EU for The Third Health Programme

01/08/2018 – 30/07/2021

About the project

Ageing population and increased prevalence of chronic conditions combined with limited human and financial resources are putting health systems under increasing strain. Digital tools, however, bring an opportunity to improve health care sector. Integrating eHealth into health policy and aligning eHealth investments with health requirements is of high importance, especially when recommendations and practices can be transferred across countries. Targeting Members Sates and Countries of the EU and eHealth stakeholders, as well as the general public, this project aims to improve health care with the use of ICT. eHAction is the Joint Action supporting the eHealth Network, which, in its Multiannual Work Programme 2018-2021, sets targets for exploring eHealth to facilitate the management of chronic diseases and multi-morbidity, by increasing sustainability and efficiency of health systems, and by facilitating personalized care and empowering the citizen. Specifically, it will work to find ways to empower people by giving them an active role in managing their health care data and processes, to use health data in an innovative way and to enhance continuity of care through the use of interoperable and cross-border solutions. The eHAction is in line with the Third Programme of EU actions in the field of health contributing to foster health in Europe by promoting the use of eHealth in a structured policy framework.


Consortium leader: SPMS – Serviços Partilhados do Ministério da Saúde, E.P.E. (Portugal)

Consortium members:

  • Bundesministerium für Arbeit, Soziales, Gesundheit und Konsumentenschutz (Austria)
  • The Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic (Czech Republic)
  • gematik – Gesellschaft für Telematikanwendungen der Gesundheitskarte mbH (Germany)
  • Ministry of Social Affairs Republic of Estonia (Estonia)
  • 3rd Regional Health Authority of Macedonia (Greece)
  • Ministerio de Sanidad, Servicios Sociales e Igualdad (Spain)
  • National Institute for Health and Welfare (Finland)
  • Ministry of Health (France)
  • Croatian Health Insurance Fund (Croatia)
  • National Healthcare Service Center (Hungary) SU HSMTC Affiilate partner
  • Department of Health (eHealth Unit) (Ireland)
  • Ministero della Salute (Italy)
  • Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania (Lithuania)
  • Agence eSanté (Luxembourg)
  • the National Health Service (Latvia)
  • Ministry for Health (Malta)
  • Stichting Nationaal ICT Instituut in de Zorg (Netherlands)
  • Norwegian Directorate of eHealth (Norway)
  • Institute of Public Health of Republic of Serbia “Dr Milan Jovanović Batut” (Serbia)
  • National Institute of Public Health of the Republic of Slovenia (Slovenia)
  • Semmelweis University Health Services Management Training Centre

HSMTC contact

Name: Márton Kis
Phone: +36 1 488 7635