We are happy to launch this week in Riga the 5th Edition of our eHealth Toolkit, one of the key leading European publications on eHealth. We started publication of those annual key focused industry reports back in 2011 and, as usual, make this publication freely available on the COCIR website.
Last week saw the adoption of the flagship Digital Single Market (DSM) Strategy, in which the European Commission recognised the potential of eHealth and mHealth as critical technologies for the Digital Single Market and identified a priority area for standardisation and interoperability (Action point 15). This is perfectly in line with COCIR focus. In addition, COCIR remains supportive of the Juncker Commission’s initiative to tear down regulatory walls and achieve further harmonization especially in the field of Data Protection and Medical Devices Regulation.
At International level, the global association DITTA, of which I am proud to be Vice-Chair, will respond to the IMDRF public consultation “Software as a Medical Device (SaMD): Application of Quality Management System” which will close on 1 June. In addition, next week we will have a DITTA delegation at the World Health Assembly for the first time as this year we were granted NGO status in official relationships with the WHO.
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13 May 2015