Philips announces new RFID asset tracking solution
Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) announced that its
Medical Systems division is introducing the Philips asset tracking
solution, a turn-key solution used for locating hospital assets and
improving efficiencies. Using Wi-Fi based technology by AeroScout Inc.,
the asset tracking solution is designed around the hospitals' existing
802.11 wireless infrastructure, allowing hospitals to leverage
investments they have already made in their wireless technology.

Israeli researcher receives EU grant for development of 'electronic
An Israeli researcher has been awarded a grant of €1.73 million by
the EU under its Marie Curie Excellence programme for the development
of an 'electronic nose' that can sniff out cancer.

MEDICA und ComPaMED 2006: Position as Global Hub for the Medical Sector
Impressively Confirmed
The world's largest medical fair MEDICA plus ComPaMED, the leading
international trade fair for upstream supplies in medical production,
have impressively confirmed their position as the global hub in the
medical sector. Over the four days of the fair (ComPaMED three)
organisers registered a total of 137,500 trade visitors including those
attending the accompanying MEDICA Congress and the German Hospital
Conference "Deutscher Krankenhaustag" (2005: 137,100). Around 40% of
visitors came from abroad with a rise in trade visitors particularly
from the new EU states.

Germany's FP7 launch event
On 15-16 January 2007, the German Federal Ministry of Education and
Research (BMBF) will host a national kick-off event in the
Internationales Kongresszentrum Bundeshaus Bonn (IKBB) to launch the
7th EU Research Framework Programme.

Multix Swing giving new momentum to practices
During the Medica in Duesseldorf, Siemens Medical Solutions shows an
X-ray unit that ensures high quality diagnostics for practices with
limited budgets. Known as Multix Swing, the system brings new momentum
into the everyday life of medical practices headed by radiologists,
surgeons and orthopedists.

Commission gives green light to launch 30 new eTEN projects
On 16 November the European Commission launched 30 new eTen projects
which will run over the next 3 years. These will validate and deploy
electronic services in the public interest serving European citizens
and businesses in areas including eHealth, eGovernment, eLearning,
eInclusion, SME support, and Trust and Security.

TietoEnator supplies IT support for operational planning to the City of
TietoEnator will supply an operational planning system for home and
elderly care services to the City of Stockholm. The system is to be
integrated with the city's existing operational system. The system
being procured - named SchemOS by the City authorities - offers
efficient planning support for care suppliers throughout the City of

Siemens brings network connectivity to healthcare
The electronic healthcare card is viewed in Germany as an opportunity
for a modern healthcare system. Experts estimate that more than 500
million euros can be saved in Germany annually. Behind this number are
intelligent server solutions, billions and billions of data bits,
highly-developed security technology, digital hospitals, networked
physicians, and above all: a focus on patients.

Connecting for Health: Global Vision, Local Insight
Report for the World Summit on the Information Society
Information and communication technologies are changing health care
delivery and are at the core of effective, responsive health systems.
These technologies are key to connecting people, information and
research to improve health in countries. They are also vital in
enabling rapid response to global threats to health.

Siemens presents Germany’s first scenario for integrated healthcare
based on gematik specifications
At Medica 2006 Siemens is exhibiting the first functional scenario for
integrated healthcare in Germany, including cards, connector, and
mandatory and value-added services. Medica visitors can discover how
integrated healthcare could work in the future. For this scenario,
Siemens already satisfies the stringent data protection and security
requirements of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI)
regarding the confidential processing and transfer of patient data.

Ruslan David, MD
eHealthNews.EU Portal & eHealth Directory EU
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