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Companies that do philanthropy for their specific niche.

I was recently doing some research and was curious about what companies promote and help organizations in their specific niche?  I found that Novo-Disk is a big participant in diabetes events such as the Step Out event with the American Diabetes Association (ADA).  Will write another post as I find more relevant information.

Added by Daniel on December 27, 2013 at 8:48pm — No Comments

Can you phone improve your mood?

Earlier this year some research was carried out, which reduced aggressive behaviour in young offenders by manipulating their perception of ambiguous facial expressions.   On the back of this, a new app has been developed called HappyPlace which aims to combat…

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Added by Administrator on December 19, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Athenahealth wins on job growth

The Gold Level award for the Greater Boston region at the Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards has been gifted to the cloud-based health IT services vendor Athenahealth.  They are given annually by MassEcon to recognise companies that have made outstanding…

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Added by Administrator on December 18, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Health IT – 3 reasons to be cheerful

There is huge debate going on at the moment about the current state and future of healthcare reforms.   But when it comes to Health IT the mood is decidedly cheerful.

 

“As Greg Chittim, senior director of Arcadia Solutions, sees it, the first…

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Added by Administrator on December 17, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Images shared by US Patients

It was announced to delegates on Monday at the Radiological Society of North America conference, that a project giving patients online access to their radiology images has proved that a patient-centred image sharing arrangement can work.

 

“William Heetderks, associate director of…

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Added by Administrator on December 16, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Weekly Newsletter 13 December 2013

Welcome to our new weekly newsletter! This newsletter contains this week’s blog posts, events and forum discussions from the Health Informatics Forum.

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Google Glass to be used in…

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Added by Administrator on December 13, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

NHS Open Source offer planned

A full electronic patient record system is being planned by Hewlett Package to work on the open source framework currently being developed by NHS England.

 

“The system is called ‘NHS Healthcare Information System’ and will include complex scheduling, e-prescribing, requests and results…

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Added by Administrator on December 13, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Big Benefits to Cloud-Based EHR

Should we or shouldn’t we, that is the question we often hear when talking with physicians about the move to EHR.  Just like any big decisions, there is an internal…

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Added by Greg Cutrona on December 12, 2013 at 10:49am — No Comments

GP Workload Reduced by Telehealth?

A new study has found that there is no evidence that telehealth alters the number of patient contacts with GP’s or reduces GP’s workload.

 

 “The study, conducted by the Nuffield Trust, showed that patients using telehealth contacted GPs as often as those…

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Added by Administrator on December 12, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Patient Portals – A Guide

According to research released in September 2013, 40% of US office-based physicians currently have a portal through their practice management system or electronic health record.  Patient portal technology enables patients to use a web-based connection to communicate with their…

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Added by Administrator on December 11, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Pathways for Commissioners

As of next February, a new tool will be available to commissions to help them analyse NHS Pathways data.

 

The NHS Pathways Intelligent Data Tool has two strands; the Continuous Quality Improvement dashboard, and the Directory of Services Analysis…

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Added by Administrator on December 10, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Weekly Newsletter 6 December 2013

Welcome to our new weekly newsletter! This newsletter contains this week’s blog posts, events and forum discussions from the Health Informatics Forum.

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Study Finds – Most Mental Health Apps Lack Efficacy Proof

 

According to…

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Added by Administrator on December 9, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Innovative Health Apps funded by £2m Government Fund

Small companies have developed 5 apps designed to encourage and help people to stay healthy.  All funded by a £2m government innovative fund.

 

“The apps are designed to help people beat obesity and alcohol abuse and were funded by the Department of Health through the Small…

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Added by Administrator on December 9, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Google Glass to be used in surgery

It has been reported that the University of  California-San Francisco has received approval from the Institutional Review Board to use Google’s computerised eyeglasses during surgeries. It is the first approval in the US by the board.

 

“Pierre Theodore, a…

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Added by Administrator on December 6, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

BT and Medred Launch Health Cloud

A new health cloud is making strides for open health data by providing access to aggregated population data (based on an anonymized population of more than 50 million lives) going back two to five years.

 

“MedRed, a Washington, D.C.-based healthcare software…

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Added by Administrator on December 5, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Open for Research – The Cloud NLP Platform

Cloud-based REVEAL technology is to be made available by Health Fidelity for research use.

The natural language processing platform converts unstructured clinical notes into rich, fully structured and coded content in real-time.

 

“Company officials hope…

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Added by Administrator on December 4, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Propeller helps asthmatics?

An inhaler with a sensor is helping to reduce emergency room visits and lower health care costs by beaming data back to doctors.

 

“Earlier this year, 498 asthma patients in California were split into two test groups. One group puffed their inhalers normally.…

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Added by Administrator on December 3, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Weekly Newsletter 29 November 2013

Welcome to our new weekly newsletter! This newsletter contains this week’s blog posts, events and forum discussions from the Health Informatics Forum.

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NHS England to push Tech

 

The revamped NHS…

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Added by Administrator on December 2, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

An Interview with - Professor Jim Davies, Chief Technology Officer for Genomics England

Jeremy Hunt, Health Secretary has described the project to sequence 100,000 genomes and link these to EHR’s as potentially “bigger than the internet”.   Is this hype a reality? 

 

“Genetic medicine is going to turn medicine upside down,” says Professor Jim Davies, chief technology officer…

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Added by Administrator on December 2, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Study Finds – Most Mental Health Apps Lack Efficacy Proof

According to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, the majority of currently available mobile mental health applications have not been proven effective by scientific evidence.

 

“The study found more than 3,000 mental health apps for…

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Added by Administrator on November 30, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

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