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Octavian Purcarea is a medical doctor with a post-graduate degree in Health Administration (MBA), a general surgery training and more than 10 years of experience in eHealth area. His experience in the private sector in different domains (Health information networks, telemedicine and research in the eHealth area) was followed by six years as Scientific Officer at the European Commission in Directorate General Information Society and Media, based in Brussels, Belgium, for the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Health Unit. He was in charge with the policy aspects of Interoperability of eHealth applications and the research aspects related to Patient Safety. He joined the Worldwide Health team of Microsoft in 2008 as Health Industry Manager where he is dealing with policy aspects in eHealth, collaboration with international organizations and specialized working groups in health area.
Strategic use of IT in health sector, areas to be supported by IT, rationale and benefits of IT
as author at CeGD eGovernance Academy Seminar Series (SEeHealth): The Roadmap from Concept to Practice, Ljubljana 2010,