PAC gives NPfIT six months to deliver CRS
The National Programme for IT in the NHS should be given six months to get effective care record systems into acute trusts, the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee has concluded.
Credit crunch hits UK and US hospitals
Hospitals in the US and UK are beginning to struggle to raise the funds they need for capital investment in infrastructure and Information technology projects. In the US the result is being seen in hospitals shelving planned investments in facilities and information technology. In the UK an internal memo from the National Health Service reveals […]
DSS joins Open Health Tools Foundation
DSS Inc., a leading US VistA developer has joined the Open Health Tools Foundation and announced it will open source the code for its vxVistA electronic health record (EHR) framework. DSS says that with the move it has effectively removed the greatest obstacle to collaboration in the VistA community by providing their enhanced version of […]
Jordan picks Perot to help implement VistA
Perot Systems Corporation has been selected by the Kingdom of Jordan to manage the pilot deployment of the open source clinical information system VistA at two hospitals and a clinic in the capital, Amman. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan plans to develop an integrated national healthcare infrastructure using VistA a single software platform. Terms of […]
Agfa-Gavaert receives €18.5 Canadian grant
Belgian imaging technology group Agfa-Gevaert says it has received a grant of €18.5 ($29.6m Canadian) from the Ontario government to aid the company’s Canadian R&D operations in Toronto and Waterloo (Canada). The grant will support a total of nearly €125m ($200m Canadian) investment by Agfa HealthCare in its Ontario operations, creating 100 new positions and […]
EU sets e-health map for 2009
Ilias Iakovidis and Michael Palmer tell E-Health Europe’s Outi Alapekkala how e-health will develop in 2009 and far beyond.
German e-tendering for health launched
Three German procurement associations have banded together to launch a new e-tendering system called ‘eVergabe’, which has been developed by the Hessian software provider Healy Hudson. Like many other public authorities, hospitals often have to carry out European wide tenders. Furthermore, they have to operate increasingly economically without letting the quality of their work suffer. […]
Obama urged to commit $25 billion to health IT
The US Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society have urged President Obama to invest a minimum of $25 billion in health IT.
Philips scores top in patient monitoring
Royal Philips Electronics says its customers have rated Philips Healthcare in first place in overall service performance for Patient Monitoring Systems in a US survey carried out by IMV ServiceTrak. In the independent survey, customers were asked to rate patient monitoring systems manufacturers on a number of criteria. The 2008 US survey scores Philips in […]
Perfect vision for health informatics
Representatives of international and regional e-health advocacy groups are meeting this week to agree plans for building “capacity” in the global health informatics workforce.