The objective of the workshop is to present and discuss current and future perspectives of EU and US cooperation on eHealth matters. The workshop will provide an opportunity to review on-going collaborations, including those developed in the context of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation surrounding health information and communication technologies. Most notable amongst this work is the jointly developed EC-HHS roadmap for the development of internationally recognised interoperability standards and interoperability implementation specifications for electronic health information systems. All speakers confirmed, among them Dr Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator for Health IT, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Dr Doug Fridsma, US Department of Health & Human Services, Clemens Auer, Member of epSOS Project Steering Board, Dr Enrique Loyola WHO, Elettra Ronchi, OECD, Laura Raimondo, UPMC Senior Vice President.
European Commission, US Health and Human Services, Danish Presidency of the Council of Europe