Dublin summit decides teleradiology is a medical act
May 20, 2013 -- The regulatory war-of-words over the status and definition of teleradiology took an important new turn at last week's EU summit on e-Healthcare, when national decision-makers and authorities from 27 member states gathered in Dublin.
Saudi Arabia makes big strides in healthcare IT
May 16, 2013 -- The opening of the Saudi Health meeting this week highlights the major investments the country is making in healthcare IT. But Western IT vendors must do a better job of adapting their software to local needs, according to radiology informatics expert Herman Oosterwijk of OTech.
COCIR actively supports eHealth Week in Dublin
May 15, 2013 -- The European Coordination Committee of the Radiological Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry (COCIR) is participating in the European Union's eHealth Week in Dublin, the organization said.
Finland acts to protect children from excess radiation dose
May 14, 2013 -- Image Gently, the international campaign to protect children from unnecessary radiation dose exposure, is practiced avidly in Finland. A network of PACS throughout the country helps make this possible, according to a recent article in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Distinguishing between teleradiologists and clinical radiologists
May 14, 2013 -- Multidisciplinary team meetings still have a vital role to play in radiology today, even though the profession is changing fast, writes Dr. Neelam Dugar. Also, patients are in the driving seat for demanding quality and can have a significant impact on the care they receive.
Dell adds new customer for IT cloud services
May 14, 2013 -- Dell has signed an agreement to provide Locala Community Partnerships in West Yorkshire, U.K., with a new cloud service that will deliver clinical and administrative information to the point of care.
IHE-Europe appoints co-chair, general manager
May 8, 2013 -- Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE)-Europe has named Dr. Peter Mildenberger as its new user co-chair and Cor Loef as its new general manager for the IHE-Services operation.
Europe's IHE Connectathon draws crowd
May 6, 2013 -- The 2013 European Connectathon for Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) successfully conducted more than 2,300 tests for interoperability, according to a statement from IHE-Europe.
GE secures IT deal in southeast England
May 6, 2013 -- GE Healthcare has signed a seven-year managed care contract to equip four hospital groups of the Kent & Medway Medical Imaging Consortium of East Kent Hospitals University National Health Service Foundation Trust, U.K., with IT equipment, including patient information viewers.
Nuance adds customer in Saudi Arabia
April 29, 2013 -- Speech recognition software developer Nuance Communications and Emerging Technologies, its implementation partner in Saudi Arabia, announced that King Fahd University Hospital of Dammam University has purchased Dragon Medical 360|Network Edition for hospital-wide use.
Sectra to equip London's Whittington Health
April 29, 2013 -- Healthcare IT firm Sectra has signed an agreement with Whittington Health National Health Service trust in London to implement an efficient image and information-management systems at the hospital.
Healthcare in 2050: Digital technology to give power to patients
April 19, 2013 -- LONDON - The growth of smartphones and other digital technology will give patients much greater control over healthcare in the future, and patients will eventually decide on the hiring of researchers and medics, predicts Lucien Engelen, from the Nijmegen Medical Centre in the Netherlands.
Philip Gishen: We must fully embrace teleradiology
April 10, 2013 -- Do not fear teleradiology, asserts Dr. Philip Gishen, the respected radiologist who restored calm and order at two of London's top hospitals after turbulent times. He has nurtured a special interest in teleradiology, and is convinced it can deliver high standards and won't take away a radiologist's job.
Why I hate being ordered around
April 10, 2013 -- An order is not the same thing as a request, according to columnist Dr. Paul McCoubrie. Find out why ordering scans instead of requesting them annoys him, and results in bad medicine in his opinion.