Patient outcomes

Denmark OECD urges Denmark to get its primary care database back online

21 March 2017 - Denmark was a leader in using primary care data to drive improvements in outcomes. The decision to take down the national database following security concerns was a major step backwards. Access must be restored says OECD

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Healthcare policy

UK How Wales is making better health and cost savings add up

20 March 2017 - The Aneurin Bevan University Health Board set up a value-based team to collect and analyse data on how its budget is spent. This is helping to get better value for money and improving outcomes for patients with Parkinson’s disease, cataracts and chronic lung disease

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Patient outcomes

Warwick University: Better sleep improves physical and mental wellbeing

17 March 2017 - Getting a better night’s sleep can lead to improved physical and mental wellbeing over time

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Healthcare policy

Commission sets up task force to redesign healthcare around patients

7 March 2017 - A joint project by the health and digital technologies directorates aims to break the logjam in adopting ICT, promoting greater patient involvement and easing the flow of medical data for research, EU digital chief Roberto Viola tells Healthy Measures

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UK Deal paves the way for outcomes-based drug pricing

An agreement between the pharma industry and health care providers in Manchester will collect real-world data on the value of drugs. The aim is to open the door to fixing drug prices based on how effective they are in everyday use

6 March 2017

Austria GE Healthcare: showcasing Austrian radiology network at the European Congress of Radiology

Five hospitals belonging to Austria’s largest healthcare provider NÖ Landeskliniken-Holding, and seven private diagnostic centres have formed a radiology collaboration network that is enabling clinicians to securely access patient data from any hospital.

5 March 2017
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Research & Reports

Supported self-management  UK: give people with asthma tailored support to help them manage the condition

Helping people with asthma take control of their own illness reduces symptoms, improves quality of life, reduces use of emergency health services and even prevents deaths, according to a review of 270 studies carried out by researchers in the UK.

OECD: Online consultation asks how to improve access to innovative drugs

The OECD has launched an online consultation to get views on how to improve access to innovative therapies, whilst ensuring national drugs budgets do go through the roof.

Spain: Patients and doctors have different views on quality of life

Although patient-reported outcomes (PROMs) are being promoted as a way to optimise treatment, it is not clear that patients and doctors agree on how PROMs are interpreted.

Europe: new principles proposed for value-based assessment of rare disease therapies

The number of EU approved drugs for treating rare diseases is increasing but high prices and restrictive reimbursement policies are preventing patients from getting access.

EU lays the framework for cross border cooperation in rare diseases

European Commission: European Reference Networks connect 900 teams across Europe for the benefit of patients

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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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Variation In Health Outcomes: Regional Case Studies

5 April 2017, Lyon, France

Science|Business Healthy Measures session, at BIOVISION

All digital: How e-health can improve the patient experience

4 September 2017, Tallinn

Science|Business Healthy Measures conference (date TBC)

Other events

event Patient Safety Global Action Summit

Second Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety

Bonn, Germany - 29 March 2017

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