Wound care: EWMA & SFFPC join forces
The annual conference EWMA, from the European Wound Management Association, will have a new partner for the 2021 edition: As announced by the EWMA, the event - the largest of the specialty in Europe - will be in cooperation with the French Wound Healing Society (SFFPC). More information on the joint EWMA & Journées Cicatrisations Conference can be found on the EWMA website.
Gaps in access to radiotherapy remain throughout Europe
Despite its impressive impact on clinical outcomes, there remains a large gap between how radiotherapy is currently being used and its most effective deployment. This means many patients are failing to benefit fully from optimal treatment. In addition, these gaps are being exacerbated by shortages of high-quality equipment. This is key finding of the 1st edition of the COCIR Radiotherapy Age Profile and Density. The report arises from a 2018 COCIR initiative proposing specific recommendations - the 'Golden Rules' - designed to help evaluate of the radiotherapy installed base and assist with procurement planning. These recommendations balance the benefits of innovation against the obligation to derive maximum value from capital investment.
Dedalus to acquire Agfa HCIS Business
Agfa announced entering exclusive negotiations with Dedalus Holding S.p.A. to sell part of its Healthcare IT business, specifically the business tied to its electronic medical record (EMR) and Integrated Care offerings. The deal, valued at €945M, is expected to be completed during Q2 2020. Agfa's Hospital IT and Integrated Care (HCIS) business is reported to have had revenues of approximately €191M in 2018, or 19% of Agfa HealthCare’s 2018 business. The new combined entity would become a leading international EMR vendor, second only to Cerner in terms of EMEA acute market share.