PARENT (PAtient REgistries iNiTiative) is a Joint Action co-funded by the European Commission. It started in May 2012 and finishes in October 2014.

The overall objective is to support EU Member States in developing comparable and interoperable patient registries in clinical fields of identified importance (e.g. chronic diseases, medical technology). The aim is to rationalize the development and governance of interoperable patient registries, thus enabling the use of secondary data for public health and research purposes in cross-organizational and cross-border setting.

CPME is member of the Stakeholders’ Forum of the Joint Action and is represented by Dr Bernard Maillet.