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‘Fine-tuning investment in digital’

Dr Graham Evans, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS (National Health Service) Foundation Trust’s Chief Information and Technology Officer, outlines advances in the organisation’s digital agenda, focusing on the EPR deployment, and the UK’s Global Digital Exemplar and Fast Follower programmes.

‘CIOs will have to ensure cybersecurity is a priority’

Adrian Byrne, Director of Informatics at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, is often regarded as one of the most forward thinking digital leaders in the UK’s healthcare system. Here, he outlines objectives set out to achieve through the Global Digital Exemplar scheme, which aims to create an elite group of digitally mature...

OLVG in Amsterdam successfully revalidates as HIMSS Analytics EMRAM Stage 6 hospital

Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis (OLVG) in Amsterdam (Netherlands) has been successfully revalidated at Stage 6 of the international HIMSS Analytics EMRAM standards. In demonstrating compliance against the standards OLVG has reaffirmed its commitment to use technology to improve patient safety and the overall quality of clinical care.

Learn about the Digital Imaging Adoption Model’s (DIAM) first results in Europe and Russia at the Russian Radiology Congress

OPTEL launches verification and decommissioning solutions for hospital and retail pharmacies

Funding is top challenge for healthcare providers across Europe, reveals annual health IT report

A new survey from HIMSS Europe released this week has revealed that healthcare and IT professionals across a multitude of European countries believe they do not have enough IT funding to meet the challenges they face today.

eHealth Tallinn 2017 focuses on the impact that a digital transformation of healthcare systems could have on society

Over 600 digital health experts from Europe and across the globe have gathered in Tallinn to exchange knowledge and share best practices as part of the eHealth Tallinn conference.

European Kate Granger Awards are back for another year

HIMSS Europe will be launching the second year of the European Kate Granger Awards for Compassionate Care at eHealth Tallinn, Estonia on the 16-18 October 2017.

‘Can we empower patients to become their own data guardians?’

Professor Christof von Kalle, head of the Department of Translational Oncology at the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ) in Heidelberg, is passionate about how Big Data can benefit the patient - and every member of the healthcare ecosystem. But it will only fulfill its promise, he says, if we listen to patients as doctors do – and learn a bit...

Cross-border digital health vision puts Estonian innovation centre-stage in Tallinn

Estonian Connected Health Cluster will showcase its vision of a cross-border collaborative approach to the development of applications, systems and services at eHealthTallinn (16-18 October 2017).

eHealth Tallinn 2017: i-PROGNOSIS to present mobile app that captures early signs of Parkinson’s disease

Phones are getting increasingly smarter. One of their benefits is to support better health and care through improved diagnoses and novel health management practices. If smartphones facilitate the development of individualised approaches, they also bring new opportunities for communities to take action, including rallying for better health. You’re...

‘Informing individual patient care with Big Data and predictive analytics is the Holy Grail these days’

As an intern in the US Department of Veteran Affairs in the ‘80s, Lou Fiore noticed how unique the organization was in its sophisticated handling of electronic medical records (EMR). Now Executive Director of the VA’s Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research and Information Centre and Professor of Medicine at the Boston University School of...

EU Cloud in Health Advisory Council offers recommendations on health data

The European Cloud in Health Advisory Council has launched a Call to Action for policy-makers to “Enable data-driven healthcare & research for citizen benefit while protecting patient privacy” which includes specific recommendations for Member States as they implement GDPR into their national data protection laws.

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust achieves HIMSS Analytics EMRAM Stage 6

London hospital becomes the fourth organisation in England to reach Stage 6 of the internationally recognised HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM).

Children’s Hospital Ljubljana achieves HIMSS Analytics EMRAM Stage 6

Ljubljana Children’s Hospital and PICU, operating within the University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Slovenia, has been successfully validated at Stage 6 of the HIMSS Analytics international standards.

HIMSS Europe and HIMSS UK Launch stand-alone platforms for established media brands

HIMSS Europe and HIMSS UK have launched dedicated channels for two of its established online media brands, Insights and the British Journal of Healthcare Computing (BJ-HC).

RIS investment boosts diagnosis and treatment flows at Bahrain University Hospital

The King Hamad University Hospital (KHUH) in Bahrain has significantly enhanced the productivity and efficiency of its radiology department since implementing a new Radiology Information System (RIS) from medavis in 2015.

HIMSS Europe launches Future50

HIMSS Europe has launched Future50, a new initiative designed to bring together the top 50 leaders in healthcare IT across UK and Europe, supported by IBM Watson Health, that aims to further the field's transformation...

‘A lot of people think of virtual reality as a tool for the future’

Ashley Woolheater, Policy Associate at Oculus VR, is excited about the applications of virtual reality (VR) in healthcare – particularly in education. And this is not something we’ll have to wait way off into the future to use, she says – VR’s here and it’s here to stay!

HIMSS IMPACT: So what’s all the fuss about?

There’s a big buzz around Big Data in our industry, right? One reason why the new HIMSS Impact International Symposium on Big Data in Medicine – which takes place in Potsdam, 20-21 November 2017 – is already kicking up quite a storm! HIMSS Insights talks to the organisers of this exciting new event –and finds out why you should make every effort...

'Discovering new ways to improve value is the biggest influence on integrated IT strategies today'

HIMSS Europe and Health 2.0 to co-locate the most influential digital health conference in Europe next year

HIMSS Europe and Health 2.0 are joining efforts to co-locate the most influential digital health conference in Europe next year. In April, HIMSS’ acquisition of Health 2.0 Conferences was announced, and the two organisations have since come together to design a digital health event that will bring the best of both worlds: HIMSS Europe’s knowledge...

Discuss the game-changing effects of Big Data at new HIMSS event

PACS, imaging

UK PACS win for Carestream announced

'Ikazia was attracted to Carestream's Clinical Collaboration Platform'



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