General Objective:

Smart4Health will develop, test and validate a platform prototype for the Smart4Health citizen-centred health
record with integrated abilities for agregation of data, for sharing and for data provision/donorship to the scientific community.


  • I am supported in managing my
    own health
  • I can help others by donating data

Requirements resulting from

  • All citizen-centric, user-facing functions
    must be executable on mobile (portable)
    devices, such as smartphones or tablets
  • Maximum data security and privacy
    protection, requiring transparent
    communication to earn user trust


  • Provide citizens secure access
    to health records
  • Supporting data infrastructure to
    advance research, disease prevention
    and personalised health and care
  • Better prevention and personalised
    (precision) medicine


Instituto de Desenvolvimento
de Novas Tecnologias
Região Autónoma
da Madeira
Information Technology for
Translational medicine
Stëftung Hëllef
Icahn School of
Medicine at Mount Sinai
Hasso Plattner
Laboratoire Virtuel
University of
Ospedale San
HPI Health
Luxembourg Centre for
Systems Biomedicine
Maastricht University
Confédération Française des Retraités
Confédération Française
des Retraités
Universitätsklinikum Aachen
European Federation
of Nurses


Why? How? What?


Smart4Health Priorities

Citizens secure access to Electronic Health Records and share it across borders.

Supporting data infrastructure, to advance research, disease prevention and personalized health and care.

Facilitating feedback and interaction between patients and healthcare providers, to support prevention and citizen empowerment as well as quality and patient- centred care.


Smart4Health Approach

Smart4Health provides an easy-to-use, secure, constantly accessible and portable health data and services prototype within the EU and beyond, enabling:

Citizens managing own and own-generated health data in the EU and beyond.

Citizens digital Health and Care with validated open source interoperability assets and new tools.

Secure, seamless communication of health- related data through clarity and oversight.

Citizens are consulted throughout the process of design and development of Smart4Health.


Smart4Health Prototype


Citizen-centred health platform compliant with EU legislation.

Citizens secure access to own health data and sharing.

Citizens empowerment to provide feedback and cooperate with healthcare providers.

Citizens empowerment to provide/donate data for societal benefit.

Facts & Figures

Project Coordination Team:

Consortium Coordination: UNINOVA
Scientific Coordination: Hasso Plattner Institute

Topic: SC1-DTH-08-2018 – Prototyping a European interoperable Electronic Health Record (EHR) exchange

Project Identifier: 826117

Maximum Grant Amount: 21,781,120.00 €

Duration: 50 months

Citizen Use Cases

Developing, testing and validating along real-world scenarios.

Full Health Record collaboration between US and EU

A health data platform developed for you using New York City best practice digital health records

Treatment of back pain

You oversee and manage all the data corresponding to your treatment even if you choose to visit a different medical center every time.

Life and workplace, back pain prevention

You as a worker are fully in control of preventing back pain at work and at home with a medical doctor on demand.

Hospital workplace, back pain prevention

You as a worker in an intensive care unit in a high technology and robot-supported environment are fully in control of preventing back pain at work.

Full Health Record throughout EU

Access, share and update your health data everywhere in Europe.

Prevention of back pain

You are supported by digital devices during prevention training allowing a sport scientist to monitor your training.

Caregivers' workplace, back pain prevention

You as a Caregiver are fully in control of preventing back pain at work and at home with a medical doctor on demand.

Regional health, tourists, preparedness, back pain prevention

You are one of many in a fully integrated environment.

Services and Apps

Developing the technological framework.

Contact Form

Project coordinator: UNINOVA

Prof. Dr. Ricardo Goncalves
Full Professor, Head UNINOVA CTS/GRIS
UNINOVA – Campus FCT UNL, Quinta da Torre
2829-516 Caparica, Portugal

Scientific Coordinator: HPI

Prof. Dr. Erwin Boettinger
Chair Digital Health – Personalized Medicine
Campus III Building G2
Rudolf-Breitscheid-Straße 187
14482 Potsdam, Germany

Cornelia Philippson
Executive Assistant to Prof. Boettinger:
Tel.: +49-(0)331 5509-164
Fax: +49-(0)331 5509-163

This project has received funding form the European
Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation
programme under the grant agreement No. 826117.