Since 2012, eleven regions from across the European Union have been participating in the EU-funded SUSTAINS project: a joint learning initiative giving patients access to their personal health records and other online services. Their efforts have started to pay off.Read More
- HIMSS Europe Webinar: A Patient-centric Holistic Care Approach to Chronic Disease Management
17 October 2012, 15.00 CET
There is no doubt that we are experiencing a global healthcare crisis with costs rising uncontrollably and an aging population that is placing an increased burden on already strained healthcare systems. Remote monitoring solutions have the potential to alleviate this burden by allowing providers to monitor patients remotely and empowering patients to better manage their own health.
- £10K Award for Innovative Research
QResearch® – one of the largest GP research databases in the world – has launched a £10,000 award to improve the nation’s health. The QInnovation award is inviting entries in the next eight weeks from UK research teams involved in projects that are likely to benefit patients or improve clinical care in primary health.
- The Road to Personalised Medical Care and Technology
14 – 17 November 2012, Düsseldorf, Germany.
The ‘personalisation’ in medical technology will be impressively showcased by more than 4,500 exhibitors at the world’s biggest medical trade fair MEDICA 2012 in Düsseldorf and at the parallel fair COMPAMED 2012, the leading international market platform for suppliers in the medical technology industry (over 600 exhibitors).
- Autonomous Flying Robot with a Honey Bee Brain
Scientists at the Universities of Sheffield and Sussex are embarking on an ambitious project to produce the first accurate computer models of a honey bee brain in a bid to advance our understanding of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and how animals think.
- Advanced Health & Care Achieves ITK Accreditation
Advanced Health & Care (Advanced), a leading provider of IT management systems for the health and care sectors, has achieved the ITK (Interoperability Toolkit) accreditation from the Department of Health (DH). Advanced gained the accreditation for its leading clinical patient management system, Adastra.
- New Strategy to Drive European Business and Government Productivity via Cloud Computing
The European Commission’s new strategy for “Unleashing the potential of cloud computing in Europe” outlines actions to deliver a net gain of 2.5 million new European jobs, and an annual boost of EUR 160 billion to EU GDP (around 1%), by 2020. The strategy is designed to speed up and increase the use of cloud computing across the economy
- MovingLife Launches a Public Consultation on Roadmaps for mHealth Solutions
The MovingLife project announced the launch of an online public stakeholder consultation on “Roadmaps for the widespread use and broad acceptance of mHealth solutions”. The aim of this online consultation is to collect clear and decisive evidence on the most important needs and requirements that must be satisfied in order to facilitate the deployment of mHealth solutions.
- Advanced Health & Care in Partnership with Medway Community Healthcare is Finalist in Nursing Times Awards 2012
Advanced Health & Care (Advanced), in partnership with Medway Community Healthcare is a finalist in the ‘Nursing in the Community’ category of the Nursing Times Awards 2012. The winner will be announced during an awards ceremony at London’s Hilton Hotel, Park Lane on 31 October 2012.
- 5th International Advanced Research Workshop on In Silico Oncology and Cancer Investigation
22 – 23 October 2012, Athens, Greece.
Cancer is a natural phenomenon and as such it should be amenable to mathematical and computational description. Clinically driven complex multiscale cancer models can produce rather realistic spatio-temporal simulations of concrete clinical interventions such as radio-chemotherapy applied to individual patients.
- Telemonitoring Can Make Cardiac Implant Therapy More Efficient and Cost-Effective
The possibility to monitor patients and their cardiac implants such as pacemakers or defibrillators remotely has the potential to improve the efficiency of Cardiac Implant Electronic Device (CIED) therapy, and make the treatment more cost-effective. Nonetheless, to date, remote monitoring of patients is still not used widely throughout Europe.
- Opinion Article: Paper-Lite and Beyond – Shaping the Future of Electronic Healthcare in the NHS
By Neil Darvill, director of health informatics at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
Setting the NHS free from paper-based systems is essential for improving healthcare. At St Helens and Knowsley Hospitals that goal is in sight. A huge digitisation project has already allowed us to consign paper hospital medical records to the bin.
- Advanced Health & Care in Partnership with Medway Community Healthcare is Finalist in EHealth Insider Awards 2012
Advanced Health & Care (Advanced), in partnership with Medway Community Healthcare, has been named a finalist in the ‘Best use of mobile technology’ category of the E-Health Insider (EHI) Awards 2012. This announcement follows two rounds of judging, with only the top six from the first round making it through to the final and deciding round.
- European Business to Increase R&D Spending Despite Crisis
Top EU businesses expect their investments in research and development to grow by an average of 4% annually over the period 2012 to 2014, according to a Commission survey of some of Europe’s companies that invest the most in R&D. The figures show the importance that these companies place on R&D as a key factor for their future growth and prosperity, despite the current economic difficulties.
