Supporting Decisions

BIRO delivers results
to the European Commission in Brussels

by Fabrizio Carinci, 7 May 2009 Tags: projects.

biro EC presentation

On 7th May 2009, Fabrizio Carinci presented with Prof.Massi Benedetti (University of Perugia), Dr.Fred Storms (CBO Netherlands), Prof.Joseph Azzopardi (University of Malta) and Dr.George Olympios (Cyprus Ministry of Health) the final results of the BIRO project at the Brussels office of Regione Umbria. A selected audience of relevant stakeholders and representatives of the European Commission, including DG-SANCO, DG-RESEARCH, and DG-INFSO attended the meeting.

Presentations included an overview of the products of Privacy Impact Assessment and Statistical Engine delivered by Serectrix in collaboration with the University of Perugia.

According to G.Dargent (EC, EAHC, Luxembourg), BIRO represents an important project in the field of public health, as witnessed by the continued support offered for EUBIROD, a three-year project that includes Serectrix as a formal associated partner of the Consortium. For Dr.Dargent, the successful delivery of BIRO demonstrates the validity of connecting existing data sources as a sustainable strategy to public EU health information system.

K.McCarthy (Public Health Sector, DG-RESEARCH, Brussels) commented that the possibility that results can be shared across Europe in a timely and relatively inexpensive way may constitute an innovative solution filling the gap between policy and practice.

The meeting was preceded and followed by a cocktail reception, celebrating the successful end of the project. All participants received a printed hardcopy of the BIRO Monograph, a complete, original publication of over 200 pages packaging all major results and including details on all the features of the BIRO system.

Serectrix part of the BIRO Faculty at the
1st EUBIROD Annual Meeting in Kuwait City

by Fabrizio Carinci, 4 May 2009 Tags: projects.

eubirod Kuwait 2009

On 2nd May 2009, Concetta Tania Di Iorio and Fabrizio Carinci presented contents of their work in the BIRO project at the BIRO Academy Meeting in Kuwait City, Kuwait.

Presentations included an overview of the Privacy Impact Assessment and Statistical Engine delivered by Serectrix in collaboration with the University of Perugia.

An audience of over 50 participants gathered for the occasion. A discussion on the usage of data systems (see photo) followed the presentation. Many provocative questions were posed by participants and will be taken into account for the further development of the products.

A complete report on the meeting, including full video coverage, will be available at the BIRO Academy website, expected in late 2009.

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