EU-US Cooperation in eHealth policy and Research

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EU-US Cooperation in eHealth policy and Research. Iakovidis I. eHealth week 2010 (Barcelona: CCIB Convention Centre; 2010)

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EU-US Cooperation in eHealth policy and Research

  1. 1. EU-US Cooperation in eHealth policy and Research Ilias Iakovidis, PhD Acting Head of Unit -ICT for Health, DG Information Society and Media European Commission
  2. 2. eHealth in EU 1) Individual Member States' eHealth policy strategies www.ehealth-era.org 2) EU wide strategy • EC Research (FP) and Innovation programmes 450 projects, €1 Billion • eHealth Action plan (2004) • Lead Market Initiative (2007) • EC Recommendation on EHR Interoperability (2008) • Telemedicine Action Plan (2008)
  3. 3. EU-US Cooperation in eHealth Policy and support to deployment • Benchmarking/ assessment of benefits • Interoperability • why: safety, efficacy, continuity of care, defragmentation of global market: competition better quality at lower price • What: global approach to standardisation (PS 27 17/3) , • interoperability testing, certification Relevant EU Project: www.epsos.eu • Re-use of health data for public health, education and research • why: safety, efficacy, continuity of care, defragmentation of global market: competition better quality at lower price • What: converging standards, interoperability testing, certification Example project: www.transformproject.eu • EU-US Cooperation in eHealth • www.eurorec.org/RD/ARGOS.cfm
  4. 4. The Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) International Initiative The Virtual Physiological Human is a methodological and technological framework that once established will enable the investigation of the human body as a single complex system. The VPH research roadmap developed by project STEP in 2007: www.europhysiome.org Relevant EU Project: www.vph-Noe.eu
  5. 5. EU-US Cooperation on VPH WHAT • Cooperation with NIH http://www.nibib.nih.gov/Funding/MultiscaleModeling, http://www.cancer.gov/ and in particular in IMAG group activities http://www.imagwiki.org/mediawiki/ • Some cooperation with Japan and China • International organizations to our VPH projects (5 new contracts start now with partners from US in 2010) • Current call on VPH is open and encourages US partners • The call in 2012 will have dedicated budget to US, CA, NZ, Chna partners Conferences with participation of US and EU projects • ICT-BIO 2006 and 2008 • IMAG symposium: http://www.siam.org/meetings/ls08/index.php • Healthgrid conferences • VPH 2010 29-30 October 2010, Brussels

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