The overall aim of this study is to progress towards the development of a standardised survey on the adoption of ICT and eHealth solutions in hospitals. To this end, it is expected that the contractor will liaise with relevant associations and international organisations and analyse similar studies carried out outside Europe, in order also to overcome as much as possible semantic and terminological differences. The study also aims to identify the main challenges and gaps and some best practices in order to support further policy development in the eHealth field in the framework of the initiative that will follow the i2010 strategy. The study will cover EU27, Norway, Iceland and Croatia.