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Improving Patient Outcomes Through mHealth: A Review Of The 2012 mHealth Summit

Improving Patient Outcomes Through mHealth:  A Review Of The 2012 mHealth Summit | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it
Are we finally at a place where information technology can help improve patient outcomes and bend the cost curve in healthcare at the same time?
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Why Physicians Need ‘Right Compassion’

Why Physicians Need ‘Right Compassion’ | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it
To be effective in relieving suffering, doctors must strike a balance between paucity and excess of empathy.


As a young doctor working in the E.R. my capacity for compassion, and that of my colleagues, was often stretched; this was particularly the case when my patients could be said to have brought misfortune on themselves. I saw drug addicts suffering overdose, teenagers retching after self-poisoning, thieves injured through being arrested, all treated more brusquely than other theoretically more blameless patients.


I tried hard to maintain empathy, reflecting that the overdosed, self-poisoned and criminal may no more have brought their problems on themselves than those with skiing or horse-riding injuries or heart palpitations through overwork.


But it’s complicated: I’ve stitched up many slashed wrists cut not through willfulness but as a release from intense anguish; I’ve attended alcoholics for whom alcohol was clearly a substitute for love.


I may not have always succeeded, but I always hoped that my humanity, or my professional duty to provide a high standard of care, would step in when my compassion was running low.



By GAVIN FRANCIS
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One-fifth of this occupation has a serious drinking problem

One-fifth of this occupation has a serious drinking problem | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it
America's lawyers have a serious drinking problem, according to a new report from the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

More than 20 percent of licensed attorneys drink at levels that are considered "hazardous, harmful, and potentially alcohol-dependent." That's three times higher than the rate of proble

m drinking among the general public.

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Cancer : au bon soin des enfants

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Ce lundi 15 février sera marqué par la Journée internationale du cancer de l’enfant. En général, les tumeurs pédiatriques restent relativement rares, mais leur incidence augmente. Elles nécessitent surtout une prise en charge spécifique.


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Breastfeeding and medicines - Pregnancy and baby guide - NHS Choices

Breastfeeding and medicines - Pregnancy and baby guide - NHS Choices | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it
Find out which drugs you can and cannot take while breastfeeding your baby. Includes advice on taking paracetamol, ibuprofen, antibiotics and hay fever medicines when you're breastfeeding.
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HOW TO BUILD SUCCESSFUL MOBILE HEALTH APPLICATIONS

HOW TO BUILD SUCCESSFUL MOBILE HEALTH APPLICATIONS | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it
The EarthWorks is a digital marketing & communications agency focussed on supporting the pharmaceutical industry by providing a full service offering from strategic counsel through to digital production and delivery.
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Designing with the patient in mind: Incorporating patient values, preferences and needs into digital health interventions.

Designing with the patient in mind: Incorporating patient values, preferences and needs into digital health interventions. | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it
Marie Ennis-O'Conner explains how the potential of digital technology will never be realized if unless the stakeholders work alongside patients in co-designing


A new report by Accenture reveals that just two percent of patients at hospitals are using health apps provided for them. The research, which assessed mobile app use among the 100 largest U.S. hospitals, found that 66 percent of the hospitals have mobile apps for consumers and 38 percent of that subset have developed proprietary apps for their patients. However, a mere two percent of patients at those hospitals are using apps provided to them. This staggeringly low figure represents an alarming waste of resources in the healthcare industry.

Accenture found that “hospital apps are failing to engage patients by not aligning their functionality and user experience with what consumers expect and need.” For example, only 11 percent of the apps surveyed offer at least one of three functions most desired by patients: access to medical records; the ability to book, change and cancel appointments; and the ability to request prescription refills. Brian Kalis, managing director of the health practice at Accenture, recommends that hospitals “must adopt a more patient-centric approach when developing new mobile health apps, or when revamping existing mobile apps.”

