Sehgovia Thematic Network
Supporting the European eHealth Governance Initiative and Action
Financed by the European Commission, SEHGovIA (Supporting the European eHealth Governance Initiative and Action) is led by the Member states to provide input on legal, ethical and regulatory issues crucial to e-health implementation. SEHGovIA will also address semantics and terminology, identification and authentication standardisation that are vital to successful information exchanges.
Starting earlier 2011 this thematic network bringing together representatives of Member States, Users and Industry will draw upon experiences from other European programs, such as Calliope, eHIC, Stork, as well as national projects. The results of the first 36 months of consultations are expected to be :
1. A High level eHealth structure Governance mechanism and capable infrastructures to sustain effective operation
2. A proposal of recommendations on Policy instruments and for legal actions
3. A European eHealth Interoperability Roadmap
4. A European Interoperability Framework
Bringing a deep experience for developing profiles and testing processes, IHE-Europe will contribute to SEHGovIA a solid knowledge on defining interoperability. Inputs from the HITCH project will provide an interoperability roadmap on conformance testing.