Carestream boost European presence
Carestream Health have signed five deals covering five countries for its Carestream Picture Archiving and Communications System and Radiology Information System.
Ireland to invest Euros 500m in e-health
The Irish Government will commit almost half a billion Euros of investment to e-health when it publishes its National Development Plan for health.
Strong growth in German health IT market
A new study of the German health IT market has sized the sector as being worth between Euros 1.1bn and 1.4bn, and says it is set to grow at up to 6 percent a year over the next 4 years as the German economy gathers momentum. The study by analysts IDC paints an optimistic outlook for the […]
RFID on the frontline
Using RFID to track high value medical equipment can save time and money, argues, Cisco’s Terry Espiner.
Caresteam completes PACS rollout in Paris
Carestream Health has completed a Euros 8m project to install PACS across 20 sites of the Assistance Publique Des Hopitaux De Paris (APHP), a French public healthcare group. The group wanted to move away from old film techniques and move to digital imaging in as many of their sites as possible. After going out to […]
CompuGroup’s iSoft bid a German earthquake
If CompuGroup’s surprise £160m bid for iSoft is completed, the German health IT company will have become one of the top suppliers in the European health IT market. But many outside Germany know little of the fast-growing firm, that has put on a dramatic growth spurt in the past few years. If they don’t know […]
RFID use in healthcare on the rise
The use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in healthcare across the globe now accounts for almost 9% of global RFID projects, according to research by UK-based consulting firm, IDTechEx. The researchers found that the use of the technology in healthcare has risen over the years and is now the sixth most important applicational sector for […]
New telemedicine network in Bavaria
The Southern German state of Bavaria has announced the setup of a new major hospital telemedicine network that aims to improve the care for children with inborn cardiac defects. Within the next few months, nine regional hospitals in Bavaria and one in Austria will be connected electronically to the German Heart Centre in Munich, one […]
Spanish hospital to pilot medical tablet PC
Intel, Oracle and Orion Health have announced the launch of a pilot for a new mobile computing device, designed from the ground up for use by clinicians in hospital and community environments. The Motion C5 Mobile Clinical Assistant (MCA) is lightweight rugged tablet PC with a built in carrying handle designed to withstand the knocks […]
German hospital group to roll-out EMR
A major German hospital player has announced that it will begin to develop a national network of electronic medical records within the next few weeks. The Sana-Kliniken – number four among the private hospital chains in Germany – have signed a contract with the Berlin-based GMD, a specialist provider for eHealth solutions. The latest announcement […]