EHR4CR's First European Hospital Conference


EHR4CR 9 april 2014


EHR4CR (IMI-JU project) organises its first European Hospital conference in Brussels on April 9th 2014. During this by invitation only event, a Europe-wide Hospital Engagement Programme on the enhanced use of Electronic Health Records for Clinical Research will be launched. This conference will be attended by decision-powered delegates from 100 hospitals that are Centres of Excellence across Europe, and by over 20 senior representatives from Pharma.

The event will present and demonstrate the results of the IMI project Electronic Health Records for Clinical Research (EHR4CR), which has developed a platform to accelerate and optimise services (e.g. recruitment services) for clinical trials by connecting to the EHR system at each participating hospital securely and with full privacy protection. For Pharma this implies reducing the time taken to conduct a clinical trial by many months and speeding up the delivery of innovative medicines to healthcare. Hospitals will be offered higher efficiency in participating in clinical trials, a potential increase of their research income, as well as an enhancement of their reputation as centres of research. The EHR4CR services have already been piloted at eleven European hospitals, and are about to be scaled up to a commercially supported service. For further details, please browse the site.

“Discover the benefits of joining the EHR4CR network”
“Grow your reputation as a centre of clinical excellence”
“Your EHR data are your gold mine for research”
“Find out how to access new tools and services for research”

Some key-speakers from EC and IMI

Ruxandra Draghia-Akli

Director of the Health Directorate at the Research DG of the European Commission
Michel Goldman

Executive Director of IMI
Paul Timmers

Director of the Sustainable & Secure Society Directorate in the European Commission Communications Networks, Content and Technologies Directorate General