• Posted 26-Jul-2016

Next phase of EU-US cooperation in eHealth/Health IT

On 26 July 2016, the European Commission published the results –as well as a revised roadmap - of a public stakeholder consultation regarding the next phase of EU-US cooperation in eHealth/Health IT, carried out from 22 December 2015 to 15 March 2016.

In December 2010, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the European Commission's DG CONNECT signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for transatlantic Cooperation on eHealth/Health IT, while in the spring of 2013, they  published a first Roadmap of MoU actions, focusing on two priority areas (work-streams) i.e., (i) standards development to foster transnational interoperability of electronic health information and communication technology and (ii) workforce skills to develop and expand the Health IT workforce in Europe and the US, while at the end of 2015, a third priority was added, (iii)  'Transatlantic eHealth/Health IT Innovation Ecosystems.

The consultation gathered 71 replies from stakeholders and covered three topics relevant to the Roadmap:

· The International Interoperability Work-stream;

· The eHealth/Health IT Workforce Development Work-stream;

· The Transatlantic eHealth/Health IT Innovation Ecosystems Work-stream.

More information: http://tinyurl.com/jrgczup