EU's "Nobel prize" for ICT
For the first time the European ICT Prize awards ceremony took place
at CeBIT, the world's largest ICT trade fair in Hannover, Germany.
"Information and communications technology opens up a world of new
possibilities - new ways of working and new ways of living," said
Information Society and Media Commissioner Viviane Reding as she
awarded the prizes.

Atos Origin presents new processing solutions for the health card and
electronic invoicing
Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin company, will once again participate at
this year's CeBIT in Hanover from 15 to 21 March 2007. Present on
Bitkom Partner’s booth (Hall 9, Booth C52), Atos Worldline will
showcase new solutions and concepts, including its upgraded card
management system for processing the electronic health card, in
association with the integrated security solution in the telematics
infrastructure, along with the use of signature cards in its
electronic invoicing offering "Worldline eInvoice".

ICT Policy Support Programme
The ICT Policy Support Programme (or ICT PSP) aims at stimulating
innovation and competitiveness through the wider uptake and best use
of ICT by citizens, governments and businesses.
The programme builds on the aims of the previous e-TEN, Modinis and e-
Content programmes and will support the aims of the new integrated
strategy i2010 - European Information Society 2010.

Europe at BIO 2007 (USA)
Thursday, 15 March 2007
The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union (EU),
the European Patent Office (EPO) and the European Medicines Agency
(EMEA) will be present at the BIO 2007 Annual International Convention
in Boston (6-9 May 2007). A joint EU Pavilion will highlight Europe's
role in supporting research and innovation in the life sciences and
promote Europe as a highly competitive knowledge-based economy with
opportunities for research, partnering and business.

Great Ormond St. Hospital Uses ClearSpan Server to integrate iSoft's
iPM with the enterprise
BridgeForward Software, Inc, a leading provider of application
integration technology to the US and UK healthcare industry today
announced that Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, one of the
leading children's hospital in the world has standardized on ClearSpan
Server as it's enterprise-wide integration platform.

HEALTHINF 2008 - Call for Papers
The purpose of the HEALTHINF 2008 - International Conference on Health
Informatics (28-31 January 2008, Funchal, Maderia - Portugal) is to
bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the
application of information and communication technologies (ICT) to
healthcare and medicine in general and to the specialized support to
persons with special needs in particular.

Counting the cost of Hungary's new eHealth card
Hungary is expecting to launch the public procurement procedures for
the production of its new eHealth card by the end of May 2007. The
production and distribution of 11 million new cards and the
development of a centralised eHealth IT system is expected to cost the
government around €100 million.

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Select Rhapsody Integration Engine
Orion Health
Orion Health Limited, a leading provider of integration and clinical
workflow technology to the health sector, announced today that
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Trust has selected
Rhapsody Integration Engine to integrate their clinical data systems
in their hospitals and provide preparedness for new infrastructure
provided by NHS Connecting for Health.

Electronic prescription project wins ComputerWorld Award
ComputerWorld magazine's ComputerWorld 2007 Award has been won by an
iSOFT-backed electronic prescription project led by the Health and
Consumer Council, in collaboration with the Balearics Healthcare
Service (IB-Salut) and the Economy Tax and Innovation Council of the
Balearic Islands, for its impact on the local population.

Calls for Proposals under the FP7 "People" Programme
The "People" programme offers individuals the opportunity to follow a
career in research. European researchers should be encouraged to stay
in Europe whilst at the same time the best researchers in the world
should be attracted by European research excellence and

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