EU Affairs https://www.myesr.org/taxonomy/term/31 en Renewed ESR advocacy for the harmonisation of the radiology profession https://www.myesr.org/article/2532 <span property="schema:name">Renewed ESR advocacy for the harmonisation of the radiology profession</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">myESR</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2019-05-23T15:41:36+00:00">Thu, 05/23/2019 - 17:41</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p>The European Society of Radiology (ESR) has renewed its initiatives to harmonise medical training for radiologists across Europe. Following advocacy on the part of the radiology community, in close coordination with the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), after the modernisation of the Professional Qualifications Directive in 2013, the current political climate offers new opportunities for adapting the legal framework regulating the free movement of doctors and recognition of professional qualifications.</p> <p>Considering the ongoing evaluation of the Professional Qualifications Directive, the ESR brings again to the attention of the European Commission its twofold request to change Annex V, Section 5.1.3. in order to safeguard the highest standards of medical training and patient care throughout Europe. Once again, the ESR has joined forces with the UEMS, the authority on medical education in Europe, demonstrating its continuous commitment to collaborating with partner organisations on the harmonisation of medical education.</p> <p>In an official letter submitted to the European Commission, the ESR strongly urges the European Commission to adopt a delegated act to increase the minimum years of training for radiologists from four to five years, in full compliance with the <a href="https://www.myesr.org/education/training-curricula">European Training Curriculum for Radiology</a> that was developed to further harmonise radiology education throughout Europe. Growing training needs and the introduction of digital solutions in medical imaging require equally high standards of training that can only be met by implementing a full-fledged five-year radiology training.</p> <p>In addition, the ESR calls on the Member States and the European Commission to change the name of the discipline from “Diagnostic Radiology” to “Radiology”, reflecting the profession’s current practice comprising both diagnostic and interventional procedures. As Member States hold the competence to unilaterally enter the name of a profession into Annex V, individual Member States are strongly encouraged to unilaterally enter “Radiology” as the name of the discipline as a first step towards harmonisation. Nevertheless, the ESR believes that an EU-wide solution is needed and therefore urges the Member States and the European Commission to enter into dialogue in the interest of the free movement of radiologists in Europe.</p> <p>The ESR supports a multi-layered approach, simultaneously launching initiatives at national and EU levels, to strengthen the voice of radiology in the debate. Therefore, the ESR counts on the national radiological societies to be the messenger of the unified radiology position towards national Ministries of Health and health authorities. Only a coordinated approach involving the ESR and its institutional members can lead to the highest standards and a true harmonisation of radiology training and enhance the mobility of the radiology profession in Europe.</p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_min_width_1200px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=cad9f674&amp;itok=0MAiGnJg 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=aX7ff4Qh 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=aX7ff4Qh 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=znxCYjgQ 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=znxCYjgQ 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=Nx53vt4O 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=Nx53vt4O" alt="EU &amp; International Affairs" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.myesr.org/article/2532" data-a2a-title="Renewed ESR advocacy for the harmonisation of the radiology profession"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a></span> Thu, 23 May 2019 15:41:36 +0000 myESR 2532 at https://www.myesr.org The ESR participates in high-level roundtable on lung cancer screening https://www.myesr.org/article/2515 <span property="schema:name">The ESR participates in high-level roundtable on lung cancer screening</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">myESR</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2019-03-22T12:33:51+00:00">Fri, 03/22/2019 - 13:33</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><span><span><span>The European Society of Radiology (ESR) officially supports and will participate in a half-day roundtable, organised by the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM), on lung cancer screening in Brussels on Monday 8 April. Following recent studies demonstrating the positive effects of computed tomography (CT) screening, the meeting will make the case for implementing lung cancer screening programmes in the EU. ESR experts Prof. Hans-Ulrich Kauczor and Prof. Regina Beets-Tan (ESR 2<sup>nd</sup> Vice-President) will discuss the latest developments and support calls for political action by the EU institutions and Member States. Please see <a href="https://www.regonline.com/registration/checkin.aspx?EventId=2557505&amp;MethodId=0&amp;EventSessionId=&amp;startnewreg=1">here</a> the full agenda and the registration link. </span></span></span></p> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--article-links paragraph--view-mode--default"> <hr class="hide-12"> <p class="hide-12">Further information:</p> <p class="link forward"> <a href="https://www.regonline.com/registration/checkin.aspx?EventId=2557505&amp;MethodId=0&amp;EventSessionId=&amp;startnewreg=1" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > <i class="pe-7s-link"></i> <span> Register online </span> </a> </p> <p class="link forward"> <a href="/media/4740" > <i class="pe-7s-paperclip"></i> <span> Download poster </span> </a> </p> <hr class="hide-12"> </div> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_min_width_1200px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=cad9f674&amp;itok=0MAiGnJg 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=aX7ff4Qh 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=aX7ff4Qh 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=znxCYjgQ 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=znxCYjgQ 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=Nx53vt4O 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=Nx53vt4O" alt="EU &amp; International Affairs" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.myesr.org/article/2515" data-a2a-title="The ESR participates in high-level roundtable on lung cancer screening"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a></span> Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:33:51 +0000 myESR 2515 at https://www.myesr.org EuroSafe Imaging at ECR 2019 https://www.myesr.org/article/1962 <span property="schema:name">EuroSafe Imaging at ECR 2019</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/129" lang="" about="/user/129" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jonathan_moderator</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2019-01-30T15:48:02+00:00">Wed, 01/30/2019 - 16:48</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <h3>5-year Anniversary of EuroSafe Imaging at ECR 2019</h3> <p>EuroSafe Imaging will celebrate five years of success in medical radiation protection at the forthcoming European Congress of Radiology (ECR) 2019 and will proudly present the campaign’s projects and activities on raising awareness on radiation protection in medical imaging. The <a href="https://www.myesr.org/congress" target="_blank">ECR 2019</a> will be held at the Austria Centre Vienna (ACV), from February 27 – March 3, 2019.</p> <p>You can find more details about what EuroSafe Imaging has in store for ECR 2019 <strong><a href="http://www.eurosafeimaging.org/articles/eurosafe-imaging-at-ecr-2019" title="here">here</a></strong>.</p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_min_width_1200px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=cad9f674&amp;itok=0MAiGnJg 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=aX7ff4Qh 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=aX7ff4Qh 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=znxCYjgQ 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=znxCYjgQ 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=Nx53vt4O 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=Nx53vt4O" alt="EU &amp; International Affairs" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.myesr.org/article/1962" data-a2a-title="EuroSafe Imaging at ECR 2019"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a></span> Wed, 30 Jan 2019 15:48:02 +0000 jonathan_moderator 1962 at https://www.myesr.org ESR statement on the Future of Health in the EU https://www.myesr.org/article/1886 <span property="schema:name">ESR statement on the Future of Health in the EU</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/64" lang="" about="/user/64" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">moderator_Florian</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-10-03T13:17:53+00:00">Wed, 10/03/2018 - 15:17</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span><em>The European Society of Radiology (ESR) welcomes the European Commission’s commitment to continue investments in <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/health/funding/future_health_budget_en" target="_blank">EU health policies under the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework</a> (MFF), which was adopted by the European Commission on May 2, 2018.  