Stakeholders & projects

WHO eHealth Technical Advisory Group (eTAG)

  • WHO eHealth Technical Advisory Group (eTAG)
    eTAG was established in 2013 with the overall purpose of supporting WHO's work in the field of eHealth. It does this by advising, within its scope of expertise, on aspects of policy, standardization, planning, priority-setting, resource mobilization, collaboration- and partnership-building, evidence-building and evaluation of eHealth activities in the Organization.

WHO Regional Office for Europe

  • European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
    The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies supports and promotes evidence-based health policy-making through comprehensive and rigorous analysis of the dynamics of health care systems in Europe.

WHO Regional Office for Europe

  • WHO Regional Office for Europe eHealth
    WHO/Europe is one of WHO’s six regional offices around the world that is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, finding evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. The WHO/Europe eHealth unit works with global, regional and national partners to promote and strengthen the use of ICT in health.

World Health Organization (WHO)

  • Global Observatory for eHealth (GOe)
    WHO launched GOe as an initiative dedicated to the study of eHealth – its evolution and impact on health in countries. The observatory model combines WHO coordination regionally and at headquarters to monitor the development of eHealth worldwide, with an emphasis on individual countries.
  • WHO eHealth
    WHO is responsible for public health within the United Nations system. They provide leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, finding evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. The WHO eHealth unit works with global, regional and national partners to promote and strengthen the use of ICT in health.

European Commission (EC)

  • Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG Connect)
    DG Connect works towards a digital single market that fosters creativity, innovation and trustable digital experiences for EU citizens.
  • eHealth Innovation Thematic Network
    This network focuses on re-architecting health care services to have a patient-centric focus and encourage patients to play greater roles in their own health, with special emphasis on chronic disease management, ageing adults and integrated care.
  • eHealth Network
    The eHealth Network connects national authorities responsible for eHealth and facilitates cooperation and exchange of information among EU Member States and observer members.
  • EuroHealthNet
    EuroHealthNet addresses health and social inequalities in order to promote health and health equity within and between European countries. It is a partnership of public bodies that contributes to a healthier Europe through policy and project development, networking and communication.
  • European Consumer Organisation (BEUC)
    Created in 1962, BEUC is a consumer organization that represents and defends the interests of European consumers in EU decisions and developments.
  • European network for Health Technology Assessment (EUnetHTA)
    EUnetHTA is a network for organizations within health technology assessment (HTA), supporting collaboration and providing added value to health care systems in Europe.
  • Health Literacy Europe
    Health Literacy Europe is a network promoting health literacy in research, policy and practice both within and outside Europe. It organizes conferences for professionals and researchers in multiple disciplines to share knowledge and experiences in improving health literacy.
  • Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU)
    PGEU is an association for the European pharmacy community that supports eHealth and the benefits it can provide, such as ePrescription, EHRs and ICT tools. It also contributes to developing governance and guidance on eHealth in the EU.
  • The Semantic Interoperability Community (SEMIC)
    SEMIC focuses on improving the semantic interoperability of European eGovernment systems in order to facilitate cross-border and cross-sector public services.

International Centre for Parliamentary Studies (ICPS)

  • European Health Stakeholders Network
    This network facilitates discussion of the current European health issues and strengthens the engagement between policy-makers, patient groups, academic experts and health care professionals in the industry.

Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM)

  • Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM)
    By defining the formats for medical images, DICOM creates and maintains global ICT standards for the communication of digital images and associated data for biomedical diagnostic and therapeutic information.

European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry (COCIR)

European Institute for Health Records (EuroRec)

  • European Institute for Health Records (EuroRec)
    EuroRec is an independent, not-for-profit organization that promotes the use of high-quality electronic health records (EHRs) in Europe, providing services to the industry, health care providers, policy-makers and patients.

European Standards Organizations (ESO)

  • European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC)
    CENELEC is responsible for standardization within the field of electrotechnical engineering. Its voluntary standards facilitate trade between countries, foster new markets and support the development of a single European market.
  • The European Committee for Standardization (CEN)
    CEN works as a business catalyst in Europe and removes trade barriers for European stakeholders such as industry, service providers, public administration and consumers. CEN is a recognized platform through which European standards are developed and it develops and defines standards for 33 European national standardization bodies.
  • The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
    ESTI produces globally applicable standards for ICT within mobile, radio, converged, aeronautical, broadcast and internet technologies.

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Worldwide

International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO)

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

  • Health Level Seven (HL7)
    HL7 has members from over 50 different countries and provides a comprehensive framework and related standards for the exchange, integration, sharing and retrieval of electronic health information that supports clinical practice and the management, delivery and evaluation of health services.
  • International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
    ISO provides a platform for experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market-relevant international standards that encourage innovation and provide solutions to global challenges. ISO develops and publishes international standards.
  • ISO Technical Committee Health Informatics (ISO TC 215)
    ISO TC 215 focuses on standardization in the field of health informatics and facilitates the interchange and use of health-related data, information and knowledge to support and enable various aspects of health systems.

Northern Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Well-being (NDPHS)


  • OpenClinical
    OpenClinical is an information service platform aimed at users, researchers and suppliers of medical care that offers an extensive body of resources on advanced knowledge management methods for health care.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

  • OECD Health
    OECD Health helps countries achieve high-performing health systems. This is done by measuring health outcomes and system resource usage, and by analysing policies that improve access, efficiency and quality of health care.

Public Health Data Standards Consortium (PHDSC)

Telemedicine Alliance (TMA)

  • Telemedicine Alliance (TMA)
    ESA, WHO/Europe, ITU and the European Commission have been working together in the Telemedicine Alliance towards a unified and citizen-centred system of telemedicine (eHealth) in Europe.

The Society for Participatory Medicine

  • is a blog for the Society for Participatory Medicine that publishes the latest news and information on participatory medicine.


  • Danish Ministry of Health
    Medcom is part of the Danish national body for health care and facilitates cooperation between authorities, private firms and organizations in the Danish health care sector. It also conducts projects within telemedicine and eHealth.


  • Estonian eHealth Foundation
    The Estonian eHealth Foundation develops and promotes Estonian eHealth solutions and offers services that assist in providing high-quality and accessible health care services.

the Netherlands

International Telecommunications Union (ITU)

  • International Telecommunications Union (ITU)
    ITU provides assistance to developing countries by advising on eHealth policies and strategies. It also creates guidelines and training materials on eHealth applications and assists in implementing technical cooperation projects. ITU aims to improve access to health services through better use of information and communication technology (ICT).

Schools for Health in Europe (SHE) Network

  • Schools for Health in Europe (SHE) Network
    The SHE network supports professionals and organizations in developing and sustaining school health promotion. The network encourages the development and implementation of national policies on school health promotion, in line with the WHO Health 2020 policy and the Europe 2020 policy.
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