TOPIC : PPI for uptake of standards for the exchange of digitalised healthcare records
|Publication date:||14 October 2015|
|Types of action:||PPI Public Procurement of Innovative solutions|
|DeadlineModel: Opening date:||single-stage 08 November 2016||Deadline:||14 March 2017 17:00:00|
|Time Zone : (Brussels time)|
12 January 2017 14:15
As of 1st January 2017, Switzerland is associated to the entire H2020 programme. In consequence, it is now also associated to this topic. In a nutshell this means that Swiss partners in a proposal are now on an equal footing with partners from EU Member States or other Associated Countries. For the details, please read this note.
Topic DescriptionSpecific Challenge:
The use of interoperability standards is essential to the wider deployment of an EU eHealth single market. Despite previous Framework Programmes investments, there is still a profound lack of deployed interoperability between healthcare systems and services delivering healthcare and a need to stimulate the public procurement of eHealth solutions and integrated care services addressing complex organisational structures and interactions among people (recipients of care, care-givers, and others). The intention is to stimulate a lively market for innovative, standards-based, and interoperable health-information components.Scope:
Proposals should address as primary aim public procurement of innovative solutions (PPI) to facilitate the deployment of an eHealth infrastructure taking into consideration the European eHealth Interoperability Framework and EU guidelines adopted by the eHealth Network. The proposals should also take into account national eHealth standardisation strategies when they exist. These PPI(s), and any accompanying innovation activities in particular by participating procurers themselves to facilitate the uptake of newly developed solutions, should focus on clear target outcomes such as allowing the sharing of health information, the use of semantically interoperable Electronic Health Records (EHRs) for safety alerts, decision support, care pathways or care coordination. The scope of the PPI(s) is to specify, purchase and deploy innovative ICT based solutions which can deliver sustainable, new or improved healthcare services across organisational boundaries while implementing eHealth interoperability standards, specifications and APIs (e.g. EN13606, HL7, Continua Alliance, IHE...).
The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 3 and 4 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.Expected Impact:
- Wider uptake of eHealth interoperability standards
- Increased suppliers opportunities from wider market uptake of innovative solutions and services by forming a critical mass on the public demand side
- Provide solutions for creating a market of innovative, standards-based, and interoperable health-information components
- Better solutions specifications designed from a demand side perspective
- More forward-looking, concerted, public sector approach to eHealth interoperability
- Achieve the wider deployment of eHealth services
- Create a European role model in the eHealth interoperability field
- Increasing jobs in health and ICT and contributing to economic growth in the EU in the long-term
- Support forward looking, concerted public-sector investment strategies that benefit from jointly implementing PPIs across different countries around Europe
Topic conditions and documents
Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.
- List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.
Note also that a number of non-EU/non-Associated Countries that are not automatically eligible for funding have made specific provisions for making funding available for their participants in Horizon 2020 projects (follow the links to Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Hong Kong & Macau, India, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Taiwan).
- Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.
Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.
3.1 Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in part H of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.
3.2 Submission and evaluation process: Guide to the submission and evaluation process
- Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:
Information on the outcome of single-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission.
- Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:
Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI):
Specific provisions and funding rates
The funding rate for PPI actions is limited to 35% of the total eligible costs to leverage co-financing from the procurers in this specific case.
Standard proposal template
Standard evaluation form
Annotated Grant Agreement
Specific requirements for innovation procurement supported by Horizon 2020 grants (PCP, PPI)
- Additional provisions:
Horizon 2020 budget flexibility
- Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions. Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.
Open access to research data
The Open Research Data Pilot has been extended to cover all Horizon 2020 topics for which the submission is opened on 26 July 2016 or later. Projects funded under this topic will therefore by default provide open access to the research data they generate, except if they decide to opt-out under the conditions described in annex L of the Work Programme. Projects can opt-out at any stage, that is both before and after the grant signature.
Note that the evaluation phase proposals will not be evaluated more favourably because they plan to open or share their data, and will not be penalised for opting out. Open research data sharing applies to the data needed to validate the results presented in scientific publications. Additionally, projects can choose to make other data available open access and need to describe their approach in a Data Management Plan. Projects need to create a Data Management Plan (DMP), except if they opt-out of making their research data open access. A first version of the DMP must be provided as an early deliverable within six months of the project and should be updated during the project as appropriate. The Commission already provides guidance documents, including a template for DMPs. Eligibility of costs: costs related to data management and data sharing are eligible for reimbursement during the project duration. The legal requirements for projects participating in this pilot are in the article 29.3 of the Model Grant Agreement.
- Additional documents:
H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Introduction
H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Health, demographic change and wellbeing
H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Dissemination, Exploitation and Evaluation
H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: General Annexes
Legal basis: Horizon 2020 - Regulation of Establishment
Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation
Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Specific Programme
- Flash Call Info en
No submission system is open for this topic.
H2020 Online Manual your online guide on the procedures from proposal submission to managing your grant.
Participant Portal FAQ – Submission of proposals.
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