In the midst of the debate on the future of the EU, stakeholders and the EU institutions should more than ever collaborate to address common challenges in the field of health that cannot be dealt with at member state level alone. </em></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span>After the release of the general budget proposal, the European Commission published a specific proposal for a restructured European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) for all funding aimed at ‘investing in people’, also integrating the previously independent EU Health Programme. With the proposal, the European Commission reinforces its long-time ambition to cut through silos and increase alignment and synergies between policy areas, a step in the right direction that many health stakeholders including the ESR have been advocating for years.  The ESF+ also aims at better linking EU social and health policies with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>From the point of view of health stakeholders, the alignment can contribute to better targeted EU action in the field of health, on the condition that health continues to have equal priority to other policy areas. In addition to investing in health prevention and promotion and enhancing the resilience of national health systems, a strong health programme is essential to streamline the implementation of EU legislation in the field of health, i.e. the Medical Devices Regulation, the Cross-Border Healthcare Directive, and EU cooperation on Health Technology Assessment. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The proposed integration of the EU Health Programme in the ESF+ takes the form of a dedicated ‘health strand’, through which the Commission hopes to better align health spending with other policy areas. In total, the European Commission pledged to make available €413 billion for health, which marks a slight decrease in funding for health compared to the current health programme.  In view of restrained national health budgets, EU institutions and the member states are called on to spend more, not less, on health in the next EU budget to guarantee qualitative delivery of care and the ambitious goals set out in the health strand.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The digital transformation of healthcare systems requires common EU-wide initiatives in order to improve interoperability to the benefit of clinical practice and research. In line with recent initiatives to scale up digitalisation of healthcare services, the European Commission has proposed the launch of the flagship programme ‘Digital Europe’ to enhance digital capacities across the EU. In the area of health, the ‘Digital Europe’ programme will support the deployment of a European exchange format for electronic health records, among other initiatives.  In coordination with activities under the ESF+ health strand, the ‘Digital Europe’ programme should accelerate healthcare systems’ adaption to digital innovation, further boosting interoperability of healthcare IT systems and health data. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Considering the continued investment in health at the EU level, the ESR supports stakeholder calls to maintain a Directorate-General responsible for health (DG SANTE), operating under the political leadership of the Commissioner for Health, in order to implement the ESF+ health strand. This is essential to ensure that health continues to have equal priority to other policy areas. The integration of the health programme in the ESF+ should moreover result in closer coordination between the DG SANTE and other Directorates-General that are instrumental in the formulation of health policies. The ESR welcomes better alignment between policy areas within the European Commission and considers the new approach conducive to implementing the ‘Health in all Policies’ approach.  </span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span>The ESR looks forward to working together with the EU institutions in the definition and implementation of the new policy initiatives in the field of health to improve clinical practice, patient safety, and research.    </span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_min_width_1200px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=cad9f674&amp;itok=0MAiGnJg 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=aX7ff4Qh 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=aX7ff4Qh 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=znxCYjgQ 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=znxCYjgQ 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=Nx53vt4O 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=Nx53vt4O" alt="EU &amp; International Affairs" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.myesr.org/article/1886" data-a2a-title="ESR statement on the Future of Health in the EU"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a></span> Wed, 03 Oct 2018 13:17:53 +0000 moderator_Florian 1886 at https://www.myesr.org ESR@Work September 2018 - EU Affairs https://www.myesr.org/article/1867 <span property="schema:name">ESR@Work September 2018 - EU Affairs</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/64" lang="" about="/user/64" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">moderator_Florian</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-09-10T13:41:33+00:00">Mon, 09/10/2018 - 15:41</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><strong>Value-based radiology in cancer care: it's about the entire care pathway</strong></p> <p>European Society of Radiology (ESR) President Prof. Lorenzo Derchi gave a lecture on value-based radiology (VBR) in cancer care at the 2018 European Cancer Summit, organised by the European CanCer Organisation (ECCO) in September 2018 in Vienna, Austria.</p> <p>As part of the New Horizon Session "Access and Value: It's about the entire cancer pathway", Prof. Derchi introduced the ESR's concept on value-based radiology as a way of ensuring radiology systems become more financially sustainable while also providing better care to patients. The ESR's analysis starts with what is measured as having value in healthcare: the current value-based healthcare (VBHC) concept begins its assessment of value <em>after</em> treatment starts. However, this means that it does not consider the "entire" care pathway: the diagnostic process is not included in the value equation other than as a simple cost factor.<br />  </p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <p>The ESR's value-based radiology concepts proposes a correct, timely, and useful diagnosis as the first outcome that matters to patients, and other healthcare professionals. As such, it should be considered as a part of the value-based healthcare paradigm. Only if value-based approaches start with the perspective of patients first consulting a doctor as individuals seeking help and a cure for certain signs and symptoms can they be considered to cover the <em>entire</em> pathway of patient care.</p> <p>This requires a new way of thinking about organising and financing healthcare services in radiology, moving away from volume-based approaches - paying for the amount of services provided irrespective of their quality or utility - towards value-based approaches focusing on the value provided by diagnostics.<br />  </p> </div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <div> <i class="rectangle"> <article class="media media-medium-image view-mode-image-rectangle"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-09/VBHC%20equation.png?itok=9gvJ3Q_O 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-09/VBHC%20equation.png?itok=9gvJ3Q_O 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-09/VBHC%20equation.png?itok=9gvJ3Q_O 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-09/VBHC%20equation.png?itok=9gvJ3Q_O 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-09/VBHC%20equation.png?itok=9gvJ3Q_O 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-09/VBHC%20equation.png?itok=9gvJ3Q_O 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/png"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-09/VBHC%20equation.png?itok=9gvJ3Q_O" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </article> </i> </div> <h6><em>Value measurements in healthcare need to take into account more than service volumes and cost</em></h6> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <p>The ESR Subcommittee on Value-Based Radiology's concept paper identifies five key factors that can be used to start quantifying the value provided by radiology:</p> <ol><li><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Appropriateness</span></span></span></span> <span><span><span><span>of</span></span></span></span> <span><span><span><span>requests</span></span></span></span> </span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Attention</span></span></span></span> <span><span><span><span>to</span></span></span></span> <span><span><span><span>radiation</span></span></span></span> <span><span><span><span>protection</span></span></span></span> <span><span><span><span>measures</span></span></span></span> </span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Characteristics</span></span></span></span> <span><span><span><span>of</span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span> the </span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span>reports</span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span> (</span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span>correct</span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span>, complete, </span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span>well </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>understandable</span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span>, </span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span>structured</span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span> and </span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span>properly</span></span></span></span> <span><span><span><span>used</span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span>)</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Relationships </span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span>between</span></span></span></span> <span><span><span><span>patients</span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span> and </span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span>radiology</span></span></span></span> <span><span><span><span>personnel</span></span></span></span> </span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Continuous </span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span>professional</span></span></span></span> <span><span><span><span>education</span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span>, </span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span>research</span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span> and </span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span>innovation</span></span></span></span> </span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p>Using a case study from breast cancer care, Prof. Derchi argued that value-based concepts need to take into account what happens before a patient's first visit to an oncology specialist. Typically, this would involve a visit to the patient's family doctor, followed by a cancer diagnosis based on breast imaging and an image-guided biopsy. Several factors will have a significant impact on the speed and quality of the services provided, as well as the patient's experience:</p> <ul><li>Did the family doctor request the correct imaging tests (the first time)?</li> <li>How long was the patient's waiting time?</li> <li>Did the radiographer/radiologist pay attention to technique optimisation?</li> <li>Where there any complications from the biopsy?</li> <li>Where the imaging and pathology reports accurate, complete, and understandable?</li> <li>Where the results provided quickly to the referring physician and patient?</li> <li>How were the news communicated to the patient?</li> </ul><p> </p> </div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <div> <i class="rectangle"> <article class="media media-medium-image view-mode-image-rectangle"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-09/Derchi_ECCO.JPG?itok=4AJRHcn3 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-09/Derchi_ECCO.JPG?itok=4AJRHcn3 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-09/Derchi_ECCO.JPG?itok=4AJRHcn3 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-09/Derchi_ECCO.JPG?itok=4AJRHcn3 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-09/Derchi_ECCO.JPG?itok=4AJRHcn3 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-09/Derchi_ECCO.JPG?itok=4AJRHcn3 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-09/Derchi_ECCO.JPG?itok=4AJRHcn3" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </article> </i> </div> <h6><em>ESR President Prof. Lorenzo Derchi presenting the ESR's approach to value-based radiology in cancer care</em></h6> <p> </p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p>Establishing practical metrics for diagnostics requires more work, but some of the value provided in these first steps in the care pathway can be captured by metrics e.g. about quality, correctness, and time-to-diagnosis. But imaging or diagnostics are also essential at later steps in the care pathway, for example before and after surgery, planning treatments and evaluating treatment efficacy, early diagnosis of recurrence, etc.</p> <p>Prof. Derchi's view of value-based approaches to healthcare is that of an opportunity. Reforms to healthcare services often start because of financial necessity, but establishing more patient-centric, evidence-based, measurable, and outcome-driven healthcare is important in and of itself, even in a system of unlimited resources.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <p> </p> <p><em>Follow this link for more information on the European Cancer Summit 2018, including Prof. Derchi's presentation.</em></p> </div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <p class="text-xs-center"> <a class="btn btn-lg btn-icon" href="https://www.eccosummit.eu/" target="_blank" > <i class="pe-7s-link"></i> European Cancer Summit </a> </p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_min_width_1200px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=cad9f674&amp;itok=0MAiGnJg 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=aX7ff4Qh 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=aX7ff4Qh 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=znxCYjgQ 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=znxCYjgQ 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=Nx53vt4O 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=Nx53vt4O" alt="EU &amp; International Affairs" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.myesr.org/article/1867" data-a2a-title="ESR@Work September 2018 - EU Affairs"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a></span> Mon, 10 Sep 2018 13:41:33 +0000 moderator_Florian 1867 at https://www.myesr.org ESR News June 2018 - EU Affairs https://www.myesr.org/article/1823 <span property="schema:name">ESR News June 2018 - EU Affairs</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/64" lang="" about="/user/64" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">moderator_Florian</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-06-04T09:01:53+00:00">Mon, 06/04/2018 - 11:01</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p class="text-align-center"> </p> <p class="text-align-center"><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>From health policy to practice: medical imaging as an example for improving patient outcomes through technology adoption</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-center"><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>Wednesday, 6 June 2018</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-center"><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>European Parliament, Brussels</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-center"><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>Event report</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span><em><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>On 6 June 2018, the <strong>European Society of Radiology</strong> organised the event “<strong>From health policy to practice: medical imaging as an example for improving patient outcomes through technology adoption</strong>”, kindly hosted by Member of the European Parliament <strong>Dr Biljana Borzan (S&amp;D, Croatia)</strong>, at the European Parliament in Brussels. The meeting brought together MEPs, European Commission officials and health stakeholders (both public and private) to discuss the importance of effectively implementing health policies and legislation in clinical practice to benefit patient outcomes.</span></span></span></em></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <p><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>Dr Borzan</span></span></span></strong><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span> officially kicked off the 90-minute meeting with a strong statement calling for a realistic balance between harmonisation and the widely-acclaimed diversity of healthcare systems across Europe. In her view, healthcare systems in the EU should be strengthened through “<em>applying common standards to drive quality for patients, safeguarding patients’ rights to care across borders, and enhancing the mobility of health professionals</em>”. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>Over the last decade, the EU institutions successfully concluded negotiations on legislative files in the field of healthcare; Dr Borzan cited the Medical Devices Regulation and the Patients’ Rights Directive as examples of legislation that uphold patient safety and quality of care in an innovation-friendly environment, spurring technological progress in healthcare. In light of the recent proposal for a Regulation on Health Technology Assessment (HTA), Dr Borzan pledged support to the European Commission’s initiative aimed at jointly assessing the clinical added-value of a new health technology in comparison with existing technologies already placed on the market. It is, however, paramount to properly implement these legislative initiatives to facilitate a transformation to more resilient healthcare systems that put innovation and patient outcomes at the centre. Dr Borzan urged the EU institutions to proactively work together with stakeholders such as patient organisations, the medical professional societies, and industry bodies, to ensure legislative initiatives improve clinical practice and result in better patient outcomes.