To enable and facilitate this cooperation, the European Commission together with the ERNs set up the eHealth Digital Service Infrastructure for the European Reference Networks (ERNs). With support of funds from Connecting Europe Facility Work Programme 2015, DG SANTE developed two IT systems necessary for ERN proper cooperation. Those systems are the ERN Collaborative Platform and the Clinical Patient Management System.
In 2018, EpiCARE applied for funding to the CEF Telecom program in order to finance:
This activity aims to develop and disseminate patient-centred interactive e-leaming modules. These e-modules will integrate in the currently ongoing ILAE learning program development, corresponding to different levels of professional expertise in epileptology. (here: proficiency level (2) according to the ILAE curriculum). They are aimed at the healthcare professional, probing his/her knowledge in this field and interested in further expanding and deepen their background using various case studies. Each e-learning module presents exemplarily a patient cases in a highly interactive and self-paced manner, including exercises and quizzes with feedback.
Co-financed by INEA Agency, the ILAE Academy provides a virtual campus where healthcare professionals obtain and increase essential and clinically relevant knowledge, skills, and competencies in the field of epilepsy. The project has started on July 1, 2019 and will end on June 30, 2021.