Siemens Healthineers and ESR team up for digitalization
Siemens Healthineers and the European Society of Radiology (ESR) have launched a collaborative arrangement aimed at promoting discussion with the radiology community. Their first course was held under the heading “Intelligence. Innovation. Imaging – The perfect vision of AI,” in Barcelona on April 5-6. This concept had already proven itself in the Digital Experience Hall at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR), where it focused on the digital future of radiology, and the partners now intend to continue the arrangement: “Digitalization affects all of us, and will fundamentally change our lives and the healthcare industry,” says Christoph Zindel, President Diagnostic Imaging at Siemens Healthineers. In the future, Siemens Healthineers will regularly publish texts and interviews on the subject of AI on the AI Blog, which ESR recently introduced. Recorded lectures are available at https://www.maiesr.org/recorded-lectures/
inveox expands to Poland
inveox GmbH, a medical technology start-up founded by alumni of the Technische Universität München (TUM), continues to grow with the opening of a subsidiary in Kraków. ‘‘Poland has become an important European IT-hotspot in recent years. For our continued dynamic growth, especially in software development, the location offers ideal opportunities. I am excited that, within a few weeks, we were able to establish a subsidiary and build a strong core team in Kraków,’’ says Founder and Managing Partner Dominik Sievert. More details about the expansion can be read at the inveox website.
ECR 2019 breaks attendance record!
The organisers, the European Society of Radiology (ESR), are proud to announce a total onsite participation of 23,239, including a record number of 14,602 professional delegates, which represents a 5% increase compared to ECR 2018, and a total of 8,637 industry participants. In addition, the ECR Online streaming platform counted 7,020 registered viewers that were not present on site, which marks an increase of 9% compared to last year. The grand total of delegates at ECR 2019 thus comes to 30,259 which marks a rise of 6% compared to ECR 2018.
White paper on cybersecurity
The Global Diagnostic Imaging, Healthcare ICT, and Radiation Therapy Trade Association (DITTA) has now released its new White Paper on cybersecurity, which shares best practices in the medical technology manufacturing environment. The document identifies a series of industry best practices and guidelines that medical technology manufacturers can implement to improve their cybersecurity sophistication within their manufacturing facilities and engineering processes. The white paper (PDF, 559K) can be viewed and downloaded from the DITTA website.