RTX launch new telehealth monitor
Danish telecare specialist, RTX Healthcare, is to launch a new wireless telehealth monitor, which it claims is interoperable with any clinical information system.
French computer project wins eGovernment award
A French company which specialises in financing new IT equipment, refurbished by disabled workers has won a European eGovernment award for its social impact and cohesion. Besancon.clic set out to reach the largest number of people possible in the city of Besançon to reduce the digital gap. Working since 1999, the company has achieved this […]
Siemens signs major contract for electronic patient records
In one of the largest European private electronic patient record (EPR) deals to date Siemens and German private hospital group Rhoen Klinikum AG have agreed to implement up to one million web-based EPRs per year for the customers of Rhoen’s medical facilities. The whole project covers at least 46 Rhoen hospitals as well as a […]
Oracle boss says ‘rip and replace’ not viable
The vice-president of Oracle Health and Life Sciences, EMEA, has said that healthcare organisations must look for new ways to get the most out of existing systems, and warned they risk failure if attempts are made to rip and replace them. Speaking at an Oracle/CSAM press event in Oslo, Norway, Charles Scatchard, told E-Health Europe that healthcare […]
Evolution, not revolution
Jens Naumann, head of the German industrial association of health IT companies, talks to Philipp Gratzel about the forthcoming roll out of electronic health cards.
Salzburg hospitals implement Agfa
The main hospital group in the Salzburg region of Austria, Salzburger Landeskliniken (SALK), has implemented a new Hospital Information System (HIS) and a new Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS), both supplied by Agfa Healthcare. Agfa has provided the hospital group with its Orbis HIS and Impax PACS solutions. Following 18 months of preparatory work, […]
Health insurers offer smartcard access to websites
The biggest IT organisation of German health insurance companies, ISKV, has begun to offer a smartcard-based access solution to the websites of insurance companies. Patients can use the smartcards to access the insurance companies’ website to securely access services such as medical advice, together with accessing financial details of treatments received. The solution is presented […]
I am not a gambler
Frank Gotthardt, head of Gemany’s fast-growing CompuGroup, tells E-Health Europe why he was not willing to buy iSoft at any price.
Nurses go wireless in Essen
The nursing service at Essen University Hospital is to begin an ambitious wireless health IT project later in September that will result in it becoming one of the first fully wireless hospitals in Germany. The wireless system will be introduced to enable nurses and doctors at the hospital to use tablet PCs running electronic nursing […]
Ekahau and VeriChip collaborate on RFID security
Hospitals across the world using Ekahau’s Wi-Fi enabled real time tracking solutions (RLTS) will benefit from tighter system security after the Finland-based company partnered with VeriChip. As part of the agreement, Ekahau will work alongside Xmark, a VeriChip subsidiary which specialises in RFID-based healthcare security systems. Specifically, the companies will collaborate on providing solutions around […]