Healthcare IT

Google new cloud API to address healthcare data interop challenges

Interoperability remains a major problem when it comes to managing healthcare data. In some large hospitals, even the sharing of information... Read more

Dubai aims to be world leader in push for genome medicine

Dubai's 10X Initiative seeks to place the emirate and its government entities 10 years ahead of the rest of the world in all sectors. It is... Read more

Uber Health rolls out patient rides in bid to tackle missed appointments

Need help to transport patients to and from the medical care they need? Uber now provides a new service for healthcare providers that allows... Read more

New communication platform improves care delivery

A modern communications platform, a replacement for pagers, has led to improved delivery of care at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.... Read more

Cyber hackers could kill patients with wearable health monitors

Hackers could kill patients by attacking their wearable health monitors, the UK’s Royal Academy of Engineers has warned.... Read more

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  Mobile apps in healthcare have become increasingly popular over the past decade due to their ease of use and ability to provide quick access to information at any time and place. They are helping people all over the world to stay on top of their health — both physical and mental.    Some examples of these health apps are Fitbit for tracking... Read more

Many private practitioners are deploying information systems in their private medical facilities to take care of various processes such as patient on-boarding, patient record keeping, patient accounts amongst others. However, there is less effort to ensure that these information systems have the necessary controls to safeguard patients records and... Read more

    Facebook has expanded beyond its original purpose in the modern, ever-changing online world. It's a platform for people to connect and share the tales of their lives. It is also a medium that facilitates the transfer of the latest news, information and knowledge, whether in healthcare, finance, politics or sports.   Adding personalised... Read more

White Papers and Case Studies

Thales’s End-to-End Comprehensive Offer for Connected Radiology

2022 15 Jun

As in many sectors, the COVID crisis has substantially changed the way of working, with an increasing need for digital solutions to guaranty continuity of services. The same applies for the medical domain. During the pandemic, clinicians maintained the link with patients, conducting remote consultations, but raising a huge concern with... Read more

Taking the Mystery Out of Machine Learning

2017 06 Apr

Radiologists have been taught to fear machine learning.  It means what it says, a machine can learn.  It is an inherently frightening concept.  It is almost a shame to put such a label on the process, because it is not really new.  Remember Fuzzy Logic?  Neural Networks?  We were all impressed that a computer could recognize the letter “A”, but that... Read more

Seven Steps to a More Efficient and Resilient IT Solution

2017 20 Feb

Efficient patient-centric care models require consolidating mountains of data. Acquisitions and regionalization further compound the challenge. How does an organization capitalize on what could easily become a liability?   Fredrik Gustavsson, Sectra CTO, sums up the answer simply, “Don’t buy technology. Buy solutions for your clinical pathways.”... Read more

My Fundamental Right to Cross-Border Healthcare

2012 27 Aug

Dear Reader, Properly working cross-border healthcare is a fundamental right of every European citizen. This goes hand in hand with the free movement of persons. The European Union has its main focus on IT collaboration with the USA. But HITM feels that this is too narrow. Therefore we have taken the decision to closely collaborate with the Middle... Read more

Spain

2012 27 Aug

University of Granada researchers have developed a  software tool that makes an accurate estimation of  the risk that a person has to suffer a heart disease. In  addition, this software tool allows the performance of  massive risk estimations, i.e. it helps to estimate the  risk that a specific population group has of suffering a  heart condition.... Read more

Telecare in Andalusia

2012 27 Aug

The University Hospital Virgen Macarena of Seville and the  Superior Engineering School of Seville University are jointly  carrying out a new research project for the implementation  of a complete telecare system for kidney patients.   “Modular customisable architecture for complete kidney  patient telecare” will study the implementation of  a telemedicine... Read more

UK

2012 27 Aug

The UK government has announced £4 million of funding  for businesses to develop cutting-edge ideas to address  some of the biggest health problems of our time.  The Department of Health has opened two new competitions with up to £2 million of funding each to develop  technological and innovative solutions that can:   Change people’s behaviour in... Read more

Poland

2012 27 Aug

The Polish Ministry of Health has recently launched  'Dlapacjenta.mz.gov.pl', a portal providing practical information  on the reimbursement of medicines.   Designed as an easy-to-use and convenient information  source on medicines reimbursed by the National  Health fund, patients are the first target group.   Through the new portal, patients have... Read more

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