Seamless Healthcare Provision Throughout Europe - the TEN4Health Service

The TEN4Health project had its kick-off meeting on 1 August 2007 at the AOK Rheinland/Hamburg premises in Grevenbroich.
The aim of the project is to contribute towards improved healthcare provision for mobile European Union citizens. Initiated by leading public health insurance providers, the TEN4Health service package assures access of citizens to healthcare in participating Member States’ hospitals, based on a secure web service and its integration into developing European eHealth infrastructure networks.
The TEN4Health service package fundamentally contributes to the ubiquitous acceptance of the European Health Insurance Card and prepares for the later introduction of its eCard version. It greatly enhances and extends its utility by integrating efficient support for electronic post­processing at the Union level.
The TEN4Health service will be validated at 11 hospitals directly participating in the consortium, and several other, indirectly participating hospital sites across six Member States ­ Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands.