We want to reconnect with you following the stakeholder engagement meetings in Brussels in April 2014 run by the EHR4CR project, to let you know about the outcomes of the meetings and the next steps that we are planning.
In Brussels we had 3 groups meeting with the project during 3 days of meetings. Although you may only have participated in one or two of those groups we want to provide you with an overview of the outcomes of all three events.
Feedback form the days with Pharmaceutical companies on 8th April and with potential providers of EHR4CR services on 10th April provided very encouraging signs that the project is on the right track, is addressing your needs and expectations, and that our plans for externalization are the right ones. The attachment provides a more detailed overview of the evaluations but we would like to highlight some key points:
The meeting with hospitals on 9th April provided the opportunity for the project to gather more detailed information about the views, drivers and barriers seen from a hospital perspective regarding EHR enabled services. A summary of all of the results is attached but some key points include:
As a result of the meetings, we already have several hospitals from Finland, Sweden, Italy and the UK beginning discussions with the project on getting more involved and in running pilot installations. Several service providers in both Europe and North America have identified opportunities to leverage their particular technologies and skills to provide EHR4CR services. A number of Pharmaceutical companies have indicated their commitment to purchasing services as soon as the platform is live in quarter 1, 2015.
Materials from the meetings are attached:
Links to the videos that were shown:
We would like to thank you again for your participation in Brussels and we look forward to continuing our work together to make sure that this initiative achieves its goals for all stakeholders.
Mats Sundgren, AstraZeneca, Coordinator
Andreas Schmidt, Hoffman-La Roche, Deputy Coordinator
Dipak Kalra, EuroRec, Managing Entity
Georges De Moor, EuroRec, Deputy Managing Entity