European Commission issues Call for Tenders for study on impacts of eHealth

Brussels 17 August 2004The European Commission has launched a call for tenders for a study on the economic and productivity impact of eHealth. The object of the contract is to provide the Information Society Directorate General of the Commission with a study illustrating the impact of eHealth services. The deadline for requesting tender documents is September 20, 2004 and the deadline for submitting tender documents is October 1, 2004.


The study involves the following issues:

  1. To contribute to the actions of the eHealth Communication action plan that deal with collection and dissemination of best practices. The specific objectives are: to identify best practices in the eHealth area in the Member States, in particular those that contribute to improved efficiency and cost benefits, to identify best practices related to conformance testing and accreditation or certification of eHealth products and services.
  2. To describe the state of the art in assessment of eHealth systems and services by examining existing methodologies and approaches.
  3. To propose a common approach assessment and evaluation, including specific quantitative indicators, for categories of eHealth products and services, focusing on efficiency and economic benefits.
  4. Apply the chosen methods to a limited number of sites including hospitals or regional networks - approximately ten sites - and present the findings.

For further information, please contact:

  • European Commission
  • Attention: Octavian Purcarea
  • BU 31, 6/26
  • B-1049 Brussels
  • Tel: +32-2-2998965
  • Fax: +32-2-2960181
  • e-mail:

Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the European Union. The document reference is OJ No S-159-137695 of August 17, 2004.

Leslie Versweyveld

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