The more patient data that is stored digitally, the bigger the supply of clinical information that can, in principle, be used to optimise medical care. But both hospitals and healthcare systems have difficulties in handling what is sometimes hyped as ‘big data’. Still: innovative clinical analytics can be performed successfully. The challenge is clinical relevance. [More]
By Philipp Gratzel von Gratz
Latest OECD data on annual healthcare spending in Europe clearly show that, for the European healthcare systems, the Euro Crisis is far from over. Healthcare spending has declined almost everywhere. Most countries cut down on medication, not on infrastructure. But prevention is also under pressure, and thus an important driver for eHealth solutions. [More]
By Harry Wood
In a land known for its flatness and low-lying landscape, healthcare regularly scales the heights of achievement. This also applies to the adoption of technology, where data from HIMSS Analytics shows that the performance of the Netherlands is world beating. [More]
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