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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]

02.03.2017 Obsolescent Medical Imaging Technology Is Undermining Patient Safety

BRUSSELS – 2 March 2017: The age of the installed base of medical imaging equipment is continuing to decline dramatically, placing patients at avoidable risk. To draw attention to this deterioration in equipment and the...[more]

04.02.2017 World Cancer Day 2017: Medical Technologies are helping prevent premature deaths

BRUSSELS – 4 February 2017: Today is World Cancer Day 2017, and COCIR is honoured to support its ambition of significantly reducing the illnesses and premature deaths caused by cancer by 2020 (1). COCIR is also proud to highlight...[more]

15.12.2016 Digital Health Week and COCIR eHealth Summit

BRUSSELS – 15 December 2016: The 3rd Annual COCIR eHealth Summit took place under the umbrella of the European Commission’s European Summit on Digital Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing, in partnership with the European...[more]

08.11.2016 Obsolescent Technology undermining efforts to enhance Patient Safety: COCIR calls for urgent action

BRUSSELS – 8 November 2016 – Obsolescent imaging technology, which is too old to benefit from the latest radiation dosage reduction, is undermining efforts to enhance patient safety. This is the main finding of the 2016 COCIR...[more]

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