Successful EC workshop on eHealth Business modeling discussed long-term sustainability of eHealth initiatives

In the context of ongoing discussions around the Connecting Europe Facility, the European Commission has held a stakeholder workshop on the long-term sustainability of its eHealth pilot projects, see eHealth Business Modelling. Key to this sustainability is a reflection on possible business models of eHealth projects beyond their pilot stage.
The workshop, supported by ePractice gathered stakeholders from the large scale pilot project epSOS, SemanticHealthNet as well as other projects and representatives from the health informatics standardization community, public policy and industry. After presentations on the theory of business modeling and the ongoing sustainability discussion within epSOS, the experts used an interactive business modeling appraoch to brainstorm and seek consensus on important features of eHealth business models.
SemanticHealthNet scientific coordinator, Dipak Kalra (EuroRec) and empirica actively supported this workshop in its conceptual preparation and execution.
Results will feed into the deliverables of the SemanticHealthNet project, to which empirica is a beneficiary.
All workshop presentations are available through the above referenced eHealth Business Modelling URL.

The video that was taken during the eHealth Business Modelling workshop is now available and may be accessed at http://www.epractice.eu/en/tv/537694.