Patient outcomes

Setting the bar for measuring patient outcomes

4 April 2017 - ICHOM standards will soon cover half the global disease burden. Christina Åkerman, head of the consortium tells Science|Business their application will highlight inequalities, give greater priority to quality of life and help healthcare systems extract more value from restricted budgets

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UK New Cambridge research institute wants to cure hospital inefficiency

4 April 2017 - The science of healthcare is underdeveloped. A first-in-Europe institute opening in Cambridge aims to change this, providing evidence of how to organise health to improve outcomes

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Patient-centred and value-based health policy

US US National Academy of Medicine makes a pitch for value-based healthcare

3 April 2017 - In the thick of the row over the repeal of Obamacare and what is to follow, the US National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has set out its prospectus for reform of the US healthcare system

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Supported self-management

US Which self-help websites actually improve health?

3 April 2017 - The internet teems with sites that promise to help people improve their health, but which really work?

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Sweden Karolinska Institutet: Validation of new biomarker-based prostate cancer test gets EIT funding

Stockholm3 prostate cancer diagnostic receives funding from the EU’s EIT Health cluster

3 April 2017

Case study: applying ICHOM outcomes measurements in Parkinson’s disease in Wales

Pilot study demonstrates the feasibility of collecting and utilising patient-reported data, and showed there are benefits of doing so.

2 April 2017
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Research & Reports

Patient-centred and value-based health policy  Applying EU funds to restructure healthcare delivery: how and when to invest in new care models

In the face of chronic disease, an ageing population and a shortage of trained staff, Europe urgently needs to devise and implement new delivery models that will make its healthcare systems sustainable in the future.

European Observatory for Health Systems and Policies: harnessing big data for health

An article in the latest edition of WHO Europe’s Eurohealth assess the benefits of big data in healthcare and how policy changes in Europe might affect patients, policy-makers, providers and scientists.

Rare diseases: video report from launch of the European Reference Networks

In March the EU health commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis formally launched the European Reference Networks

US: Patient support groups improve medication adherence

Peer-to-peer patient support groups have been shown to improve patient health literacy and increase patient empowerment in health decision-making

Integrated care: tools and methodologies for implementation and assessment

Integrated care is a fundamental component of much-needed health and social care system reforms

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

16 October 2017, Tallinn

Science|Business Healthy Measures conference (date TBC)

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event VITALIS eHealth conference

Vitaliss attracts more than 3 600 attendees with the shared aim of building their knowledge and improving tomorrow’s health care

Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre, Gothenburg Sweden - 25 April 2017

event conhIT - Connecting Healthcare IT

At the conhIT manufacturers and users as well as representatives from politics and scientific institutions find out about the latest industry developments, share information and learn from each others experiences. The complete range of Health IT is presented at conhIT. All trade visitors are able to intensify their business contacts and expand their knowledge

Berlin Germany - 25 April 2017

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