On 5 July 2012, the European Commission adopted a Decision to set up a “multisectoral and independent expert panel to provide advice on effective ways of investing in health”. This panel will consist of 17 Members who are to respond to an open call for applications and will be appointed for a period of 3 years.
Two areas for which experts are needed is in the field of “eHealth, health information systems and patient registers” and “Introduction of new technologies and treatment regimens”.
All decisions made by this expert group will be non-binding on Member States, but presents an opportunity for VPH to show the value of imaging technologies.
Should any member wish to apply, there will be an open call for applications in the coming weeks. The participation in this panel of experts could be considered as an excellent occasion to be part of the decision process of calls for applications in many health-related fields and could be a good opportunity for raising the profile of virtual clinical trials and imaging technologies.
The full Decisioncan be found here.See in particular Annex I for a full list of health areas in which the expert panel will act.