Mental Health Prescribing Goes Digital at Humber, Enhancing Patient Safety
Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, with services focused on citizens across a large area of Yorkshire, has gone live with DXC Lorenzo Electronic Prescribing and Medication Management (ePMA), a new digital approach to prescribing and administering medicines for NHS mental health professionals. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - June 2, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

First Virtual DMEA to Open with a Wide Range of Topics
16 - 18 June 2020, Berlin, Germany. Under the heading 'DMEA sparks' and taking place for the first time, this year's DMEA is an entirely virtual event. From 16 to 18 June 2020 a wide-ranging programme of events including panels, keynote speeches and webinars can be accessed on the new platform. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - June 1, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Events Source Type: news

Researchers Identify Healthcare Data Defects
Researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) have developed a method to investigate the quality of healthcare data using a systematic approach, which is based on creating a taxonomy for data defects thorough literature review and examination of data. Using that taxonomy, the researchers developed software that automatically detects data defects effectively and efficiently. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 29, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Siemens Healthineers Now Shipping Worldwide Total Antibody Test and Molecular Test Kit for COVID-19 with Expanded Capacity
Siemens Healthineers announced that it is now shipping worldwide its laboratory-based total antibody test(1) to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 IgM and IgG antibodies in blood. The test received the CE mark and data has demonstrated 100 percent sensitivity(2) and 99.8 percent specificity. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Siemens Healthineers Business and Industry Source Type: news

Digital Contact Tracing for COVID-19: An Analysis of Strengths and Limitations
An article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) analyzes the strengths and limitations of digital contact tracing for people infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) to help governments decide if and how they might adopt this technology. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 27, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Philips Launches Next Generation Wearable Biosensor for Early Patient Deterioration Detection, Including Clinical Surveillance for COVID-19
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its wearable biosensor (Philips Biosensor BX100) to help manage confirmed and suspected COVID-19 patients in the hospital. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 26, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Philips Business and Industry Source Type: news

Telehealth Tools Developed for Ebola Improve COVID-19 Care
Telemedicine tools developed at UVA Health to battle Ebola have huge potential in the fight against COVID-19, UVA experts report in a new scientific paper. The tools, they say, allow doctors to provide personal, high-quality care while conserving vital personal protective equipment and reducing infection risks. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 25, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Statistical Approach to COVID-19 Clinical Trials Aims to Accelerate Drug Approval Process
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have published a pair of studies in a COVID-19 special issue of the Harvard Data Science Review, freely available via open access, describing new methods for accelerating drug approvals during pandemics and for providing more accurate measures of the probabilities of success for clinical trials of vaccines and other anti-infective therapies. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 22, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Allscripts U.K. Client Gloucestershire Hospitals Achieves Successful Go-Live with E-Observations Solution Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, located in the United Kingdom, has successfully gone live with the latest addition to its Allscripts electronic health record, despite the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Allscripts Business and Industry Source Type: news

Allscripts U.K. Client Gloucestershire Hospitals Achieves Successful Go-Live with E-Observations Aolution Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, located in the United Kingdom, has successfully gone live with the latest addition to its Allscripts electronic health record, despite the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Allscripts Business and Industry Source Type: news

Philips Launches HealthSuite Clinical Trial Accelerator to Help Life Science Organizations Run More Flexible, Patient-Centric Clinical Trials
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, announced Clinical Trial Accelerator on Philips HealthSuite. This new tailored set of capabilities allows life science organizations to integrate, analyze and store clinical and patient-reported data from multiple sources, providing actionable insights for better, faster decision-making. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 20, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Philips Business and Industry Source Type: news

Accurate Mapping of Human Travel Patterns with Global Smartphone Data
Understanding people's short- and long-distance travel patterns can inform economic development, urban planning, and responses to natural disasters, wars and conflicts, disease outbreaks like the COVID-19 pandemic, and more. A new global mapping method, developed by scientists from Boston Children's Hospital and the University of Oxford, provides global estimates of human mobility at much greater resolution than was possible before. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 19, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

High Five! It's Possible to Create Proximity Online
Despite physical distance, it's possible to create proximity between family members located in different places. This is according to a study from Linköping University that has investigated how video calls bring family members together. The results show that proximity in video calls is established mainly by way of the body and the senses, e.g. by giving a digital high five. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 18, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

