E-health helps raise quality of care in Norway
May 18, 2012 -- When it comes to e-health, Norway has an enviable track record. Any exchange of information between parties in the healthcare sector must be done electronically, and an Internet portal enables patients and other users to find quality-assured information and services and gain access to their own health data.
Quture establishes European subsidiary
May 15, 2012 -- Healthcare performance software measurement tool company Quture International and its operations subsidiary Quture have announced the formation of Quture Euro.
WoHIT: e-health supports acute care in stroke cases
May 9, 2012 -- In the acute care chain of neurological patients, stroke is an excellent example of successful cooperation between emergency medical staff and other hospital colleagues and how technology enhances information flow, an expert said at the World of Health IT (WoHIT) and eHealth Week 2012 meeting in Copenhagen.
Mirada Medical wins Oxford RTx contract
May 9, 2012 -- Imaging software developer Mirada Medical has won a contract for its RTx software with the Gray Institute for Radiation Oncology and Biology in Oxford, U.K., the company said.
Hitachi Aloka extends collaboration with academia
May 9, 2012 -- Hitachi Aloka Medical is collaborating with researchers at the Cardiff University School of Medicine in the U.K. to establish industry standards for the development and evaluation of diagnostic tools such as Hitachi's eTracking and Wave Intensity, the company has announced.
Spanish hospital attains top HIMSS Analytics rating
May 8, 2012 -- HIMSS Analytics Europe announced that the Marina Salud Hospital de Dénia in Spain has achieved stage 7, the highest level of the organization's Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM).
BCS and HIMSS Europe announce collaboration
May 2, 2012 -- BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, and the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on a project to introduce HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model (EMRAM) within the U.K.
Paris cloud-based PACS program gathers momentum
May 1, 2012 -- The Région Sans Film (Filmless Region) project is now underway after its launch in 2008 to spur PACS adoption in the greater Paris area. Four hospitals are already utilizing elements of the program's cloud-based RIS, PACS, and archiving platform, with more than 25 additional hospitals scheduled to follow in the next two years.
Epic, HP named as preferred bidders for e-health project
April 30, 2012 -- The U.K. National Health Service foundation trusts of Cambridge University Hospitals and Papworth Hospital have named Epic Systems and Hewlett-Packard (HP) as the preferred bidders to provide software and hardware for their eHospital program.
How much does foreign language affect teleradiology?
April 27, 2012 -- The success of teleradiology interpretation and reporting is based on the presumption of effective communication in the same language. Is communication in a foreign language feasible without compromising the integrity of a radiology report? Will the recipient understand it? Finnish researchers find out.
IHE-Europe prepares for major e-health event
April 11, 2012 -- The IHE European Connectathon plans to expand this year to include European nations connecting health records in the large-scale European Patient Smart Open Service project.
Clinicians prefer structured radiology reports over prose
April 2, 2012 -- Many radiologists prefer to issue their reports in prose form, but clinicians tend to find structured reports clearer and easier to read, researchers from Singapore told delegates at the recent European Congress of Radiology in Vienna.
Radiology IT expertise can ease RIS/PACS management
March 27, 2012 -- Having an in-house, dedicated radiology information technology (IT) department can make it easier to support a RIS/PACS, allowing for fast and reliable troubleshooting of most problems, according to research from Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich, Germany.