A round up of 2017 healthcare IT highlights

Before the end of the year, we thought it would make sense to take a quick look back at some of our most popular stories from European healthcare IT in 2017, and hopefully give our readers a chance to catch up on any highlights that may have been missed.

Radboud University Medical Centre is re-validated at HIMSS Analytics EMRAM Stage 7

Radboudumc in the Netherlands has successfully re-validated at Stage 7 of the international HIMSS Analytics EMRAM standards. In once again demonstrating compliance against the standards Radboudumc has reaffirmed its commitment to use technology to improve patient safety and the overall quality of clinical care.

'Hospital departments work differently. A consultative approach is key in enterprise imaging'

As more sophisticated data sharing enables deeper collaboration between different areas of service delivery and patient care, the enterprise image archive is emerging as the foundation for a fresh approach. Massimo Angileri, Carestream Vice President Sales & Service Europe, describes the shifts that will take place as new accessibility models...

Changing the system from the inside

As ambitions go, Abdullah Albeyatti’s concept of a new blockchain-based ecosystem for the patient record is not exactly modest. But one thing sets him apart from many other innovators with an eye on revolutionising healthcare delivery in the age of patient empowerment: he is a practising doctor.

BD helps Thun Hospital advance medication management into the future

Automated ward medication dispensing cabinet refills are now a reality.

BLOG: The predictable return of heart failure telemonitoring

Clinical trials have seriously corrupted the idea of the medical usefulness of heart failure telemonitoring in recent years. Here is why the technology is not dead, nevertheless, and indeed looks set for a comeback in the year 2018.

Hospices of Hope raise the status of patient communication to new heights in Romania

Alex Padureanu, CEO at Hospices of Hope, reveals how one of Romania’s leading home and palliative care providers expects to improve patient communication, and increase efficiency and operational cost-effectiveness by 50%, following the implementation of STATUS, Star Storage’s modular patient engagement and relationship management platform.

UK social care start-up to roll out new data analytics platform

After being included in the EU’s top 50 start-ups competition, Cera continues to address gaps in social care provision across the UK.

Transporting Canadian patients virtually

Insights finds out about the pioneering Canadian project, which is using virtual reality to help bed-bound patients escape from their rooms.

medavis RIS drives efficiency and quality at top Macedonian hospital

Acıbadem Sistina in Skopje, one of Macedonia’s leading clinical hospitals, has put the medavis RIS at the heart of its strategy to deliver the prompt service and efficient, accurate diagnosis demanded by patients in today’s globalised market.

AI as a multi-faceted instrument in healthcare

The idea has been around for decades, having made its official debut in the ’50s, yet few people know what Artificial Intelligence technology, tasked with mimicking human cognition like learning and problem-solving, is really capable of. Some argue that it has the power to transform care delivery and cultivate precision medicine. And just maybe,...

‘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.

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

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.

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).

Digital innovation - The Italian job

The Digital Innovation in Healthcare Observatory of Politecnico di Milano estimates that overall expenditure for Italian digital healthcare in 2016 amounted to €1.27bn, which is lower when compared to the standards of other advanced European countries and represents a decline when compared to the previous year. What actions need to be taken to...

New 3D printing centre for healthcare opens in Sweden

Engineers from the new lab will work with GE Healthcare’s advanced manufacturing and engineering centre from Wisconsin.

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...

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.

Drone delivered healthcare?

Will 2018 be the year of innovation for healthcare logistics? Drones are expected to take over medical deliveries at several European hospital sites. While Switzerland is about to conduct drone delivery of blood samples between hospital sites in the Lugano region, a German healthcare institution is preparing for a general drone flight permission...

How a global epidemic can drive innovation and efficiency at the heart of patient care

A decade of experience in helping United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) healthcare providers manage the impact of diabetes on their service delivery models has given Hicom valuable insights into the benefits of implementing fully integrated information systems.

Conscious uncoupling, anyone?

It’s a trend that has taken separating couples the world over by storm And now, thanks to the digitisation of healthcare and a growing enterprise focus, the technique of uncoupling – or ‘deconstructing’ – is being applied to great effect in health IT too. But it’s not without its own share of controversy. Need a little help with your PACS...

Exclusive: IT to support WHO’s assistive products initiative

Insights spoke to Chapal Khasnabis, Programme Manager at the World Health Organisation, about the Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology project, now running for more than three years.

The avatar revolution?

A year before Facebook was launched, remarkably noting social media would become one of the most powerful marketing tools of the 21st century, Peter Brady opened an agency that would increasingly focus on the digital sphere. A few years later, he begun creating technological solutions that would help alleviate pressures in the healthcare field...

Startup wins connected health competition at mHealth Israel

Digital health startup providing personalised speech monitoring for patients with COPD wins competition at mHealth Israel conference



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