Innovation

Innovation in healthcare technology underpins every striking improvement in the sector, for both patients and caregivers. From AI and blockchain to wearables and sensor technologies, this hub will let you know what you need to keep an eye out for to be one step ahead of the game

Helping Improve Patient Care Through the NAVIFY™ Decision Support Portfolio

A recently launched decision support software offered by Roche Diagnostics helps physicians navigate the increasing amounts of data.

Only Amazon can radically disrupt healthcare, 59% of hospital execs say

Of all the tech giants with ambitions on healthcare, hospital executives have overwhelmingly put their faith in Amazon to create disruption

Radiology beyond the machine

AI is permeating medical imaging, but its integration into clinical practice will depend on the capacity of AI technology to facilitate workflow

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€3m EU-funded project to ‘rewire’ an injured spinal cord

Innovative technology is being developed to enable patients to regain control of limbs - despite an injury that stops the transmission of signals through the spinal cord - in what looks likely to become “a major breakthrough in the treatment of paralysis”.

The Netherlands: Wearable robots give new hope to paraplegics

Clinical trials of one pioneering EU-funded project from the Netherlands are yielding promising results for the rehabilitation of paraplegics, thanks to the development of a unique wearable exoskeleton.

European drone operations still up in the air

Drones are saving lives in Rwanda, Tanzania and other parts of Africa by slashing the time it takes to deliver blood, vaccines and emergency medical supplies. And with the US currently looking likely to loosen its stranglehold on drone operations in rural areas, we ask, ‘Why is Europe still lagging behind?’

VR treatment can help overcome acrophobia, says European research team

VR therapy through a ‘virtual coach’ is enough to overcome acrophobia or fear of heights, one of the most common fears in the world, according to a new European research study, published in The Lancet Psychiatry last week.

Virtual reality to the rescue?

Healthcare organisations all over Europe are getting wise to the applications of virtual reality (VR) in mental health. Researchers in the US, meanwhile, are exploring the effects it can have on isolation and confinement – the very conditions astronauts encounter in space.

The Liver Case

Move the patient to the centre! This mantra is being repeated time and time again in discussions about the future of healthcare. But how can it actually be done? University Medicine Mannheim in Germany has recently embarked on a digital journey in which the hospital reinvents itself as a provider of an IHE- and international standards-based...

Techcyte Europe awarded Healthcare Startup of the Year

Deep machine-learning company, Techcyte Europe, which uses AI to drive down the costs of healthcare, has been awarded a prestigious prize for innovation and growth potential across Europe.

Germany: Philips signs two long-term strategic partnership deals

Royal Philips today announced it has signed two long-term strategic partnership agreements with hospital groups in Germany

Amazon gains foothold on healthcare market with acquisition of PillPack

Amazon has been testing the waters in the pharmaceuticals industry for a while, but with the acquisition of US online pharmacy company, PillPack, it makes its most aggressive move yet. But what does this mean for Europe?

DeepMind CEO to advise UK government’s new Office for AI

Demis Hassabis, CEO and co-founder of leading AI research firm, DeepMind, has this week been named as the first adviser to the UK government’s new Office for Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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.

Can tech start-ups provide a cure for Europe’s healthcare headache?

Health tech start-ups across Europe are finding new and innovative ways to meet a need that overstretched doctors and mental and social care services are failing to fulfill. And who can blame them?

UK health secretary announces €243m funding for tech research

Britain’s Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has pledged £215mi (€243m) in funding for health tech research, saying that Britain should embrace technology to provide better health outcomes.

'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.

Designing an enterprise imaging strategy for the future

Hans Mekenkamp, Owner and Managing Director at MedicalPHIT, says next-level imaging will offer patients advanced access while leveraging new workflows that make the process more efficient.

Health 2.0 and HIMSS: Why coming together strengthens the healthcare community

Indu Subaiya, co-founder of Health 2.0 and Executive Vice President at HIMSS, discusses the value in bridging the gap between the start-up community and European hospital IT leaders.

Healthbox and the opportunities for digital health globally

Neil Patel, Executive Vice President for Healthbox, which recently joined HIMSS, talks about the role his consulting firm can play in working with international digital health companies.

How Sitra is fostering healthcare innovation in Finland

Pia Heikkurinnen, Theme Specialist, Capacity Renewal at Sitra, talks about the support the Finnish government is giving Sitra to back digital health start-ups and other healthcare innovators.

How Sitra is fostering healthcare innovation in Finland

Pia Heikkurinnen, Theme Specialist, Capacity Renewal at Sitra, talks about the support the Finnish government is giving Sitra to back digital health start-ups and other healthcare innovators.

Finland's contributions to healthcare cannot be understated

Charles Alessi, HIMSS Chief Clinical Officer, and Sitra Director Jaana Sinipuro, discuss the ideals and successes that have defined Finnish healthcare as one of the most impactful systems in the world.

Trust still an important element, as healthcare goes digital

While healthcare organisations continue to unleash the power of intelligent technologies, using them to deliver more personalised, informed care, trust is a key currency that must not be left by the wayside, says new research.

Five factors influencing VR’s meteoric rise in healthcare

VR is being used increasingly in healthcare, thanks to a rapid rise in the number of connected devices, levels of tech investment and demands for VR and AR in developing markets, among other things, says a new report.

HIMSS Europe & Health 2.0 Conference: Big Dreams Meet Real Challenges

Several hundred reports, thousands of studies, and positive results from pilot projects – almost everything has already been said about the potential and the advantages of digital healthcare. It’s been said, but not yet done, argues Arthur Olesch.

Transforming Turkey: How a race for high standards helped a country unify around digital healthcare

Ilker Köse, Technology Transfer Officer and Director at Istanbul Medipol University, says the motivation to adopt EMRAM standards created the momentum needed to transform hospital systems.

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