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E-Health Insider :: Pathfinders losing their way

E-Health Insider :: Pathfinders losing their way | NHS Health Reforms | Scoop.it

The government’s pathfinder scheme looks certain to fail to deliver a target of 100,000 telehealth users this year. There are around 5000 telehealth users in England.

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Didn't realise the picture was quite like this.

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rob halkes's curator insight, February 12, 2013 7:12 AM

It is wrong to suspect by the technology of ehealth alone to gather lots if users both patients and doctors. A substantial implementation process is needed based upin principels of co-creation. Happily enough, we have better results with Drimpy ..

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Chat summary: What do you think will be the big changes to the NHS' use of social media in 2013? (with tweets) · nhssm

This chat took place on 09 Jan 2013. Join us every Wednesday from 8-9pm (GMT) on the #nhssm hashtag to discuss all things healthcare and social media. Follow us @nhssm to find out what the chat topic is each week.
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Football 'lessons' for healthcare

Football 'lessons' for healthcare | NHS Health Reforms | Scoop.it
Medicine has a lot to learn from football about developing new approaches, says researchers in the British Medical Journal.

The authors say football is better at measuring what matters most.

They conclude that the NHS could benefit from some of the skills deployed by top football managers.

The paper says football, like healthcare, is complex.
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Personal Health Budgets roll-out announced

Personal Health Budgets roll-out announced | NHS Health Reforms | Scoop.it

Government has announced £1.5m for the roll-out of Personal Health Budgets (PHB), to help patients design their own care.
The budgets have had in-depth pilots at 20 sites over the last three years and an evaluation report found that patients’ quality of life improved and the amount of times people had to attend hospital decreased overall.

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BBC - Democracy Live - 'NHS Mandate' will cut mortality rates, Hunt says

BBC - Democracy Live - 'NHS Mandate' will cut mortality rates, Hunt says | NHS Health Reforms | Scoop.it
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has made a statement on the "NHS Mandate", a document setting out goals on improving healthcare in England.
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Moderately pleased with the Mandate - Health Foundation

Moderately pleased with the Mandate - Health Foundation | NHS Health Reforms | Scoop.it
In a recent meeting in the corridors of power I was assured that on publication of the Department of Health’s Mandate I would be very pleased. Well, nearly but not quite. Moderately pleased, I would say.
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Open health, patient privacy and the digital divide

Open health, patient privacy and the digital divide | NHS Health Reforms | Scoop.it

Open health refers to a set of developing information technologies that make it easier for patients, professionals and administrators to access health-care information or make it anonymous and open to the public.

 

This is done by integrating existing health-care records and data. It is hoped the result will be more health information for more people to access more easily.

 

Open health requires online access. It’s easy to think of this as a background issue because the national broadband network is due to roll out in Australia over the next few years. But the so-called digital divide is a real concern in Australia and around the world.

 

What’s more, the world isn’t just divided between those who have internet access and those who don’t. We also need to consider the staggering differences between the quality of access, individual internet literacy, and how these variables can be leveraged to create good outcomes.

 

Although the digital divide is closing, a large number of vulnerable individuals still don’t have basic internet access. And technological literacy is a necessary part of using open health services.

 

Open health will hold data on vulnerable populations that those populations may not be able to use through lack of access. The elderly, for instance, are major users of health-care services so we need to ensure that they have the technological access and the capacity to engage with open health.

 

New technologies can bring huge benefits to those with the resources, education, and opportunity to access them. Open health is no exception.

 

Perhaps the most obvious concern for open data policy is the privacy of individuals. If there’s enough identifiable information in a data set that has become public, then individuals can be picked out and potentially targeted by private businesses, government agencies, and even by police in ways they might not want.

 

Even if the intentions of the viewer are good, we still have the right to expect that our personal information remains anonymous and our privacy is protected.

 

Linked data can be very useful to citizens and businesses alike, but carries with it the risk of de-anonymisation. There’s a concern that primary data, which hasn’t been interpreted or aggregated, can be used to identify individuals.

 

The important thing about linking data is that individual data sets, such as age, height, car model and postcode, are not considered overly private. And a lot of this sort of innocuous personal information can be accessed online – through sites such as Facebook, and census data, for instance.

 

We should also be concerned about who can exploit the data, and how much control we have over access. Some of us may not want even our anonymised data being used in ways we don’t agree with.

Open health should make opting out simple. While large scale opt-outs are likely to diminish the utility of data, we have to weigh the trade-off between privacy and potential innovation carefully.

 

Finally, to whom do we turn if something goes wrong? With a move towards more automated and rapid release of data, there’s more urgency around what options individual citizens and groups have to question, comment, or contest the release and use of open data.

 


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Five minutes with ... Dr Steven Laitner

Five minutes with ... Dr Steven Laitner | NHS Health Reforms | Scoop.it
Dr Steven Laitner is clinical lead for the Department of Health funded shared decision making programme...
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Building a people powered NHS - NHS Commissioning Board

Following on from my last blog where I talked about the backdrop to participation and how we are beginning to see more widespread enthusiasm and commitment for taking collective participation forward, I would like also to ...
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When can NHS reforms be judged?

