On 15 October, a high-level roundtable meeting took place in Brussels, bringing together public and private representatives of the European Health Tech Industry.
The invitees exchanged views on the vision for the future and the digital transformation of health and care, outlined in the Commission’s strategy "Enabling the Digital Transformation of Health and Care the Digital Single Market", to which they can contribute.
In particular, the participants coming from the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical technology as well as other organisations related to the health sector, addressed the challenges and opportunities of interoperability. In this regard, they shared their views on the Commission's plans for its forthcoming Recommendation to set out a Format for an Electronic Health Record Exchange accessible to all Europeans.
Interestingly, participants also discussed key technologies like artificial intelligence and high performance computing and their potential to help designing new healthcare products, provide faster diagnosis and better treatments.