empirica has established itself as a leading European institute with a broad understanding of the political, clinical, economic, commercial and social challenges surrounding health systems, public health, healthcare providers and medical device companies. A focus is on how ICT and medical technologies can contribute to a better performance of healthcare delivery. It has cooperated with or provided services to the European Parliament (EP), European Commission (EC), Wold Health Organisation (WHO), OECD, European Space Agency (ESA), as well as national governments, global industrial players, healthcare service providers, healthcare insurances, and other stakeholders. This is complemented by its broad experience in analysing and surveying markets, applying advanced, pragmatic benefit-cost assessment methods to health system related delivery processes and outcomes, and the development and validation of sustained strategies, business cases, and exploitation scenarios.
empirica has considerable experience, probably unparalleled in Europe, in undertaking combined clinical, socio-economic, financial and/or business impact assessments in the context of European (e)Health projects. A focus has been the analysis of national and regional eHealth policies and strategies, eHealth services interoperability across the European Union (epSOS, cross-border ePrescription guidelines), national eHealth interoperability and implementation strategies (eHealth ERA study of Member State policies, eHealth Strategies study assessing the progress made by EU-Member States; studies for national governments), as well as an analysis of global good practice examples of national eHealth platforms.
Furthermore, empirica has extensive experience and knowledge in managing, co-ordinating and/or supporting large-scale European and international projects and studies for both private and public clients (like the epSOS project). It has also a long-standing expertise in eHealth research, technology and development (RTD), implementation of eHealth systems and solutions, integration of care and support systems, engagement and empowerment of patients and carers, and providing decision support for professionals.