The European DHU Radar, hereafter called “Radar”, is a unique platform that enables you to discover and learn about digital health innovations in Europe, their adoption and success, publish your own innovations and experiences, and connect with owners and users of digital health innovations.
Discover different practices, such as digital health solutions and services, national and regional policies and strategies, business models for digital health products or services, supporting tools and methodologies for upscaling digital health solutions, and more.
Publish your own practice so that you can communicate it to interested adopters or inform the digital health community about your experiences.
Learn about other practices and how to apply them through the Radar’s frequent showcases and spotlights.
Connect with like-minded digital health enthusiasts to exchange ideas and knowledge or build collaborations and partnerships.
The Radar platform has three main building blocks:
Enables the discovery of practices through browsing. Registered users can publish a practice, which is featured on the repository. At the moment, the Radar is targeting digital health related practices originating in Europe.
Periodically the DHU consortium will analyse a subset of the published practices – those that have a maturity level sufficient for scaling up to other parts of Europe, in line with one of the key objectives of DHU. The cross-practice analyses will focus on providing an overview of the topics addressed, their reported impact, common barriers and success factors for uptake, and other aspects. The outcome of the periodic analyses will be in the form of reports.
The DHU consortium has collectively been active on the European digital health research and implementation arena for over 35 years. Yet, we are not aware of any one single comprehensive platform for tracking and sharing insights from the uptake of digital health across Europe. Various initiatives and repositories do exist, but they often look at specific aspects of digital innovation, such as the EU Innovation Radar Platform (focused on outcomes of EU-funded research and innovation projects). Other repositories are privately owned and available only to paying members.
The Radar is an open initiative, inclusive to a wide variety of digital health practices. Apart from displaying published practices, DHU will conduct analyses to extract useful information for the benefit of the digital health community in Europe. Such insights, as well as fostering partnerships, collaboration and upscaling, will be applied in other synergetic areas of the DHU initiative. Whenever possible, the DHU consortium will work with owners of existing relevant repositories to explore how they can be connected for the benefit of the community.