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Doctors are conflicted about sharing discharge summaries with patients

Doctors are conflicted about sharing discharge summaries with patients | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it
Whether it lasted hours or months, every hospital stay is chronicled in that one final document.
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4 Tips for Healthcare Comms to Engage with Women

4 Tips for Healthcare Comms to Engage with Women | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it

Back in 2013, the US Department of Labor produced a statistic that should turn the heads of everyone with a client in the healthcare field: women are not only more likely to serve as caregivers when family members grow ill; they also make “approximately 80 percent of health care decisions” for their families. In other words, they’re the new CMOs: chief medical officers.

For comms professionals working on behalf of healthcare organizations and consumer healthcare brands, then, the most important question may be “How do we communicate more effectively with women?

We spoke to Melissa Baratta, a healthcare vet and VP of New York’s Affect PR, for more on what healthcare businesses are doing right…and wrong.

Why do we need to communicate better with women?

Now more than ever, they are the decision-makers…and not just for children.

The have major influence within the family, in the community, and on social media where they tend to share a lot of health info, post opinions, and get into debates.

Peers’ opinions on social often carry more weight than info distributed by healthcare orgs — take the “debate” over vaccines, in which we saw how personal experience held more weight in certain circles than, say, statements from the CDC.

Women have a lot of influence, so orgs now see a greater need to communicate with them in a holistic way…not just when they get sick. We should target them as part of a broader discussion rather than simply marketing certain products to them.


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Engaging Women Decision Maker for Healthy Outcomes

Engaging Women Decision Maker for Healthy Outcomes | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it

eismic changes are rocking healthcare globally, moving the industry from a business-to-business to a business-to-consumer model. Low adherence to prescriptions demonstrates a wealth of missed opportunities in patient treatment. Public policy shifts in many markets encourage doctors and insurance providers to focus on patients’ outcomes as never before. Technological advances have handed patients a megaphone; meanwhile, big data has handed professionals unprecedented consumer insight. This drive to a consumer-centered model, however, confronts countervailing forces: a $6.5 trillion market* resists change; low consumer trust in the healthcare industry prevents loyalty; and the industry can’t build trust with consumers until it truly understands those who make decisions regarding healthcare. 


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Medici e pazienti ingabbiati nella medicina “amministrata” voluta da Governo e Regioni - Quotidiano Sanità

Medici e pazienti ingabbiati nella medicina “amministrata” voluta da Governo e Regioni - Quotidiano Sanità | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it
Nell’intesa oggi all’esame della Conferenza Stato Regioni si prevede una serie di misure in nome dell’appropriatezza prescrittiva. Ma il fatto di sanzionare i medici e i malati per presunti comportamenti inappropriati ci dice in modo inequivocabile che la parola finale sulle regole di erogabilità delle prestazioni non spetta né al malato e né al medico
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Imprecision medicine: Time for one-person trials - @NatureNews

Imprecision medicine: Time for one-person trials - @NatureNews | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it

Precision medicine requires a different type of clinical trial that focuses on individual, not average, responses to therapy, says Nicholas J. Schork .  Every day, millions of people are taking medications that will not help them. The top ten highest-grossing drugs in the United States help between 1 in 25 and 1 in 4 of the people who take them (see 'Imprecision medicine'). For some drugs, such as statins — routinely used to lower cholesterol — as few as 1 in 50 may benefit1. There are even drugs that are harmful to certain ethnic groups because of the bias towards white Western participants in classical clinical trials2.

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5 milliards de personnes n'ont pas accès aux soins médicaux élémentaires

5 milliards de personnes n'ont pas accès aux soins médicaux élémentaires | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it
Deux tiers de la population mondiale (5 milliards de personnes) n'a toujours pas accès à des soins sécurisés et abordables, estime un rapport de la fondation "The Lancet", relayé par la BBC. Il s'agit d'une proportion deux fois supérieure aux précédentes estimations. Un tel constat signifie que plusieurs millions d'individus meurent encore aujourd'hui alors qu'ils pourraient être aisément soignés, notamment pour des cas d'appendicite ou de dystocie. Selon cette étude, 93% de la population des pays d'Afrique subsaharienne n'a toujours pas accès aux soins médicaux les plus élémentaires.

