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EU project gives guidance to further eHealth interoperability in Europe

Projects news & results: 17/12/2013 - 12:54
The EU-funded Antilope project has released guidance documents and educational material for national, regional and project-based use in order to bring eHealth interoperability in Europe to a higher level. You can also attend one of the workshops.

The Antilope guidance documents build on the European Commission’s eHealth Interoperability Framework Study released in July 2013, and are intended for national, regional or project based deployments. The documents offer guidance and definitions including:

  • a set of clinical use cases,
  • a quality management approach for eHealth solutions,
  • an overview of available testing tools, and
  • a suggested approach to quality-label or to certify eHealth solutions.

The documents are available for download at www.antilope-project.eu.

 "Our project and our documents offer a roadmap towards European eHealth interoperability, while respecting where we are today, where international standards and profiles exist alongside national realities and legacies", says Ib Johansen from Medcom, coordinator of the Antilope project. "We will now take these documents to the European regions and Member States for discussion and feedback."

"The Antilope project is about the need for an interoperability framework in which national, regional and local deployments converge as much as possible, while taking into account local, regional and national specificities", says Benoît Abeloos, Project Officer at the European Commission's DG Connect. "We wish the project good success, and call on national and international stakeholders to become engaged."

Workshops

Over the next twelve months the Antilope project will organise at least ten regional workshops all over Europe. During these workshops the guidance documents will be shared and discussed with local and regional stakeholders and national and international experts.

The workshops will serve to improve awareness and possible adoption, while the discussions will feed back into the final guidance documents to be released in December 2014.

The first regional workshop will take place on 21 January 2014 in Odense, Denmark, primarily for Nordic and Baltic countries.

Although all events will be by invitation only, the project calls on all interested parties to register their interest on the project website.

About Antilope Project

The Antilope project drives eHealth interoperability in Europe and beyond. Antilope is driven by a core group of international stakeholder organisations and national eHealth competence centres including Medcom (DK), IHE Europe, ETSI, EuroRec, NICTIZ (NL), and the Continua Health Alliance.

The core group has been consulting with expert partner organisations such as CEN TC 251, EN 13606 Association, GS1 and HL7, as well as with national eHealth competence centres in the EHTEL ELO network. For the organisation of regional events it relies on a number of regional support partner organisations.

Antilope is a thematic network that runs from 2013 to 2015 and is partially funded by the European Union under the ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP) as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP).

www.antilope-project.eu