Europe has already played a major part in the development of grids and healthgrids. The European association HealthGrid has set the agenda in this domain with its 2005 White Paper urging the concept, the opportunities and the likely benefits on senior decision makers. With that vision as its initial point of reference, the SHARE project was asked to identify the key developments needed to achieve wide adoption and deployment of healthgrids throughout Europe. The project was asked to organise these as milestones on a roadmap, so that all technical advances, social actions, economic investments and ethical or legal initiatives necessary for healthgrids would be seen together in a single coherent document.
The full road map (http://roadmap.healthgrid.org) includes an extensive analysis of several case studies exploring their technical requirements, full discussion of the ethical, legal, social and economic issues which may impede early deployment, and concludes with an attempt to reconcile the tensions between technological developments and regulatory frameworks.
Download SHARE the Journey: A European Healthgrid Roadmap (.pdf, 2.335 KB).
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Compiled by: Mark Olive, Hanene Rahmouni and Tony Solomonides
based on I. Andoulsi; I. Blanquer; V. Breton ; A. Dobrev; C. Van Doosselaere; V. Hernandez; J. Herveg; N. Jacq; Y. Legré; M. Olive; H. Rahmouni; T. Solomonides; K. Stroetmann; V. Stroetmann; P. Wilson SHARE Integrated Road Map II (SHARE Deliverable D6.2)
- FP6 eHealth Projects: SHARE