Commissioning simulator launched
Commissioning specialist Humana Europe has launched an interactive training system to help GPs and practice managers in the UK learn how to commission services more effectively. The Practice Based Commissioning Simulator has been developed in conjunction with the primary care body the NHS Alliance and Swedish-based BTS, a provider of customised business simulations. Humana Europe […]
EU Network set up to share human samples
An ambitious €170m network linking European biobanks and related information resources to connect researchers across the continent is to be established.
Study to benchmark e-health deployment
The European Commission has launched a call for proposals for a study to benchmark the deployment of e-health services across Europe. The aim of the study is to develop a standardised survey on the adoption of ICT and eHealth solutions in hospitals. In the details of the call it is said that the contractor chosen […]
MHRA launches drug info debate
The UK’s medicines regulatory body has launched a consultation on the European Commission’s plans to change the rules on the information that drug companies can provide to patients. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is seeking views from the public on the UK government’s response to the proposals and says it will also […]
Google says user data aids flu detection
Google’s co-founder Larry Page has said that the European Commission’s demand for user data to be deleted after six months would prevent the site from being able to plot and predict potential pandemics.
EU issues privacy guidance for RFID
The European Union has issued new recommendations covering the future use of bar codes and radio frequency identification devices (RFID) to ensure they respect privacy. The directive says Europeans should be able to have control over smart chips, a worldwide market predicted to rapidly grow in the next decade, while still being able to easily […]
Toumaz provides tech for DIAdvisor trial
Toumaz Technology, the specialist in wireless persoal monitoring and signals technology, has announced that its hardware, software and sensors that are being used for large-scale data capture in the DIAdvisor clinical trial.
European Health Insurance Card hits milestone
The European Commission has announced that over 180m European Health Insurance Cards (EHIC) have been issued in the five years since the card replaced the paper E111 form. The EHIC is a free plastic card that ensures cardholders receive the same access to public sector health care – a doctor, a pharmacy, a hospital or […]
Prepare health systems for ageing EU told
European governments “grappling with the severe economic and financial crisis” still need to prepare for the costs of an ageing population, the European Commission has warned. In a communication dealing with the impact of an aging population in the EU, the Commission warns that if governments do not address work, pensions, health and social care […]
Europe lags behind on IT research
The European Commission has said that Europe must boost its IT research policy if it wants to catch-up with countries such as the US, Japan and China. The Commission argued that the EU’s 27 members are not doing enough to promote IT research at the first European Future Technologies Conference in Prague, Czech Republic. It […]