sustainable competence in advancing healthcare
European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry
sustainable competence in advancing healthcare
European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry
COCIR technlogies contribute to active & healthy ageing


eHealth is a strong component of COCIR’s DNA and Opens external link in new windoweHealth week 2015 in Riga is an unmissable date in the calendar for this sector. eHealth continues to collect evidence that our technology is contributing to improving access to healthcare while enhancing quality of care  for European citizens, definitely playing an increasingly important role in the European economic growth, key source for  job creations. Our members remain at the forefront on innovative solutions, using eHealth as the glue for better integrated care solutions.
For the 1st time we organized a COCIR eHealth Summit in Nov. 2014  which provided opportunities to share concrete best practices and allowed key discussions between key players including healthcare providers, patients, regulators and EU institutions. Based on the great success of this event we have decided to organize our 2nd COCIR eHealth Summit focusing this year  Integrated Care and how can we break the silos. In order to avoid people missing this important event we encourage readers to block their calendars to ensure their participation. Find out more Opens external link in new windowhere.


We are happy to launch this week in Riga the 5th Edition of our Opens external link in new windoweHealth Toolkit, one of the key leading European publications on eHealth. We started publication of those annual key focused industry reports back in 2011 and, as usual, make this publication freely available on the COCIR website.

Last week saw the adoption of the flagship Opens external link in new windowDigital Single Market (DSM) Strategy, in which the European Commission recognised the potential of eHealth and mHealth as critical technologies for the Digital Single Market and identified a priority area for standardisation and interoperability (Action point 15). This is perfectly in line with Opens external link in new windowCOCIR focus. In addition, COCIR remains supportive of the Juncker Commission’s initiative to tear down regulatory walls and achieve further harmonization especially in the field of Data Protection and Medical Devices Regulation.

At International level, the global association Opens external link in new windowDITTA, of which I am proud to be Vice-Chair, will respond to the Opens external link in new windowIMDRF public consultation “Opens external link in new windowSoftware as a Medical Device (SaMD): Application of Quality Management System” which will close on 1 June. In addition, next week we will have a DITTA delegation at the Opens external link in new windowWorld Health Assembly for the first time as this year we were granted NGO status in official relationships with the WHO.

Continue to follow us, more to come very soon!

Nicole Denjoy

13 May 2015


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