The European Microsoft Innovation Center (EMIC) is starting the
project EMERGE
Currently, the European Microsoft Innovation Center (EMIC) is starting
the project EMERGE, supporting elderly people with innovative
emergency monitoring and prevention.
Delayed calls of emergency medical services - in case of physical or
mental disorders resulting from strokes or falls, for example - lead
to increased hospitalization and movement of elderly people into
nursing homes.

Surgeons Sharpen Skills with New Training Simulator
A groundbreaking computerised simulator currently being tested at
hospitals in France will enable trained and trainee orthopaedic
surgeons to sharpen their skills without having to actually do so on
patients during "live" operations.
Developed by an interdisciplinary team of experts through a project
called Technology Enhanced Learning for Orthopaedic Surgery (TELEOS),
the simulator softens the boundaries between theory and practice,
taking vocational training into a new dimension.

ICT drives 50% of EU growth, says Commission's annual report on the
digital economy
Public and private investment in information and communication
technology (ICT) is bearing fruit, finds the Commission's annual
progress report on i2010 - the digitally-led strategy for growth and
jobs. Technology is fuelling innovation and productivity, and there
are signs of fundamental change in markets and user behaviour, as
Europe moves towards a knowledge-based economy.

Now Better Searching for Health Professionals
Although a nearly infinite amount of information is nowadays
accessible via the Internet, it is not easy to systematically sort out
the right information. This problem is addressed by Transinsight GmbH
in Dresden, a company that develops knowledge-based search
technologies in close cooperation with the Technische Universitšt
Dresden. Now, after a development period of only six months,
Transinsight GmbH has created MeSHPubMed, the worldwide first
knowledge-based search engine for the medical sciences to be made
available on the Internet.

Agfa HealthCare wins major German University Hospital IT contract
after pan-European pitch
Agfa HealthCare announces today that the Managing Board of the
University Clinic of Schleswig-Holstein, one of the three largest
university hospitals in Germany, awarded Agfa HealthCare the contract
for the cross-campus introduction of its ORBIS(TM) Hospital
Information System (HIS), with an integrated Radiology Information
System (RIS) and IMPAX(TM) Picture Archiving and Communication System

Computer says "yes" to more accessible therapy
Computer-based therapy for milder, but more common mental health
conditions such as depression and anxiety should be made available to
any patients in England who could benefit from it from April, Health
Secretary Patricia Hewitt said today.

Agfa HealthCare presents its vision of the Electronic Patient Record
to enhance cardiac patient care
Agfa HealthCare announces that, with its integrated approach to
cardiology information management, it continues to intensify its
efforts to meet and exceed the expectations of cardiac care customers.
The global healthcare solutions company applies its vision of
pervasive access to complete and timely patient information across the
enterprise, to its growing family of products.

Germany launches new ICT programme
The German Government has unveiled a new EUR 5.5 billion programme
aimed at further strengthening the country's position in the
information and communication technologies (ICT) sector.
The ICT sector in Germany has gone from strength to strength in recent
years, triggering notable innovations. In the second half of the1990s,
ICT investments accounted for 18% of the country's overall economic

Successful premiere of the TeleHealth conference/exhibition
Organizers and participants delighted
Community successfully established in the telemedical industry
Presentation of telemedical trends and technologies in the chronic
illness, health care and home care sectors

New EPSS service for online preparation and submission of FP7
As the deadlines for the first calls for project proposals under the
Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) approach, the new Electronic
Proposal Submission Service (EPSS) has been launched to facilitate
submitting proposals online.
The EPSS allows users to propose projects by creating their proposal
completely online without having to download or save anything locally
on their own personal computer.

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