Policy

Idealistic visions can only be realised through real-life policy-making. This hub provides an insight into the effects and ramifications of decisions made from the top down, including funding, strategies and regulation.

App continues to be blocked despite improving access to GP services

Plans to roll out Babylon's GP at Hand have been blocked despite the publication of a review showing it improves equality of access to GP...
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Data driven healthcare: Europe to change gear

The European Union is changing its approach towards eHealth
Breaking

Data driven healthcare: Europe to change gear

The European Union is changing its approach towards eHealth

COCIR demands greater support for medical and digital health industry

The European trade association for the medical imaging, radiotherapy, health ICT and electromedical industry, COCIR, called this month for a ‘coherent funding framework’ to support digital health solutions throughout the innovation cycle.

EU healthcare deal: UK House of Lords calls for clarity

A new House of Lords EU Committee report warns that, in the absence of an agreement on the subject, the rights of UK citizens to hold an EHIC card for treatment in the EU will cease after Brexit.

Sweeping changes to US digital health regulation?

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering overhauling its digital health regulation. Insights finds out about a new pre-certification for software pilot project, which could signal sweeping changes to digital regulation in the US.

BLOG: Rare disease patients in limbo from Brexit negotiations

The Brexit Health Alliance has raised concerns that patients will suffer unless there is a new partnership on science and research between the EU and the UK after Brexit.

Moving towards a holistic healthcare ecosystem

Sweden is on the verge of a major reshuffle of its healthcare IT infrastructures. Because Sweden was an early adopter, many of its first generation systems are approaching the end of their life-cycle. More than half of the 21 Swedish regions are procuring or planning to procure new IT solutions now. Creating a patient-centric ecosystem that brings...

Netherlands-based venture capitalist to invest €280m in European med tech

Life sciences investment group, Life Sciences Partners (LSP) – based in Amsterdam - has secured €280m in funding for its new medical technology fund, making the fund the largest in Europe dedicated to this field.

More safety, or less innovation?

Four months after the much-discussed European Medical Device Regulation has come into effect, its potential implications for healthcare IT continue to be under the microscope. Smaller, innovative healthcare IT providers, in particular, fear that innovation will be hampered.

BLOG: Will Brexit jeopardise access to reciprocal healthcare?

Two years ago, when skiing in the French Alps, my daughter had a ski accident and was taken to hospital for urgent care. I was lucky enough to hold a European Health Insurance Card, which allowed us to receive healthcare as if we were local residents, as without it the bill could have been quite expensive for me!

Prescriptions without boundaries

In the first quarter of 2018, the five EU Member States Sweden, Finland, Portugal, Croatia, and Estonia will embark on a path that has the potential to change European healthcare forever. Cross-border exchange of electronic patient data will finally exit project phase. Electronic prescriptions will be here to stay, and more is likely to come.

OPTEL launches verification and decommissioning solutions for hospital and retail pharmacies

Transforming eHealth training - the transatlantic way

Insights discovers the latest developments regarding a new EU/US project which promises to transform eHealth training using a "ground-breaking interactive tool"...
James Poehlmann and Geoff Clemmons

‘Many companies are touting their analytics solutions, but most of them are focused on clinical metrics’

Medway Community Healthcare uses Datix to drive continual improvements in patient safety

NHS

Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group expands Datix patient safety software to drive GP Feedback programme

paperless NHS

New electronic document management solution launched to boost NHS hospitals paperless drive

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust selects Datix Risk Register to manage risk and support regulatory compliance

‘If you look at any of the newsworthy tragedies in my field, the phrase that always comes up in reports is, “failure to communicate”’

New CQC inspection domains – why it’s time to take notice and stay one step ahead

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust selects Datix software for patient safety and to monitor CQC compliance

New research: accuracy and completeness of clinical documentation within NHS

Anoto awarded major digital pen contract by the Welsh Ambulance Service Trust

The Way Of The Vikings

Building Bridges – We Should Abandon National Standards

The American Invasion

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