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Integrated security products provide advanced threat mitigation
Communications equipment : 21 October, 2015
ForeScout has integrated its CounterACT product with the McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange to provide powerful threat protection for unmanaged network endpoints including BYOD
Recent breaches highlight security requirements in healthcare
Computer systems and servers : 20 April, 2015
Andrew Wild, CISO of Lancope, explains why the Anthem and Premera data breaches have placed the healthcare industry in the front line as a cyber-attack target
Research report: 3D Systems driving Americas' Mammography market value beyond $1 billion by 2020
Market research : 26 October, 2014
The Americas’ (North and South America) mammography systems market value will increase from approximately $390 million in 2013 to $1.1 billion by 2020, driven primarily by the uptake of 3D systems in the US and healthy demand for 2D systems in Canada, Mexico and Brazil, according to business intelligence provider GBI Research.
Research: human sweat can reduce bacteria defences in hospitals and schools
Research studies : 22 July, 2014
Sweaty hands can reduce the effectiveness of bacteria-fighting brass objects in hospitals and schools after just an hour of coming into contact with them, according to scientists at the University of Leicester; sweat can cause corrosion of protective qualities of door knobs and taps within an hour of contact.
Collaboration characterizes the future of clinical management
Clinical software : 27 January, 2014
Shane Tickell, CEO IMS Maxims, provides his insight into the future of clinical management systems in Britain's health service
Where next for healthcare portals?
IT services : 09 January, 2014
The term ′web portal’ was an IT buzzword in the late 1990s and while use of the term declined in the IT industry, it has been on the rise in the NHS. Everyone it seems is looking to develop a portal: patient portals, clinician portals, management portals explains Dr Joel Ratnasothy, medical director EMEA for Caradigm UK.
Managing information for NHS care in the community
Patient management software : 18 November, 2013
John Sanderson of Hicom examines the evolution of care in the community for the NHS and the changing information management requirements associated with it
IT and Communications in Healthcare - Clinical Portals
Clinical software : 21 April, 2011
FOCUS ZONE REPORT - Clinical portals - technology to empower health service delivery: The NHS can achieve significant improvements in patient experience and outcomes by making better use of its existing IT argues Wayne Parslow, European Vice President and General Manager, Carefx.
IT and Communications in Healthcare - Managing Information
Data storage and management : 21 April, 2011
FOCUS ZONE REPORT - ICO issues health warning to care sector for data breaches: Fewer things are more private and personal than medical records suggests Christian Toon, Head of Information Risk at Iron Mountain, so it is not surprising that the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is putting its foot down when it comes to health care data breaches.
IT and Communications in Healthcare - IT Automation
IT services : 21 April, 2011
FOCUS ZONE REPORT - Improving the way healthcare IT systems are managed: The public sector is bracing itself for one of the toughest years yet points out Koby Amedume, Kaseya's marketing director because the cuts introduced last year mean many local authorities now face smaller budgets which could well have a detrimental impact on service provision.
IT and Communications in Healthcare –Electronic Healthcare Records
Medical records and document management : 21 April, 2011
FOCUS ZONE REPORT – Applying a high value approach to Electronic Healthcare Records: ThomasSenger, Senior Vice President, EMEA Software and Solutions, Kofax, explores how patient care, customer service and profitability benefit from advanced integration between paper and electronic records.
IT and Communications in Healthcare – IT Services in the Public Sector
IT services : 21 April, 2011
FOCUS ZONE REPORT - A poll of public sector managers by Siemens IT Solutions and Services reports that enhancing relationships with the private sector and looking at the end outcomes of projects rather than at rules-based procurement represent the emerging mindsets inside local authorities, central government, health and justice departments (Ref 1).
Data storage and management : 21 April, 2011
FOCUS ZONE REPORT - BridgeHead Software is inviting IT professionals from healthcare institutions worldwide to complete an online questionnaire for the second annual Healthcare IT Leadership Perspectives: Data Management Survey.
Mind the gap – tackling the procurement challenge
Asset management software : 28 March, 2011
As a new financial year dawns, Joel Haspel, Chief Executive Officer of Sentient Health explains why money worries are very much on the minds of NHS managers.
The power of patient information
Patient management software : 25 March, 2011
Shane Tickell, Chief Executive Officer of IMS MAXIMS, argues that a bolder and more imaginative approach to patient information could radically improve patient satisfaction levels and cut complaints in the NHS.
Ardentia’s Activity Flow Analytics improve business reporting for two NHS Trusts
Patient management software : 15 March, 2011
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust is improving business reporting and management with Ardentia’s Activity Flow Analytics.
