MOMENTUM – European Momentum for Mainstreaming Telemedicine Deployment in Daily Practice

Programme: Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme
Project Status: COMPLETED (February 2012 – January 2015)


What aims and scope

To create a platform across Europe where key players in telemedicine could share their knowledge and experience in deploying such services as routine care to build a body of good practice.

Furthermore, the project would strive to conceive a blueprint that would validate a consolidated set of methods supporting the telemedicine service implementation process.

How it became possible 

Over the course of three years, Momentum launched a questionnaire that focused only on telemedicine services that were either running as part of a mainstream service delivery (routine care) or had been discontinued.

The data collected enabled MOMENTUM to make public case studies and descriptions of telemedicine initiatives that were working successfully. At the same time, the insights from different scenarios where telemedicine was discontinued would provide learnings.

These actions would then lead to defining a blueprint to help turn telemedicine into a sustainable mechanism. 

Where EHMA delivered

EHMA assisted the MOMENTUM Thematic Network in developing a European Union-wide multi-stakeholder platform that would be an integral component to developing the blueprint.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s ICT Policy Support Programme as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme under Grant Agreement number 297260. This page and the publications contained herein only reflect the author’s views. The European Union is not liable for any use that might be made of the information contained in this page and publications.


The Momentum project delivered a European Telemedicine Deployment Blueprint that would serve three purposes:

  • Assist telemedicine doers (e.g., leaders in health or care authorities, hospital managers, clinicians or people involved in the industry such as entrepreneurs or business executives) and all those people supporting them (e.g., public administrators or personnel in innovation agencies) in scaling telemedicine implementation
  • List and describe critical success factors of telemedicine in a structured way and identify and document roadblocks for scaling up telemedicine services
  • Help create the enabling environments needed to accelerate overall telemedicine deployment in Europe due to the validated, tested nature of the document


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