Over half of senior NHS IT leaders say roles should be certified
A poll carried out on the Discourse community platform has suggested that support is building for the certification of digital leadership roles.
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GE offers $100m loans to boost EMR use
GE Healthcare has launched a programme of €72m ($100m) in interest-free loans to boost electronic medical record (EMR) adoption in the US. Hospitals and doctors will be offered loans to invest in GE Healthcare’s Centricity EMR software, without having to first raise funding for capital investment. Investment in certified EMR systems forms a key part […]
Sweden’s Ortivus signs antivirus deal
Swedish health IT specialist Ortivus has signed an agreement with Swedish IT security provider SE46 AB.
Carestream gets KBV e-health card certification
Carestream Health has become one of the first healthcare IT companies to receive the KBV certificate, eGK-Release-0, as part of the initial rollout of the electronic health smartcard in Germany. The Federal National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians awarded the certificate for the Care Radiology Information System (RIS) software. The certification provides confirmation that […]
First Continua certified patient monitor
International telehealth and personal health system interoperability group, Continua Health Alliance, has announced the launch of the first Continua-certified patient monitor. The device from Nonin Medical is a handheld pulse oximeter with USB, 2500 PalmSAT. Nonin says it plans to offer Continua certified tools across its product lines. After two years of work from more […]
EU sets e-health map for 2009
Ilias Iakovidis and Michael Palmer tell E-Health Europe’s Outi Alapekkala how e-health will develop in 2009 and far beyond.
HL7 releases child health EHR standard
Health Level Seven (HL7), the healthcare IT standards development organisation, has released the first standard specifying the key functional requirements for child healthcare in an electronic health record (EHR) system. The HL7 child health functional profile for EHR systems, builds on the HL7 EHR system functional model. It is the first for children approved by […]
Obama urged to commit $25 billion to health IT
The US Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society have urged President Obama to invest a minimum of $25 billion in health IT.
HL7 publishes draft PHR standards
International healthcare IT standards body Health Level Seven (HL7), has published the Personal Health Record System Functional Model (PHR-S FM) as a draft standard for trial use. According to HL7, the PHR-S FM defines the set of functions that may be present in PHR systems to create and manage an effective PHR. It also offers […]
Atos Origin to deliver French health certification
Atos Worldwide has signed a contract with the French Superior Health Authority to implement and host an information system for the certification of healthcare providers across France.