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  • 31May

    Job advert: Volunteer Development Manager, Crohn’s and Colitis UK

    Post title: Volunteer Development Manager Contract type: Full time Salary: £32,700 – £40,860 Closing date: 4th June 2018 Thank you for your interest in Crohn’s and Colitis UK. We are a national charity whose purpose is to improve life for everyone affected by Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis (collectively known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD).…

  • 31May

    Watch your language

    A blog by Policy and Public Affairs Lead at National Voices, Hannah Chalmers, who shares how the words we use shape our healthcare experience. Like any industry, health has its own terminology to get used to. There are of course all your well known terms that even the media throws around without much thought – public…

  • 31May

    Uncovering patient-centred insights

    There are good reasons why patient centricity has become such a well-used term within the pharmaceutical industry. But, says Kantar Health’s Linda VerPlanck, the research approaches underpinning it must be able to deliver transformational insights that can, in turn, improve real-world outcomes. In Deep Dive: Patient Centricity II, she says that if healthcare solutions are to…

  • 31May

    Microsoft and GOSH partner for artificial intelligence in healthcare

    Microsoft has announced a new partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to support their research of artificial intelligence (AI). The One Microsoft partnership will see GOSH given access to new AI solutions developed by computer science students at University College London (UCL) as part of the Industry Exchange Network, which is run by UCL and Microsoft.…

  • 31May

    The Case for Health Literacy – Moving from Equality to Liberation

    Excerpts from an article by National Academy of Medicine: The majority of health literacy research focuses on providing support to patients and strengthening individual health literacy skills. The work is much needed and important but places the onus or responsibility to increase health literacy solely on those who are mistreated by a complex system of policies, procedures, and institutions.…

  • 31May

    The Health and Retirement Study

    The Health and Retirement Study: Analysis of Associations Between Use of the Internet for Health Information and Use of Health Services at Multiple Time Points The use of the internet for health information among older people is receiving increasing attention, but how it is associated with chronic health conditions and health service use at concurrent…

  • 31May

    Update from Conversations for Life

    The Conversations for Life Programme Engages communities to talk about and plan for our future care now. Developed in 2006 by a healthcare educator and community facilitator to make it easier for staff and the public to start these critical conversations earlier, we provide consultancy, facilitation and materials that inspire more people to: explore and express their wishes while healthy,…

  • 31May

    IBM’s Watson Health about ‘augmented intelligence for clinicians’

    IBM’s Watson Health is at the cutting edge of AI in Global healthcare, chief health officer Dr Kyu Rhee tells Digital Health’s Owen Hughes the increasingly powerful tools becoming available will augment clinicians’ knowledge not replace it. Artificial intelligence currently sits at the very top of the technology hype cycle, as industries look to the…

  • 31May

    New WhatsApp Helpline Service Launched

    The Psoriasis Association has recently revealed that 94% of young people with psoriasis experience anxiety and 67% feel isolated due to their psoriasis. Additionally, 40% of young people with psoriasis have said they would find it useful to talk to someone anonymously. The Psoriasis Association has just launched a brand new WhatsApp helpline service to…

  • 24May

    Completing the Feedback Loop: how to improve your Patient and Public Involvement

    Elspeth Mathie discusses her recent study on the importance of giving feedback to the public in PPI.  It is widely accepted that Patient and Public Involvement is beneficial for health research. However, imagine spending time giving your opinion and never getting any feedback. Some members of the public ask “am I wasting my time”? Many PPI…

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