Diagnostics and Medical Imaging – Research
Research studies : 28 January, 2011
FOCUS ZONE REPORT – Scientists from Sweden’s University of Gothenburg report that two relatively simple methods, an ultrasound investigation and a blood test to measure the level of a substance known as BNP, can predict survival and future heart failure following acute coronary syndromes.
Diagnostics and Medical Imaging – Interoperability
DICOM equipment : 28 January, 2011
FOCUS ZONE REPORT – Merge Healthcare is deploying an imaging distribution solution for the physicians of UMass Memorial Health Care, an academic medical centre with five facilities serving Central New England.
Diagnostics and Medical Imaging – Patient focused care
Computed tomography systems (CT) : 28 January, 2011
FOCUS ZONE REPORT – Siemens Healthcare is launching FAST CARE, a new technology platform for CT which is expected to offer patient benefits including shorter examination times and lower dose exposures.
Diagnostics and Medical Imaging – Intellectual property
Diagnostic imaging : 28 January, 2011
FOCUS ZONE REPORT – ICAP Ocean Tomo, the intellectual property brokerage division of ICAP which claims to be the world's premier patent auction firm, is organising the sale of x-ray imaging patents from the inventor Till Keesmann.
Diagnostics and Medical Imaging – Data management
Data storage and management : 28 January, 2011
FOCUS ZONE REPORT – Healthcare Storage Virtualization company, BridgeHead Software is attributing its dynamic 2010 growth to the company’s singular focus on developing and delivering data and storage management offerings that meet the needs of the healthcare market.
Diagnostics and Medical Imaging – MEMS
Test kits and testing equipment : 28 January, 2011
FOCUS ZONE REPORT – Microvisk Technologies, the developer of a handheld system to monitor the blood clotting status of patients taking the drug Warfarin, raises £6 million through a rights issue to existing investors in an oversubscribed round.
Diagnostics and Medical Imaging – Imaging Innovation
Positron emission tomography (PET) : 28 January, 2011
FOCUS ZONE REPORT – A new imaging system is the first new Philips modality in ten years and integrates the molecular imaging capabilities of PET (positron emission tomography) with the superior soft tissue contrast of MR (magnetic resonance) to image disease cells as they proliferate in soft tissue.
Diagnostics and Medical Imaging – Combining technologies
Ultrasound equipment : 28 January, 2011
FOCUS ZONE REPORT – Siemens Healthcare is creating a new Clinical Products division with a dedicated focus on ultrasound and X-ray solutions.
Diagnostics and Medical Imaging – Point-of-care diagnostics
Test kits and testing equipment : 28 January, 2011
FOCUS ZONE REPORT – Philips and bioMerieux achieve an important milestone in the development of fully-automated handheld rapid diagnostic test solutions for use in hospitals at the point-of-care with the successful integration of bioMerieux’s assay technology and Philips’ Magnotech rapid diagnostic testing technology into a disposable cartridge and handheld reader combination.
Message broadcast solution helps NHS Trusts reduce Did Not Attend costs
Patient management software : 20 January, 2011
Data published by the NHS Information Centre again highlights the costly issue of “DNAs” (did not attends) and shows that for 2009/10 nearly 6.7 million or 7.9 percent of the 84.2 million outpatient appointments were missed.
Ask the Experts - Protecting Healthcare Data
Data storage and management : 06 December, 2010
FOCUS ZONE ON DATA MANAGEMENT - Paul Buckley, Prohealthservicezone's editor interviews Tony Cotterill, Chief Executive of BridgeHead Software, the Healthcare Storage Virtualization company - Part Two
Ask the Experts - Data Management Challenges in Healthcare
Data storage and management : 24 November, 2010
FOCUS ZONE ON DATA MANAGEMENT - Paul Buckley, Prohealthservicezone’s editor interviews Tony Cotterill, Chief Executive of BridgeHead Software, the Healthcare Storage Virtualization company - Part One
Plans to ring fence the NHS budget are questioned by experts
Business development services : 24 September, 2010
Ring fencing the NHS budget makes political, not business sense, argued Dr Alan Davies, Chief Medical Officer of General Electric Healthcare, Europe, Middle East and Africa, at the inaugural Innovative Healthcare Meeting held recently at the Birmingham Conservatoire which brought together NHS executives, business leaders, scientists, policy makers and financial advisors looking to build new partnerships to support innovation and improve the economics of healthcare.
An easy route to better patient safety
Asset management software : 10 September, 2010
Joel Haspel, Chief Executive Officer, Sentient Health, looks at the issues relating to poor stock control and the significant impact it can have on patient safety and cancelled procedures.
Cutting the Cost: How teleradiology can save trusts time, money and resource
Radiology equipment : 11 May, 2010
Sanjiv Agarwal, Chief Executive Officer of teleradiology specialist, 4 Ways Healthcare, explains how teleradiology can help Trusts avoid penalties by reducing the costs of radiology whilst improving working practices and patient care.
