Search Tag: healthcare IT

Health Management

2014 28 Oct

Eric Topol, MD is a cardiologist and geneticist who directs the Scripps Translational Science Institute (La Jolla, CA, USA). He is also the Chief Academic Officer at Scripps Health, and a senior consultant at the Scripps Clinic’s Division of Cardiovascular Diseases. He is a professor of genomics in the Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine,... Read more

Health Management

2014 08 Oct

John P. Hoyt, Executive Vice President of Organisational Services at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), will be moderating the European Telemedicine Conference this week in Rome. HIMSS is the largest US not-for-profit healthcare association that is committed to providing global leadership for the optimal use of information... Read more

IT Management

Zoom On: Dr. Amy Abernethy

2014 09 Sep

Amy Abernethy, MD, PhD is an oncologist, researcher and Associate Professor at Duke University Schools of Medicine and Nursing. She works as the Medical Director - Oncology Quality, Outcomes and Patient Centred Care, Duke University Health System. In addition to a long list of professional titles and associations, Dr. Abernethy is one of the biggest... Read more

IT Management

Mobile Apps for Tracking Heart Health

2014 03 Sep

Two mobile applications that allow patients to track heart health from home have recently been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These mobile apps are from two Silicon Valley startups, AliveCor and Vital Connect, according to an EIN News article. AliveCor said it has obtained the FDA's approval to detect serious heart conditions... Read more

IT Management

Protecting Hospitals From IT Failures

2014 14 Jul

Malfunctioning software systems and those hampered by glitches threaten the economic and functional health of hospital systems. The major problems with the HealthCare.gov website, designed to assist Americans with enrolment in health insurance exchanges as part of the Affordable Care Act, is only one well-known example. Technical problems in four states... Read more

IT Management

Professor Karl A. Stroetmann - Editorial Board Member Healthcare IT

2014 01 Jun

"To explore the health field" was a decision Prof. Stroetmann took 20 years ago, something he  consid ers a milestone in his career. This short Q&A affords us a chance to know him a little more...   1. What are your key areas of interest and research? Anything that relates to beneficially applying information and communications technologies... Read more

IT Management

Sectra Signs Major Agreement With Healthcare Region in Scandinavia

2014 11 Feb

A customer in Scandinavia has signed a four-year agreement with the IT and medical technology company Sectra. The order value amounts to SEK 32 million (approx. EUR 3.4 M). The agreement includes development, maintenance and support for the customer’s regional IT solution for managing medical images and patient information, the Sectra RIS and PACS.... Read more

IMAGING Management

Agfa HealthCare/Worldline Enter Rgional Imaging Agreement with Alsace e-santé

2014 22 Jan

Agreement will deliver a series of shared services to healthcare and radiology facilities across Alsace Agfa HealthCare and Worldline are acting as a consortium to implement an innovative solution for sharing medical images. The SIMRAL project foresees to archive and share more than 1 million imaging exams per year, amongst 53 facilities... Read more

IMAGING Management

COCIR Launches Guidelines on Energy Saving on CT

2014 21 Jan

COCIR, the voice of the European Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry launched a new initiative as part of its Self-Regulatory Initiative on eco-design, providing recommendations to users of Computed Tomography scanners on how to save energy.  These recommendations come at a time when energy-saving is at the top of healthcare authorities’... Read more