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Overview of Health Policies with Tapani Piha, Head of Unit, Cross Border Healthcare and eHealth , DG SANTE

Beginning: Friday, 27 October 2017 12:30
End: Friday, 27 October 2017 14:00
Event fees: British Chamber members: €0.00 (incl. VAT)
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Event description:

Tapani Piha, Head of Unit at DG SANTE, will discuss the works of the EU for better health systems through its policies and activities.

Given the recent updates as well as the upcoming proposals, Mr Piha will focus on the Health Technology Assessments (HTA), the European Reference Networks and eHealth.


Tapani Piha | Head of Unit | European Commission

Tapani Piha works as Head of Cross-Border Healthcare & eHealth Unit in the European Commission. In addition to the implementation of the Directive on Patients’ rights in cross-border health care, the Unit deals also with data management and protection in healthcare, health workforce and patient safety. Since 2001 in the Commission, he has been responsible for Health Technology Assessment (HTA) policy, health strategy, health information, expert advice for health systems, health law, health research coordination, and human resources. Before joining the Commission, he carried out epidemiological and intervention research on health behaviours and cardiovascular disease. He held positions at the Finnish Ministry of Health, and coordinated Finland's EU policies in health in 1995-2001. At the WHO Regional Office for Europe in 1989-94 he was responsible for the Action Plan for a Tobacco-free Europe.

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