strategies study has pre-published an online version of this report, which is available at the study website. In addition, more than 30 individual reports detailing policy actions and deployment are available.
2011-02-10 17:46:45 - With the recent signing of a membership agreement, empirica, a leading European eHealth Institute in Bonn, Germany, has joined the Virtual Physiological Human Network of Excellence (VPH NoE) as Associate Member and takes a further step in intensifying its cooperation with the global community of biomedical researchers. Along with the VPH NoE, empirica will play an increasing part in supporting and advancing European research in biomedical modelling and simulation of the human body.
2010-12-29 14:43:02 - Thinking through the role of innovation in times of economic crisis: is there a case for anti-cyclical innovation policy?
2010-12-16 00:00:00 - The work-from-home model is still a relatively new concept in Qatar, however as the ICT infrastructure in the country rapidly improves, it is an option the Supreme Council for Information and Communication Technology, ictQATAR, encourages local businesses to consider.
2010-10-29 13:23:25 - The study "Evaluation of the Implementation of the Communication on e-Skills for the 21st Century" provides an overview of national and European policies and initiatives dealing "ICT user skills" (digital literacy) and "ICT practitioner skills" and "e-business skills". The study has been carried out against the background of a growing shortage of highly qualified ICT practitioners, which is, in turn, acting as a barrier to economic growth.
2010-10-25 16:36:07 - The empirica study report on "Role of Creativity and Innovation in School Curricula in the EU27: A content analysis of curricula documents" has now been published
2010-10-18 02:18:56 - Until March 2013, empirica will coordinate a study about the implementation and impact of a Recommendation from the European Commission on the "management of intellectual property in knowledge transfer activities and Code of Practice for universities and other public research organisations".
2010-07-30 05:06:02 - International study on the the management of intellectual property in knowledge transfer activities started by empirica
2010-07-30 05:00:02 - Sparkasse Frankfurt - a large German savings bank - and empirica signed a contract on the provision of telework consulting services
2010-07-21 00:00:00 - The European Commission (EC) has published the results of a in-depth study on the social impacts of ICT, based on available research evidence from Europe and beyond. empirica's focus in the project was on exploring the impacts of the Internet, mobile telephony and other ICTs on sociability within community and family. empirica also authored a report on differences in social impacts of ICT between Europe and selected non-European countries (Australia, Canada, Japan, South Korea, USA).
2010-03-03 12:36:30 - The three Commissioners and DGs published this joint article in PARLIAMENT MAGAZINE. It includes very stimulating messages and also referes to a recent empirica study on "Monitoring e-Skills Supply and Demand in Europe"...
2010-03-03 03:48:13 - 3 March 2010 - Europe is suffering from a chronic shortage of digital skills in all sectors. Recent studies released by empirica and IDC EMEA Government Insights reveals the EU labour market may face an excess demand of 384,000 ICT practitioners by 2015.
2010-03-03 00:00:00 - 3 March 2010 - Europe is suffering from a chronic shortage of digital skills in all sectors. Recent studies released by empirica and IDC EMEA Government Insights reveals the EU labour market may face an excess demand of 384,000 ICT practitioners by 2015.
2010-02-25 12:55:27 - The findings of the empirica-led study eResearch2020 â€“ The Role of eInfrastructures in the Creation of Globel Virtual Research Communities - were welcomed by the European Commission and members of the global eInfrastructure community in Brussels yesterday.
2010-02-11 00:00:00 - Within the context of a study on Company initiatives for workers with care responsibilities for disabled children or adults
2010-02-05 00:00:00 - The CULTUREMAP study led by empirica and the European Commission will organise a workshop
2010-01-28 00:00:00 - The study will perform an evaluation of the implementation of the Communication on "e-Skills for the 21st Century".
2009-07-24 00:00:00 - The NewGlobal study has explored how collaborative working environments (CWE) based on ICTs can be deployed for enabling successful globalisation strategies of European companies and how they can foster exploitation of business opportunities for global value creation.
2009-01-05 10:19:38 - The TRANSFORM project, coordinated by empirica, explored the conditions for transformative use of ICTs by European regions. It also looked into the ways in which such use can be measured and benchmarked.
2008-08-13 05:46:23 - The high-level workshop, organised by the NewGlobal project on 16 September, 2008 in Brussels, will gather together experts and policy-makers to discuss strategies for fostering global, ICT-based collaboration by European Companies.