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Joint EU-US eHealth Events in Boston

Following the successful joint EU-US Transatlantic eHealth workshop held at the eHealth Week 2012 in Copenhagen there was a follow-up 2 day joint event focused on the EU-US eHealth Marketplace and the Transatlantie eHealth Cooperation Assembly held in the State House in Boston, Massachusetts (USA), on the 23rd and 24th October.

eHealth innovation partner, the European Connected Health Campus (ECH-Campus), was instrumental in organizing the EU-US eHealth Marketplace. The Marketplace focused on economic benefits of transatlantic eHealth cooperation and was co-located with the Transatlantic Health IT/eHealth Cooperation Assembly co-organized by HHS and the EC. Through a series of meetings held during and immediately following the events, US and EU officials continued progress on the development of a roadmap describing implementing arrangements for the December 2010 EC & HHS Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation Surrounding Health Related Information and Communication Technology. The roadmap will lay out concrete steps that can be taken towards achieving transatlantic interoperability of electronic health records (EHRs), through the use of common standards and tools.

For more information on this event and its political background, please consult http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/newsroom/cf/dae/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=8941 or the website of ECH Alliance (an organiser of the conference).