Jeremy Hunt Challenges NHS to Go Paperless by 2018
Friday, 18 January 2013
The NHS should go paperless by 2018 to save billions, improve services and help meet the challenges of an ageing population, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said. In a speech to the Policy Exchange, the Health Secretary has mentioned that patients should have compatible digital records so their health information can follow them around the health and social care system.
Computational Methods Reveal How Hospital-Acquired Bacteria Spread
Thursday, 17 January 2013
Scientists at the Academy of Finland's Centre of Excellence in Computational Inference Research have developed novel computational methods that have yielded essential knowledge of how hospital-acquired bacteria spread and develop. These new methods, based on randomised algorithms, make it possible to analyse extensive genomic data significantly faster and more efficiently than previously.
Twelve million Germans suffer from periodontitis, an inflammation that can lead to the loss of teeth if left untreated. A new diagnostic platform enables the pathogens to be detected quickly, enabling dentists to act swiftly to initiate the right treatment. Bleeding gums during tooth brushing or when biting into an apple could be an indication of periodontitis, an inflammatory disease of the tissues that surround and support the teeth.
Digital "To-Do" List: New Digital Priorities for 2013-2014
Wednesday, 09 January 2013
The European Commission has adopted seven new priorities for the digital economy and society. The digital economy is growing at seven times the rate of the rest of the economy, but this potential is currently held back by a patchy pan-European policy framework. The priorities follow a comprehensive policy review and place new emphasis on the most transformative elements of the original 2010 Digital Agenda for Europe.
2013 Set to Be the Busiest Year for Digital Agenda
Monday, 07 January 2013
The Digital Agenda is now entering its third year, and has already made headway towards the objectives of getting every EU citizen to use the Internet, and helping Europe's citizens and businesses get the most out of digital technologies. Since the agenda was launched, 15 million Europeans have connected for the first time, and 68 % of Europeans are now online regularly, with 170 million on social networks.
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