EPP-eHealth final results take eHealth procurement forward
EPP-eHealth, an EU-funded project that set out to transform the market for eHealth solutions through dialogue and
innovation procurement, has created a network of procuring organisations in healthcare. They also published Joint Statements
of Unmet Needs, a Public Procurement of Innovative solutions (PPI) Strategy for eHealth and mapped out EU initiatives and
After 24 fruitful months of vigorous activity, the EPP-eHealth project ('European Procurers Platform - eHealth - Transforming
the market for eHealth Solutions') has ended in December 2016. The project defined the following, all available for downloading:
Final Results available to download:
• Invitation to Express Interest in EPP-eHealth Joint Statements of Unmet Need
Joint Statements of Unmet Needs
presents the eHealth unmet needs identified by the four healthcare institutions involved in the
EPP-eHealth project. It defines the context of the unmet need, outlines the overarching priority area and presents the specific needs
identified by each institution. The six priorities that have been highlighted by healthcare institutions that are participating in
the EPP-eHealth project are:
- Patient empowerment through telemedicine and individual tailored apps.
- Management of Diseases
- Electronic health record: extraction of data and exploitation.
- Tracking Solutions
- Advanced clinical imaging solutions
- Improving health social innovation
The document also invites other ambitions healthcare institutions across Europe that are interested in the same eHealth unmet needs
to join to the EPP-eHealth Statement and to lend their support to the broad communication of the Joint Statements.
Why? "Healthcare institutions operating in a cooperative manner have the collective power to create a lead market for new solutions
through their procurement functions and these can subsequently be adopted by others in the wider healthcare arena", says coordinator
Laura Sánchez Alonso (BravoSolution España S.A.). "By joining, stakeholders will be added to the project network to pool the demand
for innovative eHealth solutions."
Join the Statement of Unmet Needs!
• PPI Strategy for eHealth
• Mapping of EU-funded initiatives and healthcare projects
The PPI Strategy for eHealth identifies the demand-side measures that are needed to enable
the healthcare sector to accelerate the development and adoption of 'market-ready' eHealth solutions. It addresses short- to long-term
needs in the healthcare sector, summarizing the lessons learnt by the project.
In addition it offers resource materials (guidelines, templates, regulatory reference framework, factsheets, case examples and reference
action groups of stakeholders), useful to overcome the challenges identified by the project.
• Glossary of terms
This report raises awareness about the global knowledge that has been produced through initiatives and projects funded by
the EU within the healthcare domain. In addition, this paper presents a review of the EU financial instruments for investing in eHealth
as well as the available EU business supporting initiatives.
• PCP funding opportunities
This document offers definitions and clarifications regarding innovation procurement and the eHealth domain.
• Matchmaking tool
This section of the project website presents the upcoming PCP call for tenders for DG Connect funded projects.
EPP-eHealth has launched a Matchmaking tool: If you are a supplier and have an eHealth solution that meets any of the EPP-eHealth
Joint Statement of Unmet Needs or you are interested in seeking partners for a joint proposal bid, feel free to complete this
We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has contributed to the project and attended our workshops.
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