When can NHS reforms be judged? | NHS Health Reforms | Scoop.it
The government's plan to reform the NHS in England proved hugely controversial, politically difficult and saw Health Secretary Andrew Lansley replaced by Jeremy Hunt.

 

David Thompson spoke to King's Fund chief executive Prof Chris Ham about when patients would start to notice any difference and how the public could judge whether they were working.

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Changing NHS: The challenges ahead

Changing NHS: The challenges ahead | NHS Health Reforms | Scoop.it
A look at the challenges facing the NHS in what could prove to be its most crucial decade since it was set up in 1948.
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Coping skills & self-efficacy

Coping skills & self-efficacy | NHS Health Reforms | Scoop.it

Psychologists have theorised that people have different levels of 'self-efficacy', which is the confident belief that the responses we make to life challenges have a meaningful effect. People with strong self-efficacy face problems with energy and a 'try, try again' spirit.

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Can we make IT work in the NHS? I believe we can. | The Young Foundation

Can we make IT work in the NHS? I believe we can. | The Young Foundation | NHS Health Reforms | Scoop.it

Technology adoption in the NHS has been an issue that has been studied by many of the great in health - including Professor Trish Greenhalgh, Alasdair Liddell, and countless others in the years past. The challenges that IT brings is similar to other challenges that NHS organisations face: lack of resources/money, leadership, communication within the organisation, risk aversion, lack of training... and list goes on.

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CCGs strain to hear voice of patients | Primary Care Commissioning

CCGs strain to hear voice of patients | Primary Care Commissioning | NHS Health Reforms | Scoop.it

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David Foord's curator insight, January 11, 2013 3:21 AM

The methodology here isn't perfect, but don't ignore the message that CCGs must get smart about how they bring the voice of the patient into the Boardroom and beyond to intelligently inform commissioning decisions.

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The 20 Most Insightful Healthcare Technology Infographics of 2012

The 20 Most Insightful Healthcare Technology Infographics of 2012 | NHS Health Reforms | Scoop.it
Year end recap of the 20 most Insightful healthcare technology Infographics of 2012 highlighting the growing utilizations of infographics in healthcare (RT @rtdhealth: The 20 Most Insightful Healthcare Technology Infographics of 2012

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rob halkes's curator insight, January 11, 2013 3:32 AM

Need I say more? Health care unveiled in all its magnificence...

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Are clinical commissioning groups ready to go?

Are clinical commissioning groups ready to go? | NHS Health Reforms | Scoop.it
With less than four months before CCGs take over from primary care trusts, just eight out of 211 have now been fully authorised.
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William Wells: Why I'd ban the word privatisation

William Wells: Why I'd ban the word privatisation | NHS Health Reforms | Scoop.it
The health sector needs to find ways of working with other organisations - including the private sector.
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Health Foundation's shared decision-making resource centre launched

Health Foundation's shared decision-making resource centre launched | NHS Health Reforms | Scoop.it
This resource centre is packed with information and practical resources to support individuals and teams put shared decision making into practice.
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NHS Mandate published | The Mandate

NHS Mandate published | The Mandate | NHS Health Reforms | Scoop.it
The first Mandate between the Government and the NHS Commissioning Board, setting out the ambitions for the health service for the next two years, is published today.

The Mandate reaffirms the Government’s commitment to an NHS that remains...
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Two years too late the Government is starting to develop a narrative to explain its NHS reforms – and having it may be even more troublesome.

The Government did not have a narrative to explain why its NHS reforms were necessary. Since the Government did not have a reason for its reforms how could it explain how they would deal with what was wrong? Over the following 20 months it was open season on their inability to communicate either what was wrong, or how their reforms were going to put it right.

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CCGs need involvement of all practice staff - GP online

CCGs need involvement of all practice staff - GP online | NHS Health Reforms | Scoop.it
CCGs need involvement of all practice staffGP onlineClinical commissioning groups (CCGs) need the involvement of all practice staff to be successful, the DH's commissioning czar has said. Add to CPD Organiser.
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Unleash the Data! Why Patients Need the NHS to Set Their Data Free

Unleash the Data! Why Patients Need the NHS to Set Their Data Free | NHS Health Reforms | Scoop.it

Last week Tim Kelsey, the NHS's new (and first ever) national director for patients and information, said that he should be sacked if the UK's healthcare system doesn't undergo a data revolution under his leadership.

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NHS left 'in distress' by health reforms, claims top GP

NHS left 'in distress' by health reforms, claims top GP | NHS Health Reforms | Scoop.it
The NHS has been left “in distress” by “the mother of all top-down reorganisations”, Britain’s top GP claimed today.
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Health firms told to get set for £20bn NHS bonanza

Health firms told to get set for £20bn NHS bonanza | NHS Health Reforms | Scoop.it
Report says there is 'significant opportunity for private sector in primary and secondary care'...
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Configuration of NHS communications and engagement services ...

The high level configuration of the fourth set of 'scale' commissioning support services - communications and engagement services - has been agreed. Four communications collaboratives will go forward with a lead ...
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