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Transatlantic Observatory for Meeting Global Health Policy Challenges through ICT-Enabled Solutions (ARGOS)
Final Version: Policy Brief
- The “Transatlantic Observatory for Meeting Global Health Policy Challenges through ICT-Enabled Solutions” (ARGOS) is a pilot project funded by the European Commission / DG RELEX - Relations with the US and Canada.
- The overall goal of this Pilot Project is to contribute to establishing a “Transatlantic Observatory for Meeting Global Health Policy Challenges through ICT-Enabled Solutions” in order to develop and promote “Common Methods for Responding to Global eHealth Challenges in the EU and the US”.
Specific target areas to be addressed:
- Interoperability in eHealth and Certification of Electronic Health Record systems (EHRs);
- Definition of a common, consistent approach and Identification of Indicators and tools for measuring the adoption, usage and cost-benefits of eHealth;
- Modelling and simulation of human physiology and diseases with a focus on the Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) and the use of such solutions to support the diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases.
With respect to this last target area, following a series of consensus events that involved experts from Europe and United States, a draft position paper was elaborated, which is now open for public discussion. To download the draft paper and to participate into the discussion forum, one must be signed-on to the Biomed Town on-line community. The registration is free and open to anyone has educational or professional interest in biomedical research.
If you are not already a member instructions on how to join can be found here: http://www.biomedtown.org/City_Hall/Info_desk/docwiki/HowCanIJoinTheCommunity
We recommend that you subscribe to the forum, via this link: http://www.biomedtown.org/VPH/VphPublic/argos_vph/pt_subscribe