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The European eHealth Governance Initiative (eHGI) supports cooperation between Member States at Political Governance levels and eHealth Stakeholders. The European eHealth Governance Initiative ultimately aims at improving the health status of European citizens, quality and continuity of care and sustainability of European health systems. By improving eHealth governance, through the coordination of Member States and European eHealth policies, an interoperable eHealth structure can be built within the EU.
The eHealth Governance Initiative comprises a Joint Action and a Thematic Network both sponsored by the European Commission. It has a duration of 36 months running between 1 February 2011 and the end of January 2014 and its structure is shown below:


Further information about the Joint Action and the Thematic Network can be found here (follow link)

The eHealth Governance Initiative is linked to the (Article 14) eHealth Network that was established by Directive 2011/24/EU on the application of patients' rights in cross-border healthcare. This link was established as the eHealth Network had already gained useful expertise that would enable it to support the work of the eHGI. Prior to the establishment of the Article 14 Network, co-ordination of national eHealth policies was undertaken by the High Level eHealth Governance Group (HLeHGG) as illustrated below:





The Joint Action e-Health Governance Initiative JA-EHGov has recieved funding from the European Union, In the framework of the Health Programme.
The project SEHGovIA is Thematic Network and Is partially funded under the ICT Policy Support Programme (ICTPSP) as part of the Competitiveness and Framework Programm by the European Commission.