Momentum

European Momentum for Mainstreaming Telemedicine Deployment in Daily Practice

(2012-2014)

 Introduction to the project

Momentum is a platform where key players in telemedicine share their knowledge and experience in deploying telemedicine services into routine care. Momentum launched a questionnaire that focuses only on telemedicine services which are either running as part of mainstream service delivery (routine care) or which have been discontinued, i.e. they are no longer running. Telemedicine services, which are currently under development and/or testing and which are running under special conditions like project funding and support are not the subject of this questionnaire. The data collected will enable MOMENTUM to make public case studies and descriptions of telemedicine initiatives that are currently working successfully, but at the same time learning from the cases where services have been discontinued.

Objectives

MOMENTUM has a core set of objectives. It is about creating a platform across Europe which the key players can share their knowledge and experience in deploying telemedicine services into routine care so as to build a body of good practice. Working together, they will define a Blueprint that validates a consolidated set of methods supporting the telemedicine service implementation process. Results count. MOMENTUM’s outcome will be a vibrant and sustainable network of telemedicine stakeholders.
Their responsibilities are to develop and maintain a European Telemedicine Deployment Blueprint that will achieve three results: It will assist countries and telemedicine practitioners in their telemedicine implementations, and validate the work of past initiatives; It will document the roadblocks – the lack of robust methods to support the telemedicine implementation process is perceived as one of them – that obstruct telemedicine implementation in daily practice; It will propose a set of policy recommendations: these will help to create the enabling environments needed to accelerate overall telemedicine deployment in Europe.

EHMA’s role in the project

MOMENTUM has, at its heart, building a European momentum for telemedicine to ensure the provision of high quality routine care for EU Citizens. Stakeholders will be closely involved and EHMA will assist the MOMENTUM Thematic Network in developing a European Union-wide multi-stakeholder platform. At the core of the platform are the practitioners of telemedicine – those involved with its day-to-day delivery. Its wider community includes stakeholder groups, other actors and the broader public.
For more information, please contact Michele Calabro at EHMA.

Project website

For more information on this project, please visit Momentum Website

Momentum Blue Print 

This project has received funding from the European Union’s ICT Policiy Support Programme as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme under GA n° 297260.
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