Major new book – Ending Medical Reversal – Johns Hopkins University Press

Posted by on Nov 22, 2015 in Blog, Book and article review, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

Major new book tackling if a given treatment is really able to do what you want it to do: Ending Medical Reversal, Improving Outcomes, Saving Lives, Vinayak K. Prasad, MD, MPH, and Adam S. Cifu, MD We expect medicine to progress in an orderly fashion, with good medical practices being replaced by better ones. But some tests and therapies are discontinued because they are found to be worse, or at least no better, than what they replaced....

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Designing Health Services for Patients with Complex Needs

Posted by on Nov 19, 2015 in Features, Public Health | 0 comments

Canadian medical anthropologist Dr. Leigh Hayden and UK-based service designer Kat Matfield describe how techniques from behavioural psychology can help practitioners work more effectively with patients with complex needs. Introduction Patients with complex needs have a confluence of physical and mental health issues that are often compounded with psychosocial challenges. They range from “high users” of health care to the “silently...

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Cookbook for large scale coordinated care and telehealth

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

· 2.5 year scientific evaluation of European integrated care programs and 2,500 surveys provide unparalleled insights on success factors of connected care programs across the European Union · Advanced Care Coordination and Telehealth Deployment (ACT) program addresses EU’s aging population and burden of managing chronic conditions Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) and its ACT-program consortium partners today announced the debut of a...

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Experts Have Created Your ‘Health Timeline’

Posted by on Nov 12, 2015 in Blog, Health Matters team, Public Health | 0 comments

Brits can expect to start suffering headaches and migraines at the age of 24, back problems at 33 – and get their first grey hair at 39, a study has found. The study of 2,000 adults revealed the age we can expect to get struck with certain ailments, with dodgy ankles creeping in at the age of 32 and weak knees a problem by 37. It also emerged most women get hot sweats by the time they’re reach 50, while the average Brit will be moaning of...

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Internet-delivered programme for depression meets ‘gold standard’ in effectiveness

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Blog, Public Health | 1 comment

New study of internet-delivered intervention, Space from Depression, demonstrates effectiveness as a treatment option for people with symptoms of depression 10th November 2015 – SilverCloud Health, a global provider of online therapeutic solutions, together with Ireland’s depression charity, Aware, and the School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin (TCD), today announced the success of a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) of Space from...

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