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03.05.2019 BAN new Responsible Guidelines on e-waste

Brussels, 3 May 2019 On the 2nd of May 2019, in the fringe of the 8th Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention, BAN, the Basel Action Network, presented  their new “Responsible Guidelines on e-waste”. Such...[more]

03.04.2019 (INATBA Press Release) 105 Organisations Announce New International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications

BRUSSELS, April 3, 2019 : 105 organisations representing the full distributed ledgertechnology (DLT) ecosystem, today announced their commitment to a new platform, the International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications....[more]

28.02.2019 Imaging equipment: installed base remains in need of replacement

BRUSSELS – 28 February 2019 Despite COCIR raising the alarm as early as 2014, the age of the installed base of medical imaging equipment in Europe continues to increase. To draw attention to this worrying trend, COCIR is...[more]

06.02.2019 European Commission’s adoption of the recommendation on a European EHR exchange format is welcome

BRUSSELS – 6 February 2019 COCIR welcomes the adoption of the European Commission’s recommendation on a European Electronic Health Record (EHR) exchange format. As Europe’s leading trade association for the medical imaging,...[more]

22.06.2018 COCIR welcomes end to unjustified restrictions on non-personal data flows in the EU

BRUSSELS – 22 June 2018 – COCIR applauds the political agreement creating a new framework for rules that abolish unjustified restrictions on the free flow of non-personal data being stored and processed anywhere in the EU. These...[more]

07.06.2018 COCIR calls for greater support for Medical & Digital Health Industry

BRUSSELS – 7 June 2018 - The European Union’s proposal for the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027 has a strong health dimension, with dedicated funding for health policies as well as for research and innovation,...[more]

29.05.2018 Secure patient identity management is an essential component in advancing integrated care

BARCELONA – 29 May 2018 Efficient and reliable patient identify management will be an essential element in making the benefits of integrated care a reality. This was the core message at the launch of a joint new publication from...[more]

25.05.2018 Launch of Multi-Stakeholder Health Roadmap to support Integrated Care

UTRECHT – 25 May 2018 The Integrated Care Alliance (ICA), of which COCIR is a founding member, has launched today its ‘Multi-Stakeholder Digital Health Roadmap’ in support of Integrated Care. The Roadmap is being launched at the...[more]

15.03.2018 COCIR further enhances its ethical standards on industry relationships with healthcare professionals

BRUSSELS – 15 March 2018: COCIR is enhancing its existing code of conduct on relationships with healthcare professionals. The amended Code will be effective as of 1 January 2019 to allow all stakeholders time to implement the...[more]

14.03.2018 Jan Kimpen Appointed New COCIR President

Brussels – 14 March 2018 – At the COCIR General Assembly in Brussels, Joost Leeflang announced that he is standing down from the COCIR Presidency; Jan Kimpen has today been elected as the new COCIR President. Jan joined Philips...[more]

08.02.2018 COCIR and EFOMP partners in training initiative on CT technology and dose optimization

YORK (UK)/ BRUSSELS (BE) – 8 February 2018: For two-and-half day, 16 high skilled lecturers from Europe and USA, gave presentations at the 2018 special EFOMP/COCIR joint edition of the ESMPE School (European School for Medical...[more]

16.11.2017 Effective collaboration between authorities and industry on medical radiation protection

BRUSSELS – 16 November 2017: HERCA and COCIR are pleased to announce the outcome of their collaboration on optimising Computed Tomography (CT) dose. The collaboration has set out to minimise patient radiation exposure and to...[more]

12.06.2017 B20 Business Community Supports G20 Africa Partnership

Business 20 (B20) welcomes the G20 Compact with Africa Initiative to boost investment in Africa. Investments need stable and secure framework conditions: B20 calls for greater legal and political certainty as well as joint...[more]

05.04.2017 Medical Device Regulation Adopted

BRUSSELS – 5 April 2017: COCIR welcomes the adoption of the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) after successful vote during the European Parliament Plenary Session today. These new rules should allow for continuing improvement to...[more]

03.03.2017 COCIR and EFOMP announce partnership

VIENNA – 3 March 2017: The European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry (COCIR) and the European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics (EFOMP) have agreed to coordinate...[more]

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