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While more than two-thirds of health systems have a set definition for innovation, the majority lack a formal innovation department and admit to moving somewhat or very slowly in scaling innovation, according to the Center for Connected Medicine and the Health Management Academy’s new study, Trends for Scaling Innovation in Healthcare. Here are five takeaways from the […]

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Digital health is increasingly hailed as the new panacea for some of the most intractable problems in health care. Although digital health technology is still in its infancy, its proponents argue that the digital future will be one of more precise interventions, improved health outcomes, increased efficiency, and ultimately reduced health-care expenditure. But how realistic […]

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Electronic Health Records (EHR) have led to a proliferation of healthcare data,  held in a combination of structured, coded information and freetext formats. Patient records in primary, secondary and community care and in different specialities are largely held in isolated silos, with limited sharing across healthcare settings. Patient-generated data from mobile apps, wearables and sensors […]

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DG CONNECT commissioned RAND Europe, Open Evidence and BDI Research to undertake the third eHealth benchmarking study, which measured the availability and use of eHealth by general practitioners (GPs) in 27 EU member states, and compared the results to those of the second eHealth benchmarking study (2013). A random sample of 5,793 GPs was surveyed, […]

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Discover how the NHS is evolving and adapting to technological advances thanks to pioneering leaders – could technology in healthcare be effectively executed in the world of health and medicine? According to NHS Digital Academy CEO, Rachel Dunscombe, “Technology is the only option for the NHS to make significant gains in productivity and safety. All […]

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Sub-Saharan Africa might soon be teaching the world about digital health, says Hassan Chaudhury, Digital Health & Data Specialist at the D.I.T. It is often said that Africa has huge untapped resources. This is true but its greatest resources are actually its people and their dynamism, creativity and energy. Citizens and healthcare workers alike have stopped looking solely to […]

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Pescueza, Extremadura came up with a novel way to combat its dwindling community, proving support for the elderly without requiring them to give up their homes “I was a priest,” says José Vicente Granados, the mayor of Pescueza, a Spanish village in Cáceres province in the inland western region of Extremadura. The 43-year-old was born in […]

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The new tools will include a high-resolution population density map with demographic estimates, a movement map and network coverage map. Public health departments are now getting a little bit of help from Facebook to map out where diseases are spreading worldwide. The social media giant recently launched three new maps aimed at helping public health […]

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The eagerly awaited official evaluation of Babylon GP at Hand has been published. According to Babylon the review shows the service saves NHS time and money – but GPs argue the findings highlight long-held concerns. The independent report, commissioned by Hammersmith and Fulham CCG, was conducted by Ipsos Mori after it won the £250k bid in March last […]

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Presentations and video available now! On Wednesday 17 April 2019, the Digital Health Society and the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports organized an Online Workshop on Interoperability in Maternity and Baby Care. During this workshop we dived into the interoperability aspects of maternity and baby care and explored how different regions across the […]

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