ABOUT US

COCIR is the European Trade Association representing the medical imaging, radiotherapy, health ICT and electromedical industries. Founded in 1959, COCIR is a non-profit association headquartered in Brussels (Belgium) with a China Desk based in Beijing since 2007.COCIR is unique as it brings together the healthcare, IT and telecommunications industries.Our focus is to open markets for COCIR members in Europe and beyond. We provide a wide range of services on regulatory, technical, market intelligence, environmental, standardisation, international and legal affairs.COCIR is also a founding member of DITTA, the Global Diagnostic Imaging, Healthcare IT and Radiation Therapy Trade Association (globalditta.org).

VISION AND MISSION

A BETTER WORLD WITH IMPROVED ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE, SAFE AND QUALITY HEALTHCARE

COCIR promotes harmonisation of regulatory frameworks, supported by state-of-the-art international standards.Our industry provides safe and high quality products and service, which contribute to reducing health inequalities and enhance cost efficiency in healthcare systems.COCIR's key objective is to promote free worldwide trade of innovative medical technology while maintaining the competitiveness of the European medical imaging, radiotherapy, electromedical and health ICT industries.

COCIR Vision for the next 5 years

Realising Europe’s Future Potential in Health  - The time to act is NOW!

 

COCIR'S GOALS

  • Provide COCIR's members with competence towards policy makers in Europe and outside
  • Contribute to sustainability of healthcare systems through integrated care approach
  • Promote Research and Innovation as a key enabler for economic growth
  • Drive global regulatory convergence ( Registered once, Accepted everywhere)
  • Optimise the use of International standards
  • Push for national and regional deployment (Digital Health)
  • Pro-active in Green Technology (Eco-Design)

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LATEST UPDATE OVERVIEW

How COCIR is remaining an effective partner in challenging times

Following the testing start to last year, COCIR is preparing to continue a range of activities to meet the challenges and the opportunities of 2021.

COCIR was delighted to be able to organise virtual events recently on recovery and resilience (click here to read more) and on cervical cancer (click here to read more). Indeed, cancer care remains a priority for COCIR and its Members.

We were also very pleased to organise a webinar entitled “Recovery from COVID-19 – driving healthcare resilience in the EU”?. As a result of this, COCIR was able to publish recommendations to assist the European Commission and Member States in developing their national recovery plans in the framework of the Recovery & Resilience Facility. You can download our recommendations here.

During the coming weeks, we will be paying close attention to the implementation of the Medical Device Directive, scheduled for 26 May.

Last -  as the leading association in Digital Technologies - COCIR will continue to develop our efforts to explain the pivotal role and importance of Artificial intelligence in healthcare. Since last year, we have been centralising concrete AI use cases and will continue with this work for the weeks to come. We are also excited to be organising a virtual event entitled "How to ensure trust in Artificial Intelligence in healthcare?" on 11 May. You can find out more and register here.

Stay tuned; more to come very soon - keep following our activities!

Nicole Denjoy

April 2021