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Working Together!

We have been very active in recent weeks strengthening how we work in partnerships as well as with key stakeholders. We detect trends that indicate our ecosystem is changing, with transformations taking place. Industry represented at COCIR remains highly innovative; however, if we want these innovations to bring benefits to citizens and to contribute to the sustainability of healthcare systems, then we must work closely with these key stakeholders. We were pleased to sign aOpens external link in new window partnership with Opens external link in new windowESTRO at the occasion of their annual congress in April with the shared aim of accelerating patient access to radiotherapy. During Opens external link in new windowconhIT in Berlin, we hosted the session “United towards Integrated Care” (access to presentations Opens external link in new windowhere). We are also continuing our efforts on Integrated Care through a Joint Call for Action, which is being launched at the European Parliament with eight key partners (more to come tomorrow). Last week we were active at the Opens external link in new windoweHealthWeek in Amsterdam, launching our latest papers on Opens external link in new windowcloud computing, Opens external link in new windowinteroperability and Opens external link in new windowmHealth.At international level, we also achieved a lot under the DITTA umbrella; we organised a large delegation attending the World Health Assembly (WHA). During that week, we signed a partnership agreement with the World Bank to provide technical support in procuring medical technologies.

Nicole Denjoy

15 June 2016

 

 

I also was invited recently in New York to share the private sector views on partnerships between public and private sectors and innovation during the Opens external link in new windowFast Track Cities days organised by Opens external link in new windowUNAIDS at the time of the UN General Assembly.

We must, of course, remain attentive to continuous changes in the regulatory field:

(1) The European Data Protection Regulation was adopted in April; this will be key in having harmonised interpretation and enforcement among all member states (read more Opens external link in new windowhere).

(2) The Opens external link in new windowEuropean Parliament and the Opens external link in new windowCouncil of the European Union recently concluded a political agreement On Medical Devices Regulation. This will see the start of a crucial phase on implementation, hopefully executed in a balanced manner that avoids unnecessary bureaucratic burdens, allowing citizens and patients to benefit from innovations reaching the market in a timely fashion, ensuring maximum safety, quality and better access to healthcare. Such a regulation will achieve its aim only if it is supported by state of art standards.

Standards remain of crucial importance for COCIR industries; for this reason, I was happy to be at the ceremony in Amsterdam this week and sign the Opens external link in new windowJoint Initiative on Standardisation.

Happy to share more soon.

17.06.2016COCIR welcomes balanced approach of the Medical Devices Regulation

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15.06.2016Launch of Joint Call for Action to scale up Integrated Care in Europe

BRUSSELS – 15 June 2016. In the European Parliament today, the newly established readmore

04.02.2016Progress on Safe Harbor!

COCIR welcomes the readmore


20.05.2015HERCA press release on the MultiStakeholder meeting on 1st April 2015

On 1st April, Op...<a href=readmore

17.01.2016COCIR Contribution to Public Consultation Call for feed-back on the scope of the European Guidelines for Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis

From 18 December 2015 to 17 January 2016, the European Commission Initiative on Breast Cancer (ECIBC) asked stakeholders for comments on the scope of ...readmore


16.12.2015COCIR Contribution to Public Consultation Disruptive Innovation: Considerations for health and health care in Europe

The Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health (EXPH) launched a Public Consultation on Disruptive Innovation: Considerations for health an...readmore

27.01.2016A COCIR-VOKA PARTNERSHIP ON mHEALTH

This partnership is part of the sustained effort initiated by the VOKA health community a year ago, to accelerate mHealth adoption in Belgium and boos...readmore


11.05.2015COCIR eHealth Toolkit 2015

At the readmore

10.05.2017eHealthWeek 2017

10-12 May 2017, Maltareadmore


25.04.2017conhIT

25-27 April 2017, Berlinreadmore