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La classifica dei Paesi più felici del mondo: vince la Svizzera, crollano Grecia e Italia

La classifica dei Paesi più felici del mondo: vince la Svizzera, crollano Grecia e Italia | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it

È la Svizzera il Paese con il più alto tasso di felicità al mondo, davanti a Islanda e Danimarca. Èquanto emerge dalla nuova edizione del World Happiness Report (Rapporto sulla felicità nel mondo) realizzato per il Programma di sviluppo sostenibile dell’Onu da John Helliwell della University of British Columbia, Richard Layard della London School of Economics e Jeffrey D. Sachs, direttore dell’Earth Institute della Columbia University . Il Sole 24 Ore - leggi su http://24o.it/lPrK6r

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Clic France / 14 bibliothèques mondiales d'art s'associent pour diffuser en ligne plus de 30 millions de documents

Clic France / 14 bibliothèques mondiales d'art s'associent pour diffuser en ligne plus de 30 millions de documents | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it
Dans un article paru le 1er avril 2015, The Art Newspaper a révélé que plus de 30 millions d'images de peintures, dessins et sculptures pourraient bientôt être disponibles sur un site Web. Ce porta...

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Ana Paula Sena's curator insight, April 27, 12:25 PM

Maravilhoso! :-)

Escola Municipal de Artes e Oficios de Vigo's curator insight, April 28, 2:14 AM

Nun artigo aparecido o pasado 1 de abril, The Art Newspaper revelou que máis de 30 millóns de imaxes de pinturas, diseños e esculturas poderán agora estar dispoñibles nun sitio web

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Falsi miti salute: intervista doppia al Prof. Walter Ricciardi e Nino Frassica - YouTube

Divertente intervista realizzata in occasione dell'evento "La Sanità in Italia. Falsi miti e vere eccellenze" dedicata ai falsi miti legati agli stili di vit...
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Should Patients Be Able to Find Organ Donors on Facebook?

Should Patients Be Able to Find Organ Donors on Facebook? | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it
A recent case in Belgium, in which a man took to social media to ask for a kidney, is raising questions about who can ethically donate.

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Environmental advocates and tobacco control advocates share a common history, and can learn from each others struggles and successes.

Environmental advocates and tobacco control advocates share a common history, and can learn from each others struggles and successes. | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it
The tobacco control and environmental rights movements have often shared a common purpose and maintain a shared history. The clean indoor air movement that started in the 1970s aimed to ban tobacco smoking in public places and shared philosophy and personnel with those who fought for clean air and drinking water during the same era. The tobacco industry and its products continue to cause major ecological damage. The extent of this damage caused largely by unsustainable farming practices and product litter is detailed throughout the Tobacco Atlas. Moreover, finding solutions to these problems will require enlisting the aid of and working with those who advocate on behalf of our environment.
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Demographic and Epidemiologic Drivers of Global Cardiovascular Mortality — NEJM

Demographic and Epidemiologic Drivers of Global Cardiovascular Mortality — NEJM | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it
Globally, deaths from cardiovascular and circulatory diseases are increasing.1 This increase represents the combined effect of population growth, the aging of populations, and epidemiologic changes in cardiovascular disease. It is important to disentangle these drivers of the observed trends in global mortality for a number of reasons. First, regional and national investments in cardiovascular health can target only the epidemiologic causes of cardiovascular disease. Second, understanding the roles and relative magnitude of these demographic and epidemiologic trends is important in planning for the health care system and in developing policy. Third, the effects of the aging and growth of the population should be excluded when progress toward the goal set by the United Nations for a 25% reduction in premature mortality due to cardiovascular disease by the year 2025 is benchmarked.2,3
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From work with men and boys to changes of social norms and reduction of inequities in gender relations: a conceptual shift in prevention of violence against women and girls - The Lancet

From work with men and boys to changes of social norms and reduction of inequities in gender relations: a conceptual shift in prevention of violence against women and girls - The Lancet | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it

Violence perpetrated by and against men and boys is a major public health problem. Although individual men's use of violence differs, engagement of all men and boys in action to prevent violence against women and girls is essential. We discuss why this engagement approach is theoretically important and how prevention interventions have developed from treating men simply as perpetrators of violence against women and girls or as allies of women in its prevention, to approaches that seek to transform the relations, social norms, and systems that sustain gender inequality and violence. We review evidence of intervention effectiveness in the reduction of violence or its risk factors, features commonly seen in more effective interventions, and how strong evidence-based interventions can be developed with more robust use of theory. Future interventions should emphasise work with both men and boys and women and girls to change social norms on gender relations, and need to appropriately accommodate the differences between men and women in the design of programmes.

