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  • 1Nov

    Docs Say Patient Engagement Technology Drives Education, Experience

    Ninety-five percent of physicians employ patient engagement and education technologies, which in turn improve patient communications and experience. Physicians overwhelmingly support the use of patient engagement technology as a means to improving patient education and patient-provider communication, according to a recent survey conducted by SERMO on behalf of PatientPoint and think tank Digital Health Coalition.…

  • 1Nov

    Patients start testing the new NHS app

    Patients at a number of practices across England have begun testing the new NHS app, which provides simple and secure access to a range of healthcare services on a smartphone or tablet. Developed by NHS Digital and NHS England, the app will enable many patients to register without attending the practice, reducing administrative burden on reception staff.…

  • 30Oct

    Help PIF celebrate 21 years of health information

    It’s a special anniversary for PIF this year, as we celebrate our 21st year. Since 1997 health information has transformed.  We have moved from a paper-based world to a mixed-media universe dominated by digital.  ‘Doctor knows best’ has been replaced by shared decision making and patient empowerment. PIF’s strength is in its members’ expertise and we want…

  • 25Oct

    AMA launches Digital Health Implementation Playbook

    The new playbook will include a step-by-step approach to implementing digital health tools, as well as best practices and other resources. The American Medical Association launched the Digital Health Implementation Playbook, a guide that spells out the steps for developing a digital health technology and best practices. The tool, which can be accessed online, also gives…

  • 25Oct

    Shared Decision Making: essential but hard to measure

    Richard Lehman, Professor of the Shared Understanding of Medicine at the University of Birmingham, reflects on the latest Cochrane evidence on shared decision making and what might be needed to see it become a reality in all health care settings. Shared decision making is a good thing. Here is how the authors of an updated Cochrane Review…

  • 25Oct

    Job advert: Public Involvement Adviser, NICE

    Job title: Public Involvement Adviser (3 posts) Salary: Band 7 (£33,222 – £43,041 per annum) Location: Manchester Job type: 2 permanent posts & 1 fixed term (1-year) maternity cover, all posts 37.5 hrs/wk Closing date: Sunday 11 November 2018 (12 midnight) Do you have the enthusiasm and flair for putting patient and public involvement policies into…

  • 24Oct

    Job advert: Publications Officer, Crohn’s & Colitis UK

    Job Title: Publications Officer Location: Hatfield Salary: £28,800 – £31,000 Type: Full Time Closing date: Monday 19 November 2018 (9am) Crohn’s & Colitis UK are seeking to recruit a full-time Publications Officer. The role will support the Information and Support Services team in the production of more than 50 information sheets, booklets and guides about all aspects of…

  • 18Oct

    New mental health campaign launched across the Midlands

    Public Health England (PHE) is encouraging adults in the Midlands to look after their mental health as they do their physical health, through its new Every Mind Matters campaign. The new campaign highlights that while we can all feel stressed, anxious, low or have trouble sleeping, there are simple actions we can take to manage…

  • 18Oct

    Matt Hancock launches tech vision to build the most advanced health and care system in the world

    The technology vision will be the foundation for a new generation of digital services that will meet the needs of clinicians, patients and managers. Outdated and obstructive NHS IT systems will become a thing of the past, Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has said as he launches his technology vision in The Future of…

  • 18Oct

    Blog: Imagine this

    Excerpts from a National Voices blog in which Don Redding shows just how far away a universal offer of personalised care and support planning is for people with long term conditions. What if the NHS discovered a new healthcare application for all people with long term conditions, and 94% of those who tried it said it helped…

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