Committee for Europe as a Health Innovation Hub proposes the following innovative solutions:
To turn the European Union (EU) into a worldwide healthcare research and development (R&D) leader for the benefit of patients, healthcare systems and the economy, we investigated the current situation of R&D and the innovation landscape in Europe, determined challenges and ultimately developed recommendations for potential improvements.
Our findings indicate that it is of utmost urgency that the EU and its Member States overcome the fragmented innovation environment in order to transition to an even more innovative and inclusive landscape for all Europeans. We focus on three areas of imminent importance:
Translation of research from bench to bedside
Fundamentals for research and innovation
Data for research and innovation purposes
In brief, we suggest actionable ways to tackle these issues.
To accelerate translation from bench to bedside, we recommend to:
Start an EU angel/venture capital investment agency
Incentivise all Europeans to help in forming and supporting an innovative landscape which prioritises research and healthcare
Harmonise the European legislation ecosystem To eliminate inequalities between Member States in terms of research and innovation, we recommend to:
Harmonise health R&D funding across Member States, depending on their needs, to reach EU health R&D financing standards
Build a uniform approach towards boosting digital skills among all EU citizens, and specifically individuals across all healthcare sectors
To solve issues regarding accessibility and data structures in healthcare we recommend to:
Work towards building a European healthcare dataspace that promotes innovation
Secure accessibility of research and healthcare data by protecting patient data
Establish semantic and syntactic interoperability of healthcare data
You can find the full recommendation by clicking the image below:
November 8, 2017
The added value of the EHP by Joseph Elborn – EHP President 2017
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