A tender for a study on the economic impact of interoperable electronic health records and e-prescriptions in Europe has been released by the European Commission’s Directorate General for the Information Society.

The winner of the procurement will be commissioned to do a study on economic aspects of e-health in general and more specifically in relation to electronic health records and e-prescribing solutions.

The specific goals of the study are:

To identify practices that represent best practices – both at general level and particularly in economic terms in terms of the implementation of interoperable electronic health records and e-prescription in Europe; 

To apply state-of-the-art evaluation methodologies and approaches focusing on efficiency and economic benefits in the implementation of electronic health records and e-prescription solutions; 

To apply the chosen methods to a limited number of sites -approximately 10 within the secondary care sphere – in a range of member states and analyse, and present the findings. 

Tender documents must be requested by 6 August 2007 and submitted by 13 August.


The full tender can be seen at http://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:122426-2007:TEXT:EN:HTML.