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <p> </p> <p> </p> <div> <i class="circle"> <div class="aspectratio-box"> <img src="/themes/myesr/images/aspectratio-holder-square.gif" style="width: 100%;min-height: 0px;"> </div> <article class="media media-medium-image view-mode-image-circle"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/IMG_6827_0.jpg?itok=kApxs81a 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/IMG_6827_0.jpg?itok=kApxs81a 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/IMG_6827_0.jpg?itok=kApxs81a 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/IMG_6827_0.jpg?itok=kApxs81a 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2018-06/IMG_6827_0.jpg?itok=LjBT0ljM 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2018-06/IMG_6827_0.jpg?itok=LjBT0ljM 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/2018-06/IMG_6827_0.jpg" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </article> </i> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>Prof. dr. Paul M. Parizel</span></span></span></strong><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>, Past-President of the <strong>European Society of Radiology (ESR)</strong> and chair of the meeting, showcased how medical imaging has embraced technological innovation in efforts to optimise the care pathway of patients. He stated that “<em>modern-day</em> <em>medical imaging is the cornerstone of a correct diagnosis and guides the path towards the most appropriate treatment and follow-up of patients</em>.” He compared the role of imaging to that of a GPS navigation system, which helps drivers to find their way safely and surely, to optimize their route and avoid traffic. In a very similar fashion, radiologists can help their colleagues choose the most appropriate imaging tests for patients and steer them towards an accurate diagnosis.  His words perfectly illustrate that medical imaging is firmly embedded in a multidisciplinary care process integrating different medical disciplines to ensure targeted, personalised, and cost-effective patient care.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>Prof. Parizel emphasised the uptake of tools developed by the radiology sector to comply with EU legislation, e.g. the Basis Safety Standards (BSS) Directive and other legislation affecting medical imaging, and to implement best practices. He reiterated calls to equally focus on both policy development <em>and</em> implementation in practice, stating that “<em>policy-making does not end with the publication of a new regulation in the EU’s official journal</em>”. He highlighted that a lot of added-value is generated as part of the policy implementation process through the cooperation of patient organisations, medical professionals, and industry collaborating with policy-makers to translate policies into practical benefits for patients and society.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>Dr Andrzej Rys</span></span></span></strong><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>, Director responsible for Health Systems, Medical Products and Innovation at <strong>the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety of the European Commission</strong>, and a radiologist himself, presented a number of ground-breaking EU-level initiatives designed to accelerate the uptake of innovative solutions in healthcare systems across member states. Recently, the European Commission released a proposal for a regulation on Health Technology Assessment (HTA), aimed at creating a support framework and procedures for HTA cooperation and establishing joint clinical assessments to evaluate the added-value of new health technologies.  According to Dr Rys, the proposal’s scope also covers medical devices and complex treatments in addition to medicinal products in order to further stimulate breakthrough technological developments in healthcare. The European Reference Networks were announced as a successful initiative to share cross-border expertise and knowledge among healthcare providers to better treat patients affected by rare and complex diseases. The institutionalisation of cross-border cooperation and knowledge transfer under the European Reference Networks provides a unique opportunity to facilitate innovation through common research projects and clinical trials.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>Dr Rys shed more light on the European Commission’s signature initiative to drive innovation in healthcare, the <em>Communication on enabling the digital transformation of health and care in the Digital Single Market</em>.  With this programme, the European Commission seeks to foster citizens’ access to health data and increase interoperability and exchange of health data through better integrating infrastructure across member states. He argued that capacity-building initiatives to connect health data would moreover put health providers and industry in a better position to achieve real progress in terms of research, prevention, diagnosis and personalised treatments. Being aware of stakeholders’ concerns regarding implementation and impact, Dr Rys underlined that projects are due to be piloted in the coming months, further citing the recently signed ‘Declaration on 1 million sequenced genomes’ as a first step to putting the digital health objectives into practice.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <div> <i class="rectangle"> <article class="media media-medium-image view-mode-image-rectangle"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-06/IMG_6830.jpg?itok=-ctLLUXF 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-06/IMG_6830.jpg?itok=-ctLLUXF 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source 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srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/9e896ac2-bd87-47a3-9443-30680958691f_0.jpg?itok=rjvdzJN6 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/9e896ac2-bd87-47a3-9443-30680958691f_0.jpg?itok=rjvdzJN6 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/9e896ac2-bd87-47a3-9443-30680958691f_0.jpg?itok=rjvdzJN6 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/9e896ac2-bd87-47a3-9443-30680958691f_0.jpg?itok=rjvdzJN6 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2018-06/9e896ac2-bd87-47a3-9443-30680958691f_0.jpg?itok=KvE3hdzj 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2018-06/9e896ac2-bd87-47a3-9443-30680958691f_0.jpg?itok=KvE3hdzj 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/2018-06/9e896ac2-bd87-47a3-9443-30680958691f_0.jpg" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </article> </i> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>Stakeholder organisations and healthcare associations should be considered as key actors in co-shaping and implementing EU health policies to effectively benefit patients, was the key message delivered by <strong>Mr</strong><strong> Pascal Garel</strong>, Chief Executive of the <strong>European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (HOPE)</strong>.  He precisely described how stakeholders can fulfil a bridge function between the EU institutions and national and regional actors, which are crucial to making EU policies work for patients and professionals within the field of healthcare.  He demonstrated how associations can support the complex process of stakeholder involvement by actively taking part in expert groups to provide expertise and build up a mutually beneficial relationship with EU institutions.  He further launched a call to strive for a truly cross-sectoral approach, involving stakeholders operating both inside and outside healthcare, to address developments with a lasting impact on healthcare systems. He concluded by urging EU institutions to guarantee stakeholder involvement ‘by design’, referring to the proposed framework on HTA as a unique opportunity to firmly embed this concept in a legislative text. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>Speakers widely agreed that better patient outcomes should drive the discussion on how to turn theory into practical benefits. In this sense, <strong>Dr Erik Briers</strong>, representing the <strong>ESR Patient Advisory Group</strong>, emphasised that patients should be the centre of activity and advocated for shared decision-making in clinical practice and research. As pointed out by Dr Briers, patients would benefit from multi-professional teams consisting of skilled healthcare professionals that are capable of managing patient outcomes throughout the entire care pathway, from diagnosis to follow-up care.  He furthermore advocated for improved accessibility of radiologists, and medical doctors in general, while an interactive relationship is key to empower patients within the framework of diagnosis and treatment. Patient engagement is not limited to face-to-face interaction, but also encompasses the availability of easy-to-understand and accessible radiology reports and patient summaries, empowering patients to take up a more prominent role in clinical decisions affecting their health.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>Member of the European Parliament Mrs Lieve Wierinck (ALDE)</span></span></span></strong><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>, whose participation demonstrated the strong commitment of EU policymakers’ to engage with stakeholders on health policies, agreed to calls for a multidisciplinary approach, saying that “<em>it is important that we do not look at these aspects in isolation, but that we tackle them all together</em>”. A right balance should be found between actively engaging with patients and concentrating on clinical practice through implementing practical solutions within hospital departments.  Mrs Wierinck also suggested to highlight the patients’ role in contributing to efficiency gains in cancer care processes, specifically with regard to cancer.