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EU

Call to measure patient outcomes and move to evidence-based health budgeting

29 November 2016 - Policymakers push for Europe-wide commitment to fill the knowledge gaps and make healthcare systems sustainable

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Patient outcomes

France Patient outcomes: the view from France

28 November 2016 - France to publish patient satisfaction rates for all hospitals by end of year

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Health at a Glance: Chronic disease costs European economy €115B a year

24 November 2016 - Joint European Commission and OECD study of 36 countries finds big disparities in outcomes and says governments should spend more on public health and prevention to cut premature deaths

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UK Survey shows cancer patients want clear information on treatments

15 November 2016 - Patients can play active role in shaping drug development and treatment goals, but they need intelligible information to do so

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UK New research will explore patients’ real-life experiences with arthritis drugs

Social media conversations between people living with rheumatoid arthritis are set to be mined for insights into the treatment of this chronic, painful and disabling condition.

15 November 2016

EU needs interoperable standards for patient data, says Karolinska expert

Video interview with Martin Ingvar, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet

15 November 2016
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Research & Reports

Patient-centred and value-based health policy  Study of 243 hospitals points to the need to examine the evidence before de-skilling nursing care

A new study has shown that using nursing assistants instead of professional nurses not only decreases patient satisfaction but also increases the risk of dying in hospital.

Scotland: Improving cancer pain management with patient-reported outcome measurements

The study carried out by researchers at Aberdeen University, provides a guide to how to improve the existing PROMs feedback methods in cancer pain management.

UK: Study of patient satisfaction after surgery to correct congenital ear deformities sets out national benchmark for care

A study was performed at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), London and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (RHSC) in Edinburgh to assess patient satisfaction rates and understand how to improve outcomes.

Czech Republic: Real-World Outcomes in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

Patients completed a questionnaire assessing outcome parameters including disability progression and work capability, to assess the effectiveness of Novartis’ fingolimod (Gilenya) in the treatment of multiple sclerosis.

EU ‘blueprint’ urged for digital innovation in health

The report outlines several possible actions that the Commission and member-states could take to coordinate their digital health policies better, including a three-year plan for action.

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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.

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Events

European Summit on Digital Innovation for Active & Healthy Ageing

5 December 2016, Brussels

The event will build on the achievements on the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy ageing (EIP AHA), past and current research & innovation in Horizon 2020, the Active and Assisted Living Joint Programme with Member States and the EIT-KIC on healthy living and active ageing.

The data challenge – patient outcomes: What should we measure, and how do we measure it?

16 December 2016, London - 16 December 2016

A by-invitation Science|Business conference as part of a series of high-level events around the EU on healthcare data and analytics

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event EU Health Policy Platform: a presentation of the "Health at a Glance: Europe 2016"

A presentation of the "Health at a Glance: Europe 2016" annual report by the Commission as well as other health initiatives that DG Sante has worked on over the past few months

Brussels - 05 December 2016

event COCIR eHealth Summit

This year’s COCIR eHealth Summit is under the umbrella of the European Commission’s European Summit on Digital Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing

Brussels - 08 December 2016

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