On behalf of the Executive Committee and General Secretariat of the European Association of Healthcare IT Managers (HITM), I would like to congratulate the winners of the IT @ Networking Awards 2009 (IT @ 2009). As an event which furthers our distinct mission of Unifying Healthcare IT across Europe by celebrating the pioneers of healthcare IT – IT @ 2009 succeeded in rewarding the best of those who

About the Awards

The goal: Giving the pioneers of healthcare IT the recognition they deserve and bringing their solutions to the pan-European stage. The IT @ Networking Awards 2009 was an opportunity to honour those who have designed outstanding healthcare IT solutions and also those with the foresight to implement them in their hospitals and healthcare facilities. The winning project received an unrivaled cash prize of 50

Winning Project

Regional Cancer Network Director, SISRA Contributors: P Biron, H Spacagna, P Castets, T Durand, P Dureau, JP Descombes, A Deblasi, P Vandenbergh, T Philip, F Farsi. SWORD, France Lyon, FRANCE [email protected] In order to improve the quality of patient care and faci litate rapid treatment, the Saarland University Hospital decided in 2002 to optimise the process of eva luating clinical find

Second Place

Author Emile Knops and Bert Verdonck 1National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM, Rijksinstuut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu), The Netherlands 2Philips Healthcare, The Netherlands [email protected] [email protected] The Dutch government has ordered the digitisation of the national mammography screening programme for breast cancer. The RIVM assigned Philips and

Third Place

-The National Development Project of Nursing Documentation in Finland – The National Development Project of Nursing Documentation in FinlandAuthor Kaarina Tanttu PhD (Admin.), MNSc Project Leader Director of Nursing Development, Turku University Hospital Hospital District of South-West Finland Turku, Finland Summary The Council of State made a decision in principle in 2002 that Finland

Fourth Place

Dr.Pavel Trnka/Prague EMS,Czech Republic Dr. Jiri Danda (Head Physician), Dr. Milana Pokorná and Dr. Daniel Kobr, RRU Physicians, Prague EMS Dr. Jaroslav Kratochvíl, Hospital Physician, Dr. Ondrej Franek, Dispatch Centre Physician, Prague EMS Dr. Jaroslav Valásek, Chief Medical Officer, Prague EMS Ing. Petr Zajícek, Chief Information Officer, Prague EMS Dr. Pavel Kubu, Business Developmen

Fifth Place

Author Jan Pejchal/ICT Manager,Masaryk Hospital in Usti nad Labem Regional Health Corp. Martin Zeman, Martin Hostas Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic [email protected] Masaryk Hospital in Usti nad Labem Regional Health Corporation (“Krajska zdravotni, a.s.”) consists of 5 hospitals with a long tradition and history - Masaryk Hospital in Usti nad Labem, Decin Hospital, Teplice Hospital,


Claudio Saccivini/Arsenal.IT, Italy Telemedicine applications in Veneto Region Health Service were in some cases fragmented and scarcely interoperable among the 23 Local Health Authorities (LHAs) spread over the regional territory. Arsenàl. IT, Veneto’s Research Centre for eHealth Innovation worked giving technical advice in the European Telemedicine Project called HEALTH OPTIMUM and released implemen

And Sharing Between Hospital Trust Author Robert Hammond, Mary Barber /NHS Connceting Health, UK By December 2007 all hospital trusts in England were using the digital imaging technology known as Picture Archiving & Communication Systems (PACS). This was as the result of a national roll-out encompassing 127 separate hospital trusts over a three year period. Now, PACS is enabling clinicians t

Author Manuel Sanroma/ Hospital De Santa Tecla, Spain The Shared Electronic Medical Record (HC3) is the backbone of our efforts in ICT in the ehealth field. Its main objective is the improvement of citizens’ healthcare service by using a tool to facilitate physicians’ tasks, by allowing them the shared use of patients’ available information from the Catalonian care centres. The HC3 facilitates and

Author Zoran Glomazic, Adis Balota, Denis Recovic, Ruzica Milutinovic, Kosta Simicevic Mugosa, Denis Boban Rekovic, Ruzica Milutinovic/ Montenegro Health Insurance Fund, Republic of Montenegro, I nstitute of Public Health; MG-Soft, d.o.o; Ministry of Health, Montenegro The Integral Information System for primary healthcare is implemented at a very high technological level. It is integrated wi