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Expanding Use of Vaccines Could Save Up to $44 for Every Dollar Spent, Study Suggests

Expanding Use of Vaccines Could Save Up to $44 for Every Dollar Spent, Study Suggests | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it

Vaccinations, long recognized as an excellent investment that saves lives and prevents illness, could have significant economic value that far exceeds their original cost, a new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found.

In what is believed to be among the first studies to examine the potential return on investment of vaccinations, the researchers assessed the economic benefits of vaccines in 94 low- and middle-income countries using projected vaccination rates from 2011 to 2020. When looking only at costs associated with illness, such as treatment costs and productivity losses, the return was $16 for every dollar spent on vaccines. In a separate analysis taking into account the broader economic impact of illness, vaccinations save $44 for every dollar spent.


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Why Oncologists Lag on Palliative Care : Oncology Times

Why Oncologists Lag on Palliative Care : Oncology Times | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it

It has been more than two years since the American Society of Clinical Oncology published itsprovisional clinical opinion (PCO) on early palliative care, which says that “combined standard oncology care and palliative care should be considered early in the course of illness for any patient with metastatic cancer and/or high symptom burden” (which I wrote about in OT’s 3/25/12 issue). But oncologists are not all on board. As shown in an Early Release article in the Journal of Oncology Practiceresearch conducted at three cancer centers that have well-established outpatient palliative care clinics found that 22 of the 74 medical oncologists interviewed believe that palliative care is an alternative to chemotherapy, rather than complementary care.

The interviews were conducted in 2012; the ASCO Board of Directors approved the PCO in November 2011 and published it in February 2012. (Click here to hear Thomas J. Smith, MD, Director of Palliative Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, discuss ASCO’s decision to issue the PCO.)

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Population health promotion: Stratified approach for cardiovascular health

According to Dr. Fuster, "We are starting to experience a significant change in the way we deliver cardiovascular medicine with a focus on promoting health over treating disease. "As a result, we should expect to see a rise in ambulatory care and shorter hospital stays. This transition will require that cardiovascular specialists and health care workers are trained in ambulatory and home-based care."

In 2010, the U.S. Institute of Medicine (IOM) formed a committee, chaired by Dr. Fuster, which produced a report, entitled "Promoting Cardiovascular Health in the Developing World." The report stressed the importance of health promotion during a person's lifetime and the significant economic burden that cardiovascular disease places on our society. The authors proposed a stratified approach at 3 different age ranges in a person's life to effectively promote cardiovascular health.

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Could statins treat common cause of vision loss? - NHS Choices

Could statins treat common cause of vision loss? - NHS Choices | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it

"Statins could be miracle cure for blindness," reports the Express, following a new study into dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), one of the leading causes of blindness in adults.

AMD is a condition caused by damage to part of the back of the eye called the macula. It’s called "dry" or "wet", depending on whether fragile blood vessels have developed to try to repair the damage. There are treatments for wet AMD, but none for the much more common dry form.

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Big Pharma spending big to push patients to take their meds

Big Pharma spending big to push patients to take their meds | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it

Drug companies around the globe are spending big to push patients to take their pills.

The pharma industry loses tens of billions in worldwide sales each year when patients don’t fill, or refill, their prescriptions.

So drug makers from London to Tokyo to Cambridge, Mass., are pouring money into programs aimed at cajoling — or nagging — patients to take every last pill their doctors prescribe. The companies are investing in smart pills that will send alerts when they haven’t been swallowed at the prescribed time. They’re subsidizing gift cards to thank patients who remember to refill. They’re paying patients to go on talk circuits to tout the virtues of taking medication properly.

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Are Seniors Getting Enough Medical Care or Too Much?

Are Seniors Getting Enough Medical Care or Too Much? | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it
Older patients can take an active role in their care by asking questions about medications, dosages, and treatment options.

