MEDICA 2006 with a comprehensive range of information on IT in health
This year, the VHitG (Association of Manufacturers of IT Solutions for
Health Care) and Messe Düsseldorf will again be organising their joint
forum "MEDICA meet.IT - The Forum" from Wednesday to Friday within
the context of the world's largest medical fair MEDICA in Düsseldorf
(15 until 18 November 2006).

A roadmap towards a European HealthGrid
A major challenge for the coming years is to address the unique ICT
aspects of the life sciences in an integrated way. Life science
research present the need to access, analyse, protect & share massive
quantities of diverse, geographically distributed information,
computationally intensive analysis techniques and rapidly evolving
medicine, science & technology.

Barriers to eHealth deployment must be overcome
At the first World of Health IT Conference and Exhibition in Geneva,
representatives of the European healthcare IT and ICT industry gathered
to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing eHealth solutions in
Europe today.

CSW to work with Consortium to specify Finnish National Healthcare
Information System
The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (Finland) has chosen the
consortium headed by WM-data, to specify the Finnish national
healthcare information system architecture. The consortium includes:
Avain Technologies, Commit; Oy, CSW Group and Medici Data. This
specification work will provide the foundation for a logically
integrated healthcare service information system nationwide.

ScanBalt - the network of networks
ScanBalt - the network of networks - has the vision of creating a
competitive world-class meta-bioregion. ScanBalt BioRegion consists of
the Nordic and Baltic countries as well as Poland, Northern Germany and
Northwestern Russia (11 countries in total).

Recent study points to cost savings of up to 30 percent with ORBIS
hospital information system
At The World of Health IT (WoHIT) Conference, Agfa HealthCare announces
the findings of a recent study that the company commissioned from
Accenture on the economic efficiency of ORBIS™, Agfa's comprehensive
hospital-wide clinical information system.

Ruslan David, MD
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