Europe ‘has no mobile health policy’
Jaakko Aarnio, a project officer in the European Commission’s Information Society and Media directorate, offered an eye-opening revelation about the EC’s mobile healthcare policy recently. “We don’t have a policy now,” Aarnio told an international networking conference staged in Washington by the US-based mHealth Initiative. One reason he gave in his presentation is that mobile […]
With former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan on its speaker rota, this year’s HIMSS conference was always going to be about money. Neil Versel reports from Chicago.
Is Cerner Millennium over big, over corporate and over hard to deploy? Or is it a great system that just needs time and investment ? Neil Versel reports.
Perfect vision for health informatics
Representatives of international and regional e-health advocacy groups are meeting this week to agree plans for building “capacity” in the global health informatics workforce.
Dr Gray’s plans to be e-health centre
Dr Gray’s Hospital in the north of Scotland is aiming to set itself up as an e-health centre with a range of initiatives for remote communities. The hospital in Elgin, Moray, has set up a range of websites containing information for patients. It runs the highly successful website Menopause Matters which receives more than 1.7m […]
Neil Versel looks at what Obama and McCain plan for healthcare IT in the US.
Medting creates global image repository
A Spanish medical informatics consultant is enlisting researchers and practitioners in an attempt to create what might be the first truly global online repository of medical images and multimedia for physicians. “The idea is to create a Web community,” says Miguel Cabrer, president of Medting.com. The interactive site, formerly known as MDPIXX, also includes platforms […]
TriZetto signs Netherlands marketing deal
A US company that is slowly helping to revolutionise the laborious procedure of processing claims for health insurance companies is making its largest push into Europe to date by signing a marketing deal for the Netherlands. The TriZetto Group, a producer of software for health benefits administration, has tapped Unisys Nederland NV to market, distribute […]