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Carestream Executive Describes Innovative Diagnostic Imaging Processes from Around the Globe

CarestreamTodd Minnigh, Carestream's Vice President, Worldwide Sales & Marketing Development, will give a presentation entitled "Patient Care Over There: What We Can Learn from Radiology Practices Around the Globe" at the AHRA 2014 Association for Medical Imaging Management conference. Read more...

Philips Second Quarter Results 2014 - Healthcare Sector

Royal Philips ElectronicsPhilips reports Q2 sales of EUR 5.3 billion and EBITA of EUR 415 million. Healthcare comparable sales showed a 4% decline year-on-year. The EBITA margin, excluding restructuring and acquisition-related charges, declined to 10.5%, a decrease of 3.8 percentage points year-on-year. Equipment order Q2 2014 Quarterly report and Semi-annual report intake in Europe and growth geographies showed a high-single-digit increase, while North America posted a double-digit decline. Read more...

St. Marys Memorial Hospital site of Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance Installs Agfa HealthCare DR X-ray Suite

Agfa HealthCareAgfa HealthCare announces today the installation of a DX-D 600 automatic digital X-ray suite at St. Marys Hospital Site of Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA), a 20-bed acute and complex continuing care hospital with emergency department in St. Marys, Ontario, Canada. The ceiling-suspended, fully motorized, dual detector direct radiography (DR) system from Agfa HealthCare will be used for a wide range of exams including chest, abdomen, spine and extremity work. Read more...

Siemens Museum for Medical Technology Opens in Erlangen

Siemens HealthcareThe Siemens Museum for Medical Technology is holding its grand opening today in Erlangen. Occupying 400 square meters in all, the Siemens MedMuseum offers an overview of the development of medical technology, a field in which Siemens has played a key role for more than 160 years - from X-ray technology to laboratory diagnostics. Important innovations and their inventors are taken as examples, bringing home the history of medical technology to visitors in multimedia format from the field's inception, in the mid-19th century, to the present day. Read more...

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...