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Philips' First Quarter Results 2014 - Healthcare Sector

Royal Philips ElectronicsRoyal Philips (NYSE:PHG, AEX: PHIA) reports that healthcare comparable sales showed a 2% decline year-on-year. Home Healthcare Solutions posted mid-single-digit growth, while Customer Services and Patient Care & Clinical Informatics achieved low-single-digit growth. Imaging Systems recorded a double-digit decline. In growth geographies, comparable sales showed a mid-singledigit decline. Read more...

Carestream to Supply PACS, Archiving and Data Exchange Solutions for TéléSanté Centre Project (MIRC) in France

CarestreamThe Groupement de Coopération Sanitaire (GCS) TéléSanté Centre has selected Carestream Health in France to provide PACS, archiving and medical image sharing and exchange solutions for its public and private health organisations in the Centre region of France, which straddles the middle Loire Valley. Read more...

As Diamond Sponsor of HIMSS WoHIT 2014, Agfa HealthCare Continues to Focus on Providing a True '360° View of the Patient'

Agfa HealthCareAgfa HealthCare announces today that it is a diamond sponsor of the World of Health IT (WoHIT) 2014 conference held by HIMSS Europe and Middle East, which will take place in Nice, France from April 2-4, 2014. The WoHIT Conference & Exhibition is the premier forum for the advancement of IT in healthcare in Europe. This sponsorship reflects the company's healthcare IT goals: to connect the hospital's medical and administrative specific workflows into a single, comprehensive electronic medical record (EMR); to enable sharing of clinical data both inside and outside the hospital, supporting a patient-centered health record; and to target greater efficiencies and collaboration in enterprise imaging. Read more...

Siemens Wins Major Healthcare IT Contract

Siemens HealthcareSiemens' Healthcare Sector has won contracts from two Dutch university hospitals, the Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam (Erasmus MC) and University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), to supply, implement, and support the Soarian Clinicals hospital information system, including electronic patient record (EPR). With a combined value of more than €50 million, the contract represents one of the largest Healthcare IT contracts awarded to Siemens to date. The contracts for both hospitals have a term of ten years. Read more...

Philips to Establish Research & Innovation Hub in Africa

Royal Philips ElectronicsRoyal Philips (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG) has announced the establishment of its Africa Innovation Hub in Nairobi, Kenya, which underlines the company's commitment to invest in Africa. The Philips Africa Innovation Hub will work both on the creation of new inventions, as well as bringing these inventions to the market. Read more...

The New York Genome Center and IBM Watson Group Announce Collaboration to Advance Genomic Medicine

IBMThe New York Genome Center (NYGC) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) have announced an initiative to accelerate a new era of genomic medicine with the use of IBM's Watson cognitive system. IBM and NYGC will test a unique Watson prototype designed specifically for genomic research as a tool to help oncologists deliver more personalized care to cancer patients. Read more...

New Radiology Developments from Siemens

Siemens HealthcareUsing the motto "Answers for Life," Siemens Healthcare is launching a package of new developments for imaging and IT at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in Vienna, Austria. Chief among these are improved diagnostic accuracy, faster examinations and a high level of flexibility. Read more...

Philips Expands Benelux Home Healthcare Offering

Royal Philips ElectronicsRoyal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is expanding its focus on home healthcare with an innovative home medication dispensing service designed to support chronically ill patients and care providers. The new service provides automated, compact dispensers loaded with personalized pre-packaged medication and features a dedicated web-based IT connection to the patient's care giver organization and pharmacist. Read more...

Agfa HealthCare's IMPAX Agility goes Live Around the Globe

Agfa HealthCareAgfa HealthCare announces that its IMPAX Agility solution, a next generation medical imaging platform that truly combines workflow, image management, reporting, and clinical applications into one seamless solution, has now been successfully launched in multiple countries around the globe. In over 125 hospitals, it is being installed or has gone live. Read more...

Carestream's New Vue PACS Platform will Use Latest Windows/Intel Technology

CarestreamCarestream will showcase upgrades to its healthcare IT portfolio at HIMSS 2014 as works in progress that include a new CARESTREAM Vue PACS and Vue for Vendor Neutral Archive with a Windows environment and 64-bit Intel® Xeon servers that can help enhance performance while reducing costs. Read more...