Luxembourg Ministry of Health eHealth Service Platform Study

Luxembourg Ministry of Health eHealth Service Platform Study
This report analyses the opportunities for Luxembourg to implement an interoperability platform for electronic health services and provides recommendations for this platform as well as for related preliminary decisions to be taken. In 2006, the Government Council of Luxembourg approved a national eHealth plan which was developed by a working group of stakeholders in the healthcare sector in Luxembourg. This national eHealth plan recommended a number of measures with regard to interoperability such as the implementation of a common telematic platform to support sharing and exchange of medical information but also a number of healthcare specific applications.

The national eHealth plan already pointed out that interoperability is a major challenge, as well as organisational challenges. However, the national eHealth plan was still too high-level, without a clearly defined and realistic implementation scenario. In particular, a specific interoperability roadmap was missing. Hence, this roadmap and the related interoperability platform have become a priority.

As the Ministry of Health of Luxembourg wishes to define the optimal way to move forward in the national eHealth programme, PwC has been requested to conduct a study on the costs and benefits of an interoperability platform for Luxembourg. This study comprises a comparative analysis of eHealth services in other countries and transposes the results - where applicable - to the Luxembourg healthcare context.

Download: Luxembourg Ministry of Health eHealth Service Platform Study (.pdf, 4.810 KB).

Download from eHealthNews.eu Portal's mirror: Luxembourg Ministry of Health eHealth Service Platform Study (.pdf, 4.810 KB).

Most Popular Now

Researchers Capture First Images of Oxyg…

Oxygen in cancer tumors is known to be a major factor that helps radiation therapy be successful. Hypoxia, or starvation of oxygen, in solid tumors is also thought to be...

VTT Makes New Investments in Digital Hea…

VTT is launching new research activities in the area of digital health as part of the growing wellbeing and health technology ecosystem in Kuopio. The new initiative aims to create...

A New Method of Artificial Intelligence …

Despite the immense progress in the field of AI in recent years, we are still very far from human intelligence. Indeed, if current AI techniques allow to train computer agents...

FDA Informs Health Care Providers, Facil…

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is issuing a safety communication informing health care providers, facilities and patients about cybersecurity vulnerabilities identified for certain GE Healthcare Clinical Information Central...

eHealthWeek 2020 Croatia - Trusted Infor…

15 - 17 April 2020, Rovinj, Croatia. In its capacity of hosting the upcoming Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Croatian Ministry of Health is in preparations to...

Siemens Healthineers Presents Solutions …

CT scanners with intelligent user guidance, AI-based software assistants for MRI and a lab system that revolutionizes workflows: Siemens Healthineers is showcasing its products and solutions according to the motto...

NHS IT Chiefs Set the Stage for a Year o…

3 - 4 March 2019, London, United Kingdom. NHS technology leaders are to kick off the second-ever Digital Health Rewired Conference and Exhibition on 3 - 4 March at the Olympia...

PatchAi Startup has Arrived in the Marke…

PatchAi - a startup that offers, thanks to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, an empathic virtual assistant to patients participating in clinical trials - announced that it has closed two...

Digital Health App Medicus AI Earns CE C…

Medicus AI, the Vienna-based health tech company, has received a ​Class I Medical Device CE Mark for its mobile application. The CE certification mark confirms that Medicus AI conforms to...

FDA Authorizes Marketing of First Cardia…

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized marketing of software to assist medical professionals in the acquisition of cardiac ultrasound, or echocardiography, images. The software, called Caption Guidance, is...

Human Body-on-Chip Platform Enables In V…

Drug development is an extremely arduous and costly process, and failure rates in clinical trials that test new drugs for their safety and efficacy in humans remain very high. According...

AI in Drug Discovery Conference 2020

16 - 17 March 2020, London, UK. SMi group presents the launch of the inaugural AI in Drug Discovery conference taking place in London. AI-empowered machine learning technologies hold the potential...