Author Luis Barcia, Miguel Ortiz Garcia, Bernardo Vila Roig, Alfonso Perez Cervello Torrevieja Salud, Spain,Microsoft The Torrevieja Hospital pursues a high efficiency management of its recourses, as well as the maximum level of services offered to its patients. And here “Florence” plays the key role. Florence is a clinical information and management integrated system, it assures communicatio

Author Oscar Ezinmo, Carmen Jimenez/ Servei de salut de les illes balears, Spain A stroke is an acute vascular event that is associated with bleeding into the brain or decreased blood flow part of the brain. Both hemorrhagic and ischemic strokes may be treatable. Hemorrhagic strokes may be amenable to surgery (i.e. to remove blood clots or to clamp bleeding vessels). Ischemic strokes (approximately 85

Author Peeter Ross, Kelli Podoshvilev/ East Tallinn Central Hospital, Estonia Much attention has been paid to the development of the functionality and user friendliness of the electronic patient record (EPR) inside healthcare institutions. However, secure distribution of me - dical data outside the organisation still remains an issue. Besides of the development of universal EPR the aim of our hospital

Author Raymond Rooijakkers/ EMEA, Germany Like many hospitals, Ammerland- Klinik, located in Westerstede, Germany, has been moving toward implementing electronic medical records (EMR) for several years. In 1997, the 356-bed hospital opted for a hospital information system. In 2007, the decision was made to also upgrade the hospital’s entire inventory of cardiopulmonary diagnostic equipment. The a

Author Alessandra Gorini, Claudia Repetto, Federica Pallavicini, Giuseppe Riva/ Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy; Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) is a psychiatric disorder characterised by a constant and unspecific anxiety that interferes with daily-life activities. Its high prevalence in general population and the severe limitations

Antimicrobial Resistance and Antibiotic Consumption in the Intensive Care Unit Author Kristof Lamont, Kristof Taveirene, Kristen Colpaert/ IBBT, Belgium; UZ Gent Hospital acquired or nosocomial infections are associated with unfavourable clinical and economic outcomes, and are especially alarming in the intensive care unit (ICU). Since ICU patients have the highest incidence rate and develop the mos

Author Wojciech Michal Glinkowski, Adam Karpowicz, Pioter Orlowski, Andrzej Gorecki/ Medical University of Warsaw, Poland; Polish Telemedicine Society; Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology Fracture healing assessment is both a clinically relevant and frequently used outcome measure in orthopaedics. A lack of consensus with regard to the definition of fracture healing in the current

Author Alois Schlogl, Hubert Leitner/ Graz University of Technology, Austria; Steiermärkische Krankenanstaltenges.m.b.H. Biomedical signals like electrocardiogram (ECG), electroencephalogram (EEG), electromyogram (EMG), etc. are (like medical images and clinical laboratory results) an important part of the patient health record. Biosignals are stored in a variety of different data formats. The spec

Author Marc Monballieu, Donald Claeys/ AZ Maria Middelares, Belgium When a doctor diagnoses cancer, a “Multidisciplinary Oncological Consultation” is recommended and in some cases obligatory, in accordance with the oncological care programmes in Belgium. This entails a consultation between all the doctors concerned in the diagnosis. The AZ Maria Middelares hospital declares and treats some 1000 n

Author Tatjana Dostalova, Jana Zvarova, Karel Zvara, Michaela Seydlova, Karel Chleborad, Vaclav Kaspar /EuroMISE Centre, Prague, Czech Republic; Department of Pediatric Stomatology, Second Faculty of Medicine of Charles University and University Hospital Motol; Department of Medical Informatics, Institute of Computer Science, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic; EuroMISE s.r.o. The

Author Aissa Khelifa, Stephane Thiroux, Jean-Philippe Masson Organisation(s): Health Management Solutions, France; Observatoire de la Senologie, France; Federation Nationale Des Medecins Radiologues (fnmr) French regulations for breast cancer screening have allowed for the coexistence of both an organised and an individual screening. The Health Insurance has comprehensive financial data on both pr


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