Loading...
About 2017-09-25T11:39:27+00:00

ENJECT  ‘European Network for the Joint Evaluation of Connected Health Technology

350w-ipad-ladiesENJECT is a 4-year research coordination project funded by COST- the longest trans-national cooperation among researchers, engineers, and scholars across Europe. ENJECT falls within the realm of Connected Health Research which focuses on a new technology-enabled model of healthcare delivery and encompasses terms such as wireless, digital, electronic, mobile, and tele-health. All stakeholders in the process are ‘connected’ by means of timely sharing and presentation of accurate and pertinent information regarding patient status through smarter use of data, devices, communication platforms, and people. ENJECT brings together an international network, including business and revenue modellers, clinicians, technologists, engineers, economists, ethnographers and health researchers, to help society to answer one question – how to connect therapies, patients and care-givers to deliver optimum health results in an era of stretched resources and increasing demands.

ENJECT will deliver unprecedented access to an understanding of Europe’s varied health systems, markets and demographics. Access to commercial players, datasets, market knowledge, and policy makers across the continent will be ensured through the high profile, interdisciplinary, and international experts involved in the programme.

ENJECT will seed cross-border, interdisciplinary teams and partnerships leading to new collaborations, improved training and professional development opportunities, knowledge and staff exchange, and a European communication platform for Connected Health research.

ENJECT includes collaborations with higher education institutions (HEIs) and organisations based internationally in Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Lithuania, Malta, Macedonia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the UK.

ENJECT on COST.eu


COST is the longest-running European framework supporting trans-national cooperation among researchers, engineers and scholars across Europe.
Visit COST.eu for more information on the ENJECT COST Action.

Visit COST.eu

What is Connected Health?

Connected Health is a new model for health management. It puts the correct information in the correct hands at the correct time. It allows patient and clinicians to make better decisions. Decisions that can save lives, save money and ensure a better quality of life for the patient during and after treatment.

Connected Health is not just about technologies. It’s about connecting people and information within a system – the healthcare system. Technology is vital and exciting – but it is just one part of a picture that includes patient care pathways, business and revenue models, data analytics and others.

Connected Health includes terms such as eHealth, Digital Health, mHealth, Telehealth, Telecare, remote care, assisted living.

Connected Health can consolidate information from many different spheres of one person’s world to give a more complete picture of their health. This includes biological, genetic, medical, lifestyle and sentiment/mood data.

Connected health puts the patient at the centre of the healthcare system gathering, linking and interpreting information from many different sources to enable informed, patient-centred care decisions.

Connected Health allows the clinician to make decisions in a context, to communicate better with patients and to aggregate data to inform practice/system-level decisions.

Connected Health creates an environment where patients are treated in the best location, by the best person, using the most relevant and efficient methods. It cuts down on waste and reduces system costs while maintaining or improving patient quality of life.

Connected Health solutions allow societies to maintain personalised healthcare in a climate of reducing resources and increasing demand. It enables genuine patient focus in the most efficient way possible.

What will this all mean?

  • Less waiting time in hospitals
  • More care in the patient’s home
  • Swifter and more accurate communications between GPs, hospitals, allied healthcare professionals and others
  • Giving the patient access to and control of their own health information
  • Understanding how lifestyle, genetic and medical factors can impact on each other and therefore the person’s health
  • Evidence-based public health campaigns
  • Maintaining or increasing patient contact in a time of decreasing resources
  • Minimising hospitalisations