New AI Diagnostic can Predict COVID-19 without Testing
Researchers at King's College London, Massachusetts General Hospital and health science company ZOE have developed an artificial intelligence diagnostic that can predict whether someone is likely to have COVID-19 based on their symptoms. Their findings are published today in Nature Medicine. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 15, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

WiFi SPARK Works with Visionable to Connect Patients with their Loved ones
Seven NHS Trusts are using technology developed by WiFi SPARK in response to an urgent request from leading NHS Trusts to find a way to connect hospital patients with their loved ones during the coronavirus outbreak. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 14, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Highland Marketing Advisory Board: Plan Now to Sustain COVID-19 Health Tech Advances
Highland Marketing's board of NHS IT and industry leaders has recognised the uptick in health tech adopting during the Covid-19 crisis. But at their most recent meeting, members argued that a second wave of innovation is now needed; alongside a plan to embed change in the health care system. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Biomax Provides AI-Based Semantic Search Platform AILANI and Supports COVID-19 International Efforts
The bioinformatics company Biomax, headquartered in Planegg, Germany, makesitssemantic search platform AILANI available free of charge to research institutes around the world in order to support the rapid and successful search for drugs and suitable vaccinesagainst COVID-19 infections. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

The COVID-19 pandemic reveals the potential of telehealth to improve care
Two new articles provide insights on the use of telehealth or virtual care in the age of COVID-19 and beyond, pointing to its value to not only prevent contagious diseases but also to provide access to effective and equitable care. In a Nature Partner Journal's Digital Medicine perspective, Lee H. Schwamm, MD, Director of the Center for TeleHealth at Massachusetts General Hospital and Vice President of Virtual Care at Partners Healthcare, and his colleagues stress that virtual care, by collapsing the barriers of time and distance, is ideal for providing care that is patient-centered, lower cost, more convenient and with g...
Source: eHealth News EU - May 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Viveo Health Offers Free Telemedicine Solution to Doctors Worldwide
Viveo Health, a global e-Health innovator, is making its 'Virtual Office for Doctors' platform free of charge to doctors and other medical professionals worldwide in light of the surge in demand for telemedicine appointments. In the battle against COVID-19, medical providers around the world have had to make services digital overnight. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 12, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

DigiConnect: e-healthcare - 24/7 Health for All in the Time of COVID-19
Given the current outbreak of COVID-19, healthcare providers in the Middle East along with the rest of the world are currently putting relentless efforts to provide an innovative offering that eases the burden on traditional hospital resources and make healthcare accessible for all. As a result, the case for virtual hospitals has become stronger than ever. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Events Source Type: news

InsurTech Hub Munich and dmac/Digital Health Hub Nuremberg/Erlangen Launch New Accelerator Focused on Digital Health
InsurTech Hub Munich (ITHM) and dmac - Medical Valley Digital Health Application Center part of the Digital Health Hub Nuremberg/Erlangen announce a new cross-industry accelerator for the second half of 2020. The H+ Innovation Programme will focus on digital health solutions. Applications open April 21, startups are invited to apply until the end of May. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 8, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

The Dedalus Group, Participated by Ardian, Acquires Part of the Agfa-Gevaert Group's Healthcare IT Business
The Dedalus Group, a leading European company, and one of the worldwide main ones, active in clinical healthcare information systems to support clinical professionals and organizations in order to improve their care quality level according to an economic and financial sustainability approach, announces that it has completed the acquisition of part of Agfa HealthCare (Agfa-Gevaert Group) IT business for the healthcare sector. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 7, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

COVID-19 and Health Tech: Building on the NHS Pivot to Digital
Highland Marketing's advisory board met to discuss the health tech response to the coronavirus outbreak. In many areas, this has been hugely impressive: but there are gaps, and there will need to be serious discussions about data architecture, security, and funding when the crisis is over. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 6, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Supercomputer Simulations Present Potential Active Substances Against Coronavirus
Several drugs approved for treating hepatitis C viral infection were identified as potential candidates against COVID-19, a new disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. This is the result of research based on extensive calculations using the MOGON II supercomputer at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU). One of the most powerful computers in the world, (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 5, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Telemedicine Transforms Response to COVID-19 Pandemic in Disease Epicenter
A rapid increase in "virtual" visits during the COVID-19 pandemic could transform the way physicians provide care in the United States going forward, according to a new study led by researchers from NYU Grossman School of Medicine. The findings, published online in the Journal of the American Informatics Association, captures the largest experience to date of the speed, scale and rapid expansion of video-enabled visits by patients and providers in varied and diverse settings. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 4, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

