10 January 2017 - As static budgets come head-to-head with spiralling demand, Europe must find a way to get more out of its substantial investment in health. A Science|Business event hears the answer lies in measuring patient outcomes to understand what worksRead More
9 January 2017 - High quality does not always equate to high value in healthcare. Teasing out what works is essential to making Europe’s healthcare systems sustainable for the futureRead More
8 January 2017 - Harvard research shows people are less likely to be readmitted to hospital – and less likely to die – after treatment by female doctorsRead More
A series of pilot projects will use patient outcomes to inform funding decisions, initiating a move from activity-based to value-based healthcare13 December 2016
A Norwegian hospital group factored in patient perception of pain and when deciding which intravenous catheters to buy. As a result, it bought more expensive devices, but they are easier to use, saving time, reducing pain12 December 2016
Research & Reports
A European Commission report describes ten examples of the implementation of big data in health from across member states and sets out policy recommendations for improving the performances of European healthcare systems
Research groups in Geneva and Boston surveyed 103 subjects with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) about their preferences for using different types of electronic devices in clinical trials, including computers, internet and smartphones.
Researchers from the University of London, AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline have developed a set of questions for practicing clinicians to consider when reviewing the results of patient-reported outcome (PROs) measures and effectiveness of medical procedures.
The final report of the Realising the Value programme, an 18-month programme funded by NHS England in support of its Five Year Forward View sets out ten key actions on what should be done and how people need to work differently, to put people and communities at the heart of health and wellbeing.
This systematic review of PRO measurements in cancer clinical trials in Germany identified studies that use these measures and assessed the feasibility of collecting this type of patient-reported data in cancer clinical practice.
Patient Measures – a guide to the field
Many researchers now think that a key to improving healthcare is asking patients what they think of their treatments: What worked? Here, Science|Business Healthy Measures offers a quick guide to the literature.Read more
On 16-17 January 2017 the OECD will host a meeting for Ministers of Health and a High-Level Policy Forum on people-centred care, at OECD Headquarters in Paris.
Paris - 16 January 2017
DigiHealth UK: Enhancing the Patient’s Journey will promote the best practices in digital healthcare innovation along the patient journey as well as the very latest opportunities on the horizon in the health and social care sector.
London - 02 March 2017
Second Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety
Bonn, Germany - 29 March 2017