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What are the EU initiatives in which Eastern partner countries can take part? What kind of programmes are we talking about?
Eastern partner countries are encouraged to participate in the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) run by the European Commission. The programme has many levels of interaction, from browsing through informative articles about innovations in eHealth to attending events, and more proactive roles like taking part in the Action Group and Reference Site programmes.
Participation in EIP on AHA promotes information sharing and networking. For instance, a member of the Reference Site programme can become aware of a solution implemented in an EU Member State and apply to adopt it through the programme in their region, and vice versa. Different kinds of participants are accepted – from individuals to organisations – including governmental entities, private sector companies, research-oriented institutions and social organisations. Another initiative is MyHealth@EU, which focuses on piloting and implementing electronic cross-border health services in the EU. The current service offering includes Patient Summary and ePrescription, with a future vision to include laboratory results, medical images, various reports, etc. Currently, the possibility to include eligible countries outside the EU is being discussed. Thus, Easter partner countries may be able to participate in MyHealth@EU in future.