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Epidemiología para periodistas y comunicadores

Epidemiología para periodistas y comunicadores | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it
La propaganda, los titulares de prensa etc en ocasiones inducen a error dando a entender ideas o extrayendo supuestas conclusiones de los avances de la investigación que quieren dar a conocer. Cuando los objetivos de los medios de comunicación distan mucho de los objetivos de la divulgación científica; o cuando no se manejan los conceptos … Continuar leyendo »
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Teaching our children when to eat: how parental feeding practices inform the development of emotional eating—a longitudinal experimental design

ABSTRACT Background: Emotional eating in children has been related to the consumption of energy-dense foods and obesity, but the development of emotional eating in young children is poorly understood. Objectives: We evaluated whether emotional eating can be induced in 5–7-y-old children in the laboratory and assessed whether parental use of overly controlling feeding practices at 3–5 y of age predicts a greater subsequent tendency for children to eat under conditions of mild stress at ages 5–7 y. Design: Forty-one parent-child dyads were recruited to participate in this longitudinal study, which involved parents and children being observed consuming a standard lunch, completing questionnaire measures of parental feeding practices, participating in a research procedure to induce child emotion (or a control procedure), and observing children’s consumption of snack foods. Results: Children at ages 5–7 y who were exposed to a mild emotional stressor consumed significantly more calories from snack foods in the absence of hunger than did children in a control group. Parents who reported the use of more food as a reward and restriction of food for health reasons with their children at ages 3–5 y were more likely to have children who ate more under conditions of negative emotion at ages 5–7 y. Conclusions: Parents who overly control children’s food intake may unintentionally teach children to rely on palatable foods to cope with negative emotions. Additional research is needed to evaluate the implications of these findings for children’s food intake and weight outside of the laboratory setting. T

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‘Nudges’ may be effective at times, but policymakers can't rely on them to tackle entrenched social problems.

‘Nudges’ may be effective at times, but policymakers can't rely on them to tackle entrenched social problems. | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it

Since the publication of 2008’s Nudge by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein, policy ‘nudges’ have been in fashion, with smaller interventions aimed at altering public behaviour in a subtle manner being adopted by many governments, including in the UK. Frank Mols looked at this phenomenon in a recent journal article, and argues here that while nudges undoubtedly can be effective, their limitations must be kept in mind. Governments across the globe –including the UK coalition government—appear to have fallen in love with behavioural economics, and the idea of nudging citizens towards better choices. Behavioural economics is a well-established strand of research in which psychological insights are used to question human’s ability to make ‘sound’ rational decisions. This perspective, refined over the course of several decades, starts from the premise that we humans are poor decision-makers, so-called ‘cognitive misers’, who are prone to make erroneous decisions, decisions that will ultimately harm, rather than benefit our personal and collective self-interest.

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President Obama doesn't have an Apple Watch. He has a Fitbit Surge

As a president, you are necessarily a quantified being, measured and judged by a large array of numbers. Approval / disapproval ratings. Unemployment rate. Median household income. Inflation rate....
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This Is What Happens When You Read to a Child

This Is What Happens When You Read to a Child | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it

For years, child advocacy groups have recommended that parents read to babies, even though research hasn’t been clear on what the practice does to a child’s brain. Now, a new brain scan study explains that reading to a child early and often activates the part of the brain that allows them to understand the meaning of language.

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The zero marginal cost society—or how capitalism will eat itself - Jeremy Rifkin

The zero marginal cost society—or how capitalism will eat itself - Jeremy Rifkin | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it

There’s more than a fleeting echo, in the cadences of the opening paragraph of Jeremy Rifkin’s new book, “The Zero Marginal Cost Society“, of Marx and Engels’s “Communist Manifesto”. But in this case the spectre haunting not just Europe but the whole of the developed world isn’t communism, it’s a “new economic paradigm” that Rifkin calls the “Collaborative Commons”. The cynosure of this new paradigm won’t be the exchange of private property in markets; it will be the “access of services in the Collaborative Commons.” Rifkin writes: “The capitalist era is passing… not quickly, but inevitably. A new economic paradigm… is rising in its wake that will transform our way of life.”

