Editorial

The turnover in the European healthcare industry will more than double over the next five years and mobile phone based medical services could even become the cornerstone of healthcare in future.   Responding to this development, (E-)Hospital has decided to continue its IT supplement, which appeared for the first time in 2005. We would like to thank Philips (The Netherlands) for their financial s...

Investing in IT

Author Prof. Paul Schmücker University of Mannheim, Germany Faculty of Informatics Specialty: Medical Informatics E-mail: [email protected] www.mm.informatik.hs-mannheim.de/schmueckerp   The health sector is undergoing a period of consolidation as the number of acquisitions and mergers of hospitals and healthcare companies increases. This process has resulted in the formation of...

At least 35% of men aged 60 years and over suffer from two or more long-term illnesses. In addition, secondary conditions associated with long-term illness increase with age, a tendency that is even more pronounced in women1 . In Denmark, for example, long-term illness affects an estimated 40% of the population. Non-communicable diseases, along with their side effects and complications, impact sig...

The deadline for funding applications for health projects under the 7th Framework Programme for Research is 19 April 2007   The European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development – FP7 for short – officially commenced on 1 January 2007. The programme, which will run from 2007 until 2013, has been allocated a budget of €53.2 billion for the full seven years....

Hospital IT Award

AuthorProf. Horst Kunhardt Head of Informatics at Mainkofen Regional Hospital Quality Co-ordinator 94469 Deggendorf [email protected] www.mainkofen.de University of Applied Sciences Deggendorf Faculty of Business Studies and Business Informatics Teaching Field: Business Applications Health Care Management, MBA Health Care Management Course Director Director of the Institute of Health...

eHealth Developments

Authors Konstantinos A. Banitsas E&CE, School of Engineering and Design, Brunel University, West London, England E-mail: [email protected]   Konstantinos Perakis and Dimitrios Koutsouris Biomedical Engineering lab, National Technical University of Athens, Greece Theodoros K. Kalyvas, GERCO LTD, Athens, Greece   In Greece there are on average 461 000 ambulance calls

Emergency Medicine European legislation governing the medical profession requires that all relevant medical events related to the treatment of patients are chronologically logged. For this reason, emergency medical teams use a log to record medical events. This information is currently recorded by hand, usually on the journey to hospital or once the patient is transferred to the trauma room. This...

Conferences/Congresses/Symposia

Author Michael Palmer Project Officer European Commission Information Society and Media Directorate-General Unit H1 - ICT for Health, BU31 6/14 - B-1049 Brussels, Belgium E-mail: [email protected]   How best to harness the potential of technology supporting personalised care was discussed at the Personal Health Systems 2007 Conference, organised by the European Commission on 12-13...

Author Michael Palmer Project Officer European Commission Information Society and Media Directorate-General Unit H1 - ICT for Health, BU31 6/14 - B-1049 Brussels, Belgium E-mail: [email protected]   The eHealth week Berlin 2007 will take place from 16-20 April 2007 at the Trade Fair in Berlin's international exhibition and conference centre. Conceived and organised as a European e...


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