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.

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.

Solving a problem like an EPR

Over ten years ago Spain set out to connect regional electronic patient information into one national record, available to healthcare professionals and patients all across the country. Today the ambitious solution only works partly, as it is crippled by interoperability issues, lack of resources and low awareness of digital data. But other...

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.

Sign-to-speech innovator clinches top women entrepreneurs’ prize

The creator of a smart glove that translates sign language to text and speech was among the winners at the UK’s AXA Health Tech & You Awards this month.

UK CCG scoops top international award

NHS East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group, from the UK, has been presented with this year’s Starfield Award at an awards ceremony in Texas, for its ground-breaking population-profiling work.

Wearable tech making huge inroads in healthcare sector

One of the fastest growing markets in the entire technology arena – looking likely to be worth nearly €28 billion by 2020 - wearable tech is helping free up hospital beds and evaluate and treat cancer.

Through the looking glass: AR helps surgeons ‘see through’ tissue

Clinicians at St Mary’s Hospital in London have successfully used AR technology to overlay CT scan images onto a patient’s leg in reconstructive surgery, according to a recent study.

The HIMSS Europe & Health 2.0 Conference: the number one meeting point for startups and investors

The 5th edition of the European Telemedicine Conference will show how to move from pilots to implementation

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 –...

Blockchain and electronic health records: Hype or problem solver?

Electronic health records (EHRs) have been a long time coming, with blockchain touted as one of the technologies of promise, with a lot to offer in this field – specifically with relation to the minefield of issues relating to data privacy and patient autonomy.

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.

Ireland: Tech teams from across Europe compete for €4m funding

Healthtech teams from across Europe compete next week in a ‘battle of the brains’ to find innovative solutions to tackle two major healthcare challenges: antibiotic resistance and using AI to improve patient care.

Are European healthcare systems ready for AI?

There are few technologies that have had the healthcare industry so excited in recent years as artificial intelligence (AI); and it’s not difficult to see why. But are Europe’s healthcare systems ready to embrace it?

Accelerating Saudi Arabia’s healthcare transformation with clinical documentation

HIMSS Europe and Nuance Communications Ltd. launch today the White paper 'Saudi Arabia ― How clinical documentation can help achieve Vision 2030'...

Paris Healthcare Week 2018 to offer four trade shows and conferences for all healthcare stakeholders

From 29 to 31 May 2018, the entire healthcare community will come together for the three-day Paris Healthcare Week event.

HIMSS Europe and Health 2.0 to host the most influential digital health event in Europe

The HIMSS Europe & Health 2.0 Conference will gather close to 2,000 professionals and big names in healthcare innovation such as Robert Wachter, Helen Bevan and Lucien Engelen.

HIMSS acquires Healthbox to enter the innovation consulting field

The acquisition will enable HIMSS to offer hospitals guidance about bringing innovation into their systems and learning how to invest in and work with start-ups.



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