In future, anyone who works in another EU member state or needs medical assistance while travelling should be able to access their own health data easily and securely within the EU - this is the vision the European Union aims to realize. The Horizon 2020 project Smart4Health, is an important step towards realizing this vision through developing a Europe-wide citizen centred health data platform under the coordination of UNINOVA and the scientific and technical direction of the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI). The aim of the four-year project is to propose a citizen-oriented, secure platform for all health-related data.
Smart4Health is a project of the European Union with the aim to realize a platform for electronic health records and far-reaching value-added services for EU citizens throughout Europe. This means that all EU citizens have their own health data, which can contain any diagnoses, treatments, medication plans and fitness data. Doctors and therapists can access data across institutional and national borders only with the consent of the citizen.
The Smart4Health consortium consists of 18 partners from medical, social and technical sciences, and industry. Smart4Health is funded through the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 826117 with a maximum of €21.8 million over 50 months.