Some of the Year 2018 Great Successes and 2019 way forward
26 November 2018 marked the exact mid-point in the implementation period of the Medical Device Regulation. On that occasion, COCIR decided to assess the status of the implementation on the top priority areas for our membership and formulated nine recommendations for the way forward. Read our half-time assessment here.
Artificial Intelligence also has our strong focus this year. In June we launched a dedicated Task Force on AI in Health. This new group is very successful and articulating its future actions around 7 pillars. During the European Health Forum Gastein, we co-organised the session “The future is now – AI as a driver of sustainable healthcare?” with active participation and support from GE Healthcare, Philips and Siemens Healthineers. Our President Jan Kimpen was a Speaker at the closing plenary “Commercial determinants of health and the global financial markets”.
We continue to be active in the field of cybersecurity and interoperability not only at European level but also at International level, as part of our Digital Health focus for which we are highly recognized as a critical player.
On 14 December, Business at OECD organised their 3rd Forum on Health: Digital & Partnerships. I was a Speaker in Panel 1 “The data puzzle: scaling up digital transformation, interoperability, and data sharing” together with Mark Pearson from OECD, Despina Spanou from DG CNECT and Mathieu Boudes from EPF. Read more.
We are continuing our efforts on Value-Based Healthcare, which was the focus of my speech at session: “Access and Value: It's about the entire cancer pathway” at the European Cancer Summit (ECCO2018), held in Vienna in September.