The EMPATHiE project: Empowering patients in the management of chronic diseases

The EMPATHiE project: Empowering patients in the management of chronic diseases

The EMPATHiE project  (Tender no: EAHC/2013/health/04)

Summary: a consortium was set up for the bid, led by Fundacion Avedis Donabedian (FAD), Barcelona. There were 7 other principal member organisations, CBO, CPME, EPF, Masaryk University, Chalmers University, DCHE (the Danish Centre for health Education) and the Royal College of Psychiatrists Research Unit. EHFF co-managed the project with FAD.

After making a successful bid, the kick-off for the ten month project was Dec. 4th 2013, in Luxembourg. Click here for the contract specification and timetable for deliverables.

The contract was delivered on time, in October 2014. A presentation, by EHFF on behalf of the Consortium, summarising the results was made to the SANCO Working Group for Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality at their meeting in Brussels on December 18th 2014.

The project was finally published by DG Sante on the Commission website in March 2015, you can download the final report here and the annexes here.

This has been a fruitful exercise, creating a group of organisations and individuals who were able to continue their interest in patient empowerment and extend the network through the Empathie network (see dedicated page on this site) and its activity within the EIP for AHA. Also the group formed the basis for the successful bid for the PiSCE project (see above).

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