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Smart Open Services - Open eHealth Initiative for a European Large Scale Pilot of Patient Summary and Electronic Prescription

Project description

Experience sharing and consensus building in eHealth

SOS project becomes Smart Open Services for European Patients (epSOS) to better reflect the focus on patient needs.

Patient summaries and ePrescriptions

Patient summaries and electronic prescriptions (ePrescriptions) are two key services that enable high quality medical care. Such health records provide health professionals with essential information on the medical and medication history of the patient. In many situations access to such information can save lives (for example in case of allergies to medications, chronic conditions, blood disorders).

The epSOS project is a first step in addressing problems faced by doctors treating patients who seek health treatment when abroad. These problems include re-supplying essential medication that a patient has lost or forgotten, communicating medical situations to foreign-language doctors, diagnosing illness and prescribing proper medication with little knowledge of patient history.

Several Member States have implemented these services in their national healthcare systems and several others are about to do so. However, many of them cannot currently communicate with each other.

These services will only be widely used if they are trusted by both patients and healthcare professionals. Appropriate data protection, system security and performance criteria need to be included in any cross border application.

Objective

The objective of the epSOS project is to ensure that these national solutions can “talk to each other”. epSOS aims at enabling health professionals to electronically access the data of a patient from another country in their own language, using different technologies and systems. It will also make it possible for pharmacies to electronically process prescriptions from other Member States, so that patients travelling within the EU can obtain the essential medicine.

The approach

The project follows a bottom-up approach; it builds on existing technical solutions, and develops a set of specifications to ensure the interoperability of solutions, including security and identification systems and performance criteria.

The project will examine the level of maturity and deployment of patient summaries and ePrescriptions in the participating countries, and explore legal questions and develop technical specifications covering all basic components for a secure use of personal health data. In a second phase, the project will define, test and validate these solutions in real-life situations.

The approach will form the basis for a longer term, pan-European approach to building service solutions that will be able to work with each other.

The project responds to the commitment of Member States and the European Commission to achieve full interoperability of eHealth services. It will benefit from guidance provided by the Commission on how to make electronic health record systems work together.

Call for proposal

CIP-ICT-PSP-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

PA - Pilot Type A
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Coordinator Contact

FREDRIK Lindén (MR.)

Coordinator

SVERIGES KOMMUNER OCH LANDSTING
Address
Hornsgatan
118 82 Stockholm
Sweden
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 2 109 898
Administrative Contact
Fredrik Lindén (Mr.)

Participants (58)

ARBEITSGEMEINSCHAFT ELEKTRONISCHE GESUNDHEITSAKTE ARGE ELGA

Participation ended

Austria
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Schiffamtsgasse 15
1020 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Hurch (Dr.)
BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUER ARBEIT, SOZIALES, GESUNDHEIT UND KONSUMENTENSCHUTZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Radetzkystrasse 2
1030 Wien
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Clemens-Martin Auer (Dr.)
ELGA GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 1 192 776
Address
Treustrasse 35-43
1200 Wien
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Martin HURCH (Dr.)
RECIP-E VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 38 332
Address
Archimedesstraat 11
1000 Brussels
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Marc Buckens (Mr.)
INTEGRATING THE HEALTHCARE ENTERPRISE-EUROPE AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 662 747
Address
Boulevard Auguste Reyers 80
1030 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Peter Künecke (Mr.)
plate-forme eHealth

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 47 403
Address
Chaussée Saint-pierre 375
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bernard WATHELET (Mr.)
LES HOPITAUX UNIVERSITAIRES DE GENEVE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Gabrielle Perret Gentil 4
1205 Geneve 14
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antoine Geissbuhler (Prof.)
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT DES INNERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Inselgasse 1
3003 Bern
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nicholas Bornstein (Dr.)
IZIP A.S.