An EU Approach for Efficient Contact Tracing Apps to Support Gradual Lifting of Confinement Measures
EU Members States, supported by the Commission, have developed an EU toolbox for the use of mobile applications for contact tracing and warning in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This is part of a common coordinated approach to support the gradual lifting of confinement measures, as set out in a Commission Recommendation last week. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 30, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Development Research and Development Source Type: news

Veradigm Dedicated to Helping Combat COVID-19
As a leading provider of data and technology solutions, Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) business unit, Veradigm, is at the forefront of the fight to help providers and researchers, and the patients they serve. The company is committed to leveraging its technology to help providers identify patients at risk for the virus and ensure they have the information and tools needed to help them. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 29, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Allscripts Business and Industry Source Type: news

Elsevier Adds to its Extensive Free Resources for Biomedical and Scientific Researchers Working on Coronavirus with Access to Broad Suite of Tools
Elsevier, a global leader in information analytics specializing in science and health, is offering free access to a unique set of biomedical research tools and content to help researchers and life science companies accelerate efforts to address the current pandemic. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Cancer Care Model could Help Us Cope with COVID-19
As the UK government looks for an exit strategy to Britain's COVID-19 lockdown a nanomedicine expert from The University of Manchester believes a care model usually applied to cancer patients could provide a constructive way forward. Kostas Kostarelos, is Professor of Nanomedicine at The University of Manchester and is leading the Nanomedicine Lab, which is part of the National Graphene Institute and the Manchester Cancer Research Centre. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 27, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Application Period for an International Master in Digital Health at DIT-ECRI Open until Mid-July
The Master of Sciencein Medical Informatics (MMI) at European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI) in Pfarrkirchen - a branch of the Deggendorf University of Applied Sciences (DIT) in Bavaria, Germany - is now accepting applications for entry in October 2020. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Events Source Type: news

H ├┤pitaux Robert Schumann to Pilot AI Technology for COVID-19 Detection
The COVID-19 outbreak has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, causing huge impact on people's lives, families and communities. With the increasing number of infections each day, combining assessment of CT imaging scans with clinical findings could facilitate early diagnosis of COVID-19 Pneumonia, thus allowing for early intervention. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 23, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Electronic Skin Fully Powered by Sweat can Monitor Health
One of the ways we experience the world around us is through our skin. From sensing temperature and pressure to pleasure or pain, the many nerve endings in our skin tell us a great deal. Our skin can also tell the outside world a great deal about us as well. Moms press their hands against our foreheads to see if we have a fever. A date might see a blush rising on our cheeks during an intimate conversation. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 22, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Stabilizing Brain-Computer Interfaces
Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) have published research in Nature Biomedical Engineering that will drastically improve brain-computer interfaces and their ability to remain stabilized during use, greatly reducing or potentially eliminating the need to recalibrate these devices during or between experiments. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

DMEA 2020 to be Held as a Virtual, Free Event
16 - 18 June 2020, Berlin, Germany. This year's edition of DMEA, originally scheduled for 16 to 18 June 2020, is to be held entirely as a virtual event. On 16 June selected keynote speeches and other formats will be streamed live. Both these and other program items will be available online on demand. From 16 to 18 June many exhibitors at DMEA will also be featuring a virtual progam. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 20, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Events Source Type: news

Philips Teams with University of Kentucky's UK HealthCare to Power State's only eICU Clinical Command Center
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and UK HealthCare, the clinical enterprise of the University of Kentucky, announced a collaboration to create Kentucky's only operating clinical command center for tele-critical care and operational optimization. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 17, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Philips Business and Industry Source Type: news

Smartphone Application for Coronavirus Contact Tracing
Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a free, open-source smartphone application that permits contact tracing for potential coronavirus infections while preserving privacy. The team's project is detailed in a paper published recently in JMIR mHealth and uHealth. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Are you a HealthTech or BioTech Startup? Apply Now to X-Europe
The EU funded programme called X-Europe aims to foster the growth of the leading European deeptech startups by providing top-notch training and services, and guiding partnerships with investors, corporations, and governments. The programme is delivered by five leaders in the startup community - F6S, TNW, Design Terminal, Growth Tribe, and TechChill. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 15, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Coronavirus Brings Dawn of Digital Healthcare
In light of the highly-infectious Coronavirus pandemic, healthcare systems across the world have had to adapt rapidly for the evolving situation for three reasons: 1. The need to triage and treat large number of patients with respiratory problems 2. The need to protect healthcare workers to ensure they can treat the sick 3. The need to protect the elderly and most vulnerable in society from being infected (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 14, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Development Research and Development Source Type: news

