Economic impact of interoperable electronic health records and ePrescription in Europe






DG INFSO, European Commission (EC)

This study for the European Commission will make a substantial contribution towards accelerating the implementation of the European eHealth Action Plan. Specifically, the study will actively support ongoing initiatives and implementation work on interoperable EHR and ePrescribing systems by illustrating and widely spreading new knowledge about their socio-economic impact and lessons learned from successful, beneficial applications.

The value added by eHealth will be measured in quantitative terms based on a small number of successful implementations covering a wide variety of types of applications, of healthcare provider organisations and health systems, and of local, regional or even national frameworks. Whereas the individual examples will provide insights on success factors and requirements, the aggregation of results will allow to draw macro level conclusions.