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About H.E-L.P

Health Systems all over Europe are facing similar problems and challenges. In connection with an increasing age of the general population completely new challenges are arising. Chronic diseases have increased dramatically, its management creates new needs and demands from the side of patients and the health system. In general the mobility, flexibility and global thinking of patients has increased, the Internet has become the major source of health information for patients before they turn to hospital or physicians.


All these developments lead to new demands and needs in the communication and information of patients (and their surrounding) and the health system (and its organizations).

Modern information and communication technology has the potential to support this new, modern and demanding communication process between patients and the health system with its flexibility and interactivity. Nevertheless, it requires an in-depth approach to provide a successful e-learning and information exchange platform that works for patients, medical staff, and health system staff.


The task to research and develop the basis for such an information infrastructure is the task of the HE-LP Project. A consortium of well experienced and well engaged partner organizations has started this two years project with the funding of the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning Programme KA 3 – ICT on the 1st of January 2011.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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