TRANSiTION – Digital TRANSition and dIgiTal resilience in ONcology

Programme: EU4Health Action Grant
Project Status: ONGOING (March 2023 – March 2025)

What aims and scope

The TRANSiTION project aims to create a new state-of-the-art education and training programme for informal carers, clinical and non-clinical professionals that will empower them to acquire the digital skills and competencies required to meet the current and future needs of effective cancer care. This training programme will up- and re-skill the workforce while also supporting a swifter transition to more cost-effective and patient-centred health models.

How it will become possible 

This project will commence with a comprehensive literature review to provide a map of the current status and challenges of digital health utilisation and optimisation in cancer care. This map will include the current state of training and the identification of target groups for up- and re-skilling and will culminate in the conduction of discrete choice experiments to collect new data on the needs and requirements of clinical and non-clinical professionals.

Based on the information gathered, a series of training modules for both clinical and non-clinical professionals will be developed, incorporating the concepts of Train-of-Trainer (ToT) and Micro-credentials to maximise reach and impact. Finally, these modules will be piloted on-site in different cancer care settings, allowing for their eventual evaluation and dissemination for use across Europe.

Where EHMA delivers 

EHMA is involved in this project as a Partner and will serve as Task Leader for the piloting of training modules for 1800 non-clinical professionals. Other project partners will also call on EHMA’s expertise throughout the project to ensure that the development of these training modules is in line with the needs and expectations of non-clinical professionals.


Co-funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or EACEA. Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.


This project is built on the understanding that culture and change management are both essential components driving learning and growth for the health workforce. By combining a focus on clinical practice and an understanding of the critical role of health managers, the work of this project will provide concrete examples of how to match digital transformation to the realities of healthcare.

Some of these examples will include methods to secure buy-in from frontline workers, how to manage culture change to foster organisational learning, and of course, the development of functional training modules that will help to support the management of the entire heath workforce.


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