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Pharmacy marketing for healthcare brand manufacturers

Pharmacy Marketing can result in expert recommendation of your brand to pharmacy customers. Ogilvy Healthworld have developed a global RedPort entitled 'The Po…
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Book Review: Ethnography for the Internet: Embedded, Embodied and Everyday

Book Review: Ethnography for the Internet: Embedded, Embodied and Everyday | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it
Ethnographers of contemporary Internet-infused societies consequently find themselves facing serious methodological dilemmas: where should they go, what should they do there and how can they acquire robust knowledge about what people do in, through and with the internet? Casey Brienza thinksEthnography for the Internet is both a challenging and magisterial book by a scholar working at the fullest extent of her powers.
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Patenting of life-saving drugs has created a global health crisis where human life has become a commercial commodity.

Patenting of life-saving drugs has created a global health crisis where human life has become a commercial commodity. | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it
Millions of people—mostly in developing countries—lack access to life-saving drugs. Righting this imbalance is among the most important challenges of global public health of this century, argues Akansha Mehta. There is scant evidence to prove that frameworks for intellectual property rights and patent protection have benefited research, development and innovation in developing countries. When the laws of trade and commerce override the human right to life-saving medicines, how can society protect public health from unbridled private markets?
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Health Literacy Toolkit for Low- and Middle- Income Countries

Health Literacy Toolkit for Low- and Middle- Income Countries | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it

The Health Literacy Toolkit was launched at the World Congress of Public Health in Kolkata, India. Health literacy is at the heart of what enables people to understand and engage in health actions and care – from lifesaving treatment, to understanding that smoking is dangerous for one’s health and how to prevent disease.

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Cochrane for Clinicians: Exercise is an Effective Intervention in Overweight and Obese Patients - American Family Physician

Cochrane for Clinicians: Exercise is an Effective Intervention in Overweight and Obese Patients - American Family Physician | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it
Exercise leads to a weight loss of 1 lb, 2 oz to 16 lb, 12 oz (0.5 to 7.6 kg), compared with a 3-oz (0.1-kg) weight loss to a weight gain of 1 lb, 9 oz (0.7 kg) with no treatment. Patients participating in higher-intensity exercise lose 3 lb, 5 oz (1.5 kg) more than those participating in low-intensity exercise. Regardless of whether the patient loses weight, exercise improves diastolic blood pressure and triglyceride, high-density lipoprotein, and glucose levels. When a low-calorie diet is compared with exercise alone, a low-calorie diet leads to more weight loss (6 lb, 3 oz to 29 lb, 16 oz [2.8 to 13.6 kg] versus 1 lb, 2 oz to 16 lb, 12 oz). However, trials with three to 12 months of follow-up show that participants who combine a low-calorie diet with exercise lose 2 lb, 7 oz (1.1 kg) more than those who only diet.
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The imperative of public health: opportunity or trap? Ilona Kickbusch

When the Ottawa Charter in 1986 had called on health promoters ‘to advocate for a clear political commitment to health and equity in all sectors’, foreign policy was not on the agenda. This changed as health promotion began to concern itself with the impact of globalization on health. Indeed, the recommendations from the 2nd international health promotion conference with a focus on ‘healthy public policy’ in Adelaide 1988 already stated: ‘in view of the large health gaps between countries, which this conference has examined, the developed countries have an obligation to ensure that their own policies have a positive health impact on developing nations. The conference recommends that all countries develop healthy public policies that explicitly address this issue’. That is a political agenda.

Twenty years later, a group of seven foreign ministers from around the world—Brazil, France, Indonesia, Norway, Senegal, South Africa and Thailand—declared global health a goal of foreign policy: ‘We believe that health is one of the most important, yet still broadly neglected, long-term foreign policy issues of our time. ...We believe that health as a foreign policy issue needs a stronger strategic focus on the international agenda. We have therefore agreed to make impact on health a point of departure and a defining lens that each of our countries will use to examine key elements of foreign policy and development strategies, and to engage in a dialogue on how to deal with policy options from this perspective’ (Oslo Ministerial Declaration, 2007).

On the most part the responses of global health advocates to this initiative have been positive—after all the explicit goal of the new public health is to have health high on the agenda of policy makers, to integrate health into as many policy arenas as possible and to move it from ‘low’ to ‘high’ …

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