Microsoft helps clamp down on fake meds
A Europe-wide system for clamping down on counterfeit medicines moved a step closer this week with the selection of Microsoft Windows Azure cloud platform and Solidsoft to develop a new system for checking pharmaceutical authenticity.
Sheffield builds a virtual human
Sheffield clinicians and scientists are creating a virtual human from computers to predict how diseases affect patients.
Diabetes diagnostics set to grow
The European diabetes diagnostics market is on the verge of a huge expansion with segments such as self monitoring tests offering room for extreme growth, analysts have found. However, a Frost and Sullivan report says that companies will need to push the benefits of testing to patients and clinicians and be prepared to offer exceptional […]
Mixed reactions to EU cognitive project
Users of the mpower project A multi-national European project designed to implement an open platform to speed up developing and deploying services for those with cognitive disorders has received “mixed reactions,” its project manager has told E-Health Europe. The mpower project, which began in October 2006 and has recently finished, used a system based on […]
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 […]
Intel opens Visual Computing Research Centre
Intel Corporation is to invest €8.6m ($12m) in a new Visual Computing research centre that will explore advanced graphics and visual computing technologies. Opened this week, the Visual Computing Institute is located at Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany. Applications to be developed include medical imaging, games and interactive 3-D data models used in areas such […]
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.
UK telehealth trials missing minorities
Concerns have been raised that the UK’s biggest ever trial of telehealth technologies is excluding non-English speaking people, despite the promises of social inclusion. A conference this week heard that non-English speakers and people without phones are often unable to benefit from the large-scale pilots now being developed. The Department of Health’s Whole System Demonstrator […]
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 […]
DEBUGIT workshop on IT for patient safety
The first international workshop on IT for patient safety is to be held in conjunction with the ninth International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine ITAB 2009. The conference, to be held in Larnaca Cyprus November 5-7, 2009, will provide a compilation of the latest trends and developments in the field of IT […]