European Co-ordination Committee of the Radiological and Electromedical Industries (COCIR) calls on politicians to support technology:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Streamlining healthcare can only take place if politicians throughout Europe support the role of technology, believes Hans Barella, chairman of COCIR, the European electromedical devices industry association. Speaking at COCIR's April meeting in Frankfurt, Germany, Mr Barella also called on the EU to promote funding for projects at universities and research institutes; increase investment in information technology; and standardise hospitals' computer systems. The COCIR chairman warned that as sales volumes shrink, funding may dry up and technical innovation be arrested.
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