EuroRec 2009 programme published
The programme for the EuroRec conference 2009 has been published, the event will be held on 1 September in Sarajevo. The conference is part of the wider Medical Informatics Europe Conference 2009 (MIE2009) which takes place over three days from the 30 August to 2 September 2009. The EuroRec Institute is an independent organisation that […]
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.
Microsoft says Amalga speech deal unchanged
Microsoft’s licensing deal with Philips Speech Recognition Systems to integrate the firm’s speech recognition technology in its Amalga health software is unaffected by the sale of the Philips business unit.
Version 3 of HL7 released
Developer of global healthcare standards, Health Level Seven, has announced the release of Version 3 Normative Edition 2008, a globally-defined suite of specifications based on HL7’s Reference Information Model. The suite provides a single source that allows implementers of Version 3 specifications to work with the set of messages, data types, and terminologies needed to […]
Open eHealth Foundation sets out priorities
The Open eHealth Foundation (OeHF), an open source initiative for improving the exchange of medical information using existing standards, has been incorporated as a non-profit organisation in Delaware enabling it to begin operations. The OeHF is intended to provide software components under an Open Source license that will boost the open standards-based exchange of medical […]
Call for semantic health interoperability
A leading UK academic has called for a new push on the development of semantic electronic health records based on ‘clinical archetypes’ as the only viable route to deliver fully interoperable electronic health care records, writes Jon Hoeksma in Slovenia. Dr Dipak Kalra of University College London said clinical archetypes, or “clinical shapes” need to […]