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Transforming the patient experience with telehealth in Europe

The EU has granted 5 million euros to the project United4Health in order to transform the patient experience with telehealth in Europe.

By monitoring telehealth pilots all over Europe, United4Health will validate and strengthen evidence that chronic disease management by telehealth solutions is indeed effective and cost-efficient.

For many years, telehealth solutions have been trialled. "We aim to give scientific validity to these pilot results", explains project coordinator Janne Rasmussen (Scottish NHS). "United4Health should demonstrate, once and for all, through the deployment of services at scale, the benefits of telehealth, and unlock the market for these services in the whole of the European Union. It will promote collaboration between EU regions and establish a network for exchanging successful experiences, best practices, and benchmarking."

United4Health: UNIversal solutions in TElemedicine Deployment for European HEALTH care

Project Website: www.united4health.eu

Partners:

  • Scotland (UK): NHS 24 (coordinator)
  • Czech rep.: UPOL
  • Denmark: Region of Southern Denmark
  • Finland: South Karelia Social and Health Care District (Eksote)
  • France: Vigisanté, Telecom Bretagne – Institut Mines Telecom, French Ministry of Health
  • Germany: Pflegewerk Managementgesellschaft
  • Greece: 5th Regional Health Authority of Thessaly and Sterea, e-Trikala, Digital Cities of Central Greece SA, Hellenic Ministry of Administrative Reform and E-Governance
  • Italy: Campania regional healthcare agency - ARSAN, Local Healthcare Authority ASP Palermo, Local healthcare Authority ASP Cosenza Veneto Region - Azienda ULSS 14 Chioggia
  • Norway: SSHF, University of Agder, Norwegian Centre for Integrated care and Telemedicine
  • Poland: The John Paul II Hospital in Krakow
  • Slovenia: General Hospital Slovenj Gradec - SBSG Ravne Healthcare Centre
  • Spain: Osakidetza Kronikgune, Public Health Authority in Galicia (SERGAS), AIAQS
  • Wales: Hywel Dda Health Board
  • Supporting organisations: Continua Health Alliance, EHTEL, Health Information Management SA, European Wound Management Association, GSM Association, AIM, COCIR

Timetable: January 2013 – December 2015

Total cost: € 10.1 million, EC funding: € 5 million

Instrument: CIP-ICT-PSP-2012-6

Contact person: Janne Rasmussen, janne.rasmussen@nhs24.scot.nhs.uk

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