ABOUT US

COCIR is the European Trade Association representing the medical imaging, radiotherapy, health ICT and electromedical industries. Founded in 1959, COCIR is a non-profit association headquartered in Brussels (Belgium) with a China Desk based in Beijing since 2007.COCIR is unique as it brings together the healthcare, IT and telecommunications industries.Our focus is to open markets for COCIR members in Europe and beyond. We provide a wide range of services on regulatory, technical, market intelligence, environmental, standardisation, international and legal affairs.COCIR is also a founding member of DITTA, the Global Diagnostic Imaging, Healthcare IT and Radiation Therapy Trade Association (globalditta.org).

VISION AND MISSION

A BETTER WORLD WITH IMPROVED ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE, SAFE AND QUALITY HEALTHCARE

COCIR promotes harmonisation of regulatory frameworks, supported by state-of-the-art international standards.Our industry provides safe and high quality products and services, which contribute to reducing health inequalities and enhance cost efficiency in healthcare systems.COCIR's key objective is to promote free worldwide trade of innovative medical technology while maintaining the competitiveness of the European medical imaging, radiotherapy, electromedical and health ICT industries.

COCIR Vision for the next 5 years

Realising Europe’s Future Potential in Health  - The time to act is NOW!

 

COCIR'S GOALS

  • Provide COCIR's members with competence towards policy makers in Europe and outside
  • Contribute to sustainability of healthcare systems through integrated care approach
  • Promote Research and Innovation as a key enabler for economic growth
  • Drive global regulatory convergence ( Registered once, Accepted everywhere)
  • Optimise the use of International standards
  • Push for national and regional deployment (Digital Health)
  • Pro-active in Green Technology (Eco-Design)

LATEST UPDATE OVERVIEW

Maintaining our Momentum!

Summer is over, and we are still all facing the impact of COVID-19. Indeed, there is now a resurgence in infections in many countries. Yet we must look to the positive aspects, and recognise what we can do to continue to provide constructive support in tackling this pandemic while ensuring that Europe's health systems remain sustainable.

This has been a busy month, and we at COCIR were proud that - despite the challenges - we were able to maintain our momentum, organising a number of virtual events. Highlights included a virtual event to mark international Lung Cancer Awareness Month -in partnership with ESR and LuCE - entitled “How can Europe`s ‘Beating Cancer Plan’ drive implementation of Lung Cancer Screening programmes across Europe?".

We also organised a virtual event on “Digitalisation of healthcare: The new normal” – with speakers from academia, industry and the European Patients Forum. It was also a platform to launch our latest publication: “Market Access Pathways for Digital Health Solutions”.

Other highlights included COCIR contributions to events for European Prostate Cancer Awareness Day, an EU- Russia conference and the 11th China International Medical Device Regulatory Forum (CIMDR).

As well as our organising and participating in events, we continue to play an active role in other initiatives, including the EU Health Coalition and becoming a founding member of the Alliance for Value in Health. We believe such collaboration and cooperation is the optimum way to advance common goals.

Although it's not yet over, 2020 has proved a challenging year. Yet despite that, we have found ways to maintain our momentum despite the challenges. Watch this space - there's much more to come very soon!

Continue to follow-us!

Nicole Denjoy

November 2020