- Agfa HealthCare to Demonstrate its IMPAX Cardiovascular IT Solutions at ESC Congress 2012
Agfa HealthCare announces that it will demonstrate its cardiovascular IT solutions at the 2012 Congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) in Munich. Agfa HealthCare’s IMPAX cardiovascular solutions provide a patient-centric consolidation of all relevant cardiology procedures on a shared true enterprise platform, with a true clinical workflow mapping and in-depth clinical content, and with refined clinical tools.
- Reduce Time Spent on Patient Registration
South Karelia Central Hospital (Finland) has introduced a self-registration system for its customers. The solution improves customer service and privacy protection and frees up resources for direct patient care.
- Microsoft Gaming Technology Helps Children with Cerebral Palsy
The Helene Elass Center (Denmark) along with Commentor is building a programme called Mitti Kinect to help children diagnosed with cerebral palsy get the consistent help they need to develop their motor skills. Cerebral palsy is a neurological condition which impairs the motor skills and causes issues with physical movement.
- Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust Connects to NHS Spine Using InterSystems HealthShare Spine Mini Services Provider
InterSystems, a global leader in software for connected care, announced that Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust is the first to Go-Live using InterSystems HealthShare Spine Mini Services Provider, after the service was accredited as part of NHS Connecting for Health’s Interoperability Toolkit (ITK 2.0) initiative.
- Carestream Debuts Time-Saving Business Intelligence/Reporting Dashboard
Carestream’s new Vue Beyond for Radiology delivers a real-time view of departmental workflow that can help radiology administrators improve productivity and profitability. The Vue Beyond business intelligence and reporting dashboard, which is currently available for order, shows a real-time queue of studies waiting for report,
- Carestream Showcases DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray System
In addition to showcasing its new DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray System, Carestream also announced availability of new capabilities and software features for its DRX-Evolution DR Suite that can help manage dose, improve image quality and enhance patient care, especially for critically ill or injured patients.
- Denmark’s National Telemedicine Action Plan to be Built on Continua Health Alliance Design Guidelines
The Nation of Denmark, recognized as a global leader in healthcare technologies, today announced that its new national Action Plan for Telemedicine will be built on Design Guidelines created by Continua Health Alliance to ensure the seamless and secure collection, communication and storage of personal health data from patients’ homes to healthcare providers across the country.<
- WHO Supports Development of National eHealth Strategy in Republic of Moldova
A workshop dedicated to development of an eHealth strategy in the Republic of Moldova was organized on 8 – 9 August 2012 with WHO support. The primary objective of the workshop was to agree on the main eHealth actions needed in the short and long term and to define requirements and outcome measurements for development of the strategy.
- Anoto Survey Finds Paperless Office Still Out of Reach
Anoto, the creator of digital pen and paper technology, announced the results of a survey conducted across the United States and the United Kingdom focused on the state of scanning in business today.
- Supercomputers Solve Riddle of Congenital Heart Defects
About 25,000 Danes currently live with congenital heart defects. Both heredity and environment play a role for these malformations, but exactly how various risk factors influence the development of the heart during pregnancy has been a mystery until now.
- Healthymagination Brought to Life by Warwick Health Partnership
The University of Warwick, GE Healthcare, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Trust (UHCW) and Coventry Council have joined forces to create ‘Warwick Healthcare Partnership’ (WHP) in an effort to seek strategies to combat some of the most important chronic diseases responsible for millions of deaths per year worldwide
- Carestream Showcases Works-in-Progress Lesion Management Tools on its PACS Workstation
Carestream Health showcased innovative works-in-progress lesion management 3D tools on its CARESTREAM Vue PACS workstation at the annual “Workstation Face-Off,” which is part of the annual International Symposium on Multidetector-Row CT.
- The Child’s Experience in Focus
Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX:PHI) announced the opening of the unique concept of “Ambient Experience” at the children radiology clinic at Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital – Northern Europe’s largest department of pediatric radiology. The whole concept is designed around the latest version of Philips MRI where innovative design and technology in sound, lighting and animation creates a harmonious environment with the child’s experience in mind.
- Population Displacement During Disasters Predicted Using Mobile Data
Using data supplied by a mobile operator, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have shown that population movements after the 2010 Haiti earthquake followed regular patterns. This information can be used to predict beforehand the movements of people after a disaster, and thus improves chances for aid to be delivered to the right places at the right time.
- Researchers Explore Additional Coding Potential Hidden in the Human Genome
Sequencing the human genome was just the first step. The next challenge is of the kind that makes history: to decode the genome, and understand how the information needed to construct a human being can be packaged into a single molecule. And there are a lot more than loose ends in the way of a solution.
- Smartphone App to Ensure Stress-Free Travel this Summer
Just in time for the summer holidays, the EURO 2012 Football Championship and the London 2012 Olympics, the European Commission has launched an application for smartphones explaining how to use the European Health Insurance Card.