European Commission gives green light to Google’s Fitbit takeover
Google has made a series of commitments to address competition concerns, including that it will not use data gathered by Fitbit for Google Ads.
European Commission to investigate Google’s Fitbit acquisition
An investigation to assess the proposed billion dollar acquisition of Fitbit by Google has been opened by the European Commission.
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Cyber security news round-up
Our latest round-up of cyber security nibs includes a cyber-attack on the Labour party and Marie Stopes achieving Cyber Essentials Plus Certification.
Legal view: sending data abroad
Andrew Rankin and Chris Air of DAC Beachcroft discuss a recent European Court decision that has important implications for patient data sent to the US.
Giraff robot plans Europe takeover
A robot used for dementia patients being trialled by NHS Western Isles is set to go into commercial production across Europe next year.
COCIR welcomes latest EU e-health plan
A new European e-health action plan, launched by the European Commission this month, aims to boost understanding and uptake of digital solutions such as smartphone medical apps within Europe’s healthcare systems.
EC launches HEIDI health wiki
The Directorate General of Health and Consumers and the European Commission are developing a new website to provide information to health professionals across Europe. The HEIDI (Health in Europe Information and Data Interface) will deliver comparable data on the public’s state of health, disease patterns and symptoms, health trends, institutional and political guidelines, and measures […]
EU study says EU is leading on e-health
The European Commission has published the preliminary findings of a study into National eHealth strategies that concludes Europe is leading the rest of the world when it comes to eHealth advances.
EC flags benefits of Notts Cisco network
A report has shown that patient waiting times at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust have been cut by a third following the implementation of a Cisco network and telephony system. The trust implemented a medical grade network to underpin wired and wireless communications after identifying communications problems in its emergency department. These were causing delays to […]
EC urges bigger thinking in eHealth
The European Commission has called for a change in the “mentality” that leads to thousands of small scale pilots being run in eHealth.