Telecoms firms looking to mHealth
Almost half of all global telecoms firms are actively working to break into the mHealth market, according to a London analyst.
Orange brings Smartnumbers to UK
French telecoms giant, Orange, has made its entrance into the UK e-health market by introducing a new telephone numbers service that aims to put patients in direct contact with the health professional that they need. The Smartnumbers service will provide healthcare organisations with a single smart number on the Orange network that has the potential for a […]
Insider View: Jon Hoeksma
The editor of E-Health Insider asks whether BT’s new deal for London is value for money.
First European deal for HealthVault
Microsoft and Siemens have signed an agreement to licence Microsoft’s personal health record platform, HealthVault, in Germany.
111 becomes number for NHS services
UK Telecoms watchdog OFCOM has given the go-ahead for 111 to become the new three digit number for accessing non-emergency healthcare 24-hours a day.
Nottinghamshire implements VoIP
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust has announced that it has completed the implementation of a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) platform from Proximity Communications. Previously the trust, a specialist in treating patients with mental health and learning disabilities, ran different telephony systems at various sites, which became complex and costly. Martin Harrison, telecoms project manager at […]
E-Health Insider’s industry round up 19.03.09
This month’s E-Health Insider industry round-up covers new products, system deployments and other developments at leading healthcare IT suppliers. SpeechMagic rolled out at HCA International Nuance Communications has announced that its SpeechMagic technology is being rolled out across the private healthcare group, HCA International. With two-thirds of the roll-out complete, 96% of dictations are being […]
Commission calls for 112 to become multilingual
The European Commission has called for the 112, the common European emergency number, to become multilingual. Since December 2008, EU citizens can contact emergency services from anywhere in the European Union by dialing 112, the EU-wide emergency number, free of charge from both fixed and mobile phones. However, research shows that only one in four […]
Universal broadband by 2012
The government has outlined plans to ensure every home has a high-speed broadband connection by 2012, as part of plans to boost the UK digital economy. The interim Digital Britain report focuses on boosting the digital and communications industries, which are said to contribute more than £50bn a year to the UK economy. Additionally, the […]
BT Global Services takes £340m hit
Almost £1.5bn was wiped off BT’s market value on Thursday after the telecoms group said it had taken a big hit at its global services arm, the division responsible for three key NHS contracts. BT Global Services will take a charge of £340m following a review of 15 of 17 of Global Services largest contracts. […]