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Czechia
EU contribution
€ 1 034 396
Address
Hvezdova 33
14021 Praha 4
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Milan Ruzicka (Mr.)
BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUER GESUNDHEIT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 209 960
Address
Rochustrasse 1
53123 Bonn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mathias von Schwanenfluegel (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 836 728
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sabine Mayer (Ms.)
EMPIRICA GESELLSCHAFT FUR KOMMUNIKATIONS UND TECHNOLOGIEFORSCHUNG MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 689 302
Address
Oxfordstrasse 2
53111 Bonn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Simon Robinson (Mr.)
ZENTRALINSTITUT FUER DIE KASSENARZTLICHE VERSORGUNG IN DER BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND

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Germany
EU contribution
€ 83 000
Address
Herbert-lewin-platz 3
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Christoph Goetz (Dr.)
GEMATIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 851 877
Address
Friedrichstrasse 136
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Grode (Mr.)
MEDCOM

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Denmark
EU contribution
€ 231 543
Address
Forskerparken 10
5230 Odense M
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Henrik B. Jensen (Mr.)
Indenrigs- og Sundhedsministeriet
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 788 858
Address
Slotsholmsgade 10-12
1216 Copenhagen K
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mie Matthiesen (Ms.)
SUNDHEDSSTYRELSEN

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Denmark
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Islands Brygge 67
2300 Kobenhavn
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Administrative Contact
Jan Petersen (Mr.)
EESTI E-TERVISE SIHTASUTUS
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 290 902
Address
Lastekodu 6A
10113 Tallinn
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Julia Vohu (Ms.)
AGENCIA DE QUALITAT I AVALUACIO SANITARIES DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 102 282
Address
Calle Roc Boronat 81 95 2 Piso
08005 Barcelona
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Magda Marti (Ms.)
Hospital Universitario Son Espases
Spain
EU contribution
€ 80 422
Address
Ctra. De Valldemossa
07120 Palma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carlos Bermell (Mr.)
AGENCIA D'INFORMACIO AVALUACIO I QUALITAT EN SALUT

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Spain
EU contribution
€ 285 873
Address
Calle Roc Boronat 81-95 2N Floor
08005 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Magda Marti (Ms.)
SERVICIO ANDALUZ DE SALUD
Spain
EU contribution
€ 438 550
Address
Avenida De La Constitucion 18
41071 Sevilla
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Administrative Contact
Jesús Huerta Almendro (Mr.)
AGENCIA VALENCIANA DE SALUD
Spain
EU contribution
€ 75 442
Address
Calle Micer Masco 31
46010 Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Miguel Roldan (Mr.)
MINISTERIO DE SANIDAD Y POLITICA SOCIAL

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Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Paseo Del Prado 18-20
28071 Madrid
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Administrative Contact
Pablo Rivero (Mr.)
FUNDACIO TICSALUT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 443 982
Address
C Ernest Lluch 32 Planta 6 Porta 4 Tecnocampus Mataro Maresme Torre Tcm 3
08302 Mataro Barcelona
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Other
Administrative Contact
Francesc Garcia Cuyas (Dr.)
SERVICIO DE SALUD DE CASTILLA LA MANCHA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 439 096
Address
Avenida Rio Guadiana 4
45007 Toledo
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Celia Varela (Dr.)
Ministerio de Sanidad, Servicios Sociales e Igualdad
Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
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Paseo Del Prado 18-20
28014 Madrid
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Mercedes Vinuesa (Ms.)
TERVEYDEN JA HYVINVOINNIN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 327 710
Address
Mannerheimintie 166
00271 Helsinki
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Administrative Contact
Matti Mäkelä (Dr.)
AGENCE DU NUMÉRIQUE EN SANTÉ
France
EU contribution
€ 1 031 612
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Rue Georges Pitard 9
75015 Paris
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Alain PERIE (Mr.)
MINISTERE DES AFFAIRES SOCIALES ET DE LA SANTE
France
EU contribution
€ 122 634
Address
Avenue Duquesne 14
75350 Paris Cedex
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Gendre (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

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France
EU contribution
€ 109 570
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 865 035
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Petridou (Ms.)
PHARMAXIS AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 196 771
Address
Navarinou 2
18531 Piraeus
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ilias Theodorakakis (Mr.)
HRVATSKI ZAVOD ZA ZDRAVSTVENO OSIGURANJE
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 174 713
Address
Margaretska 3
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tatjana Prenđa Trupec (Mrs.)
ALLAMI EGESZSEGUGYI ELLATO KOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 275 005
Address
Dios Arok 3
1125 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
György Surján (Dr.)
ORSZAGOS EGESZSESGUGYI STRATEGIAI KUTATOINTEZET ESKI

