Multi-stakeholder Initiatives

INTEGRATED CARE

COCIR is a founding member of the Integrated Care Alliance, a dedicated group of multi-stakeholders’ experts working together to provide direction, advice, and guidance for integrated care schemes. The goal is to strengthen and expand integrated, sustainable health and care services across the EU Member States. Building on ICA first publication “United towards Integrated Care” in 2016, the ICA partners joined forces again to elaborate a Multi-Stakeholder Roadmap to support integrated care.

COCIR has partnered with the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) to help advance the science, knowledge and adoption of integrated care in policy and practice in the context of Europe with a specific focus on the role and use of supporting medical imaging and health ICT technologies.

EU HEALTH COALITION

The EU Health Coalition was created after the first ever EU Health Summit, which took place in November 2018, to promote a shared vision of health in Europe, based on jointly developed recommendations.
The purpose is to ensure health remains high on Europe’s political agenda and bring the necessary changes to address the unprecedented challenges and opportunities driven by an ageing population and increased prevalence of chronic diseases that healthcare systems and citizens across Europe are facing.
The EU Health Coalition is composed of patient organisations, EU research-oriented medical societies, industry organisations, regional and local health authorities and other relevant stakeholders that share a common vision for health.
The EU Health Coalition activities are steered through 4 policy groups which are the following:
1.            Research and innovation
2.            Health data and digital health
3.            Healthcare systems
4.            Policies for health
COCIR is chairing the health data and digital health policy group. 

More info can be found here.

European Alliance for Value in Health

This is an initiative that places value outcomes at the heart of healthcare systems.
COCIR is happy to be a founding member of this multi stakeholder European Alliance which aims at focusing on Value in Health.
Placing patient first, innovative medical technologies support the provision of personalised care and allow for sustainable outcomes throughout the continuum of care – from prevention to early diagnosis, covering treatment and aftercare. Integrated care is, therefore, exemplified by improved clinical outcomes and patient experience, increased satisfaction of health professionals, as well as cost containment.
COCIR endorses the vision of the European Alliance for Value in Health, to CONNECT different stakeholders to CREATE conditions and INSPIRE others. We proudly commit and invite others to work with us towards the implementation of a value-based healthcare, which promotes for following 6 principles:

  1. Outcomes that matter to people and patients, as well as benefits valued by health systems and societies, are at the centre of decision-making;
  2. Interventions and services addressing prevention, social care and healthcare are organized in an integrated way around people and patients;
  3. Resources are allocated towards high value care and prevention, with outcomes and costs of care measured holistically;
  4. Continuous learning, education and healthcare improvement is based on evidence, and supported by data and insights;
  5. Innovative ways of care delivery are fostered;
  6. Financing models and payments reward value and outcomes.

More info can be found here.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

COCIR is a Partner of AI4People , which is a multi-stakeholder forum, bringing together all actors interested in shaping the impact of new applications of AI, including the European Commission, the European Parliament, civil society organisations, industry and the media.

COCIR is a member of the European AI Alliance, the European Commission’s broad multi-stakeholder platform for engaging in open discussions on all aspects of AI development and its impact on the economy and society.

BLOCKCHAIN

COCIR is a founding member of INATBA, the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications. INATBA aims to promote the use of blockchain and distributed ledger technology by developing a predictable, transparent and trust-based global framework.