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <div> <i class="circle"> <div class="aspectratio-box"> <img src="/themes/myesr/images/aspectratio-holder-square.gif" style="width: 100%;min-height: 0px;"> </div> <article class="media media-medium-image view-mode-image-circle"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/88398109-1690-40f7-a44f-7296e2948229_0.jpg?itok=aiChA8oZ 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/88398109-1690-40f7-a44f-7296e2948229_0.jpg?itok=aiChA8oZ 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/88398109-1690-40f7-a44f-7296e2948229_0.jpg?itok=aiChA8oZ 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/88398109-1690-40f7-a44f-7296e2948229_0.jpg?itok=aiChA8oZ 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2018-06/88398109-1690-40f7-a44f-7296e2948229_0.jpg?itok=iDz0iSiA 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2018-06/88398109-1690-40f7-a44f-7296e2948229_0.jpg?itok=iDz0iSiA 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/2018-06/88398109-1690-40f7-a44f-7296e2948229_0.jpg" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </article> </i> </div> </div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <p><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>Mr Michael Hübel</span></span></span></strong><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>, Head of Unit Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety at <strong>the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy</strong>, informed participants that radiation protection is not only conceived as a traditional health policy, though the topic should be taken into account when formulating health policies that risk exposure to radiation. He noted that basic safety standards were already put in place by the Euratom Treaty in 1957, stressing however that medical imaging has been an area subject to rapid technological developments. He emphasized that the reviewed Basic Safety Standards Directive, which entered into force in 2014 and applies since February 2018, is adapted to a changing environment to guarantee appropriate safeguards to both patients and the medical workforce. Stakeholders, among others the ESR, were praised for their initiatives to meet the highest safety standards. In this context, Mr Hübel explained that the European Commission, stakeholder organisations, and national authorities are intensively collaborating to monitor and assess implementation across Europe.  He concluded that radiation protection standards serve as drivers for technological innovation, as it pushes the medical workforce and industry to search for procedures meeting ever-higher safety standards. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>Mrs Nicole Denjoy</span></span></span></strong><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>, Secretary General of the <strong>European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry (COCIR)</strong>, outlined the industry’s mission to continuously strive for better patient outcomes in a challenging regulatory environment. She noted that industry has put a lot of efforts into complying with legislation, for example the Medical Devices Regulation, which is however a time-consuming process that requires stakeholders to work together to ensure implementation improves patient safety and preserves innovation. Mrs Denjoy called on policymakers to use the proposals for the Multiannual Financial Framework and the new framework programme “Horizon Europe” to bolster the EU’s position in the area of research and development. A coherent funding system should be developed within the context of “Horizon Europe” that makes available sufficient resources to invest in both pharmaceutical products and medical technologies. She concluded that industry expects the EU institutions to put forward consistent and smart legislation that supports manufacturers and researchers in developing technological innovation for maximising patient outcomes.  </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>The meeting ended with a wrap-up of key messages, presented by Prof. Parizel, and a lively discussion allowing stakeholders to ask questions and exchange views with the panel. Participants agreed on the need for a strong stakeholder involvement across sectors in shaping and implementing legislation to enable innovation to thrive and to make legislation work for patients and healthcare professionals at national and regional level. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>The ESR would like to express its profound gratitude to Dr Biljana Borzan, MEP, for hosting the event, and to thank all speakers and participants for their valuable contributions and unwavering support to raise public awareness of these important issues.</span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p class="text-xs-center"> <a class="btn btn-lg btn-icon" href="https://www.myesr.org/esr-european-parliament-event-2018" target="_self" > <i class="pe-7s-angle-right"></i> More information: programme, speakers, coverage, pictures </a> </p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_min_width_1200px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=cad9f674&amp;itok=0MAiGnJg 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=aX7ff4Qh 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=aX7ff4Qh 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=znxCYjgQ 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=znxCYjgQ 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=Nx53vt4O 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=Nx53vt4O" alt="EU &amp; International Affairs" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.myesr.org/article/1823" data-a2a-title="ESR News June 2018 - EU Affairs"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a></span> Mon, 04 Jun 2018 09:01:53 +0000 moderator_Florian 1823 at https://www.myesr.org ESR News May 2018 - GDPR https://www.myesr.org/article/1814 <span property="schema:name">ESR News May 2018 - GDPR</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/64" lang="" about="/user/64" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">moderator_Florian</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-05-07T06:18:01+00:00">Mon, 05/07/2018 - 08:18</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p>The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies from May 25, 2018 and represents a significant overhaul of European data protection legislation. The GDPR considerably expands the scope of EU privacy legislation and introduces new rules for consent requirements to collect and process data, rights to erasure, data portability, and the use of health and research data. The GDPR is also a central part of the European Commission’s digital single market strategy, designed to boost digital innovation.</p> <p>The regulation affects the area of healthcare and radiology in many ways and includes specific rules and exemptions for medical professionals and researchers.</p> <p>The ESR paper <em>The EU General Data Protection Regulation: what the radiologist should know</em> includes an overview of the parts of the legislation most relevant to radiologists, clarifies key rules and terms, and provides insights into what impact the GDPR will have on clinical practice.</p> <p>The paper, published in <em>Insights into Imaging</em> in April 2017, is available here:</p> <p class="text-xs-center"> <a class="btn btn-lg btn-icon" href="https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13244-017-0552-7?wt_mc=Internal.Event.1.SEM.ArticleAuthorOnlineFirst" target="_blank" > <i class="pe-7s-link"></i> ESR GDPR Paper </a> </p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_min_width_1200px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=cad9f674&amp;itok=0MAiGnJg 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=aX7ff4Qh 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=aX7ff4Qh 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=znxCYjgQ 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=znxCYjgQ 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=Nx53vt4O 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=Nx53vt4O" alt="EU &amp; International Affairs" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.myesr.org/article/1814" data-a2a-title="ESR News May 2018 - GDPR"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a></span> Mon, 07 May 2018 06:18:01 +0000 moderator_Florian 1814 at https://www.myesr.org ESR@Work March 2018 - EU Affairs https://www.myesr.org/article/1805 <span property="schema:name">ESR@Work March 2018 - EU Affairs</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/64" lang="" about="/user/64" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">moderator_Florian</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-03-14T07:09:56+00:00">Wed, 03/14/2018 - 08:09</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p>The European Congress of Radiology (ECR) is not only European radiology's most important and innovative scientific get together, it is also the place where professional, political, and technological issues are discussed amongst radiologists, health professionals, and policy makers - and the most important stakeholder of all: the patient!</p> <p>The ESR has long recognised the importance of reaching out beyond the radiology community. The annual ECR is the ideal place to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders to unite them in pursuit of the common goal of providing the best radiological healthcare to patients, even more so in light of ECR 2018's motto <strong>'Diverse &amp; United'</strong>.</p> <p>A European society at its core, the ESR has a large international membership and consequently a strong international outlook. In this context, we are especially grateful to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in particular its Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging Section, for promoting the ESR's streaming service <strong><u><a href="http://ecronline.myesr.org/ecr2018/index.php?p=" target="_blank">ECR Online</a></u></strong> among its member states. Facilitating access to ECR Online through these channels doubtlessly contributed to an <strong>all-time record ECR Online viewership of 6,415 registered users</strong>, a whopping <strong>13 percent increase</strong> compared to 2017.</p> <p> </p> <p>With ECR 2018 in the books, we invite you to revisit some of this year's EU &amp; International Affairs highlights as our focus moves to <u><a href="https://www.myesr.org/congress#paragraph_grid_12149" target="_blank">'the bigger picture'</a></u> at ECR 2019.