Following the signature on 17/12/2010 of the MoU between the EU and the US related to ICT for Health activities, the European Commission organised a workshop to present "ongoing and planned actions" together with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology in the US. Several EU stakeholders participated. Presentations are available online. The recorded streaming of the meeting will be availabe soon.

14:00 Chairman: C. van Oranje-Nassau, Member of the Cab. of Vice President Neelie Kroes (c) - Setting the scene
14:10 I. Iakovidis, Deputy Head of Unit ICT for Health DG INFSO, European Commission (c) and 
14:30 Charles Friedman, Chief Scientific Officer for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (c) in video conference  - The EU-US agenda – Cooperation surrounding Health related Information and Communication Technologies – Policy aspects and cross business opportunities – point of view from the EU and the US
14:50 G. De Moor, EUROREC (c) - ARGOS eHealth Pilot Project results
15:15 D. Forslund, Deputy Director,  Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs (c) - epSOS/epSOS II services in the context of similar activities across the Atlantic

15:30 Panel Discussion - presenters
G. C. Halvorson, Kaiser Permanente – Chairman & CEO  (c)
U. Poettgen, Chief Information Officer, Asklepsios Group  (c)
S. Lieber, CEO HIMSS (c)
J.-P. Thierry, Chief Medical Officer, EABC (c)
Participants in the discussion
P. Wilson, Secretary general, Continua Health Alliance, European Branch (c)
Nicole Denjoy, Secretary general, COCIR (c)

16:45 Closing
Beryl Blecher Senior Commercial Officer at the Commercial Service’s US Mission to the European Union (CSEU) Brussels (c)
Eddy Hartog, Head of Unit, International Relations unit (c)


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