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Smart4Health – Citizen-Centred EU-EHR Exchange for Personalised Health

by efn efn

Large amounts of valuable citizen’s health data are generated and collected among several hospitals and healthcare providers across Europe. However, opportunities to reuse these data for research and better healthcare are often missed because health data continues to be confined in data silos, often not matching semantic standards, quality needs and safe data exchange. With 24 official languages spoken across the EU Member States, the EU eHealth interoperability task is even more difficult.

The European Commission 2017 review of the Digital Single Market lists three priorities:

  1. Citizens´ secure access to electronic health records and the possibility to share it across borders;
  2. Supporting data infrastructure, to advance research, disease prevention and personalised health and care;
  3. Facilitating feedback and interaction between patients and healthcare providers, to support prevention and citizen empowerment as well as quality and patient-centred care.

This Smart4Health EU project – coordinated by UNINOVA (Instituto de Desenvolvimento de Novas Tecnologias (Portugal) – will address these priorities with an outstanding consortium that will develop, test and validate a platform prototype for the Smart4Health citizen-centred health record EU-EHR exchange. This will pave the way for the full deployment of citizen-centred solutions and services in a digital single market for wellbeing and healthcare, through an easy-to-use, secure, constantly accessible and portable health data and services prototype, thus advancing citizens’ health and wellbeing, and digital health innovation.

Partners: Instituto De Desenvolvimento De Novas Tecnologias-Associacao (PT); Hasso-Plattner-Institut For Digital Engineering Ggmbh (DE); Hps Gesundheitscloud Ggmbh (DE); Hpihs Gmbh (DE) Universitat Wien (Austria); Universitaetsklinikum Aachen (DE) Academisch Ziekenhuis Maastricht (NL); Information Technology For Translational Medicine (Ittm) Sa (LU); Knowledgebiz Consulting-Sociedade De Consultoria Em Gestao Lda (PT); Universite Du Luxembourg (Lu); Icahn School Of Medicine At Mount Sinai (US); Zs Unternehmen Gesundheit (DE); Ospedale San Raffaele Srl (IT); Stëftung Hëllef Doheem (Luxembourg); Confédération Française Des Retraités (FR); Federation Europeenne Des Associations Infirmieres Aisbl (BE); Secretaria Regional Da Economia,Turismo e Cultura (PT); Laboratoire Virtuel Europeen Dans Le Domaine De L’interoperabilite Des Entreprises (BE).

>> See here the Key Exploitable Results (KERs) of the project

>> See here the project Deliverables

>> See here the project key Publications

>> 28 February 2023 – The project just ended. On this occasion, the EFN has interviewed some of the partners of this 4-year project to better understand the next steps and progress on this digitalisation process which encompasses the healthcare system in the EU. See it here (EFN youtube channel).