THERE’S GREAT POTENTIAL FOR GAMES IN HEALTH BUT IT’S NOT HERE YETConsulting firm ICF recently released a report titled, “Gaming to Engage the Healthcare Consumer.” Although the report details how gamification is increasing across just about all industries, it more closely reveals how games in health is booming for a variety of reasons. These reasons include:A trend toward value based careThe increasing role of the patient as a consumer.The ever desirable target market of the millennial generation.
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Cancer survival is a key measure of the effectiveness of health-care systems. EUROCARE—the largest cooperative study of population-based cancer survival in Europe—has shown persistent differences between countries for cancer survival, although in general, cancer survival is improving. Major changes in cancer diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation occurred in the early 2000s. EUROCARE-5 assesses their effect on cancer survival in 29 European countries.
In order to figure out how Facebook affects young girls’ sense of body image, researchers from American University in Washington D.C. asked 103 adolescent girls to complete 20-30 minute surveys over the course of a week. The girls were asked about their Facebook usage as well as about their body image.
70% of people globally are receptive to toilet sensors, prescription bottle sensors or swallowed monitors. 66% of people say they would prefer a personalized healthcare regimen designed specifically for them based on their genetic profile or biology. 53% of people say they would trust a test they personally administered as much or more than if performed by a doctor.30% of people would trust themselves to perform their own ultrasoundHalf of those surveyed would trust a diagnosis delivered via video conference from their doctor. 72% were receptive to communication technologies that allow them to remotely connect to their doctor. (N=12,000. Countries included in poll: Brazil, China, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, USA)
Online practice marketing has changed the way doctors and healthcare practitioners attract new patients into their practice. To draw prospective patients, today’s healthcare practitioners are developing their own websites to use as platforms for increasing awareness about their practice and enticing people to seek care from them. But what happens if these websites are not attracting new patients into the practice?
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Neglected diseases, such as diarrhoeal diseases, malaria, tuberculosis, and neglected tropical diseases are rife where poverty prevails. Hundreds of millions of people living in rural and urban areas of resource-poor countries are affected.1 According to data from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010, the collective burden of neglected diseases is 248 million disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), and they caused 4 million deaths in 2010 (table).2, 3 The Millennium Development Goals directly or indirectly address neglected diseases.4 The global strategy for the control of many of the neglected tropical diseases is preventive chemotherapy.5
Furthermore, the Institute for Fiscal Studies has reported a decrease in calories purchased and substitution with unhealthier foods, especially in families with young children.3 Against a backdrop of rising food prices, figures from the Trussell Trust show an exponential rise in the number of people being issued food bank vouchers by frontline care professionals.4