</p> <p> </p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <p><strong>Joint Session of the European Society of Radiology and the European Commission</strong></p> <p><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB">ECR 2018 included a joint session of the ESR and the EC on <strong><u><a href="http://ecronline.myesr.org/ecr2018/index.php?p=recorddetail&amp;rid=cd9609de-4ed6-4ae9-960f-98f785b1fbee&amp;t=browsesessions" target="_blank">'eHealth in radiology: policies, practices, pitfalls, potential'</a></u></strong>. This session explored the connection between the EU’s long-term eHealth and digital health strategies and ESR’s activities in this area. High-level representatives from the European Commission’s DG SANTE and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health presented EU and member state initiatives to increase the uptake of eHealth tools, to guarantee data protection, and to set in motion a digital transformation of health and care. Throughout the session, the ESR reiterated its commitment to remain an active stakeholder, offering practical eHealth tools to support clinical practice and patient-centred care and supporting EU initiatives under the EU eHealth Stakeholder Group. In recognition of the untapped potential for radiology, the ESR is shaping and encouraging the launch of eHealth policies across the EU so to achieve enhanced interoperability, improved clinical practice, and ultimately better care for patients.</span></span></p> </div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <div> <i class="circle"> <div class="aspectratio-box"> <img src="/themes/myesr/images/aspectratio-holder-square.gif" style="width: 100%;min-height: 0px;"> </div> <article class="media media-medium-image view-mode-image-circle"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-03/ECR%202018%20ESR-EC%20eHealth%20session.jpg?itok=s1H0N_8P 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-03/ECR%202018%20ESR-EC%20eHealth%20session.jpg?itok=s1H0N_8P 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-03/ECR%202018%20ESR-EC%20eHealth%20session.jpg?itok=s1H0N_8P 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-03/ECR%202018%20ESR-EC%20eHealth%20session.jpg?itok=s1H0N_8P 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2018-03/ECR%202018%20ESR-EC%20eHealth%20session.jpg?itok=_XgQBgyk 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2018-03/ECR%202018%20ESR-EC%20eHealth%20session.jpg?itok=_XgQBgyk 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/2018-03/ECR%202018%20ESR-EC%20eHealth%20session.jpg" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </article> </i> </div> <p><em>The speakers of the joint ESR-EC session discussing eHealth in radiology during the panel debate</em></p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p> </p> <p><strong>ESR Patient Advisory Group Sessions</strong></p> <p><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>Every year the ESR Patient Advisory Group (ESR-PAG) organises sessions at ECR on the patient perspective on radiology. The ESR-PAG brings together patients and imaging professionals to collectively address developments in radiology and advocate for a patient-centred approach in the activities of the ESR to benefit patients across Europe.  </span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><a href="http://ecronline.myesr.org/ecr2018/index.php?p=recorddetail&amp;rid=fc5c98cc-8078-4866-8482-536d2d09ad19&amp;t=browsesessions" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB">ESR-PAG 1: Patient-doctor relationship and interdisciplinary communication in the radiology department</span></a></span></strong></p> <p><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB">This well-attended session addressed the professional-patient relationship, particularly presenting ideas on how to improve the communication between patients and professionals in the radiology department. Both patient representatives and radiologists offered practical solutions, based on personal experiences, to optimise the flow of communication in the hospital. Beyond the focus on the radiology department, the session demonstrated once again the importance of a multidisciplinary and interdepartmental approach to achieve patient centred healthcare delivery.</span></span></p> <p><span><strong><a href="http://ecronline.myesr.org/ecr2018/index.php?p=recorddetail&amp;rid=4721621d-d89f-41bc-90ab-b00c41270eff&amp;t=browsesessions" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB">ESR-PAG 2: Big data: implications for medical imaging and the need for data protection and cyber security</span></a></strong> </span></p> <p><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB">The second ESR-PAG session tackled patient concerns related to the increased use of big data, data protection and cyber security, topics that have repeatedly featured on the ECR agenda and gained even more prominence in recent years. A diverse panel, consisting of radiologists, patient representatives and cyber security experts, acknowledged the difficulties in finding a middle ground between data protection and individual and public health interests. There was strong emphasis on the importance of adequate data protection safeguards to maintain patients' trust in health research and services. As healthcare organisations, and imaging departments in particular, are increasingly at risk of data breaches and cyber threats, the last part of the session shed more light on measures to avoid security breaches inside imaging departments to ensure patient safety.</span></p> <p> </p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <p><strong>Value-based radiology at ECR 2018</strong></p> <p>The issue of value-based radiology was in strong demand at this year's congress, with the <strong><u><a href="http://ecronline.myesr.org/ecr2018/index.php?p=recorddetail&amp;rid=9e246292-349d-421b-a155-e863233d0eb3&amp;t=browsesessions" target="_blank">Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen Honorary Lecture</a></u></strong> 'Value-based radiology: the future is now!' being delivered on this topic by Prof. Marc Dewey from Berlin, who is a member of the ESR's Working Group on Value-Based Imaging.</p> <p>The ESR's Professional Issues and Economics in Radiology (PIER) Subcommittee organised a <strong><u><a href="http://ecronline.myesr.org/ecr2018/index.php?p=recorddetail&amp;rid=992bec47-9bdb-4bd3-9e5a-dfa628afb1c2&amp;t=browsesessions" target="_blank">session on value-based radiology</a></u></strong> including lectures on the American and European perspectives on VBR as well as metrics to assess the value provided by radiology.</p> <p>ECR 2018 introduced a new session format with the Coffee &amp; Talk Open Forum. This series included a session entitled <strong><u><a href="http://ecronline.myesr.org/ecr2018/index.php?p=recorddetail&amp;rid=490f2085-feac-406d-9d1c-ff0d3dd431dd&amp;t=browsesessions" target="_blank">'From volume- to value-based radiology'</a></u></strong>. The well-attended Coffee &amp; Talk session included talks on what "value" in radiology really means, and a lecture from a patient representative on what matters most to patients.</p> </div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <div> <i class="rectangle"> <article class="media media-medium-image view-mode-image-rectangle"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-03/ECR2018_EU_C9%20Session_LO_1122.jpg?itok=AYecMwD9 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-03/ECR2018_EU_C9%20Session_LO_1122.jpg?itok=AYecMwD9 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-03/ECR2018_EU_C9%20Session_LO_1122.jpg?itok=AYecMwD9 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-03/ECR2018_EU_C9%20Session_LO_1122.jpg?itok=AYecMwD9 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-03/ECR2018_EU_C9%20Session_LO_1122.jpg?itok=AYecMwD9 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-03/ECR2018_EU_C9%20Session_LO_1122.jpg?itok=AYecMwD9 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-03/ECR2018_EU_C9%20Session_LO_1122.jpg?itok=AYecMwD9" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </article> </i> </div> <p><em>ESR 1st Vice-President Prof. Lorenzo Derchi introducing ESR delegates to the ESR's view of the volume- vs. value-based radiology debate</em></p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p> </p> <p><strong>Clinical decision support and referral guidelines at ECR 2018</strong></p> <p>ECR 2018 included two sessions on guidelines and clinical decision support, as well as posters in the EuroSafe Imaging EPOS Poster Exhibition. In addition, the ESR and NDSC launched the new stand-alone web portal version of the ESR iGuide clinical decision support system.</p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <div> <i class="circle"> <div class="aspectratio-box"> <img src="/themes/myesr/images/aspectratio-holder-square.gif" style="width: 100%;min-height: 0px;"> </div> <article class="media media-medium-image view-mode-image-circle"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-03/ECR2018_EU_C3%20Session_LO_9652.jpg?itok=LUMBlEIT 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-03/ECR2018_EU_C3%20Session_LO_9652.jpg?itok=LUMBlEIT 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-03/ECR2018_EU_C3%20Session_LO_9652.jpg?itok=LUMBlEIT 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-03/ECR2018_EU_C3%20Session_LO_9652.jpg?itok=LUMBlEIT 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2018-03/ECR2018_EU_C3%20Session_LO_9652.jpg?itok=XKG3zDcr 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2018-03/ECR2018_EU_C3%20Session_LO_9652.jpg?itok=XKG3zDcr 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/2018-03/ECR2018_EU_C3%20Session_LO_9652.jpg" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </article> </i> </div> <p><em>ESR 2nd Vice-President Prof. Boris </em><span class="st"><em>Brkljačić educating congress attendees about the benefits of using decision support for imaging referrals</em> </span></p> </div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <p><u>Sessions:</u></p> <p><strong><a href="http://ecronline.myesr.org/ecr2018/index.php?p=recorddetail&amp;rid=96ae0bbe-dfc9-4a53-b93e-dcd1fc1672ce&amp;t=browsesessions" target="_blank">The right test the first time: clinical decision support</a></strong></p> <p>This session explored the implementation of referral guidelines through CDS both conceptually and practically, looking at how CDS referrals lead to better diagnoses and showcasing implementation experiences in Europe.