ICT BIO 2008 this week
This week will see the ICT BIO 2008 Conference in Brussels, 23-24 October, 2008.
DigiTV receives EC funding for telecare
A digital TV initiative for public services run by Kirklees Council has won European Commission funding to develop interactive health and social care services.
Paramedic students trained using Second Life
The ‘collapsed clubber’ is one of five scenarios students can expect to encounter in the Second Life training system. Paramedic students in London are being trained in how to deal with emergency situations using the virtual world of Second Life. The Second Life training system uses online avatars of patients in Second Life, […]
Silent Assassin in Second Life
Diabetes UK poster ad in the virtual world of Second Life Diabetes UK has taken its Silent Assassin campaign into Second Life. Virtual posters have been put up around the 3D virtual world to inform its 15 million “residents” about the campaign, which seeks to raise awareness of how diabetes can cause a range of […]
Virtualisation at the Royal College of Physicians
The Royal College of Physicians has implemented a complete virtual desktop and server consolidation strategy in a bid to reduce costs and speed up deployment. Using a programme based on the VMware Infrastructure platform, the college has consolidated its server estate from multiple locations to one central datacentre containing HP blades, and established a data […]
Virtualisation at Epsom and St Helier
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust is using virtualisation for its print servers and infrastructure management, and has plans to extend virtualisation to its web and application servers. At a Hewlett Packard virtualisation round table this week, Malcolm Flier, the trust’s head of support services, said the main drivers for the move had […]
Dutch EPR rollout on track
The Dutch national electronic patient record project is progressing slowly, but steadily. Sixty five doctors have been connected to the infrastructure so far. By the end of the year, this number will increase to 200. “We are confident that we can stick to our goal and have all 8,000 GPs using the national electronic patient […]
Liverpool Women’s Hospital delivers to midwives
Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust is testing a remote access solution for midwives using a new “office on stick” from Nortel. The trust is giving eight community midwives their own, lightweight Dell laptops with 3G wireless datacards so they can access medical notes and capture key data from patient’s homes. They will get access to […]
Philips to lead ‘euHeart’ project
Royal Philips Electronics is to lead a pan-European project to develop advanced computer modelling to enable highly personalised diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
EHI’s news roundup 15.08.08
E-Health Insider’s news round up for the week ending 15 August features supplier news and information on newly published research reports.