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HIMSS and Health 2.0 take the most influential digital health conference to Finland

Following a successful collocated event in Sitges in May 2018, HIMSS and Health 2.0 continue to strengthen their ties and choose one of the most innovative countries worldwide to host the 2019 conference.

‘Introducing the concept of system-wide governance will minimise security and compliance risk and generate more business value’

The impact of WannaCry and the advent of GDPR have driven hospitals and healthcare providers to step up their quest for the most effective cyber security strategies. In addition, says Dennis Chepurnov, CISSP, marketing principal at information management specialist Hyland, they can seize the opportunity to make security a catalyst for more...

Are clinicians willing to trust an algorithm’s predictions?

With huge anticipation worldwide about the game-changing potential of artificial intelligence (AI) for just about every industry, HIMSS Insights caught up with Dr Dominic King, Medical Director and Head of Product at DeepMind Health, an artificial intelligence company which joined forces with Google in 2014.

'Improving patient safety and decreasing recovery time'

HealthTech Wire interviews Johanna Liikanen, Verso Vision, at the recent HIMSS Europe 18 & Health 2.0 conference in Sitges, Spain.

HIMSS and Health 2.0 Europe join the WHINN Programme Committee

Critical thought leadership on digital health, social health and technology will be curated at the annual health and innovation event.

German hospital partners on data sharing project

Dr Lennart Jahnke, Chief Digital Officer at Germany's University Medicine Mannheim, talks about a partnership with Siemens to give patients facing liver disease broad access to their health data...

HIMSS opens calls for proposals for HIMSS19

Submissions for speaking opportunities at the health IT conference are open until July 16, 2018.

'Connected medical devices have to be protected above and beyond adequate security measures'

We interviewed Bob Zemke from Extreme Networks who told us more about a solution that can help hospitals protect and better secure medical devices.

Not enough recognition of women executives, Women in Health IT report reveals

The findings from the Annual survey were made public during the HIMSS Europe 18 and Health 2.0 Conference.

Steve Wretling Named Chief Technology and Innovation Officer for HIMSS

The former global CTO for DaVita is the third recent big hire for HIMSS, joining a new chief clinical officer and executive VP of international.

EMRAM Stage 6 and Stage 7 Key Performance Indicator Report 2018 now available

The 2nd publication about Key Performance Indicator of Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model℠ (EMRAM) Stage 6 and Stage 7 awardees in Europe and Latin America has now been released.

“Embracing digital will be the key skill of any healthcare enterprise”

Belgian healthcare futurist, author and cancer researcher Koen Kas will be one of the leading keynote speakers at the next Swiss eHealth Summit in Bern (11-12 September). Prior to the event he shares his vision of how digital tools may facilitate us to avoid sickness - giving various examples of why adopting new technologies is the key for better...

HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Awards recognise two European health systems advancing patient care

Digital innovations are changing the way healthcare is delivered, leading to improvements in patient safety and outcomes.

Nordic healthtech for life

Nordic healthtech empowers individuals, patients, as well as professionals. It’s a paradigm shift, showcasing new and better ways to provide and receive health care. During the workshop “Nordic healthtech for life” (Monday, 28 July, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm) at the HIMSS Europe 2018 and Health 2.0 Conference, HealthTech Nordic will show you how it can be...

HIMSS Europe & Health 2.0 to focus on digital strategies to solve current healthcare challenges

The event expects to gather close to 2,000 digital health professionals in Sitges, Barcelona, with prominent digital health gurus such as Lucien Engelen, Robert Wachter and Marie Ennis O’Connor speaking at the conference.

‘We need to co-operate on security – the time is now!’

Robert Zemke, Director of Healthcare Solutions at Extreme Networks, talks about how healthcare organisations can keep their medical devices safe, post-WannaCry

‘Prepare for a new human-driven data economy’

Dr Liisa-Maria Voipio-Pulkki, Director General, Chief Medical Officer, Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and Antti Kivelä, Director, Empowering Society, at Finnish innovation fund, Sitra, talk about IHAN, the fund’s new initiative to put data in the hands of the citizen.

Leading digital transformation and big data in medicine

The second annual HIMSS Impact event, which runs 17-18 October at the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) in Potsdam, just outside Berlin, will focus on two distinct themes in two programme tracks – 'How to Lead Digital Transformation within the Healthcare Sector' and the already established topic of 'Big Data in Medicine' (the...

Digital health innovators revealed as finalists in the HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Awards

European health centers are recognised for digital innovation which advances patient safety and outcomes.

Hospital de Dénia 'Marina Salud' achieves Stage 6 of the HIMSS Analytics EMRAM standards

Hospital de Dénia “Marina Salud” has successfully validated at Stage 6 against the HIMSS Analytics EMRAM standards. Hospital de Dénia remains part of a world-wide group of hospitals who have excelled in this area.

BLOG: Integrated clinical history for better patient care

In a new blog, Miquel Soler, Director of IT Services, Ricoh Spain, looks at the different ways technology can improve service workflows and outcomes for patients.

Improving clinical decision support

Doctors, researchers and patients need improved computerized clinical decision support. The Norwegian Centre for E-health Research is working on it.

HIMSS Appoints Two Leaders to Executive Team Bringing World-Class Strategic and Clinical Expertise to its International Operations

Public Health England Senior Advisor Dr Charles Alessi and business strategist Bruce Steinberg join HIMSS to lead the global evolution of the organisation as it transitions to a new era.

conhIT 2018 focuses on digital transformation

The digital transformation has reached every area of the health system – be it big data for achieving important results in medical research, integrated IT systems for optimising processes in hospitals and medical practices, or robotics in patient rehabilitation for improving the quality of life. From 17 to 19 April 2018 visitors to conhIT –...

AI could change ‘everything’ in healthcare, says Dr Robert Wachter

Dr Robert Wachter, Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, will be speaking at the HIMSS Europe & Health 2.0 conference in May in Sitges, Spain, supported by the Dutch Ministry of Health.



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The Collaboration for Oncology Data in Europe (CODE) and European CanCer Organisation (ECCO) have joined forces on…
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In a new blog, Miquel Soler, Director of IT Services, Ricoh Spain, looks at the different ways technology can impro…
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If how can we reassure anxieties about patient data in the wake of the Information Commissioner’s r…
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: Integrated clinical history for better patient care
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NEW: ECCO and CODE unite to improve cancer care in Europe
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Public Health England Senior Advisor Dr Charles Alessi and business strategist Bruce Steinberg join to lead…
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HIMSS brings first-of-its-kind online broadcasting network to UK e-Health Week 2018…
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HIMSS is launching a new innovative online broadcasting network at the UK e-Health Week conference, taking place at…
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NEW: HIMSS brings first-of-its-kind online broadcasting network to UK e-Health Week 2018
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NEW BLOG: Integrated clinical history for better patient care
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Public Health England Senior Advisor Dr Charles Alessi and business strategist Bruce Steinberg join to lead…
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Wearable tech making huge inroads in healthcare sector
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: 'Orangeworm' presents new challenge to the sector