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://ecronline.myesr.org/ecr2018/index.php?p=recorddetail&amp;rid=ee8f090d-ec3a-4068-b8b2-52e69c0542e3&amp;t=browsesessions" target="_blank">Clinical decision support: challenges to overcome</a></strong></p> <p>Exploring some of the technological, financial and managerial challenges to CDS adoption, this session looked beyond Europe with a discussion of the status and way forward for referral guidelines and decision support in Africa.</p> <p><u>Posters:</u></p> <p><strong><a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1594/esi2018/ESI-0090" target="_blank">ESR referral guidelines working group</a></strong></p> <p>This poster provides and in-depth look at the work of the ESR's working group on imaging referral guidelines and its cooperation with the American College of Radiology.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1594/esi2018/ESI-0089" target="_blank">ESR iGuide</a></strong></p> <p>Check out this poster to find out more about the implementation of ESR iGuide in clinical practice and some of the results of the first concluded pilot projects in Europe.</p> <p> </p> <ul></ul> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><u>Launch of the ESR iGuide portal</u></p> <p>The ESR iGuide web portal was launched during ECR 2018. It provides a stand-alone decision support solution for appropriate imaging using the ESR's imaging referral guidelines. Enabling users to consult the ESR's guidelines across 10 topic areas developed in cooperation with the American College of Radiology, the portal is available for free for ESR radiologist members, and for all individual users until September 30, 2018!</p> <p>ESR radiologist members will enjoy permanently free access via the MyUserArea. Other inviduals can <u><a href="https://prod.esriguide.org/account/registration" target="_blank">sign up</a></u> via the portal provider and the ESR's exclusive licensing partner National Decision Support Company (NDSC) for free access until September 30. For continued access from October 1, NDSC offers individual subscription options.</p> <p>The portal is also available as a solution for healthcare organisations for whom integrated decision support is not an option. <u><a href="mailto:eu-affairs@myesr.org">Contact us</a></u> for a tailored package for an institutional portal licence to meet your organisation's needs. The ESR and NDSC also provide the option of obtaining a country-wide licence to governments, national health authorities or similar institutions to enable unrestricted access for all doctors in an entire country in the native language.</p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <p> </p> <p><strong>Access the ESR iGuide Portal for free!</strong></p> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--article-links paragraph--view-mode--default"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="link forward"> <a href="https://esociety.netkey.at/esr/myuserarea/index.php?module=login&amp;action=&amp;PHPSESSID=ofqpkgro1nld72vbi065mqmff0" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > <i class="pe-7s-link"></i> <span> Access via MyUserArea </span> </a> <em>(ESR radiologist members)</em></p> <p class="link forward"> <a href="http://nationaldecisionsupport.com/esriguide/iguide-portal.html" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > <i class="pe-7s-link"></i> <span> Individual user access </span> </a> <em>(Free until September 30, 2018)</em></p> <p class="link forward"> <a href="mailto:eu-affairs@myesr.org" > <i class="pe-7s-mail"></i> <span> Contact us </span> </a> <em>(For institutional licences)</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <p> </p> <p> </p> <div> <i class="rectangle"> <article class="media media-medium-image view-mode-image-rectangle"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-02/ESR%20iGuide%20portal.jpg?itok=TlGdv4qW 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-02/ESR%20iGuide%20portal.jpg?itok=TlGdv4qW 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-02/ESR%20iGuide%20portal.jpg?itok=TlGdv4qW 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-02/ESR%20iGuide%20portal.jpg?itok=TlGdv4qW 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-02/ESR%20iGuide%20portal.jpg?itok=TlGdv4qW 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-02/ESR%20iGuide%20portal.jpg?itok=TlGdv4qW 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-02/ESR%20iGuide%20portal.jpg?itok=TlGdv4qW" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </article> </i> </div> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_min_width_1200px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=cad9f674&amp;itok=0MAiGnJg 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=aX7ff4Qh 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=aX7ff4Qh 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=znxCYjgQ 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=znxCYjgQ 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=Nx53vt4O 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=Nx53vt4O" alt="EU &amp; International Affairs" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.myesr.org/article/1805" data-a2a-title="ESR@Work March 2018 - EU Affairs"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a></span> Wed, 14 Mar 2018 07:09:56 +0000 moderator_Florian 1805 at https://www.myesr.org ESR News March 2018 - ESR iGuide Portal https://www.myesr.org/article/1801 <span property="schema:name">ESR News March 2018 - ESR iGuide Portal</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/64" lang="" about="/user/64" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">moderator_Florian</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-03-12T07:44:40+00:00">Mon, 03/12/2018 - 08:44</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><strong>ESR iGuide Portal launched at ECR 2018 - free access!</strong></p> <p>The ESR iGuide portal was launched during ECR 2018. It provides a stand-alone decision support solution for appropriate imaging using the ESR's imaging referral guidelines. Enabling users to consult the ESR's guidelines across 10 topic areas developed in cooperation with the American College of Radiology, the portal is available for free for ESR radiologist members, and for all individual users until September 30, 2018!</p> <p>ESR radiologist members will enjoy permanently free access via the MyUserArea. Other inviduals can <u><a href="https://prod.esriguide.org/account/registration" target="_blank">sign up</a></u> via the portal provider and the ESR's exclusive licensing partner National Decision Support Company (NDSC) for free access until September 30. For continued access from October 1, NDSC offers individual subscription options.</p> <p>The portal is also available as a solution for healthcare organisations for whom integrated decision support is not an option. <u><a href="mailto:eu-affairs@myesr.org">Contact us</a></u> for a tailored package for an institutional portal licence to meet your organisation's needs. The ESR and NDSC also provide the option of obtaining a country-wide licence to governments, national health authorities or similar institutions to enable unrestricted access for all doctors in an entire country in the native language.</p> <p> </p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--article-links paragraph--view-mode--default"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="link forward"> <a href="https://esociety.netkey.at/esr/myuserarea/index.php?module=login&amp;action=&amp;PHPSESSID=ofqpkgro1nld72vbi065mqmff0" > <i class="pe-7s-angle-right-circle"></i> <span> Access via MyUserArea </span> </a> <em>(ESR radiologist members)</em></p> <p class="link forward"> <a href="http://nationaldecisionsupport.com/esriguide/iguide-portal.html" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > <i class="pe-7s-link"></i> <span> Individual user access </span> </a> <em>(Free until September 30, 2018)</em></p> <p class="link forward"> <a href="mailto:eu-affairs@myesr.org" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > <i class="pe-7s-link"></i> <span> Contact us </span> </a> <em>(For institutional licences)</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <p> </p> <p> </p> <div> <i class="rectangle"> <article class="media media-medium-image view-mode-image-rectangle"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-02/ESR%20iGuide%20portal.jpg?itok=TlGdv4qW 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-02/ESR%20iGuide%20portal.jpg?itok=TlGdv4qW 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-02/ESR%20iGuide%20portal.jpg?itok=TlGdv4qW 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-02/ESR%20iGuide%20portal.jpg?itok=TlGdv4qW 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-02/ESR%20iGuide%20portal.jpg?itok=TlGdv4qW 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-02/ESR%20iGuide%20portal.jpg?itok=TlGdv4qW 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-02/ESR%20iGuide%20portal.jpg?itok=TlGdv4qW" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </article> </i> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p