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E-Health is an important building block of the new digital era. Patients, doctors and nurses are increasingly using Information & Communication Technology to search for information, to communicate and to exchange information. Some examples are the online reporting of blood coagulation values ​​by patients, video contact with home care, home automation, tele-consultation between healthcare providers, tele-monitoring of patients with chronic conditions and today's online information on medication such as the upcoming Electronic Product Information. All this aims to further increase accessible, high-quality and cost-effective care and to contribute to more individualised management of patients.

Objectives of the ESNO in this field are: firstly, to support the activities of ESNO members related to eHealth, secondly, to pay attention to the consequences of e-Health for the training and functioning of specialist nurses and thirdly, to initiate guidance to specialist nurses who are new to e-Health. The ESNO encourages the development, assessment and use of e-Health together with others including healthcare providers, patients and health insurers.

Key activities include:
• To establish an e-Health committee during 2020
• To raise the awareness of the opportunities that e-Health has to offer
• To initiate development, research and education of e-Health with Specialist Nurses. to contribute to the harmonization of Specialist Nurses at a European level under the directive of professional qualification, by gathering the outcomes from a variety of activities involving a wide range of international experts. The goal is to increase the competitiveness of the European Specialist Nurse by improving the level of qualification of nurses in advanced positions and other nursing professionals, and through a better provision of qualified personnel in health, in order to achieve higher standards of safety, environmental protection and efficiency.

For the next 4 years ESNO will be participating in 2 Erasmus-plus programs, BeWell and EUVECA.
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BeWell - Blueprint Alliance for Future Health Workforce Strategy on Digital And Green Skills

The BeWell strategy will prepare the health workforce for future challenges, ever-changing societal context and evolving expectations. The European-wide consortium includes employers, trade associations, trade unions, health professionals such as specialist nurses and much more.
The project contributes to the Pact for Skills initiative under the European Skills Agenda 2020 This agenda aims to empower the healthcare workforce to participate in the twin transition. The Pact will facilitate collaboration between a wide range of public and private stakeholders by setting up a large-scale skills partnership which embraces local, regional and national levels.
George Valiotis, Executive Director of EHMA, and Project Coordinator of BeWell expressed his excitement about the project: “BeWell should empower health workers to build healthier and more resilient societies. It will not only tap into the potential of investments in skills of health professionals of today, but will also prepare the next generation of health workers. This initiative could respond to Europe’s societal call for more accessible and more effective health systems. It would be crucial to ensure that patients’ experience and needs are taken into account in the design and roll-out of the curricula. Health professionals know best about their what patients’ needs, so working closely with them is a precondition to fully exploit the potential of this initiative.
Katarzyna Ptak-Bufkens, Policy Officer at DG SANTE

If you, as a specialist nurse, are interested to engage, please contact the ESNO office.
BeWell website will be launched soon


EUVECA - European platform for Seven Vocational Excellence trainings in Health Care 

The overall ambition of the EUVECA project is to show that by including a strategic and coordinated focus on VET in the work and collaboration within the regional health ecosystems, VET can contribute in a substantial way to move innovation forward within the European health care sector and ensure the sustainability of the sector on both a European and regional level.
The overall objectives are:
1. Increasing the quality and attractiveness of vocational training and lifelong learning within the European health care sector and within health care education.
2. Contributing to the implementation of the European skills agenda by ensuring continuous and high quality VET to professionals in the health care sector focusing on improved and tailored lifelong skills training, covering 21st century skills.
3. Contributing to the implementation of the European Education Area by creating long term sustainable collaboration within higher education and VET.
A European platform will be developed, tested, fine-tuned and made sustainable to uptake regional partnerships beyond the partnership.
7 Regional Vocational Excellence Hubs
South Denmark (DK) - Lubeck (DK)
Bergen (NO) - Valencia (ES) - Ljubljana (SL) - Twente (NL) - Trento (IT)

If you, as a specialist nurse, are interested to engage, please contact the ESNO office.

EUVECA website will be launched soon


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