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FORTH’s Digital Innovation Initiative against COVID-19

The Centre for eHealth Applications and Services (CeHA), of the Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH-ICS), responded to the "Rapid Implementation of Mature Digi-Tech Solutions" invitation of the Hellenic Ministry of Digital Governance for utilization or repurposing already existing infrastructure and ready to use solutions for direct implementation and results.

The proposed solution, under the name "Safe in COVID-19", responds directly to the challenges our society faces in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, and provides the opportunity to public authorities (EODY – National Public Health Organization, mobile health teams, etc.) to monitor the health of citizens who are confirmed, possible or suspected cases of COVID-19. Citizens, among other things, are offered the opportunity to record their daily health status and to communicate on line or on demand with healthcare professionals, if needed, in order to receive instructions.

This integrated digital service / product is the latest extension of the FORTH-ICS award-winning Integrated Care SolutionsTM, eHealth software suite, already used in several healthcare units at the national health system of Greece. FORTH-ICS, which is certified according to ISO 9001: 2015, has the necessary infrastructure for the development of safe and secure electronic applications and the provision of relevant services in the field of health. In addition, CeHA is ISO 27001: 2013 certified for implementing projects in the domain of health and has a technical support department specialized in eHealth apps since 2010.

The Institute of Computer Science, along with the rest of the FORTH Institutes, has been made available to the State and Health Authorities, to contribute with the high level of its infrastructure and expertise in the joint effort against the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information:

Dimitrios G. Katehakis, Head
Center for eHealth Applications and Services
Institute of Computer Science, FORTH
Tel. +30 2810391453, E-mail:

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