The Momentum Thematic Network is a platform across which the key players share their knowledge and experience in deploying telemedicine services into routine care so as to build a body of good practice. They are working together to 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 themthat 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 an open network and will be expanded from its initial partnership to a broader forum, bringing together health authorities, professional international and national stakeholder groups, and networks of professionals and patients.
Momentum’s ultimate goal is turn telemedicine into a sustainable mechanism. A permanent forum is needed to address emerging challenges in the spread of telemedicine, and ensure that any underpinning framework becomes the foundation of a telemedicine quality management system.
The Momentum thematic network will run from February 2012 to July 2014. It is partially funded by the European Commission under the ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP) as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP).”
Please access here the Momentum factsheet