Participation ended

Hungary
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Arany János Utca 6-8
H-1051 Budapest
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
György Surján (Dr.)
AZIENDA REGIONALE PER L'INNOVAZIONEE GLI ACQUISTI S.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 807 692
Address
Via Torquato Taramelli 26
20124 Milano
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Administrative Contact
Alberto Daprà (Dr.)
REGIONE LOMBARDIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 488 897
Address
Piazza Citta Di Lombardia 1
20124 Milano
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carlo Corti (Dr.)
AGENCE ESANTE - AGENCE NATIONALE DES INFORMATIONS PARTAGEES DANS LE DOMAINE DE LA SANTE GIE
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 61 498
Address
Allee Marconi Villa Louvigny
2120 Luxembourg
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Daisy Smet (Mrs.)
Ministry for Health - Government of Malta
Malta
EU contribution
€ 242 947
Address
Palazzo Castellania, Merchants Street 15
VLT 200 Valletta
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Administrative Contact
Vivian Brincat (Ms.)
STICHTING NATIONAAL ICT INSTITUUT IN DE ZORG
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 660 862
Address
Oude Middenweg 55
2491AC Den Haag
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Other
Administrative Contact
Rob Back (Mr.)
MINISTERIE VAN VOLKSGEZONDHEID, WELZIJN EN SPORT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Parnassusplein 5
2500 EJ Den Haag
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Frederike Diersen (Ms.)
KOMPETANSESENTER FOR INFORMASJONSTEKNOLOGI I HELSEVESENET AS

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Norway
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Sverres Gate 15 Sukkerhuset
7489 Trondheim
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Administrative Contact
Torbjørn Nystadnes (Mr.)
HELSEDIREKTORATE
Norway
EU contribution
€ 18 225
Address
Universitetsgata 2
0164 Oslo
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christine Bergland (Ms.)
NARODOWY FUNDUSZ ZDROWIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 61 364
Address
Grojecka 186
02-390 Warsaw
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Administrative Contact
Andrzej Strug (Mr.)
SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ INSTYTUTLOGISTYKI I MAGAZYNOWANIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 86 042
Address
Ul Estkowskiego 6
61-755 Poznan
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Magdalena Lamentowicz (Ms.)
SPMS - SERVICOS PARTILHADOS DO MINISTERIO DA SAUDE EPE
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 278 413
Address
Avenida Da Republica, 61
1050 189 Lisboa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
João Monteiro (Mr.)
Administracao Central do Sistema de Saude, I.P.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 29 498
Address
Av. Joao Crisostomo
1000-177 Lisboa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luís Manuel Gomes de Sousa Pêcego (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO

Participation ended

Portugal
EU contribution
€ 40 593
Address
Campus Universitário De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fernando Ferreira Batista (Dr.)
Ministry of Health and Social Affairs
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Fredsgatan 8
103 33 Stockholm
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Forslund (Mr.)
NACIONALNI INSTITUT ZA JAVNO ZDRAVJE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Trubarjeva Cesta 2
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Matic Meglič (Dr.)
Ministrstvo za zdravje
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 79 634
Address
Stefanova 5
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Smiljana Vončina Slavec (Ms.)
INSTITUT ZA VAROVANJE ZDRAVJA REPUBLIKE SLOVENIJE

Participation ended

Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 224 659
Address
Trubarjeva 2
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Matic Meglič (Dr.)
NARODNE CENTRUM ZDRAVOTNICKYCH INFORMACII
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 368 123
Address
Lazaretska 26
811 09 Bratislava
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pavol Rieger (Mr.)
SRDC YAZILIM ARASTIRMA VE GELISTIRME VE DANISMANLIK TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 214 677
Address
Silikon Bina 1 Kat No 14 Odtu Teknokent Cankaya
06800 Ankara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Asuman Dogac (Prof.)
Turkiye Cumhuriyeti Saglik Bakanligi
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 76 993
Address
Mithatpasa Caddesi 3
06434 Ankara
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Unal Hulur (Mr.)
NHS HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE INFORMATION CENTRE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 19 283
Address
Boar Lane Trevelyan Square 1
LS1 6AE Leeds
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jeremy Thorp (Mr.)
Department of Health
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 203 181
Address
Quarry House, Quarry Hill
LS2 7UE Leeds
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jeremy Thorp (Mr.)