Gary Finnegan

Ireland launches experiment in patient data

The country’s first nationwide survey of patients’ views is intended to provide insights that can be used to improve care quality. This is a chance to accelerate much-needed change, say patient advocates
09 May 2017

Paying for health: reward results not activity

There is general recognition healthcare systems need to shift from paying for volume to paying for outcomes, but this is a difficult change to make. A new incentive system in France for funding remote monitoring of chronic diseases, points the way
24 Apr 2017

Setting the bar for measuring patient outcomes

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

04 Apr 2017

How Wales is making better health and cost savings add up

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
20 Mar 2017