CompuGroup reports Q1 figures
German e-health firm CompuGroup AG has reported its revenues grew by 36% in the first three months of 2009. Profits decreased however from €12.8m in 2008 to €11.9m. The company attributed the difference to “acquisition related restructuring processes and regulatory implications”. The firm reported that business opportunities remained good and that it had begun delivering […]
Slovenia rolls out e-health card
The Health Insurance Institute of Slovenia has announced that it will roll-out a new electronic health insurance card system across the country.
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NHS National Services Scotland won the Best Use of IM&T to Promote Patient Safety at last year’s BT e-Health Insider Awards for the Emergency Care Summary.
Second Life for Imperial College students
Students at Imperial College London are now able to practice diagnosing and treating patients in a virtual world on Second Life.
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.
Siemens begins i.s.h.med Soarian integration
Siemens has announced it has improved its SAP-based information system, i.s.h.med, by adding new modules and integrating primary components of its Soarian workflow solution for the first time. The integration comes as part of the latest offering by Siemens for i.s.h.med – Enhancement Package 4. The two new modules also have a similar design to […]
BridgeForward builds Viaduct
Software provider BridgeForward has announced the European release of its latest interoperability solution, Viaduct. The solution is a service oriented, teamwork-enabled, enterprise integration design studio and runtime that runs on any platform and any device. The company claims it enables users to design, build and deploy complex integration processes in the same way as they […]
iSoft enters Italian market
IBA Health Group, iSoft’s parent company, has announced that it has expanded its global presence to the Italian market. iSoft has won a €600,000 contract to install its hospital information system in four hospitals operated by Consorzio Regionale Servizi Sociali (CRESS) a private healthcare group based in Italy’s Liguria region. The hospitals include two 60-bed […]
iSoft to develop medication management
iSoft has announced that it will develop its own medication management solution, which will be embedded within Lorenzo. The announcement comes after IBA, iSoft’s Australian parent company, entered into a $15m agreement to acquire Hatrix, a provider of electronic medication management solutions for acute and community healthcare providers. The company says it will use Hatrix’s expertise […]
UK rejects EU-wide IT
The UK government has rejected the idea of developing interoperable IT systems across the EU and of delivering an EU-wide electronic prescription system. In its response to the European Commission’s proposals for a directive on patient rights in cross-border healthcare, the Department of Health said the costs of developing and implementing the NHS IT Programme […]