Besides these exciting activities and understandably, there has also been considerable attention at the start of the year on other activities where COCIR remains very active.
At the beginning the year, we were pleased to launch our dedicated COCIR Digital Health Blog, which will address a dedicated theme each month. In February, marking the Mobile World Congress, we shone a spotlight on the mHealth revolution, which at last will see mobile health solutions transforming health and care delivery.
In addition, as with every year, COCIR participated in The European Congress of Radiology. We shared the industry views during a session on ultrasound. As a dedicated contributor and supporter of the EuroSafe Imaging Initiative, we published a poster setting out the industry’s continuous commitments on Dose Optimisation in Breast Imaging. During the same week, we also launched an infographic based on the COCIR Medical Imaging Equipment Age Profile & Density report (2016 Edition). This warns on the risk posed by increasing levels of obsolescence in imaging equipment in various countries.
We were also pleased to sign a partnership agreement with the European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics (EFOMP) with a commitment to advancing the best use of medical technology involving ionizing radiation for the betterment of healthcare (read the Memorandum of Understanding to find out more).
Finally, at an international level and through DITTA, we organised a workshop on Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP) during the International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF) meetings in Vancouver. In the coming months, we also plan to contribute to the forthcoming WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices.
More news to follow in an exciting year!