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 […]
French hospital gets Smart
JAOtech Obie Smart More than 600 JAOtech Obie Smart Terminals, for use by clinicians and patients, have been installed at the Centre Hospitalier de la Region d’Annecy in South East France. The deployment of the 17-inch all-in-one terminals, which provide medical staff with secure access to clinical data at the patients’ bedside, is believed to […]
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.
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 […]
Social media may ‘nudge’ users to health
A new research project has been launched using mobile phones to assess whether people can be ‘nudged’ into leading healthier lifestyles. The £1m ‘Charm’ Project will use mobile technology to measure how active participants are and then compare them to their peers. The project will include looking at how friends influence each other using facebook. […]
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.
Microsoft licenses HealthVault for Canada
Microsoft has signed a partnership with Canadian telecoms firm Telus, which will become the first firm outside the US to offer Microsoft’s HealthVault personal health platform.
Microsoft does cross-government deal
The Treasury has signed a cross-government deal with Microsoft that will allow licenses to be transferred across the public sector. The value of the deal signed by the Office of Government Commerce Buying Solutions agency has not been disclosed. However, the government claims it will save the public sector £75m over five years. The deal […]
Orange and Sorin partner on cardiac care
Orange has partnered with medical device company Sorin Group to develop remote monitoring for patients with implanted cardiac rhythm management devices.
Med-e-Tel conference programme published
Med-e-Tel 2009 has published its conference programme, offering a range of speakers and presentations on global telemedicine and e-health. The annual three-day Med-e-Tel conference will be held 1-3 April 2009, Luxembourg. The conference will feature presentations of successful business cases, research activities, pilot projects, practical experiences from health and social care providers. The event will […]