Breakthrough in Patient and Staff Safety During Cardiac Interventions
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre (Nijmegen, the Netherlands) and Main-Taunus Cardiac Center (Bad Soden, Germany) today announced the results of a clinical study that demonstrate that the safety for patients and clinicians can be significantly enhanced during cardiac interventions. Using Philips’ recently introduced AlluraClarity system* with ClarityIQ technology, the doctors of the medical center were, for the first time, able to achieve a 50 percent reduction in X-ray dose while maintaining the excellent image quality needed during image-guided cardiac interventions.
Agfa HealthCare to Highlight IMPAX Cardiovascular IT Solutions at EuroPCR
Monday, 20 May 2013
Agfa HealthCare will highlight its comprehensive IMPAX Cardiovascular suite of products at the EuroPCR congress, the official congress of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI), from May 21-24, in Paris, France. The focus will be on demonstrating how IMPAX Cardiovascular delivers the benefits of digital cardiology to the cardiologist's fingertips.
EU Health Ministers, meeting in Dublin at the Ministerial eHealth High Level Conference organised jointly by the Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the European Commission, today agreed a Declaration on eHealth presented by the Irish Presidency. The Declaration is aimed at prioritising the use of ICT in health among Member States to contribute to better, safer, sustainable and innovative healthcare systems for all European citizens.
Agfa HealthCare's revenue remained almost stable versus last year's first quarter. Excluding currency effects, the business group posted a slight revenue increase. In the IT segment, both the Imaging IT business and the Enterprise IT business performed strongly. The segment posted strong growth figures in North America, Latin America and the North of Europe.
eHealth Week 2013 13 - 15 May, Dublin, Ireland
eHealth Week 2013 brings together two main events: the High Level eHealth Conference co-organised by the European Commission and the Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and WoHIT (World of Health IT Conference & Exhibition) organised by HIMSS Europe. www.ehealthweek.org
Astrid Krag, Minister of Health, Denmark, John Dalli, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy and Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner for the Digital Agenda Read more