21 February 2017 - A Georgia Tech researcher explores how mobile devices can be used to close the gap in quality of healthcare between rich and poorRead More
20 February 2017 - As more health data gets stored and analysed, the challenges of governance and culture stand in the way of progress, a Science|Business Healthy Measures conference heard. A solution: citizen involvementRead More
7 February 2017 - European Commission awards €1M to new 10 minute test which identifies if a patient can be treated without antibioticsRead More
Europe’s publicly-funded health systems have improved year on year for a decade, according to the European Consumer Health Index, published today. But there remain large variations and many opportunities to learn from the best performers31 January 2017
An online booking system has helped Macedonia abolish waiting lists. The European Consumer Health Index shows Serbia is set to do the same - and others may follow31 January 2017
Research & Reports
PROs and PROMs implementation in clinical practice New EU guide to cost-effective and value-based cancer care will save lives and money
A three-year collaboration involving 25 EU countries and 126 partner organisations has culminated in the publication of the European Guide on Quality Improvement in Comprehensive Cancer Control.
An analysis of the level of preparedness of each EU member state to implement electronic health records shows there is an emerging effort in most countries to develop new information technology tools for managing large datasets and using electronic health records to improve the quality and performance of Europe’s healthcare systems.
Therapies that prime a patient’s own immune system to recognise and attack tumours are revolutionising cancer treatment. However, the high cost of novel immunotherapies raises concerns about access.
Health-state utility is a health economics measurement that determines a patient’s health status and quality of life following a treatment.
Netherlands: Erasmus Medical Hospital implements standards to improve treatment of children with cleft lip and palate
In January 2017, Erasmus MC began adapting its care pathways to match the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) standard set for all cleft palate patients , following a successful trial in 2016.
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
During the conference, partners will present and share experiences on: evaluation and economic outcomes, predictive modelling methodology approach; easily transferable, high level pathways with solid evidence-base; change management in implementing technology enabled integrated care; and integration matrix for construction of new models for delivery of health and social care.
Barcelona - 28 February 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
The yearly EHTEL Symposium convenes the European eHealth community - health policy leaders, strategic EU projects and initiatives, NGOs, industrialists and more stakeholders. The 2017 Event is inspired by EHTEL's championship for the Blueprint on Digital Transformation of Health and Care for the Ageing Society.
VMA premises of the European Economic and Social Committee, Brussels - 15 March 2017
Second Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety
Bonn, Germany - 29 March 2017