Tag Archive: Strategy

Jan 04

Integrated care – can they work together?

Can integrated care really work when it requires more than one enterprise delivering that health care to work together or are these species just too different.  Does this mean a radical, wholesale shift in the way that services are organised, delivered, costed and measured.  How will new care pathways be developed, duplication eradicated, model treatment …

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Dec 28

Why do we need person centred care?

All stakeholders in health are in agreement that improving individual’s health and well-being, preventing the need for healthcare services and optimizing healthcare delivery when needed requires a holistic approach and a move away from the traditional sickness episodic models of care to person centred care. Medical institutions are building patient satisfaction and a successful patient …

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Dec 05

Person controlled health

Healthcare is at a crisis point with costs spiralling out of control and outcomes only marginally improving, if at all in many countries. We have been waiting a long time for “the next big thing”, a disruption that will change this trajectory. Disruptions in other industries like Uber and Airbnb were only possible when people …

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Nov 26

Antimicrobial resistance battle

Antimicrobial resistance is one of the biggest health threats that mankind faces now and in the coming decades. In the past, resistant infections were associated predominantly with hospitals, but over the last decade this is now being seen in the wider community.  A report published in December 2014 estimated that in total about 700,000 people …

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Jul 12

eMental health Mastermind Project

Depression is characterised by its high incidence, social cost and is a major cause of morbidity worldwide.  eMental Health technology has proven clinical effectiveness in treating depression and other mental illnesses. The MasterMind project* aims to make high quality treatment for depression more widely available for adults suffering from the illness by the use of …

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May 15

USA- ONC ‘making progress’ on interoperability roadmap

  The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is on its way – as best it can tell – to hitting its three-year goals laid out in the January 2015 draft interoperability roadmap. Karen DeSalvo said, “The linear trajectory shows they are making progress.” ONC had ambitiously stated that by the end …

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Apr 14

Estonia’s ehealth results

Estonia is a small northern European country on the Baltic Sea is achieving significantly more than its size would indicate. In July 2014, Estonia  set up the e-Health Working Group, whose mission is to develop the Estonian e-Health Strategic Plan until 2020, along with the e-Health Development Concept until 2025 and its detailed implementation plan 2015–2017. …

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Apr 07

Ireland – €875m on EHR

Ireland is to spend up to €875m rolling out a national electronic health record system (EHR) that will enable patient information to be instantly accessed by approved medical personnel as reported by the irishexaminer last month.  The EHR’s capital costs will be between €345m and €467m over five years, with operating costs of between €302m …

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