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.
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.