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EU Commission signs ehealth agreement with US

31 January 2011

Vice-President of the European Commission Neelie Kroes and United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius have signed a Memorandum of Understanding  in Washington to promote a common approach on the interoperability of electronic health records and on education programmes for information technology and health professionals.

As reported in HITE (Hospital Information Technology Europe) - "The Memorandum stresses the need for a joint vision on internationally recognised and utilised interoperability standards for electronic health record systems and increased competences and mobility of IT professionals. Such common standards are important to achieve widespread interoperable eHealth services so that eHealth can reach its full global market potential."

To read the full article visit http://www.hospitaliteurope.com/default.asp?page=article.display&article.id=%2024016 




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