Patient empowerment enables patients to take an active role in their own healthcare provision which allows them to stay easily informed and ‘self-manage’ their own health services. In the context of an ageing population and increasing number of chronic patients, patient empowerment is a key tool to reduce healthcare costs and improve quality and efficiency of the health delivery process.
PALANTE has seeked to empower patients so they are able to make informed decisions about their health, take an active role in their care and collaborate effectively with their healthcare team through the use of information and communication technologies.
- Addressing eHealth Innovation Challenges – Empowering patients. PALANTE Midterm Conference
The successful midterm conference of the PALANTE project took place on November 6th 2013 at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels. Presentations are now available online.
- The Digital Agenda for Europe: eHealth and Ageing
The EU eHealth Action Plan covers areas as diverse as patient rights in cross-border healthcare, funding advanced research and development & ensuring that electronic health record systems are compatible internationally. More information is available here.
- eHealth Forum 2014
Organised by the Greek Presidency in cooperation with the European Commission, the eHealth Forum 2014 brings together a High-Level eHealth Experts’ Conference on European Priorities, the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing.
Support USers To Access INformation and Services
Common Platform Services for Ageing Well in Europe
epSOS aims to design, build and evaluate a service infrastructure that demonstrates cross-border interoperability between electronic health record systems in Europe.