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Health and social care digital service: Egbot's world

Introducing Egbot! This animation starts to describe what NHS England is doing in digital health and care. Egbot discovers the ability to use digital tools t...
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Over 50% Of Mobile Health Apps Are Downloaded Less Than 500 Times

Over 50% Of Mobile Health Apps Are Downloaded Less Than 500 Times | UPCARING project | Scoop.it
That's the finding of a new report on mobile health apps by IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics (free PDF here).  In true mobile fashion, it's also available in the iTunes store (here).

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Eradah Hamad's curator insight, November 1, 2013 9:52 AM

تقرير يقيم التطبيقات الصحية عبر الهواتف المحمولة

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The Obsession With Medical Costs Will Turn Mobile Health Apps And Devices Into A Major Growth Industry

The Obsession With Medical Costs Will Turn Mobile Health Apps And Devices Into A Major Growth Industry | UPCARING project | Scoop.it

In the United States alone, health spending places the domestic health care industry among the five or six largest economies in the world.

To lower skyrocketing costs, consumers and the health care industry are looking at a variety of solutions. Increasingly, apps and mobile devices that allow consumers to take charge of their own treatment are seen as ways to start bringing down costs. They are taking health care out of hospitals and doctor's offices, and putting more power in consumer hands.


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Ranjit Kovilinkal's curator insight, November 16, 2013 11:16 PM

Customised healthcare solutions are the key...

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E-learning boosts recruitment for homecare groups

E-learning boosts recruitment for homecare groups | UPCARING project | Scoop.it
Bluebird Care has doubled induction capacity after using digital learning to develop careers (Growing inequality is having a troubling effect on relationships between social workers & the families they work with
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How new technologies and innovations are transforming heath care

How new technologies and innovations are transforming heath care | UPCARING project | Scoop.it
At AHIP’s Operations and Technology Forum, November 18-20 in Chicago, learn more about the evolving needs of the health insurance industry.

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Sorenson Anja's curator insight, October 17, 2013 10:51 PM

It talks more about the evolving needs of the health insurance industry in keynote and concurrent sessions. As the years go by, our technology grows widely.

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Occupational therapists produce care home activity toolkit - The Guardian

Occupational therapists produce care home activity toolkit - The Guardian | UPCARING project | Scoop.it
The Guardian Occupational therapists produce care home activity toolkit The Guardian Since the toolkit launched, we've been overwhelmed by the response with over 1,200 care home staff, commissioners, health and social care professionals signing up...
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Grandma Exodus: German Seniors Look To Poland For Care - NPR (blog)

Grandma Exodus: German Seniors Look To Poland For Care - NPR (blog) | UPCARING project | Scoop.it
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And the issue has implications beyond Germany. The U.N. estimates that by 2050, the world's population that is over 60 will increase to 2 billion.
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World not prepared to support growing elderly population, report by UN, aged ... - Washington Post

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International Conference On Elderly Care Organised In Budapest - XpatLoop.com

International Conference On Elderly Care Organised In Budapest
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On the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons, an inter-professional conference was held to discuss issues related to elderly care.
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24 Outstanding Statistics on How Social Media has Impacted Health Care

24 Outstanding Statistics on How Social Media has Impacted Health Care | UPCARING project | Scoop.it
Communication has been disrupted through social media but how has the health care industry faired? Dive into an analysis of 24 statistics on the subject.
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New technology to revolutionise the way we take care of the elderly | Startups, Tech, Apps, Business, Disruption,Australia

New technology to revolutionise the way we take care of the elderly | Startups, Tech, Apps, Business, Disruption,Australia | UPCARING project | Scoop.it
RT @heyjboy: It's great to see fellow @SydneyIncubate startup @edissewatch covered on @shoestring_au : http://t.co/x2n4988jj0 @matbeeche @s…
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Healthcare Friending Social Media: What Is It, How Is It Used, and What Should I Do? | Mobile Health IT | mHIMSS

This paper provides health care professionals with definitions of social media tools, examples of their use throughout healthcare, and recommendations for providers and consumers getting started using Health Care Social Media.

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Doctor Q&A site HealthTap wants to give patients a Siri-like way to access health info

Doctor Q&A site HealthTap wants to give patients a Siri-like way to access health info | UPCARING project | Scoop.it
Online health community HealthTap has launched a new paid mobile app, called TalktoDocs, that gives patients a voice-controlled way to get answers to their medical questions.

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The preventative care revolution depends on closing the digital divide

The preventative care revolution depends on closing the digital divide | UPCARING project | Scoop.it
Across the UK, 11 million people have poor digital skills and half those who are offline have a disability. Digital inclusion is now a matter of life and death, says Helen Milner

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8 reasons why patients & carers should use Twitter

8 reasons why patients & carers should use Twitter | UPCARING project | Scoop.it

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Homecare has potential to transform the lives of people with dementia

Homecare has potential to transform the lives of people with dementia | UPCARING project | Scoop.it
It's possible to achieve a genuine shift in attitudes, but we need to act now (RT @GdnSocialCare: "Commissioners must think long-term & invest in community #dementia services and training" http://t.co/ndYIWEdWsj)...
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Caremerge takes elderly health care into 21st century: Momentum Awards

Caremerge takes elderly health care into 21st century: Momentum Awards | UPCARING project | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs are making a huge difference in the Chicago. Caremerge is a business that's creating jobs and growing the local economy by taking elderly health care into the 21st century.
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E-learning boosts recruitment for homecare groups - The Guardian

E-learning boosts recruitment for homecare groups - The Guardian | UPCARING project | Scoop.it
The Guardian E-learning boosts recruitment for homecare groups The Guardian Knowledge is now available on demand, without having to arrange for a care worker to take time off work – we can pay them to train in their own time if necessary – and to...
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Technology innovation will integrate health and social care provision - The Information Daily

The Information Daily Technology innovation will integrate health and social care provision The Information Daily The government has announced plans to make "joined-up" health and social care the norm by 2018, the Coalition has made integration the...
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How to make time for training and career development - The Guardian

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At the same time, social care is becoming more complex.
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Leicester City Council - Older persons' month

Leicester City Council - Older persons' month | UPCARING project | Scoop.it
Activities for older person's month in September (Have you seen all the #OlderPersonsMonth activities going on in #Leicester?
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Successful adult social care pilot project rolls out - Shropshire Council

Shropshire Council was one of just six councils in England which received Government funding to pilot the social work practice, starting in Shrewsbury in January 2012 which has proven to be very successful.
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14 Ways to Take Care of Elderly People

14 Ways to Take Care of Elderly People | UPCARING project | Scoop.it
Are you able to take care of your elders with ease or do you think it’s a challenging task? Here are some ways to make taking care of elderly easy for you. (RT @harleenas: 14 Ways to Take Care of #Elderly People | Aha!
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