empirica Communication and Technology Research based in Bonn, Germany, is a private research and consultancy specialised in innovation processes and the management of large-scale European projects for both private and public clients.
empirica has established itself as a leading European and global institute with a broad understanding of the political, strategic, clinical, business and socio-economic questions raised by health system change and eHealth tools. It has provided services to the European Parliament, European Commission, WHO, OECD, European Space Agency, national and regional governments, healthcare providers, and global eHealth industrial players. This is complemented by its global experience in applying advanced, but pragmatic benefit-cost assessment methods to health system related delivery processes and outcomes. empirica is thus in a position to develop and validate future- proof policies, sustained strategies, business cases, and exploitation scenarios for eHealth supported healthcare delivery.
empirica has long-standing expertise in the analysis of new technology opportunities against user requirements and business models. In this role, empirica helps bridge the widening gap between new developments in technology and their application in ways fully meeting user needs. At the same time, this practical work provides a solid foundation for drawing up realistic proposals for strategic choices to public and private institutions and associations. Its body of expertise ranges from long-term policy and strategy development to rapidly implemented pilot trials and case studies of current practice.