The vision of Linked2Safety is to advance clinical practice and accelerate medical research, to improve the quality of healthcare, benefiting public health, and to enhance patients’ safety; by providing pharmaceutical companies, healthcare professionals and patients with an innovative semantic interoperability framework, a sustainable business model, and a scalable technical infrastructure and platform for the efficient, homogenised access to and the effective, viable utilization of the increasing wealth of medical information contained in the EHRs deployed and maintained at regional and/or national level across Europe, dynamically interconnecting distributed patients data to medical research efforts, respecting patients’ anonymity, as well as European and national legislation.


The SIFEM vision is to develop an Infostructure to semantically interlink a Finite Element (FE) tool and open-source supportive tools and libraries with the clinical knowledge, the available clinical and experimental data and a Model Repository in order to obtain more elaborate and reusable multi-scale models of the inner-ear. The long-term outcome of the SIFEM project is to enhance the accuracy of diagnosis and the efficiency of the treatment planning delivered to patients suffering from Sensorineural hearing loss resulting to more personalized healthcare.


GRANATUM is an innovative social collaboration platform for chemoprevention researchers for building and executing collaboratively complex biomedical studies and in silico experiments on largely available and high-quality data repositories.


Healthcare professionals are concerned that Electronic Patient Records systems have become islands of information. Little or no interoperability exists. Major factors are cost, complexity, and maintainability. The impact is that patient details are held on paper resulting in missing files, bad patient outcomes due to incomplete information and even patient deaths. Through the application of semantics the interoperability problem is reduced to one of plugging in EPR systems and simply configuring them to send their native messages to one another. PPEPR does the rest. It manages the differences in standards, formats, and enables mapping between them.


RIDE is a roadmap project for interoperability of eHealth systems leading to recommendations for actions and to preparatory actions at the European level. This roadmap will prepare the ground for future actions as envisioned in the action plan of the eHealth Communication COM 356 by coordinating various efforts on eHealth interoperability in member states and the associated states. Since it is not realistic to expect to have a single universally accepted clinical data model that will be adhered to all over the Europe and that the clinical practice, terminology systems and EHR systems are all a long way from such a complete harmonization; the RIDE project will address the interoperability of eHealth systems with special emphasis on semantic interoperability. In order to create RIDE Roadmap, first the European best practices in providing semantic interoperability for eHealth domain will be assessed and the quantified requirements to create a valid roadmap will be identified. Based on these requirements, the goals, and the economical, legal, financial and technological challenges of the industry for the 21st century for achieving interoperability in eHealth solutions will be elaborated. RIDE will also focus on the limitations of the policies and strategies currently used in deploying interoperable eHealth solutions. A research portal for sharing resources addressing semantic interoperability in eHealth domain will be created and maintained; the key actors and stakeholders will be coordinated around RIDE special interest groups to create a wide consensus at the European level. Through eight RIDE workshops a shared vision for building a Europe-wide semantically interoperable eHealth infrastructure will be created. After assessing the gaps between the ‘as-is’ situation and the ‘to-be’ eHealth vision, the emerging trends and opportunities to achieve the vision statement, the required advances in the state of the art research, technology and standards will be identified.