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Care Telematics Project

Objective

CARE Telematics was designed to demonstrate the ability of telecommunications to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of national administrations with responsibility for health, environmental health, management of natural and human-caused disasters, medical care policy, planning, financing, administration, and service delivery, surveillance and health statistics.
CARE established that national administrations with health mandates are an excellent group to demonstrate that future investments by the European Union are justified. The quality of public health decision making is improved by the speed, diversity, flexibility, and user driven design of CARE.

Within the area of telematics, CARE's technical architecture has proved to be applicable to any health communications needs, and is also appropriate for other EU agencies and national administrations. The project has demonstrated that telecommunications can provide national health administrations and national schools of public health with the tools to meet the growth demand for service in a period of expanding international competition.
CARE is based upon a series of interconnecting pilot projects involving national administrations. CARE's application platform is an Open Systems environment based on X/Open's Portability Guides (XPG3) and on open communications standards including OSI MHS/X.400 and TCP/IP protocols. CARE applications are operated in a LAN and X.25 based European wide network comprising many CARE Network Nodes (CNNs) from multiple vendors offering end user access through dial-up, X.25, and LAN connections. Multiple levels of a CNN have been demonstrated to test intra- and intercountry communications and user acceptability.

Two electronic messages (EDI) have been development in the field of Pharmacovigilance, one for urgent messages and the other for individual case reports on adverse drug reactions (proposal for UN/EDIFACT standards MEDphv and MEDADR respectively).

Coordinator

Ministere de la Sante Publique et de l'Environnement
Address
Boulevard Pacheco 19, Bte 5, Bureau 711
1010 Brussels
Belgium

Participants (23)

AI Engineering
Netherlands
Bureau of Chief Statistician
United Kingdom
CARLOS III
Spain
Address
Centra De Majadahonda A Pozuelo, Km2, Majadahonda
28220 Madrid
CDSC
United Kingdom
Citi II
France
Address
45 Rue Des Saints Peres
75006 Paris
Department of Health (DOH)
United Kingdom
Digital Equipment Corporation
United Kingdom
FISCHER & LORENZ
Denmark
IBM Europe
France
Italsiel SpA
Italy
Address
Via G. Vincenzo Bona 63
00156 Roma
Kommunedata
Denmark
Address
Vestersogade 10, Iv
1601 Copenhagen V
Max-von-Pettenkofer-Institut
Germany
Address
Thielallee 88-92
14195 Berlin
Ministry of Health
Greece
NIAD
Netherlands
NORSISTEMAS CONSULTORES
Spain
NORTH EASTERN HEALTH BOARD
Ireland
National School of Public Health
Portugal
REGIONAL CENTRES OF PHARMACOVIGILANCE
France
Robert-von-Ostertag-Institut
Germany
Address
Diedersdorfer Weg 1
12277 Berlin
SIMS (Information agency, Department of Health)
Portugal
Sig Services BV
Netherlands
Address
Maliebaan 50, Po Box 14066
3508 Utrecht
University of Patras
Greece
Address

Patras
World Health Organisation, Europe
Denmark
Address
8 Scherfigsvej
2100 Copenhagen