Patient empowerment enables patients to take an active role in their own healthcare provision which allows them to stay easily informed and ‘self-manage’ their own health services. In the context of an ageing population and increasing number of chronic patients, patient empowerment is a key tool to reduce healthcare costs and improve quality and efficiency of the health delivery process. PALANTE seeks to empower patients so they are able to make informed decisions about their health, take an active role in their care and collaborate effectively with their healthcare team through the use of information and communication technologies.