sustainable competence in advancing healthcare
European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry
sustainable competence in advancing healthcare
European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry
Advancing Cybersecurity: what COCIR is doing

COCIR still actively involved in critical matters for 2019 and beyond!

This year we are increasingly involved in Cancer Care as we would like to show the value-add of our technologies in cancer care pathways. We were happy to support ESTRO earlier this year and actively participated at the event hosted by MEP Lieve Wierinck and organised by the Marie Curie Legacy Campaign. We had very constructive interactions and identified ways to jointly address current gaps. Today, we are happy to share with you a report written by Opens external link in new windowScience Business on Breast Cancer Study and identifying the value of imaging radiotherapy and digital technologies. We believe this report should be an asset and should contribute to the Expert Panel Opinion report on "Value-based healthcare" which draft was first released on 14 May (Opens external link in new windowhere) and the final version is expected by 28 June.

We continue to monitor the Age Profile of imaging equipment: preliminary information and Opens external link in new windowinfographics were shared during ECR but a detailed publication will be soon available. Trends are not improving unfortunately, and we expect some Member States to pay more attention.

On the regulatory front in Europe, we are more and more concerned with the ability to have all element timely in place to comply with the MDR before enforcement next year and issued an Assessment recently. In addition, we organized dedicated workshop to support industries to get prepared. We count on the European Commission and Member States to take a pragmatic approach to ensure that healthcare delivery will not face any negative consequences from the implementation of the new regulation. Our statement and recommendations are available here.

COCIR and its members remain actively involved at international level as well through IMDRF to ensure global regulatory convergence.

This year we had a very successful and well attended General Assembly, during which we proudly presented our new logo and we also held an event on Artificial intelligence, with speakers from the European Commission and our partner from scientific societies. Read Opens external link in new windowmore and download our white paper Opens external link in new windowhere. In addition we released our manifesto Realising Europe’s Future Potential in Health - The time to act is NOW!  is available  Opens external link in new windowhere. Which will be further enriched with additional elements on what are industries expectations for the next 5 years.

As you know this year is rather critical especially with what is happening with the European Elections. We congratulate all newly elected and re-elected members of the European Parliament ! Political support for ensuring broader EU wide uptake of innovative technologies remains vital.

More news to follow in this exciting year which is also the year we are celebrating our 60th years Anniversary!

Nicole Denjoy
June 2019

03.05.2019BAN new Responsible Guidelines on e-waste

Brussels, 3 May 2019 On the 2nd of May 2019, in the fringe of the 8th Conference of the...readmore

03.04.2019(INATBA Press Release) 105 Organisations Announce New International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications

BRUSSELS, April 3, 2019 : 105 organisations representing the full distributed ledger
technology (DLT) ecosystem, today announced their commitment...readmore

04.02.2019COCIR participates to a Policy Forum at the European Parliament on Radiotherapy

The Marie Curie Legacy Campaign, pioneered by the ESTRO Cancer Foundation (ECF) and ESTRO, is a globa...readmore

17.12.2018Some of the Year 2018 Great Successes and 2019 way forward

26 November 2018 marked the exact mid-point in the implementation period of the Med...readmore

14.06.2019The Life Savers: The value of medical and digital health technology in breast cancer care

A study of breast cancer specialists across the EU. COCIR commissioned an independent, year-long study of how stakeholders view the value of medical...readmore

06.06.2019Medical Device Regulation – One Year to Go

COCIR Recommendations Brussels, 6 June 2019 The medical device sector in Europe has less than one year until 26 May 2020, the Date of Application o...readmore

12.04.2019Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare is already a reality. Healthcare providers have embedded the technology into their workflows and the decision-ma...readmore

11.04.2019Realising Europe’s Future Potential in Health - COCIR Releases its Recommendations - The time to act is NOW!

On 11 April 2019 COCIR released its recommendations for the EU institutions on better healthcare systems and for a vibrant medical & digital techn...readmore


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18.11.2019Medica 2019

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