The EURO-CAS project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No.727028.

Advancing Trust in eHealth Interoperability: 

The Conformity Assessment Scheme for Europe (CASforEU)


November 21, 2018

Hotel Leopold

Brussels, Belgium

Introducing a consistent EU-wide interoperability testing scheme.

With so many Member State and regional eHealth projects and programmes in operation across Europe, ensuring interoperability among healthcare ICT systems is major challenge. This is why the EURO-CAS Project has developed the Conformity Assessment Scheme for Europe (CASforEU). It will allow the conformance of eHealth devices and IT systems with eHealth standards and profiles across different European countries to be demonstrated seamlessly, ensuring interoperability across borders and avoiding the costly and time consuming need for testing across different countries and regions.

During the conference the CASforEU will be presented along with the next steps for its adoption and implementation throughout Europe as well as the benefits it will bring to stakeholders, including patients, healthcare professionals, vendors, procurers, healthcare providers and national/regional health authorities.

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10:00– 10:30
Arrival and coffee

10:30 – 10:40
Welcome from EURO-CAS
Karima Bourquard (IHE-Europe, Scientific Coordinator)

10:40 – 11:00
EURO-CAS: Setting the Scene
Karima Bourquard (IHE-Europe, EURO-CAS Scientific Coordinator)
11:00 – 11:20
Keynote from European Commission: Perspective on Digital transformation in health care in the digital single market - relation to EURO-CAS
Dr. Ceri Thompson, Head of Policy sector at DG CNECT eHealth, Well-Being and Ageing Unit (European Commission)

Part I: Opportunities & Challenges through the Care Process: Point of View of the Users
Why do we need the right information at the right time?
Why the increasing numbers of actors (human, devices, or systems) along the care process make it harder?

11:20 – 12:10
The Patient & Healthcare Provider Perspective
Moderated by Michael Strübin (PCHAlliance) 
  • The Patient Perspective – Birgit Bauer, European Multiple Sclerosis Platform
  • The Healthcare Provider Perspective – Pascal Garel, European Hospital & Healthcare Federation (HOPE)
12:10– 12:30
How the EURO-CAS project answer to those challenges with CASforEU?
Karima Bourquard (IHE-Europe, EURO-CAS Scientific Coordinator) 

12:30 – 13:30

Part II:  Authorities, Procurers, Centres of Competence, Industry & EU Commission
From the European Commission to vendors and procurers, CASforEU brings major benefits to all 

13:30 – 14:25
The Demand for eHealth Interoperability in Europe
  • Testimonial from Arsenál.IT (Veneto Region, Italy): Claudio Saccavini , Arsenál.IT
  • eHDSI Project: Eamon Coyne, Health Service Executive Ireland

14:25 – 15:25
Roundtable: What’s in EURO-CAS for Me?
Moderated by Nicole Denjoy (COCIR)
  • Vendor - Andreas Klingler, Siemens Healthineers
  • National/Regional Authority - Eamon Coyne, Health Service Executive Ireland
  • Procurer - Samuel Danhardt, Agence eSanté
  • European Commission - Dr. Ceri Thompson, Head of Policy sector at DG CNECT eHealth, Well-Being and Ageing Unit (European Commission)

15:25 – 15:40
Coffee break

15:40 – 16:00
Our Proposal: the CASforEU and How to Run it 
Karima Bourquard (IHE-Europe, EURO-CAS Scientific Coordinator) & Samuel Danhardt (Agence eSanté Luxembourg)