Datix expands patient safety software in Scotland
December 6, 2011 -- Healthcare risk management software firm Datix announced that National Health Service (NHS) Grampian, one of the 10 principal health boards in Scotland, has deployed its patient safety software to manage incident reporting, complaints, safety alerts, risks, claims, and requests for information.
PACS market matures, but where's it heading?
November 25, 2011 -- In many ways, the radiology PACS market in Europe can be described as mature and highly saturated, with few sites lacking a system. This is particularly the case in the large-scale sector, but in smaller hospitals, particularly in imaging centers, many installations still lack this technology.
PACS storage: Is it really getting cheaper?
November 23, 2011 -- Currently many PACS commercial models have depended on storage as the main source of revenue. The more data we store, the more they earn in revenue. This has led to a reluctance by PACS suppliers to implement a rule/algorithm-based data image culling.
Industry leaders gather at HIMSS Europe summit
November 23, 2011 -- The Healthcare Information Management Systems Society Europe (HIMSS) CIO Summit under way in Geneva this week reached sell-out capacity, with 150 hospital IT directors and executives in attendance.
EuroPACS puts strong emphasis on training in 2012
November 21, 2011 -- EuroPACS President Dr. Emanuele Neri is upbeat about 2012. In June, the society's annual meeting will take place in his home city of Pisa, Italy. Training initiatives are also planned in 2012, he said.
New report underlines continued concern over radiation dose
November 18, 2011 -- Inappropriate and/or unnecessary radiation dose exposure from CT scans and radiation therapy is still in the top 10 list of health technology hazards published annually by research and consulting group ECRI Institute.
HIMSS Analytics lauds hospitals for EMR use
November 17, 2011 -- HIMSS Analytics Europe announced that three hospitals -- in Italy, Spain, and Switzerland -- have achieved high levels of electronic medical record (EMR) adoption, reaching the stage 6 status of the organization's Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model.
German hospital 1st to achieve top rating for EMRs
October 26, 2011 -- The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany is the first hospital in Europe to achieve the top rating on HIMSS Analytics' Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) scale.
Siemens sponsors student competition
October 26, 2011 -- Siemens Healthcare is sponsoring an international student competition to obtain ideas on how technological progress and changes in society will affect global healthcare systems.
Healthcare Consulting seeks expansion in China
October 24, 2011 -- German IT firm Healthcare Consulting of Ebersberg is planning to introduce its myCare2x hospital information system designed specifically for use in China at the forthcoming China International Medical Equipment Fair.
Sectra secures Dutch IT contract
October 18, 2011 -- Swedish PACS developer Sectra has announced that it has signed a five-year agreement to provide comprehensive radiology IT systems for Gelre Ziekenhuizen, a two-site regional hospital enterprise in the Netherlands.
Danes make electronic records work
October 14, 2011 -- Denmark represents a rare success story when it comes to electronic patient records. The country has made great progress due to the judicious use of incentives and regulations, plus a focus on the interoperability of various systems rather than using a single one, according to research published by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Agfa prepares for JFR
October 14, 2011 -- Agfa HealthCare is planning to exhibit new products and an expanded portfolio of digital radiography and imaging informatics systems at the forthcoming Journées Françaises de Radiologie (JFR), held 21 to 25 October in Paris.
COCIR supports software harmonization
October 12, 2011 -- As pressure grows to harmonize global approaches for regulating medical software, representatives of leading European standards organizations and industry trade associations have met in Brussels to discuss the benefits of aligning standards with regulations on medical software.