The 'ALIAS' EU-funded project involves eight hospitals from five countries in the Alpine region, with the aim of fostering the development of cities and regions through European co-operation. In the context of the collaboration, access to telemedicine services is to be improved by linking together a number of Alpine Space hospitals enabling the creation of a network shaping the ALIAS Virtual Hospital for sharing medical information, adopting telemedicine service and exchanging best clinical practices, to improve the efficiency of hospitals for the benefit of patients and healthcare professionals.