Navigation Links
ARGOS proceedings examine global health policy challenges, socioeconomic impact of eHealth
Date:9/7/2011

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 the Deployment of a Health Information Technology and Informatics Workforce through Education, Training, Research, and Evaluation

  • eHealth Informatics Workforce Challenges for Europe

  • eHealth Information Management and Informatics Workforce Challenges for Europe

Abstracts and downloadable pdfs of each of the above briefs, plus subject and author indices are online at http://www.booksonline.iospress.nl/Content/View.aspx?piid=21068

Dr. Lorenzi, lead author on two of the policy briefs--the ARGOS vision, and expansion of the HIT and informatics work force--says that "AMIA is proud to have served as the U.S. convener for the ARGOS project because the effort succeeded in bringing important partners to the table to address issues critical to developing global health policy and broadening effective use of technology-enabled health information and management solutions. Though the ARGOS project has concluded, we look forward to continued collaboration with our EU colleagues and to new initiatives that may continue collaborative policy discussions in an even broader forum. Where health care is concerned, a world more closely connected through health information and communication technology, is a world safer for patients."

The EUU.S partnership at work in ARGOS sent a strong signal to national and regional ehealth stakeholders that a more global approach is necessary to maximize opportunities and meet challenges that health information and communication technology (ICT) present, while emphasizing the common belief that health ICT can have benefits for patients, health systems and eHealth economies of scale.


'/>"/>

Contact: Nancy Light
nlight@amia.org
301-657-5903
American Medical Informatics Association
Source:Eurekalert  

Related biology news :

1. Researchers explain how railways within cells are built in order to transport essential cargos
2. IADR/AADR publish proceedings from Symposium on Tissue Injury and Pulp Regeneration
3. New NJIT book examines hemophilia and consequences of medical progress
4. Social challenges of synthetic biology examined
5. Book examines how trees change as they age and grow: What do these clues tell us?
6. Research examines how to apply conductive nanocoatings to textiles
7. Blueberrys effects on cholesterol examined in lab animal study
8. Pediatricians examine impact of environmental disasters on childrens health
9. Study examines folic acid absorption rates from softgel capsule and standard tablet
10. Wild hogs: Researchers examine impact of feral pigs in eastern N.C.
11. Experts examine problems and advances in blood supply safety and screening
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
ARGOS proceedings examine global health policy challenges, socioeconomic impact of eHealth
(Date:4/28/2016)... India , April 28, 2016 ... Infosys (NYSE: INFY ), and Samsung SDS, a ... that will provide end customers with a more secure, ... services.      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130122/589162 ) , ... services, but it also plays a fundamental part in enabling ...
(Date:4/15/2016)... 15, 2016  A new partnership announced today ... underwriting decisions in a fraction of the time ... and high-value life insurance policies to consumers without ... With Force Diagnostics, rapid testing (A1C, Cotinine and ... (blood pressure, weight, pulse, BMI, and activity data) ...
(Date:3/31/2016)... March 31, 2016  Genomics firm Nabsys has completed ... Barrett Bready , M.D., who returned to the ... original technical leadership team, including Chief Technology Officer, ... Development, Steve Nurnberg and Vice President of Software and ... company. Dr. Bready served as CEO of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)...  The Biodesign Challenge (BDC), a university competition that ... living systems and biotechnology, announced its winning teams at ... New York City . The teams, ... at MoMA,s Celeste Bartos Theater during the daylong summit. ... curator of architecture and design, and Suzanne Lee ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... ... In a new case report published today in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine, doctors ... being treated for breast cancer benefitted from an injection of stem cells derived from ... frequent side effect of cancer treatment. , Lymphedema refers to the swelling ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 On Wednesday, ... at 4,833.32, down 0.22%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged ... closed at 2,085.45, down 0.17%. Stock-Callers.com has initiated coverage on ... ), Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NKTR ), Aralez Pharmaceuticals ... (NASDAQ: BIND ). Learn more about these stocks ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 22, 2016  Amgen (NASDAQ: ... of the QB3@953 life sciences incubator to ... health. The shared laboratory space at QB3@953 was created ... a key obstacle for many early stage organizations - ... of the sponsorship, Amgen launched two "Amgen Golden Ticket" ...
Breaking Biology Technology: