UZ Gent first with hospital-wide PACS
Belgium’s largest single site hospital has started implementing the first hospital-wide PACS in the country, using a system from Carestream Health.
ISoft acquires UltraGenda for £9m
ISoft, one of the key software providers for England’s National Programme for IT in the NHS, has acquired the Belgium-based health IT company UltraGenda BV for £9.3m (€10.6m). ISoft said the deal would provide it with enterprise-wide multi-resource scheduling software to enable organisations to schedule and manage appointments and resources. The software, which is used in […]
Agfa Healthcare sales continue to fall
Agfa-Gavaert has announced that its healthcare sales have decreased by 5.8% from €313m to €295m for the second quarter of 2009.
FluSurvey surveillance website launched
A website that will provide up-to-date information and surveillance on swine flu has been launched by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). The LSHTM together with the Health Protection Agency set up the new site to allow visitors to access information on the transmission, symptoms and receive advice about swine flu as […]
Carestream wins Belgium PACS contracts
Carestream Health has won three contracts for Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS) for mammography images in the French-speaking region of Belgium. The three PACS deals cover: a regional programme for mammography screening; mobile mammography screening; and screening in a private radiology clinic. The three deals will all support the regional Communauté Française mammography screening […]
Barco establishes new reference site
Medical imaging specialist Barco has announced a new customer reference site at the Dienst Medische Beeldvorming. This is the medical imaging department serving the general hospital group AZ Groeninge in Kortrijk, Belgium – which is a “stone’s throw” from Barco’s headquarters and a long-standing Barco customer. As a global reference site, the Dienst Medische Beeldvorming […]
Nijmegen chooses UltraGenda for scheduling
Belgium health scheduling software specialist UltraGenda has been chosen by St Radboud University Medical Centre (UMC) in Nijmegen to supply its enterprise-wide appointment scheduling software. UMC St Radboud, which is part of the Catholic University in Nijmegen, selected UltraGenda Pro for its enterprise-wide appointment scheduling after a Europe-wide procurement exercise. The value of the initial […]
Commission not ‘Easter bunny’ on research
A meeting on benchmarking e-health developments has called for greater funding of large scale European e-health studies into use of e-health and its acceptance. The call came at an e-health benchmarking workshop held on Wednesday, run ahead of the opening of the e-Health 2009 ministerial conference in Prague. But the European Commission made clear that […]
Agfa says no decision made to sell health business
The board of Belgium health IT giant Agfa-Gevaert yesterday issued a statement saying no decision has yet been taken to launch the sale of the HealthCare business group.
Belgium hospitals use dbMotion for interoperability
IRIS, a network of five public hospitals in Brussels, is to implement a project to provide an interoperability platform for medical information sharing across the Brussels region. The hospital network will deploy dbMotion’s Solution flexible platform to create a portal enabling secure access to integrated patient information across its 11 sites. The aim is to ensure […]