Luxembourg, 12 July 2017. EURO-CAS will present its initial work and results on 21 October 2017 in Athens, Greece, as part of the programme of the eHealth Forum held 19-24 October 2017. At this event, almost one year into the project, speakers from the consortium will present the outline and elements of the eHealth Conformity Assessment Scheme for Europe (CASforEU), which will assist public authorities, industry and users in testing eHealth solutions against identified eHealth standards and profiles. More details about the timing and content of the EURO-CAS session will be available soon on www.euro-cas.eu.
This session will cap some intense research work over the last seven months. One group (WP2) led by Medcom (DK) has been researching other conformity assessment schemes and what can be learned from them. Another group led by OFFIS (DE) queried national, regional and local eHealth initiatives, competences centers, eHealth vendors, healthcare providers and other end users about their existing conformity assessment procedures, and about their needs and wishes regarding the CASforEU.
Last spring, EURO-CAS presented its structure, goals, and the benefits of an eHealth interoperability Conformity Assessment Scheme for Europe at three events:
- On 4 April 2017, during the IHE-Europe Symposium in Venice, Karima Bourquard (IHE-Europe and scientific coordinator) gave an introduction to the EURO-CAS project within the broader topic “Interoperability in eHealth Marches Ahead”, among several other interventions of interoperability experts.
- The following day, Samuel Danhardt (Agence eSanté) showed the alignment between the EURO-CAS project and previous and current EU-funded projects oriented towards better eHealth interoperability and a Digital Single Market, during the annual Med-e-Tel event in Luxembourg.
- On 10 May, the eHealth Week in Malta hosted a session “No one said it would be easy - Everyone said it would be worth it: eHealth Standards and Interoperability”. Michael Strübin (Personal Connected Health Alliance) explained the benefits of a Conformity Assessment Scheme to help overcoming market fragmentation and island solutions.
The EURO-CAS project thanks the organisers for their invitations and the opportunity to present.