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ARGOS proceedings examine global health policy challenges, socioeconomic impact of eHealth

Washington, DC, Sept. 7 -- The ARGOS project has released a volume of proceedings, "Transatlantic Cooperation Surrounding Health Related Information and Communication Technology," that promotes shared methods and collaborative solutions for responding to eHealth challenges in the European Union (EU) and the United States. The ideas and papers featured in the new volume are the result of a series of three focused policy meetings held over the last two years. ARGOS, a project established and funded by the European Commission to advance transatlantic collaboration on eHealth challenges was led by Principal Investigators Professor Georges De Moor, EuroRec Institute for Health Records, Saint-Chamond, France, on behalf of the EU; and Nancy M. Lorenzi, PhD, professor of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, on behalf of the U.S. AMIA, the association for informatics professionals, served as the U.S. convenor of the ARGOS project. Dr. Lorenzi serves as Chair of the AMIA Board of Directors.

The ARGOS volume is a collection of policy briefs written by stakeholders in the EUU.S. partnership who participated in the transatlantic exchange. Each brief addresses a key topic in health informatics:

  • ARGOS Policy Brief on Semantic Interoperability (discusses the challenge of sharing electronic health records among heterogeneous systems)

  • Policy Needs and Options for a Common Transatlantic Approach towards Measuring Adoption, Usage and Benefits of eHealth

  • Policy needs and options for a common approach towards modeling and simulation of human physiology and diseases with a focus on the Virtual Physiological Human

  • Policy Brief on the Current Status of Certification of Electronic Health Records in the U.S. and Europe

  • A Proposed Vision: The Transatlantic Observatory for Meeting Global Health Policy Challenges through Information and Communications Technology-Enabled Solutions (ARGOS)

  • Accelerating

Contact: Nancy Light
American Medical Informatics Association

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