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sustainable competence in advancing healthcare
European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry
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sustainable competence in advancing healthcare
European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry
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Cloud Computing

The European cloud computing strategy adopted on 27 September 2012 and entitled ‘Unleashing the Potential of Cloud Computing in Europe’ aims to transform Europe into a ‘world cloud computing powerhouse’ for the benefits of citizens and business. It proposes actions in three areas:

  • standardization and certification
  • contract and service level agreements
  • public sector leadership through the creation of European Cloud Partnership


Actions of relevance to eHealth include among others:

  • ETSI to identify by 2013 a map of necessary standards to secure interoperability, security, data portability, reversibility
  • Development of EU voluntary certification schemes by 2014
  • Commission-industry cooperation to define harmonized levels for energy consumption of cloud service by 2014
  • Commission-industry cooperation to define a code of conduct on data protection
  • Establishment of a  European Cloud Partnership , including industry, to work on common procurement requirements for cloud computing services