Six ways the Internet of Things is improving our quality of life

The combined effect of climate change and society’s impact on the earth is intensifying struggles over natural resources while also threatening our infrastructure, food systems and quality of life. It’s increasingly clear that today’s environmental conditions are not sustainable. Over the past few decades, we have made huge progress fighting disease, poverty and illiteracy. Now […]

Healthcare company expands its services in Europe

Precision for Medicine, part of Precision Medicine Group, has announced it is expanding its biomarker data management and translational informatics services into Europe. The addition of a Geneva, Switzerland-based team of experts complements Precision’s US offerings to provide clients with truly global translational research services. The Geneva team also gives Precision another European operational base, […]

Acute healthcare provider builds adaptable security infrastructure

The United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) foundation trusts are healthcare providers that together cover the country geographically to deliver healthcare services for all inhabitants. One of the largest integrated care providers in England, the County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of more than 650,000 in Northern England through its two […]

Helse Vest enables better patient care with Avaya

Identifying the problem Helse Vest RHF needed to improve efficiency, reduce response times and provide quicker advice to calling patients by centralising the remaining parts of their regionalised digital platform to be managed by the central ICT team – Helse Vest IKT. Helse Vest RHF recognised that patient access and care coordination were being negatively […]

Leeds hospitals move to fully digital pathology for diagnosis

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust/University of Leeds has successfully transitioned its first subspeciality pathology services to fully digital reads, instead of microscopes. This conversion represents a key step in their partnership with Leica Biosystems. The Leeds team is now reporting over 99 percent of their cases using digital pathology, only reverting to microscopes for exceptional […]

British health technology company expanding into ten European countries

Atlas Biomed, the personalised health tech company has announced its successful launch in ten European countries, just six months after its UK launch. The UK-based health technology company, the only company worldwide to offer both DNA and microbiome tests directly to consumers, pushed forward expansion plans after seeing strong sales in the UK. The company […]

Bolton NHS improves patient care through clinician mobility

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust is an integrated care organisation in the northwest of England. Like many other regional healthcare providers, it is centred at one large local hospital, Royal Bolton Hospital, and provides services at about 30 locations in the area. Clinicians tend to work around the clock from a variety of locations, including patients’ […]

Groningen University Medical Centre expands healthcare services

Challenge: UMCG’s data cabling dated back to the early 1990s and was due for replacement. After many years of faithful service, the cable’s 10 Mb bandwidth ceiling was struggling to cope. CommScope solution: SYSTIMAX® cabling was chosen for this project because of the quality and reliability of the SYSTIMAX Category 3 cabling, combined with the […]

Hitachi Medical Systems Europe introduces new CVD ultrasound system

Premium cardiac and vascular imaging rises to a new standard as Hitachi Medical Systems Europe introduces its new premium 2D/4D cardiovascular ultrasound system, the LISENDO 880, featuring HDAnalyticsTM, a unique and accurate cardiovascular analysis package for confident cardiac hemodynamic assessments, at EuroEcho Imaging 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal. Since their inception, today’s ultrasound systems have progressed to […]

IQVIA launches AppScript™ in the UK

IQVIA is making its breakthrough AppScript™ platform publicly available to NHS Clinicians, enabling them to prescribe NHS Apps Library to their patients for free. AppScript™ launches following the recent IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science report, ‘The Growing Value of Digital Health in the United Kingdom: Evidence and Impact on Human Health and the Healthcare […]

5G economy enabling new era of personalised health care

Qualcomm Incorporated have announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. released additional findings of its landmark study, The 5G Economy. The new paper titled “5G Mobile: Impact on the Health Care Sector,” developed by Dr. David Teece, Professor at Haas School of Business, U.C. Berkeley and Chairman and Principal Executive Officer of Berkeley Research Group, […]

European hospital IT budgets to increase over the next 3 years

The United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Spain collectively spend over $6 billion on healthcare IT (HCIT), and the regional HCIT adoption stands at almost 80 percent. Healthcare data continuity, patient engagement and experience, healthcare cloud, population health management, Big Data and analytics, and healthcare cybersecurity are areas that offer untapped growth opportunities. However, the identification […]

Germany leads in developing artificial intelligence for healthcare

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to revolutionise healthcare in the next ten years, say German researchers and a study by the international business consulting firm PwC Germany. The work of a number of German research facilities, including the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and 29 Fraunhofer institutes, is paving the way for […]

Digital healthcare: the remedy for better patient care

The German health system is under enormous pressure. For it to stand firm, it must break new ground. Feeling this pressure is Starnberg District Hospital with its Starnberg Clinic and Penzberg Clinic locations. These two facilities have more than 900 employees, approximately 400 beds and care for nearly 24,000 inpatients while achieving operating margins of […]

Atos announces new NHS Trust Partnership

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today announced that it has extended its Digital Transformation Partner contract with University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) to include Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust for an initial five-year term, further broadening its client base within the health services sector. Atos will be […]

Adoption of IPaaS in healthcare industry to increase

The advent of integration technologies and their ongoing evolution exhibits a disruptive impetus across multiple industrial verticals. However, such disruptions are turning out to be profitable for companies and organisations seeking to integrate their applications and business platforms. Cloud networking and cloud computing are being extensively exercised across several industrial domains. As such technologies are […]

Industry-led review details plans to supercharge UK AI industry

The government has been urged to help the UK become the clear world leader in the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) – to boost productivity, advance health care, improve services for customers and unlock £630 billion for the UK economy. Experts from industry and academia today (15 October 2017) unveiled new proposals for how government […]

Sectra to deliver nationwide imaging IT solution

International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra has signed a multi-year agreement with Dutch breast screening organisation (FSB) for a nationwide solution. With the Sectra solution, the 59 mobile trailers, 11 fixed screening locations and 29 reading units used throughout the Netherlands can carry out and review breast screening examinations anywhere and at any […]

New drug developments and latest collaborations in biotech sector

Oppenheimer’s Leah Rush Cann recently published an article on Barron’s writing Biotech stocks, that still remain sharply undervalued, with an optimistic outlook that comes on the heels of the biotech sector has posted a 17.7 percent gain this year through September. Her opinion is that the sector is showing ‘increasing strength’. The biotech rally appears […]

Global digital therapeutic devices market projected to expand

The global digital therapeutic devices market is divided among a large number of players that features stiff competition, notes a fresh market study by Transparency Market Research (TMR). Going ahead, the competitive scenario is likely to intensify as more and more medical device companies make a foray into this market with their technological expertise. However, […]