The main objective of setting up a regional or local Ecosystem is to bring together a community of stakeholders, interested in developing a joint health agenda, aiming to address and find common solutions to challenges facing that specific region. The main benefit of working together in an Ecosystem is the multiplier effect of collaborating in an International Network of Ecosystems.
The goal of an ECHAlliance Connected Health Ecosystem is to create ‘permanent’ mutually beneficial partnerships, which improves the delivery of health and social care at the same time as providing economic benefits. The Ecosystems provide collaborative partnerships working across sectors and have potential to shape and improve the future of health and care services.
Core to the success of the Ecosystem are regular gatherings and working meetings to implement the Ecosystem’s strategic aims, which bring Ecosystem participants together for networking, to share challenges, explore opportunities and deploy connected health. These events could include:
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there any fee charged to attend an ecosystem?
No. Our approach is to offer free attendance & popup exhibition
How often does an ecosystem meet in a year?
Most ecosystems meet on a quarterly basis to maintain momentum.
Can I present at an ecosystem and how?
Ecosystems are about showcasing organisations, if possible speaking slots, subject to availability, relevance, timings.
Can Health & Social Care Authorities / Ministries be involved?
Absolutely, having involvement from ministries is really important.
Can an older peoples’ group attend an ecosystem gathering?
Yes please, both Patients & Citizens are at the heart of the Ecosystem and having a wide range of stakeholders is vital to successful collaboration and engagement.
Do ECHAlliance charge a fee for ecosystem set up?
ECHAlliance do not charge a fee. We have a proven methodology and we are keen to work with regions to develop their ecosystem.
How do ecosystems know what to focus on?
The agenda can be informed by regional / nationals digital health strategy and priorities identified.
Can we make international connections?
Across 32 Ecosystems there are many opportunities to make real and effective contacts.