The value of the European picture archiving and communications system market is predicted to double over the next six years, driven by demand for radiology information systems.New analysis from Frost and Sullivan has found that the market was valued at €535m ($679m) in 2009 and estimates that this will reach €1,065m ($1,353m) in 2016. For more, click here.
Royal Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has announced that it has signed a multi-million pound managed equipment service agreement with Siemens Healthcare. The 15-year contract will see the trust receive the latest radiology equipment alongside maintenance of its existing systems and user training. Click here for more.
The pharmacy automation systems market in Europe is experiencing a tremendous growth spurt. Until recently, most pharmacies have been either without automation or have employed very basic automation systems. In response, the adoption rate of automation systems across Europe has been progressing from basic prescription management systems to advanced medication pick-up and drug dispensing automation systems. Click here for more on this story
Surpisingly, for something that is meant to improve healthcare, health informatics are far without controversy. In the UK alone, there have been countless of patient data loss incidents over the last years. Controversial dabatases and services (aka SCR, SUS...). And as far as implementation of top IT systems are concerned, we all know the now familiar story of what is the NPfIT. Still, that should not detract from the fact health informatics help improve health outcomes every day.
The Health-tekIT blog will bring to you the latest in UK health informatics focusing especially on the controversies (or otherwise) that are making the headlines.