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

Virtual reality to the rescue?

Healthcare organisations all over Europe are getting wise to the applications of virtual reality {VR) in mental health

The Liver Case

UMM has recently embarked on a digital journey in which it reinvents itself as a provider of an IHE- and international standards-based EPR

Techcyte Europe awarded Healthcare Startup of the Year

Deep machine-learning company, Techcyte Europe, which uses AI to drive down healthcare costs, has been awarded a prestigious prize for innovation

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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.

Understanding the impact of data and technology on European healthcare

Miguel González Sancho, who heads the eHealth, well-being and ageing unit at the European Commission, speaks to Charles Alessi, Chief Clinical Officer of HIMSS International, about how digital health is empowering patients to have more input into their care.

An agent of change

After years or in fact decades of discussions, German doctors are about to change their professional code of conduct and allow patient-initiated telemedical consultations. Katharina Jünger is among the pioneers who are making change in Germany happen.

Self-healing “e-skin” – a window on the future for robotics?

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have created a new electrically conductive material that can repair itself, opening up opportunities for soft robotics and wearable technologies.

Telemonitoring to combat heart failure

Heart failure patients with left ventricular assist device (LVAD) need sophisticated after-care to lower the high risk of life-threatening complications that accompanies this kind of device therapy, which is becoming more common these days. The international Medolution project is seeking to enhance long-term survival rate of LVAD patients by means...

Wachter: 'We can't even use intelligence, leaving aside artificial intelligence'

Dr Bob Wachter, Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, says healthcare is entering a new phase of digital transformation, now that EHR adoption is widespread - though challenges lie ahead.

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.

Next generation homecare: 3D wound measurement for tele-diabetology

Diabetic foot ulcers still affect about one in every six diabetics. Telemedicine is increasingly used to treat these patients. A novel 3D camera from Denmark could take wound monitoring to a new level.

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