Carestream win Dutch data archiving deal
Carestream Health has won an e-Health Managed Services (eMS) agreement to provide remote storage of diagnostic images for the Maasstad Ziekenhuis Hospital in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. the company declined to comment on the value of the contract, citing commercial confidentiality. The five year agreement will include the migration of more than 70 terabytes of legacy DICOM (digital […]
Entra launches diabetic alert system
MyGlucoHealth Meter US-telehealth specialist Entra Health Systems has launched a patient messaging and alerts system designed to support diabetics who use MyGlucoHealth Meter, a platform developed to allow people to self-monitor glucose levels. The new system allows users of the MyGlucoseHealth bluetooth blood glucose meter and MyGlucoHealth Network, which automatically collects results from patients and […]
Rotterdam hospital buys LabCentre
The Ikazia Hospital in Rotterdam has become the first Dutch hospital to purchase LabCentre, iSoft’s laboratory software application. LabCentre, was launched in the Netherlands last year to provide a modern, scalable and full graphic laboratory information system for clinical chemical, bacteriological disciplines and blood banks. The system was designed to support flexible workflows and improve […]
Rand report focuses on RFID in health
A major new research report commissioned by the European Commission has detailed the opportunities for, and barriers to, the deployment of auto-tracking technology in European healthcare systems.
E-therapy website to be launched in UK
A new website based on e-therapy methods developed in Holland is to be launched next month in the UK. A wholly owned subsidiary of one of Holland’s largest treatment centre providers, Tactus, will provide a 16 week, online, structured clinical treatment programme for those that are concerned about their drinking habits. The idea is based […]
Dutch Patient Safety Company targets UK
The largest clinical governance software specialist in the Netherlands has announced it is looking to sign its first UK clients. The Patient Safety Company currently provides clinical governance systems to 40% of the healthcare market in the Netherlands. The company says that it is bringing the software to the UK as a “reaction to the […]
iSoft renews Dutch hospitals for €9m
Isoft has renewed contracts with two hospital groups in the Netherlands totalling €9m. In the largest deal, Erasmus (medical centre) in Rotterdam has renewed its existing contract for iSoft’s hospital information systems for a further five years. The €6.4m contract includes licenses, maintenance and support. Erasmus MC is the university hospital of Rotterdam and the […]
EU internet access reaches 60 per cent
60% of households across the EU had internet access in 2008, according to a survey. Across the 27 countries within the EU, household internet access ranges from 25% in Bulgaria to 86% in the Netherlands. Searching for health information remains a popular online activity, accounting for 28% of usage across the 27 countries surveyed. This […]
Dutch healthcare system rated Europe’s best
The Netherlands has been named as having the best healthcare system in Europe, emerging as the overall winner in the Euro Health Consumer Index 2008.
Nij Smellinghe hospital to install Carestream archiving
Nij Smellinghe Hospital in Drachten, The Netherlands, has chosen Carestream Health to provide it with a hosted information management system to enable it to remotely archive patient diagnostic imaging data.