PolyTherics to develop novel biopharmaceutical molecule
Biomaterials and biopharmaceuticals : 27 January, 2010
Leverton Licence Holdings (LLH), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CP2, is investing into a research programme to develop a novel biopharmaceutical molecule.
Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) : 30 June, 2009
FOCUS ZONE REPORT – Thermo Fisher Scientific wins the Microsoft Corporation 2009 Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Innovation Award in the Discovery and Product Innovation category, for the second consecutive year.
Research institutes : 30 June, 2009
FOCUS ZONE REPORT – Improving the lives of people living with osteoarthritis is to be the focus of a new £11 million research centre at Imperial College London.
Development services : 30 June, 2009
FOCUS ZONE REPORT – Imagine a hospital with an inflatable operating theatre, a robot that helps doctors perform complex surgery and a device that can be used to take out your gallbladder through your belly button.
Pumps and dispensers : 30 June, 2009
FOCUS ZONE REPORT – In biomedicine and biotechnology the smallest, complex, compound sample quantities needs to be reliably processed and microsystems with new mechanisms of action for pumping, filtering and separating will manage this task with great efficiency in the future.
Power supplies and devices : 30 June, 2009
FOCUS ZONE REPORT – XP Power has introduced the world's first 250 W AC/DC power supply that achieves up to 95 percent efficiency and has been specifically designed to reduce the heat generated in medical, IT and industrial systems.
Microscopy equipment : 29 May, 2009
FOCUS ZONE REPORT – A new high speed imaging capability is being added to Michelson Diagnostics’ EX1301 OCT Microscope which is designed to reveal microscopic detail below the surface of tissue samples instantly, without affecting or damaging them, and with no special preparation.
Assay equipment and chemicals : 29 May, 2009
FOCUS ZONE REPORT – A collaborative development venture between Universal Sensors, Nottingham Trent University and Cambridge Design Partnership is aiming to help in the fight against C difficile and MRSA.
Laboratory equipment : 29 May, 2009
FOCUS ZONE REPORT – IKS International based in Rosmalen, The Netherlands is introducing an innovative cooled 9 litre Personal Incubator that features a ventilated interior and good temperature distribution.
Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) : 29 May, 2009
FOCUS ZONE REPORT – Thermo Fisher Scientific introduces new functionality to the latest release of its Thermo Scientific Watson LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) that brings critical time and cost savings to pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations (CROs) involved in drug metabolism and pharmacokinetic (DMPK) studies for drug discovery and development.
Chromatography equipment : 29 May, 2009
FOCUS ZONE REPORT – The Chromatographic Society is partnering with L.A.B. - the European trade fair and conference for analysis, bio and laboratory equipment in the UK that will be held at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham from October 27-29, 2009.
Mass spectrometer : 29 May, 2009
FOCUS ZONE REPORT – Agilent Technologies and Anderson Forschung Group (AFG) are collaborating to develop quantitative peptide assays to speed protein biomarker discovery and validation.
Mass spectrometer : 29 May, 2009
FOCUS ZONE REPORT – Spark Holland develops a new method for low level determination of the 25-mono-hydroxy-metabolites of vitamin D2 and D3 in plasma.
Laboratory equipment : 29 May, 2009
FOCUS ZONE REPORT –Eppendorf’s Polypropylene Microplates 96 and 384 feature a high level of transparency, an easy-to-read OptiTrack labelling matrix and innovative RecoverMax well geometry for maximum sample recovery.
Agendia opens a clinical genomics laboratory in California
Contract research : 27 May, 2009
Agendia opens a US clinical genomics laboratory in Huntington Beach, California, USA which is fully-licensed and compliant with the Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendments (CLIA) as administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 30 April, 2009
FOCUS ZONE REPORT – Findings released recently from the 20th annual HIMSS leadership survey shows that commitment to Healthcare IT remains a concern with electronic medical record, computerised provider order entry, security and financial issues being the main areas of consternation.
Clinical software : 30 April, 2009
FOCUS ZONE REPORT – GP system supplier EMIS has laid out the schedule for deployment of the company’s, the next generation clinical system, EMIS Web.
Speech recognition systems : 30 April, 2009
FOCUS ZONE REPORT – At the HIMSS 2009 conference in Chicago, Illinois, USA, Nuance Communications revealed results from a new study that shows how Nuance’s Dragon Medical software, the healthcare industry’s most widely used real-time speech recognition software, is capable of accelerating the transition to, and utilisation of electronic health records (EHRs).
Security and compliance software : 30 April, 2009
FOCUS ZONE REPORT – IT and data security specialists, Network Defence is launching what is claimed to be the UK’s first ever N3 network vulnerability scanning service for NHS Trusts.
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