New Zealand Health Board hit by cyber security incident
A health board in New Zealand confirmed on May 18 that it has been hit by a cyber security incident which has affected five hospitals.
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NHS trust introduces electronic whiteboards to improve patient safety
A teaching hospital in Southampton has started to introduce interactive whiteboards in wards to help improve patient safety.
Health minister says he would not “immediately” reject Airbnb type scheme
Philip Dunne has said he would not ‘immediately’ reject a scheme where hospital patients could be discharged to people’s spare rooms.
RCP launches Future Hospital
The Royal College of Physicians has called for a new approach to IT, built around “structured, standardised records”, to underpin its new blueprint for hospital care.
iSoft signs fifth German Lorenzo site
Health software firm, iSoft, has announced the fifth German early adopter site that will implement elements of its Lorenzo software as it becomes available. In a deal worth €1.8m, Klinikum Saarbrücken will install iSoft’s ClincCentre hospital information system (HIS). According to iSoft, as replacement Lorenzo modules become available Klinikum Saarbrücken will gradually replace individual modules […]
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 […]
GE offers $100m loans to boost EMR use
GE Healthcare has launched a programme of €72m ($100m) in interest-free loans to boost electronic medical record (EMR) adoption in the US. Hospitals and doctors will be offered loans to invest in GE Healthcare’s Centricity EMR software, without having to first raise funding for capital investment. Investment in certified EMR systems forms a key part […]
European hospitals share real-time videos
Hospitals in Norway, Italy and Spain have been linked together using an advanced video conferencing system enabling them to share real-time images of surgery for training and diagnosis. The systems were linked as part of a demonstration at the Terena Networking Conference in Malaga this week, intended to show how similar telemedicine systems could improve […]
US Hospital IT set to hit €5 billion
The value of the US hospital IT market is predicted to hit €5 billion annually within the next five years. A new report, from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s research arm, predicts that US hospitals will spend about €3.7 ($4.7) billion on health IT this year, rising to €5 ($6.8) billion by 2014. […]
German doctors use iPods for PACS
Clinicians at Jung-Stilling Hospital in Germany are using an iPod Touch to access patient data and diagnostic images at the hospital bedside.