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ECHAlliance announces new members and chair for the Coalition of the Willing!

04 May 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Heather Smith
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ECHAlliance welcomes the first three partners and two members of the team, George Crooks as Chair and Joan Cornet as Deputy Chair, to chair the Coalition of the Willing!


Professor George Crooks OBE MBChB FRCP FRCGP is currently the Medical Director for NHS 24 and Director of the Scottish Centre for Telehealth & Telecare.  NHS 24 is the national provider of telehealth services for the whole of Scotland currently providing the majority of its services via telephony, the web and digital television. He is responsible for the quality, safety and effectiveness of all clinical services and the development of new services in partnership with other NHS organisations.  Read more here                 


Joan Cornet, Technical Engineer, and Graduate in Psychology. After working as a Clinical Psychologist in a General Hospital, in 1979, he was elected mayor of Manresa (Spain). In 1988 he began his career as civil servant in the European Commission in Brussels, where amongst other projects he led EURES employment network. From 1994 to 1999 he was Secretary General of the Socialist Group in the European Parliament. In June of 2004 he was named General Secretary of the Department of Health of the Government of Catalunya. In September 2005 the Government requested that he start up the “Bioregion of Catalonia” (Biotechnology) and from January 2007 to May 2013 has been CEO of TicSalut Foundation (ICT Health).from the till April 2017 has been Director of “mHealth” at Mobile World Capital Barcelona. Read more here


The Coalition of the Willing

The Coalition of the Willing (CW) held its first meeting in Amsterdam @EHealthweek 2016 organised by the ECHAlliance .

Since then discussions have taken place with a number of organisations, who like the ECHAlliance are dedicated to actions which will benefit citizens and their members.

The organisations share a strong belief in active and meaningful collaboration. Each organisation brings complementary skills, reach and experience to CW and as a first step, specific actions have been agreed between each with the ECHAlliance.

We are pleased to announce that the first three partner organisations are:

  •  The Coral Community, which has tremendous reach across Europe and over the past year has assisted the ECHAlliance in Slovenia, Germany and other countries.               
  • EUREGHA, Chaired by Nick Batey is long established and is influential in Policy and other matters 

A second step will see all CW organisations meet to agree a series of actions across all participating organisations. We have come together because we believe much more can be achieved together and over time we know that we are laying solid foundations for ever more active collaborations between founding partners and others we will recruit .

Learn more at the Coalition of the Willing Session EHealthweek 2017 ,Thursday 11 May at 15:30 in the Jupiter Room.  See agenda here