For years, Sarah Beville’s doctors were able to effectively treat her for heart and kidney disease, even into her nineties. But when Beville’s one remaining kidney began to fail, she decided to move into a hospice. It was a difficult transition for Beville, who passed away this month at age 94. She had been extremely active in her community in Dinwiddie, Virginia, and was socializing regularly with friends until just a few weeks ago.

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The Origin of Intelligence | Big Think

The Origin of Intelligence | Big Think | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it
Michio Kaku:  In the entire universe the two greatest scientific mysteries are first of all the origin of the universe itself.  And second of all the origin of intelligence.  Believe it or not, sitting on our shoulders is the most complex object that Mother Nature has created in the known universe ...
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Don’t believe the myth that the NHS is unaffordable | Neena Modi

Don’t believe the myth that the NHS is unaffordable | Neena Modi | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it

Four flawed beliefs have dominated the actions of UK governments onhealthcare over the past 25 years: personal responsibility for health supersedes government responsibility; markets drive efficiency; universal healthcare is ultimately unaffordable; and it is entirely legitimate to view healthcare as a business.

How paying for your treatment would help save the NHS

‘Free at the point of use’ has had its day. Other European countries use health insurance without the poor suffering, so why can’t we?

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But infants and children cannot exercise personal responsibility – nor have the greatest health gains come from personal choices, but rather from public measures: clean water, clean air, immunisations, affordable good food and housing, and environments that facilitate healthy lifestyles. Good health also comes from the security of a strong social safety net.

Government understands its responsibility to protect citizens from lawlessness and terrorism, but failing to invest in safeguarding the health and social care of children will ultimately prove even more damaging to the national wellbeing.

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A Forlì rivive il mito di Piero della Francesca: una mostra per 500 anni di arte

A Forlì rivive il mito di Piero della Francesca: una mostra per 500 anni di arte | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it
In occasione della straordinaria mostra dedicata a Piero della Francesca presso i Musei San Domenico di Forlì si prevedono circa 200 opere tra cui - come annunciato da Gianfranco Brunelli, coordinatore delle mostre forlivesi – Domenico Veneziano, Paolo Uccello, Andrea Mantegna a confronto con Cézanne, Degas, Casorati e Carrà, Balthus ed Edward Hopper.
Un percorso espositivo che si annuncia sicuramente intrigante e che avrà come tema conduttore il mito nelle sue molteplici rivelazioni nell'arte, nella filosofia e nella religione.
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L’inquiétante dérive des intellectuels médiatiques

L’inquiétante dérive des intellectuels médiatiques | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it
Alors que l’un d’entre eux vient de mourir [André Glucksmann, voir Le Monde du 12 novembre 2015], les intellectuels envahissent plus que jamais l’espace public. Ils profitent de la prudence des chercheurs, qui, souvent, hésitent à livrer des diagnostics complexes dans un format réduit, et de celle des écrivains, qui préfèrent laisser la parole aux experts. Ceux-ci comme ceux-là ont retenu la leçon du philosophe Michel Foucault, qui invitait les intellectuels à se cantonner dans leur domaine de spécialisation plutôt que de parler à tort et à travers, sans pour autant renoncer à porter un regard critique sur la société à la manière de l’expert. Foucault opposait cemode d’intervention de « l’intellectuel spécifique » à la figure sartrienne de « l’intellectuel total ». 
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Patient Engagement 2.0: Your Checklist to Activate Patients Anywhere, Anytime, on Any Device

Patient Engagement 2.0: Your Checklist to Activate Patients Anywhere, Anytime, on Any Device | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it
Does your patient engagement strategy currently rely on the same archaic tactics that most organizations suffer from? It’s time to get connected, and meet your patients where they are – on their mobile phones.  Statistics have proven 60%-70% of your patient population is primed to actively engage with you—we know this because we facilitate over 100,000 unique patient activations per day.
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La Journée du Coeur dimanche cible le public féminin

La Journée du Coeur dimanche cible le public féminin | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it
En France, les maladies cardiovasculaires sont la première cause de mortalité des femmes. Pour marteler ce message et informer la population