World-First Breakthrough in Ventilator Splitting
A world-first breakthrough by Australian researchers in ventilator splitting could help hospitals under severe stress as the number of critical COVID-19 cases continues to rise. For the first time, researchers have successfully tested, in a simulated environment, the potential to ventilate two lungs of different compliances from a single ventilator. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Social Media can Forecast Economic Impact of Disasters Including COVID-19 Pandemic
Social media should be used to chart the economic impact and recovery of businesses in countries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research published in Nature Communications. University of Bristol scientists describe a 'real time' method accurately trialled across three global natural disasters which could be used to reliably forecast the financial impact of the current global health crisis. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 10, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Scientists on Standby Portal Launched to Support the Recruitment of Overflow Resource for the Testing of COVID-19
Scientists on Standby has been rapidly conceptualised and launched in response to the COVID-19 crisis and in anticipation of the increasing pressure on UK diagnostic testing laboratories and facilities in the coming weeks and months. The portal enables scientists with relevant skills and experience to volunteer their time, expertise and support for COVID-19 screening and testing. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 9, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Development Research and Development Source Type: news

SilverCloud Health Announces $16M Series B Funding for Digital Mental Health Platform
SilverCloud Health, the world's leading digital mental health platform for providers, health plans and employers is to enhance its range of therapy programmes in the UK as part of expansion plans after securing $16m (~13m pounds sterling) funding from leading health investment groups. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 8, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Successful Online Management of COVID-19 Infection
A team of researchers in Wuhan, China have developed a multidisciplinary self-managed home quarantine method that was effective in controlling the source of COVID-19 infection and was useful in alleviating the shortage of medical resources. The case study "Implications for Online Management: Two Cases with COVID-19" describes the use of an online/offline multidisciplinary quarantine observation form, (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 7, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Britain's GPs Reducing the Risks of COVID-19 with the Latest Phone and Video Tech
GPs and returning healthcare workers can now work remotely from home to minimise the spread of coronavirus through new ‘breakthrough’ digital telephone and video technology that will help protect the frontline workforce from infection. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 6, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Rachel Dunscombe Joins Visionable
Rachel Dunscombe joined Visionable as its chief technology officer on Monday (30 March). Rachel is one of the best-known health tech leaders in the UK, as a result of her work with the NHS Digital Academy, the KLAS ARCH Collaborative, and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 3, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Siemens Healthineers Releases Test Kit for Coronavirus COVID-19
Siemens Healthineers announced the availability of its molecular Fast Track Diagnostics (FTD) SARS-CoV-2 Assay test kit used to aid in the diagnosis of infection by the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the COVID-19 disease. Test kits are already being shipped within the European Union for research use only (RUO) to expedite availability while the company continues to pursue Emergency Use Assessment and Listing (EUAL) from (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 3, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Siemens Healthineers Business and Industry Source Type: news

Health Tech and NHS IT PR and Communications During the COVID-19 Crisis - and Beyond
Opinion Article by Susan Venables, Founder, Client Services Director, Highland Marketing It is hard to find positives in the sudden dislocation caused by the spread of the novel coronavirus. A little over two weeks ago, the NHS was being advised to encourage people to use NHS 111 Online to get advice about the disease and to ramp up online booking and remote consultations in primary care. A week later, it was being asked to free-up 30,000 beds ahead of the suspension of all non-urgent, elective operations from 15 April. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 2, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Opinion Business and Industry Source Type: news

Philips Enables Hospitals and GPs to Remotely Screen and Monitor Patients with COVID-19
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that it can help general practitioners and healthcare institutions manage the increased patient flows resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak through a dedicated and scalable telehealth solution that facilitates the use of online screening, follow-up questionnaires and monitoring, and external call center collaborations. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 1, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Philips Business and Industry Source Type: news

COVID-19 Symptom Research App Recruiting Millions of Americans
As the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic grips the US, a new free app is helping to track the onset and progression of symptoms of millions across the nation. The app will help identify those at risk sooner, and help slow the outbreak of the disease. Information about those who remain symptom-free will also support better understanding of COVID-19. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 31, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Development Research and Development Source Type: news