EuroRec: Euroropean institute for health records

The European Institute for Health Records (EuroRec) is an independent not-for-profit organisation, promoting in Europe the use of high quality Electronic Health Record systems (EHRs). EuroRec undertakes activities that support the effective and meaningful use by healthcare professionals of high quality and interoperable applications, meeting well-specified functional, content-related, interoperability and governance requirements. As the most experienced European certification body, one of its main missions is to support EHR system conformity assessment and quality labelling by defining relevant functional and non-functional criteria. Quality assessment and certification of EHR systems is essential for the safe and cross-border provision of care to citizens across Europe. EuroRec currently holds the pre-eminent position in Europe as the Institute with the most experience, methodologies, tools and criteria repository to support EC country and multi-national quality labelling initiatives (Belgrado Declaration). EuroRec was recently commissioned by the European Institute for Innovation through Health Data ( i~HD ) to develop a Quality Seal for Research Platforms.

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Chuck Friedman


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Mats Sundgren


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Andrew Roddam


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Chuck Friedman


i~HD 2018 Annual Conference in Gothenburg (Sweden) on 19 – 20 November.

Realising the value of health data, showcasing practical examples from research and healthcare

The conference will showcase how routinely collected health data (Real World Data) can be used to derive important knowledge insights, possibly uniquely from large scale data, and how these insights can and should impact on decision making and healthcare strategy.

There will be sessions on:

- How is routinely collected health data (Real World Data - RWD) already being used to derive important knowledge insights, possibly uniquely from these data?
- How should Real World Data insights impact on decision making and healthcare strategy?
  • Pragmatic clinical trials - their role, methods and tools, results and impacts
  • International observational health data networks – communities and projects
  • Learning health systems – the global landscape
  • Hospital-led and patient-led initiatives to use health data to improve outcomes
  • A debate on the acceptability conditions for real world evidence - to inform regulatory decision making

Monday 19th morning pre-conference sessions:

  • An in-depth tutorial on the GDPR implications for reusing health data
  • A workshop for health data custodians about the IMI EHDEN federated data network

Conference fee 300€ (50% reduction for i~HD members) for both days including the conference dinner, tutorial and access to the mini-exhibition.

The conference programme can be consulted here or registration for the conference can be made here.

Looking forward to meeting you in the historic city of Gothenburg.

on behalf of the Programme Committee



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