Since the agreement was initially signed in 2008, COCIR and HIMSS have cooperated through a number of events including eHealth Week as well through COCIR’s first eHealth Summit last year. Collectively representing various stakeholders in the health ICT field, with some industries holding memberships in both organisations, COCIR and HIMSS are committed to advancing the best use of information and management systems for improving healthcare systems.
H. Stephen Lieber, HIMSS President and CEO, said: ”With this MoU, HIMSS’ cooperation with COCIR has been reinforced and we look forward to continuing jointly ensuring adequate information is available for stakeholders so that positive policy decisions are made to improve healthcare access quality as well as improving the efficiency of healthcare systems and driving patient outcomes.”
Joost Leeflang, COCIR President, stated, “The collaboration between COCIR and HIMSS has successfully raised awareness to European decision-makers on the important role of the health ICT sector in centralising best practices and focusing on deployment. We look forward to continuing our joint efforts transforming healthcare, towards seamless integrated care and executing projects at European, regional and national levels”.
Source: Joint press release COCIR and HIMSS