cocir
sustainable competence in advancing healthcare
European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry
cocir
sustainable competence in advancing healthcare
European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry
MENU
 
COCIR technologies contribute to active & healthy ageing

Working Together!

We have been very active in recent weeks strengthening how we work in partnerships as well as with key stakeholders. We detect trends that indicate our ecosystem is changing, with transformations taking place. Industry represented at COCIR remains highly innovative; however, if we want these innovations to bring benefits to citizens and to contribute to the sustainability of healthcare systems, then we must work closely with these key stakeholders. We were pleased to sign aOpens external link in new window partnership with Opens external link in new windowESTRO at the occasion of their annual congress in April with the shared aim of accelerating patient access to radiotherapy. During Opens external link in new windowconhIT in Berlin, we hosted the session “United towards Integrated Care” (access to presentations Opens external link in new windowhere). We are also continuing our efforts on Integrated Care through a Opens external link in new windowJoint Call for Action, which is being Opens external link in new windowlaunched at the European Parliament with eight key partners. Last week we were active at the Opens external link in new windoweHealthWeek in Amsterdam, launching our latest papers on Opens external link in new windowcloud computing, Opens external link in new windowinteroperability and Opens external link in new windowmHealth.At international level, we also achieved a lot under the DITTA umbrella; we organised a large delegation attending the World Health Assembly (WHA). During that week, we signed a partnership agreement with the World Bank to provide technical support in procuring medical technologies.

Nicole Denjoy

15 June 2016

 

 

I also was invited recently in New York to share the private sector views on partnerships between public and private sectors and innovation during the Opens external link in new windowFast Track Cities days organised by Opens external link in new windowUNAIDS at the time of the UN General Assembly.

We must, of course, remain attentive to continuous changes in the regulatory field:

(1) The European Data Protection Regulation was adopted in April; this will be key in having harmonised interpretation and enforcement among all member states (read more Opens external link in new windowhere).

(2) The Opens external link in new windowEuropean Parliament and the Opens external link in new windowCouncil of the European Union recently concluded a political agreement On Medical Devices Regulation. This will see the start of a crucial phase on implementation, hopefully executed in a balanced manner that avoids unnecessary bureaucratic burdens, allowing citizens and patients to benefit from innovations reaching the market in a timely fashion, ensuring maximum safety, quality and better access to healthcare. Such a regulation will achieve its aim only if it is supported by state of art standards.

Standards remain of crucial importance for COCIR industries; for this reason, I was happy to be at the ceremony in Amsterdam this week and sign the Opens external link in new windowJoint Initiative on Standardisation.

Happy to share more soon.

14.09.2016COCIR Strategic Research Agenda: Fully aligned with EU 2020 priorities

BRUSSELS – 14 September 2016 – By targeting the same broad areas defined by Horizon 2020 and the Horizon 2020 healthcare objectives, ...readmore


05.07.2016Measuring the contribution of innovative financial models in hospitals

BRUSSELS – 5 July 2016 –COCIR has released its new readmore

14.07.2016Results - Reference Sites of European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

74 European regions have been awarded the title of Reference Sites of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageingreadmore


04.02.2016Progress on Safe Harbor!

COCIR welcomes the readmore

05.07.2016Joint Industry Statement: Empowering trust and innovation by repealing the e-Privacy Directive

Brussels, 5 July 2016 – The tech and telecom industries call for the e-Privacy Directive to be repealed. We believe that simplifying ...readmore


30.06.2016PACT Industry Stakeholders Statement

At the occasion of the meeting on 29 June 2016
of the MEP Interest Group on Access to Healthcare - Better Access, Better Outcomes - Shared Visio...readmore

14.09.2016COCIR Strategic Research Agenda

In September 2016, COCIR relaunched its  Strategic Research Agenda, that aims at creating awareness of COCIR Industries Contribution to European ...readmore


05.07.2016Managed Services – Innovative Business and Financial Models. Key Performance Indicators targeting EU healthcare sustainability goals

The  report sets out a series of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) offering the potential to measure the performance and impact of Managed Servic...readmore

10.05.2017eHealthWeek 2017

10-12 May 2017, Maltareadmore


25.04.2017conhIT

25-27 April 2017, Berlinreadmore