The goal of EURECA (Enabling information re-Use by linking clinical REsearch and Care) is to enable seamless, secure, scalable and consistent linkage of healthcare information residing in electronic health record (EHR) systems with information in clinical research information systems, such as clinical trials.
Achieving semantic interoperability among EHR and clinical trial systems is at the core of the EURECA project, as it is the basis for enabling many of the software services and tools developed in the project.
Eighteen partners are working together to build software services that help to securely interconnect the two systems. Successful linkage will deliver several benefits for patients, including early detection of patient safety issues and more efficient recruitment of eligible patients to trials. The systems will also enable long term follow up of patients.
EURECA is co-funded by the European Union under the FP7-ICT programme.