MOMENTUM – European Momentum for Telemedicine Deployment in Daily Practice – project started in the beginning of 2012 and it’s duration is 30 months. The consortium consists of 21 partners, among them Estonian eHealth Fundation. MOMENTUM is about creating a platform across which the key players can share their knowledge and experience in deploying telemedicine services into routine care so as to build a body of good practice. Working together, they will define a Blueprint that validates a consolidated set of methods supporting the telemedicine service implementation process. The consortium conceives of a Blueprint as a holistic European reference framework for telemedicine deployment.
- MOMENTUM's outcome will be a vibrant and sustainable network of telemedicine stakeholders. Their responsibilities are to develop and maintain a European Telemedicine Deployment Blueprint that will achieve three results.
- It will assist countries and telemedicine practitioners in their telemedicine implementations, and validate the work of past initiatives.
- It will document the roadblocks – the lack of robust methods to support the telemedicine implementation process is perceived as one of them – that obstruct telemedicine implementation in daily practice.
- It will propose a set of policy recommendations: these will help to create the enabling environments needed to accelerate overall telemedicine deployment in Europe.
MOMENTUM is composed of key stakeholders. The consortium assembles a group of organisations spanning the range of all stakeholders. Among them are health authorities, eHealth competence centres, national stakeholder groups and organisations representing physicians, managers, community pharmacists, patients, industry, health insurers and payers. The grouping will be united by its common interest in advancing telemedicine deployment in Europe.