The ICS Foundation supports the Health IT sector in achieving the level of eHealth skills required to deliver an efficient, safe, cost-effective and transparent service for the benefit of citizens. We provide citizens with the ICT compentence to avail of healthcare technology and an appreciate of the relevant of ICT to their health data management.
Joint Action to support the eHealth Network
Developing political recommendations on eHealth implementation in Europe.
JAseHN is an EU project that will:
- Make recommendations on online training tools for health professionals concerning cross-border health-care services
- Report on EU state of play on patient access and portability of health data
- Make recommendations for patient access to electronic health records
The major objective of this Project is to act as the main preparatory body for the eHealth Network according to the multi-annual work plan 2015-2018 and as such to focus on the elaboration of Deliverables that shall be submitted to the eHealth Network prior to their bi-annual meetings. The Project aims to develop political recommendations and instruments for cooperation in the four specific priority areas that are specified in the eHealth Network’s multi-annual work plan 2015-2018 and that were adopted by the eHealth Network in May 2014: a) interoperability and standardisation, b) monitoring and assessment of implementation, c) exchange of knowledge and d) global cooperation and positioning.
The Health Informatics Training System (HITS) is a response to the needs of healthcare employees who require a clear understanding of the technologies used in this sector and their contribution to administrative and clinical best practice.
HITS Level 1 is targeted at all healthcare workers who require a basic understanding of their role of technology in the healthcare sector. The Level 1 syllabus outlines the hardware and technologies used in a healthcare environment, and covers topics ranging from data processing and electronic record keeping, to decision support systems and security.
An Board Altranais, the regulatory body for the nursing profession in Ireland, has awarded HITS category 1 approval.
GRANDIS XXI is a project that aims to develop a practice oriented, competence based and modular syllabus and further training program for the vocational education (“Networked Elderly Caregiver”) delivered trough attractive, motivating digital learning content for social caregivers.
The course will develop the advanced digital skills of formal and informal social caregivers, to prepare them for effective use of the ICT-based telecare systems, like smart devices, and prepare them to apply web-based tools for communication, keeping contact through the Internet for supporting independent living of elderly people.