Joint Action to support the eHealth Network (“JAseHN”)

Project description: The overall ambition from MS is to better include eHealth into health policy and better align eHealth investments to health needs. A central aspect is the transferability of health data across

borders of MS and therefore the organizational, technical, semantic and legal interoperability of eHealth. In order to ensure progress and to bridge the gaps between the governance, strategy and operational levels, a dedicated mechanism for eHealth at EU level has been established: The eHN was formally established in 2011 through the Commission’s Implementing Decision 2011/890/EU based on Art. 14.3 Directive 2011/24/EU and represents the highest decisionmaking body at EU political level. At a European level, there is a strong need to maintain this mechanism and to ensure further common political leadership and ongoing integration of eHealth into health policy in order to continue developing eHealth services responding to health systems‘ needs and health objectives. This is the framework for the eHN JA, which is led by the EU MS and co-financed by the European Commission (EC).

General Objective: The general objective of the action is to act as the main preparatory body for the eHealth Network. By doing so, the JA aims to develop political recommendations and instruments for cooperation in

the four specific priority areas that are specified in the eHN’s MWP and that were adopted by the eHN in May 2014: (1) interoperability and standardisation, (2) monitoring and assessment of implementation, (3) exchange of knowledge and (4) global cooperation and positioning. The

content-related work packages (WP) of this JA have been articulated in a way that they can address the majority of the needs linked to these four priority areas.

Project Coordinator: Bundesministerium für Gesundheit (ATNA), Austria

BBU Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Razvan Chereches, Executive Director Cluj School of Public Health

Funder: The European Commission – CHAFEA, Grant No. 677102

Period: 2015-2018

Total budget: Consortium: 4,000,017 Euro; BBU: 196,258 Euro