What does an ecosystem do?

Our International Digital Health Ecosystems 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. Most importantly they look to break down silos, transform healthcare delivery and crucially create economic growth.

Patient and citizens first: Opportunities for all

It is vital to us that patients are at the centre of all activity within our multi-stakeholder International Digital Health Ecosystem concept. Stakeholders then work with the patient, together, to develop health and social care

Basic Ecosystem Principles:

All of our Ecosystems offer national and regional differences. The crucial thing is that they all have the same basic principles:

  • Based on a geographic area
  • Multi-sector stakeholders gathering
  • Accessible to all (no barriers/ fee) 
  • Permanent, with regular gatherings
  • Light governance via working group
  • Shared strategy & action plan
  • Lead with a need
  • Member of an International network
  • Patients/ Citizens at the centre

ECHAlliance facilitates Global multi-stakeholder connections around ecosystems (Europe, North America, China, Africa and beyond), driving sustainable change and disruption in the delivery of health and social care

Build opportunities

Build opportunities

Our International Digital Health Ecosystems are multi-stakeholder groups with the patient at the core, driving the agenda, leading with the need.

Build community

Build community

A strong community is established with regular quarterly meetings, events and opportunities to network and collaborate.

Build trust

Build trust

We encourage and build collaboration across our International Network of Digital Health Ecosystems by building successful cooperation across geographic boundaries to build trust and learn from the experiences across different health systems.

Build partners

Build partners

Ecosystems create mutually beneficial partnerships to improve the delivery of health and social care and provide real economic benefits – using the economic potential within the health economy to help grow the regions economy.

Build connections

Build connections

Ecosystems from different geographies and specialisms cooperate across boundaries to maximise shared learning with exchanges, learning expeditions and funded projects.

International Network of Digital Health Ecosystems in numbers:




Member organisations


Active countries


Ecosystem meetings per year

Individual Ecosystems are based on a defined geographical region. ‘International Ecosystems’ have shared priorities across country boundaries.

All Ecosystems consider:

Alignment with health and social care boundaries

Alignment with local / regional or national government boundaries

Links to universities and research institutions involved in connected health

The extent of existing industry activity

Links to local/ regional or national strategic priorities

Extent of existing activity presented by public health and social care providers

Providing a platform for the Ecosystem and access to potential funding sources

Which Ecosystem would you like to connect with?

ECHAlliance International Network of Digital Health Ecosystems

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  • Argentina ()
  • Australia ()
  • Belgium ()
  • Bulgaria ()
  • Canada ()
  • Chile ()
  • Croatia ()
  • Czech Republic ()
  • Denmark ()
  • England ()
  • Estonia ()
  • Finland ()
  • France ()
  • Germany ()
  • Greece ()
  • Hungary ()
  • India ()
  • Israel ()
  • Italy ()
  • Lithuania ()
  • Malta ()
  • Mexico ()
  • Moldova ()
  • Netherlands ()
  • Northern Ireland ()
  • Norway ()
  • Poland ()
  • Portugal ()
  • Republic of Ireland ()
  • Romania ()
  • Scandinavia ()
  • Scotland ()
  • Serbia ()
  • Slovenia ()
  • Spain ()
  • Sri Lanka ()
  • Sweden ()
  • Transylvania ()
  • USA ()
  • Wales ()

Ecosystem News and Events


Benefits of an Ecosystem