E-health, digital applications in the health sector, is a booming business the world over. Antwerp now occupies an important position in this growth cluster. Private, public, university and hospital interests have jointly set up BlueHealth Antwerp, the e-health incubator for starting entrepreneurs who plan to use digital technology to improve our health care system. BlueHealth Antwerp will also be the first customer in Startup Village.
Agfa HealthCare, the Cronos Group, iMinds, the University of Antwerp, University Hospital Antwerp (Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen – UZA) and the City of Antwerp joined forces to set up the e-Health incubator BlueHealth Antwerp in StartupVillage.
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Medical image sharing continues to play a crucial role in a wide variety of departments, according to a recent report published by peer60.
The research company collected data from 547 healthcare providers, asking them about medical image sharing, its importance, and which technologies and brands they prefer.
When asked to list which departments had the greatest need for image sharing, 96% of all providers listed radiology, which is to be expected. Diving deeper into the data, however, shows that 78% of providers listed orthopedics, 75% listed trauma and at least 53% listed cardiology, neurosurgery, and neurology. In addition, 35% of providers chose every department that was listed.
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MEDINFO is the premier international health and biomedical informatics event. MEDINFO 2015 is hosted by SBIS (Brazilian Health Informatics Association) on behalf of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and took place in the city of Sao Paulo from the 19th to 23rd August 2015.
Under the theme “eHealth-enabled Health”, the world leaders in this field will gather in Brazil to share knowledge and analyze how eHealth and Biomedical Informatics are contributing to address some of the most challenging problems in health care, public health, consumer health and biomedical research. Researchers, clinicians, technologists and managers are invited to contribute and share experiences on the use of information methods, systems and technologies to improve patient safety, enhance care outcomes, promote patient-centered care, facilitate translational research, enable precision medicine and improve education and skills in health informatics.
Agfa HealthCare presents consolidated strategy for Enterprise Imaging for Cardiology at ESC Congress 2015
Agfa HealthCare announces that at the congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 2015 in London, it will present its consolidated strategy for Enterprise Imaging for Cardiology. The company will demonstrate how this strategy offers a value-based care solution that provides access to clinically relevant cardiology data that are spread across the care continuum; an enterprise platform that provides structured reporting and post-processing tools for invasive and non-invasive procedures; and a solution that enables meaningful collaboration and exchange of clinically rich cardiac data within the entire care team.
“Imaging is proliferating, and in today’s evolving healthcare model, enterprises need their imaging to support the shift towards care outcomes and value-driven, holistic, patient-centric care delivery,” comments Stefan Goerss, Business Manager Radiology & Cardiology IT, EMEA of Agfa HealthCare. “A consolidated enterprise imaging approach helps ensure images have clinical relevance and gives caregivers fast access to this imaging data. Enterprise Imaging for Cardiology is part of that.”
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Agfa HealthCare Saudi Arabia, together with its partner, Gulf Medical Co. Ltd had been awarded 29 Digital mobile X Ray systems ( DX-D 100 ) from Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
These will be utilized by the southern region hospitals.
This will be a great milestone in the field of Direct Radiography in the Southern Region as it will help support and increase the productivity with a more efficient hospital workflow.
The highly maneuverable, wireless DX-D 100 direct radiography (DR) unit combines full mobility with Agfa HealthCare’s gold-standard MUSICA image processing, enabling high-quality radiology exams to be efficiently performed in mobile environments, including intensive care units (ICUs), emergency departments, operating rooms at the patient bedside.”