The Way Of The Vikings

Scandinavia has long been considered to be leading the pack in Europe in terms of eHealth. Although there have been backlashes, the Nordic countries stay on track with their uncompromising commitment to sharing information digitally. The secret of their success? They take patients and standards seriously. [More]

Bridging The Divide–Giving Nurses Ownership Of IT Adoption

By Harry Wood
Nurses are the most numerous healthcare professionals, but often the last to be consulted in the development and adoption of IT. A bold £100m funding programme managed by NHS England is bringing the nursing and IT communities together and stimulating new partnerships across the country to improve ways of working. [More]

Digital Records–The Patient Must Be Involved!

By Anna Engberg
Digital records have become a public issue across Europe. Patients should have full insights into their electronic medical record (EMR), state liberal voices. Conservatives argue that transparency has its limits when patients are enabled to mask relevant health data or restrict health professionals’ access to it. HIMSS Insights has investigated the current state of affairs in two EU countries, Sweden and Austria, and surveyed two experts in the field. So, how much transparency are European patients able to take? [More]

mHealth–Disrupting The Establishment

By Gary Flood
In the first three months of 2014 more than 2,000 current and future mHealth app publishers, as well as experts in the fast-developing sector, shared their experiences. What did this reveal about the shape of the mobile health IT market? [More]

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