"By adopting today's Declaration, we seek to ensure that, in the future, electronic health services for Europe's citizens do not stop at national borders," said the German State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Health, Dr Klaus Theo Schröder.
PACE brings together the supercomputing centres of 15 European countries, with the goal of strengthening European science, engineering and supercomputer technologies. At a ceremony in Berlin on 17 April, the partners signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the new initiative.
The recently launched CogKnow project, funded under the EU's Sixth Framework Programme (FP6), aims to help people to remember, maintain social contact, perform daily life activities and enhance their feelings of safety.
Healthcare processes and models will progressively require coordinated European e-health solutions in order to cope with demographic changes, current demands, future crises and growth in expectations.