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.
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, managing projects developing services supporting and empowering patients to better manage their own health, and medical professionals to provide better personalised care. 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.