Via Marie Françoise de Roulhac
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The Path To True Patient Engagement

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Value-based healthcare has myriad moving parts, but the clear through line is the efficacy of provider-patient communication. Greater financial...
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Patients need to know about doctor malpractice

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When the California Medical Board puts doctors on probation for drug use, negligence, sexual harassment or other violations, it requires them to inform the hospitals where they practice and their malpractice insurers. Yet they are not required to inform the people most likely to be harmed if their...
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The state and potential of social media in bladder cancer - Springer

The state and potential of social media in bladder cancer - Springer | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it
Introduction

Social media sites and services have become intimately woven into our interpersonal communications and have begun to stake a visible place in healthcare. Disease-specific Twitter hashtags, online patient groups and participation by patients, practitioners and advocacy groups are emblematic of this new paradigm.

Methods

A literature review and summary of resources and publications on bladder cancer and social media.

Results

A majority of Western patients have access to and use the Internet for health information. Urologists and oncologists have used bladder-cancer-specific messaging at international meetings infrequently as compared to prostate and other non-urologic cancers. An active community does participate in online discussion, with differences between medical practitioners and patients/advocates. Advice is given with the aim of unifying this discussion.

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HIMSS16 Women in Health IT Networking Reception

HIMSS16 Women in Health IT Networking Reception | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it
Be a part of the industry’s most powerful gathering of women innovators, leaders and entrepreneurs shaping and transforming health through technology today. Share stories, recognize and celebrate your peers – form valuable connections that will last a lifetime. Come join your female colleagues at Madame Tussauds for cocktails, networking and thought leadership at one of HIMSS16’s most popular events. Space is limited, so early registration is recommended.Register now for the HIMSS16 Women in Health IT Networking Reception where you can:
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"Drivers" of Cancer

"Drivers" of Cancer | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it
Definition of cancer, a brief explanation of the origins of cancer in cells, basic cancer statistics, and links to other NCI cancer-related resources.
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The ‘public’ and the ‘private’ in the shaping of markets - Sociology Lens

The ‘public’ and the ‘private’ in the shaping of markets - Sociology Lens | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it
A couple of years ago, in a meeting hall adjacent to the Houses of Parliament, I sat in the audience while fund managers spoke alongside officials from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and representatives of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), an organisation funded by DFID and other donors with a mandate to “encourage private infrastructure investment in developing countries.” (PIDG was praised by DFID in their 2013 Multilateral Aid Review for “catalysing private investment in infrastructure,” but was subsequently hauled over the coals in Parliamentfor posing “risks to taxpayers’ money” with its “wasteful travel policies and poor financial management”.) At that meeting, one of the fund managers in attendance challenged a presenter who had spoken about the importance of government involvement when building key energy and power infrastructure: “government in the nicest sense spends money and the private sector generates wealth, and it’s not sustainable with only government involvement.”
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Xylella fastidiosa: nuovo studio italiano ne evidenzia i rischi

Xylella fastidiosa: nuovo studio italiano ne evidenzia i rischi | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it
Oltre che la Puglia, anche le coltivazioni presenti in Basilicata, Calabria, Sicilia,Sardegna, Campania e Lazio rischiano di essere colpite dalla Xylella fastidiosa, il batterio in grado di provocare il rapido disseccamento degli ulivi e fino a oggi responsabile dell’abbattimento di oltre duemila specie arboree nel Salento. Non sarebbe esente nemmeno la Maremma, la porzione di costa tirrenica che arriva fino in Toscana, seconda regione italiana per presenza di ulivi. È quanto si evince da uno studio italiano pubblicato sulla rivista Phytopathologia Mediterranea. Il patogeno non compromette la qualità dell’olio e non ha avuto ripercussioni sul raccolto del 2015, migliorato di quasi un terzo rispetto all’anno precedente (quasi raggiunta la quota di 400mila tonnellate), condizionato dall’azione della mosca olearia.
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