class="text-xs-center"> <a class="btn btn-lg btn-icon" href="https://www.myesr.org/esriguide" target="_self" > <i class="pe-7s-angle-right"></i> More information </a> </p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_min_width_1200px/public/2016-10/1.jpg?itok=nA4gQ7zX 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/1.jpg?itok=o8saEmft 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/1.jpg?itok=o8saEmft 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/1.jpg?itok=43-TJOI6 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/1.jpg?itok=43-TJOI6 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/1.jpg?itok=7MRFr-tg 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/1.jpg?itok=7MRFr-tg" alt="ESR" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_min_width_1200px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=cad9f674&amp;itok=0MAiGnJg 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=aX7ff4Qh 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=aX7ff4Qh 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=znxCYjgQ 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=znxCYjgQ 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=Nx53vt4O 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=Nx53vt4O" alt="EU &amp; International Affairs" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.myesr.org/article/1801" data-a2a-title="ESR News March 2018 - ESR iGuide Portal"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a></span> Mon, 12 Mar 2018 07:44:40 +0000 moderator_Florian 1801 at https://www.myesr.org ESR News March 2018 - EuroSafe Imaging Posters https://www.myesr.org/article/1800 <span property="schema:name">ESR News March 2018 - EuroSafe Imaging Posters</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/64" lang="" about="/user/64" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">moderator_Florian</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-03-08T11:10:08+00:00">Thu, 03/08/2018 - 12:10</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <p><strong>Check out the posters of the ECR 2018 EuroSafe Imaging exhibition!</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>Thank you to the record 89 submitters that participated in the EuroSafe Imaging poster exhibition at ECR 2018! The posters attracted almost 1,500 views during the congress, which represents another record for EuroSafe Imaging.</p> <p>We encourage you to browse through the <u><a href="http://posterng.netkey.at/eurosafe/viewing/index.php?module=viewing_frontpage&amp;task=" target="_blank">posters online in EPOS</a></u>™, and would like to briefly present some of the submissions in this newsletter.</p> <p class="text-xs-center"> <a class="btn btn-lg btn-icon" href="http://posterng.netkey.at/eurosafe/viewing/index.php?module=viewing_frontpage&amp;task=" target="_blank" > <i class="pe-7s-link"></i> EuroSafe Imaging Posters (EPOS™) </a> </p> </div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <div> <i class="rectangle"> <article class="media media-medium-image view-mode-image-rectangle"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-03/1_EuroSafeImaging_Logo.png?itok=oMmMkuGY 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-03/1_EuroSafeImaging_Logo.png?itok=oMmMkuGY 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-03/1_EuroSafeImaging_Logo.png?itok=oMmMkuGY 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-03/1_EuroSafeImaging_Logo.png?itok=oMmMkuGY 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-03/1_EuroSafeImaging_Logo.png?itok=oMmMkuGY 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-03/1_EuroSafeImaging_Logo.png?itok=oMmMkuGY 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/png"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-03/1_EuroSafeImaging_Logo.png?itok=oMmMkuGY" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </article> </i> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p> </p> <p>The three most viewed posters at ECR 2018 were:</p> <p><strong><u><a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1594/esi2018/ESI-0090" target="_blank">ESI-0090</a></u> ESR referral guidelines working group</strong></p> <p>This poster details the work of the ESR's working group on imaging referral guidelines, a group of experts developing the guidelines used in the clinical decision support system ESR iGuide. The WG works with the American College of Radiology, developing and maintaining decision support guidelines based on the ACR Appropriateness Criteria. The poster details some of the differences between the American and European versions of the guidelines. The guidelines are now available to any individual user via the <u><a href="https://www.myesr.org/esriguide#paragraph_grid_11838" target="_blank">ESR iGuide web portal</a></u>.</p> <p><strong><u><a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1594/esi2018/ESI-0008" target="_blank">ESI-0008</a></u> Establishing a justification policy and process for imaging examinations using ionising radiation</strong></p> <p>Submitted by diagnostic centres from Hungary, the Netherlands and Greece, this poster lays out how the Affidea network implements the justification requirements in the Euratom Basic Safety Standards Directive (2013/59), which applies in all EU member states since February 6, 2018. The procedure to be implemented includes the evaluation of the appropriateness and urgency of the examination as well as justification of the exposure taking into account a variety of factors. The policy addresses the roles of the referrer, the practitioner and the operator and applies in all Affidea centres.</p> <p><strong><u><a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1594/esi2018/ESI-0089" target="_blank">ESI-0089</a></u> ESR iGuide</strong></p> <p>The poster on ESR iGuide focuses on implementations of the system in Croatia and Sweden, and details the implementation process and results of the first ESR iGuide pilot projects in Europe. In Croatia, ESR iGuide was installed at four hospitals in a national project coordinated by the Ministry of Health. The system was first used in "silent mode" without appropriateness feedback. After CDS alerts were turned on, the appropriateness rate of referrals increased by up to four percent, while inappropriate referrals were reduced by up to three percent within two months. More significant improvements were achieved after the official end of the four month project, with one hospital reporting a 15 percent improvement in the appropriateness of referrals.</p> <p>In Sweden, referring physicians had the option of exiting the CDS workflow at any point. While in a majority of cases users exited the CDS workflow before requesting an exam, results showed that non-CDS referrals were not appropriate in 10 percent of cases, while referrals done through ESR iGuide were inappropriate only one percent of the time.</p> <p> </p> <p>The EuroSafe Imaging exhibition also included two industry submissions:</p> <p><strong><u><a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1594/esi2018/ESI-0003" target="_blank">ESR-0003</a></u> Non-grid bedside chest imaging: Improving image quality and workflow using fractional multiscale image processing </strong></p> <p>Submitted by Agfa HealthCare, this poster deals with the significant rise in bedside imaging and the associated challenges for technologists, particularly with regards to reducing the amount of scatter radiation reaching the detector. One option is to subtract the scatter using software, such as Agfa HealthCare’s MUSICA3 Chest+. MUSICA automatically optimizes output images while maintaining image quality, which was confirmed through a clinical image study comparing phantom and clinical images from 25 patient cases from five hospitals in the USA, Germany, and Belgium.</p> <p><strong><u><a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1594/esi2018/ESI-0086" target="_blank">ESI-0086</a></u> Real-time patient dose measurement in CT Scan: An innovative solution to improve radiation awareness </strong></p> <p>The Fibermetrix poster on the topic of dose measurement presented Fibermetrix' functional real-time dosimetre IVIscan™ for x-ray dosimetry as a solution for the dose reporting and recording requirements in the Euratom Basic Safety Standards Directive (2013/59). The purpose of this detector is to improve control of the patient-dose and medical staff awareness. The poster details two studies, first on validating IVIscan™, and second a clinical study comparing CTDI measured with IVIscan™ and displayed by CT from a different manufacturer. A further multicentre study is currently underway in France.</p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p> </p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>Browse through all ECR 2018 EPOS™ posters here:</strong></p> <p class="text-xs-center"> <a class="btn btn-lg btn-icon" href="http://posterng.netkey.at/esr/viewing/" target="_blank" > <i class="pe-7s-link"></i> EPOS™ </a> </p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_min_width_1200px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=cad9f674&amp;itok=0MAiGnJg 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=aX7ff4Qh 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=aX7ff4Qh 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=znxCYjgQ 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=znxCYjgQ 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=Nx53vt4O 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=Nx53vt4O" alt="EU &amp; International Affairs" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.myesr.org/article/1800" data-a2a-title="ESR News March 2018 - EuroSafe Imaging Posters"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a></span> Thu, 08 Mar 2018 11:10:08 +0000 moderator_Florian 1800 at https://www.myesr.org