Assinter in hearing at the Chamber at the Parliamentary Commission on the digitalization of public administration, Rome, 19/12/2017

20/12/2017

On the 19th of december a delegation led by the President of Assinter Simone Puksic and composed by the Director Luca Rigoni and the Head of Regulatory Affairs Office Silvia Barbieri, was convened in a hearing in the Chamber of Deputies at the Parliamentary Committee of inquiry on the level of digitalization in public administrations presided by the Honorable Paolo Coppola.

During the hearing, topical issues were discussed, such as the role played by in-house IT companies in the evolution of the strategic plan for the computerization of public administration, the progress of the Electronic Health Record and the development of health tools. digital.
Assinter, in underlining the valuable contribution made in recent months by the parliamentary commission of inquiry and hoping that its work can be permanently established so as to allow faster and more homogeneous actions, highlighted the work carried out in recent years by the IT sector in house providing, towards policies in order to contrast the digital divide and aimed at achieving the objectives of the Digital Agenda. These objectives, thanks to a representative segment of 18 in-house IT companies, with over 6 thousand employees and with a turnover of more than one billion euro, were pursued through the linking and harmonization of large national projects with territorial ones and thanks to the activation of virtuous forms of public-private partnership. In this sense, the specific level of regional governance appears to be central, even more taking into account the different ecosystems or areas of intervention of Public Administrations, from health to agriculture, from school to cultural heritage.

From this point of view, for example, thanks to the capability to plan of in-house IT companies and on the basis of forefront regional policies, some companies anticipated the national requirements related to the FSE (electronic health record) by almost a decade, with positive numbers where it is active and present an in-house ICT company. Assinter, in this regard, has brought to the attention of the Commission some integration projects of eHealth systems particularly innovative, characterized by the principle mobile first, launched by its members with a view to greater citizen involvement in knowledge, simplification and usability of services offered to users.

"In-house IT companies - declared Puksic - guarantee the full implementation of the programming of sectoral interventions at regional level and ensure the connection with the similar national planning. From this point of view, Assinter during the hearing presented a series of recommendations regarding procurement, re-use, enhancement of skills and recruitment restrictions in order to overcome the obstacles and the critical issues of a technical-regulatory still present in the subject ".

Here the full video of the audition.