E-Health Insider’s news round up for the week ending 20 June 2008 featuring supplier news, awards and information on newly published research reports.

Supplier news

StreamOn.net launches video e-learning for healthcare

Belfast company, StreamOn.net, has launched a video based e-learning site for healthcare professionals, in partnership with leading UK professional bodies The website aims to can help doctors, dentists and pharmacists enhance their professional skills whenever and wherever they want. Courses in general practice, dentistry, pharmacy, obstetrics and gynaecology and pathology are available direct to the user’s PC from £20, representing a significant time and cost saving on attendance at lectures & seminars.

Euromed signs deal with Philips

Euromed Networks has announced that it has signed a partnership with Philips Speech Recognition Systems, for the integration and distribution of the company’s SpeechMagic platform in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

DeJarnete signs deal with GE Healthcare

DeJarnette Research Systems, medical image data migration specialists, has announced a partnership agreement with GE Healthcare IT GE Healthcare aimed to accelerate customer migration needs. The partnership will include DeJarnette’s migration services as a preferred vendor for GE PACS implementations.

Clinical Solutions re-brands its systems

Clinical Solutions has announced the brand name of its core software that all products are built upon has changed to InteFleCS. InteFleCS takes its name from Clinical Solutions’ key attributes; flexible and integrated, and has been designed to accelerate market adoption as well as reinforce the company’s commitment to the healthcare industry.

Siemens diabetic retinopathy system sees 150,000 patients

A year since going live with a new diabetic retinopathy screening system from Siemens, NHS Scotland say the use of the Soarian IT system to automate procedures such as appointment booking and letter generation has successfully coordinated preventative screening appointments for up to 150,000 diabetic patients per year over a vast region of 30,888 square miles. All 14 Health Boards across Scotland have been linked together over both acute and primary care sectors, enabling the smooth communication across all layers of the care continuum.

Orion Health opens new office in Reading

Orion Health, provider of clinical workflow and integration technology for the healthcare sector, announced today the opening of its office in Reading, which provides a new home for the company’s services, technical support and marketing teams for the United Kingdom, Ireland and Northern Europe. The Reading office will be the base for Orion Health’s UK professional services team, which is currently engaged in projects with NHS organisations across England and Scotland.


Entries open for BT e-Health Insider Awards 2008

New categories in the BT e-Health Insider Awards 2008 will reward excellent work by healthcare information and communications technology professionals in vital areas such as patient safety, security and wireless working. Details of the awards and online entry forms are at: www.ehealthawards.com.

Research Reports

EHI publishes new report focusing on web 2.0

Internet developments that brought us sites such as Facebook, YouTube and Wikipedia are now set to revolutionise healthcare, according to a new research report from E-Health Insider. Titled ‘Web 2.0 in the Health Sector: Industry Review with a UK perspective’ the report concludes that new applications based on social health networks and content generated by health service users themselves will rapidly evolve to challenge existing healthcare systems and create new ways of delivering our healthcare. An executive summary of the ‘Web 2.0 in the Health Sector: Industry Review with UK Perspective’ report is available here.