European Patients Smart Open Services (epSOS)

At a Glance
  • Status: Completed Consortium
  • Year Launched: 2008
  • Initiating Organization: European Commission Competitiveness and Innovation Programme
  • Initiator Type: Government
  • No disease focus
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Abstract

European Patients Smart Open Services (epSOS) aims to design, build, and evaluate a service infrastructure that demonstrates cross-border interoperability between electronic health record systems in Europe.

Mission

epSOS aims to offer seamless healthcare to European citizens. Key goals are to improve the quality and safety of healthcare for citizens when travelling to another European country. Moreover, it concentrates on developing a practical eHealth framework and ICT infrastructure that enables secure access to patient health information among different European healthcare systems. epSOS can make a significant contribution to patient safety by reducing the frequency of medical errors and by providing quick access to documentation as well as by increasing accessibility of ones prescribed medicine also abroad. In emergency situations, this documentation provides the medical personnel with life-saving information and reduces the (sometimes needless) repetition of diagnostic procedures.

The technical, legal, and organizational concepts developed within the framework of the project are subject to an extensive practical testing phase lasted until the end of the project.

Consortium History

July 1, 2008: Project start date
June 2014: Project end date

Structure & Governance

Work on the strategic level is primarily carried out by the Project Steering Board (PSB) with the support of the epSOS General Assembly (EGA). On the operational level the participating nations (PN) and national epSOS pilot coordinator (NEPC) contribute to the epSOS project in the particular Work Packages (WPs) and Key Tasks (KTs).

The Project Management Team coordinates working processes and represents the interface between strategic and operational level. After the project internal quality review process, the project coordinator officially submits the produced deliverables to the European Commission.

Project Management consists of the following bodies and positions:

Financing

The project cost is €36.5 million, co-funded by the European Commission Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP) within the ICT Policy Support Programme.

Points of Contact

Project Coordinator
Fredrik Lindén
SALAR - Swedish Association of Local
Authorities and Regions
email: emailinfo@epsos.eu

Sponsors & Partners

Administração Central do Sistema de Saúde, I.P. (PTNA)

NARODOWY FUNDUSZ ZDROWIA (NFZ)

Agence eSanté G.I.E. (LUNA)

National Health Information Centre (NHIC)

AGENCIA VALENCIANA DE SALUD (AVS)

National IT Institute for Healthcare in the Netherlands (NICTIZ)

Aristotelean University of Thessaloniki

Pharmaxis

ASIP Santé (Agence des systèmes d'information partagés de santé)

Region of Lombardy

Catalan Agency for Health Information, Assessment and Quality (AIAQS)

Regional Healthcare Service of Andalucia

Danish National Board of e-Health

Ministry for Health (MTNA)

Department of Health

Regional Healthcare Service of Castilla La Mancha (SESCAM)

Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport

SERVEI DE SALUT DE LES ILLES BALEARS (BAL)

Eesti e-Tervise Sihtasutus (EESTI)

Serviços Partilhados do Ministério da Saúde, E.P.E. (SPMS)

Egeszsegugyi Strategiai Kutatointezet (ESKI)

Spanish Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs

Empirica Gesellschaft für Kommunikations– und Technologieforschung mbH (EMPIRICA)

SRDC YZILIM ARASTIRMA VE GELISTIRME VE DANISMANLIKTICARET LIMITED SIRKETI (SRDC)

Federal Office of Public Health (CHNA)

Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR)

Fraunhofergesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung (Fraunhofer ISST)

Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

French Ministry of Health

Terveyden Ja Hyvinvoinnin Laitos (THL)

Fundació TicSalut Catalonia

Turkiye Cumhuriyeti Saglik Bakanligi (TRNA)

Gematik Gesellschaft für Telematikanwendungen der Gesundheitskarte mbH

Austrian Federal Ministry of Health

German Federal Ministry of Health

ELGA

Helsedirektoratet (NONA)

Plate-forme eHealth (BEPLAT)

INSTITUT ZA VAROVANJE ZDRAVJA REPUBLIKE SLOVENIJE (NIPHRS)

RECIP-E VZW

INSTYTUT LOGISTYKI I MAGAZYNOWANIA (ILIM)

Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise-Europe AISBL (IHE)

LES HOPITAUX UNIVERSITAIRES DE GENEVE (HUG)

Hrvatski Zavod Za Zdravstveno Osiguranje (HRNA)

Lombardia Informatica (LISPA)

Internet Access to Patient Electronic Health Record (IZIP)

Ministeriet for sundhed og forebyggelse

Danish National Board of e-Health

3M

Agfa HealthCare

Alert Life Sciences Computing

Apollo Information Technologies

CareCom

Cisco

Conet AG

dbMotion

Dedalus Healthcare Systems Group

Engineering S.p.A.

GE Healthcare

Gnomon Informatics SA

IBM

Indra

Insiel S.p.A.

Intel Corporation

iUZ

Mawell

Microsoft

NANTHEALTH / Boston Life Labs

Netsmart

Oracle

Posam

RISE

Steria

Tiani-Spirit

TrebleM

T-Systems

UBM Medica

X-tention


Last Updated: 04/22/2016

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