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How To Make Healthcare Benefits Less Of A Headache

How To Make Healthcare Benefits Less Of A Headache

Providing healthcare for workers has never been so expensive, but it’s never been so necessary either. In the midst of a raging pandemic, your employees need to know that an unforeseen medical setback isn’t going to crash their finances. With the right plans in place, business leaders can prevent those headaches from ever reaching their teams in the first place.

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Healthcare Beyond The New Normal: Learning From Trends & Opportunities Across Borders

Healthcare Beyond The New Normal: Learning From Trends & Opportunities Across Borders

The rapid pace of societal evolution in the Fourth Industrial Revolution is met by systemic challenges that accompany the changing face of healthcare – including evolving profiles of disease burden, rising costs of healthcare and resource scarcities that imperil the progress of global health security. These challenges have been aggravated manyfold by the Covid-19 pandemic, and must be met by solutions that appropriately consider the nuanced cultural, financial, and socio-political characteristics that influence population health. This inevitably requires a space for multidisciplinary dialogue and an openness to international solutions that can be retrofitted to the local context.

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How To Deliver Healthcare Insight Faster

How To Deliver Healthcare Insight Faster

When it comes to healthcare, data analytics isn’t just a "nice to have" — it can dramatically improve patient outcomes. Back in 2014, a data infrastructure solution called health data interchanges (HIE) was accessed only 2.4% of the time but those patients who had their providers examine their previous health data were 30% less likely to end up in the hospital. What’s more, the future value of the savings received by that healthcare network from 2014 to 2020 is a remarkable $2.8 million. But even with that financial ROI, fast forward to February 2020, six years later — it still took the Covid-19 coronavirus to cause HIE services use to triple as providers now understood the importance of patient data sharing during Covid-19.

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BUY 1 TICKET GET 1 FREE!

BUY 1 TICKET GET 1 FREE!

Don’t miss out, this offer only lasts until 10 of March, when prices for all the tickets will go up! Buy ticket here.

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Tomorrow we are announcing a super promotion!  Stay tuned!

Tomorrow we are announcing a super promotion! Stay tuned!

Super Early Bird tickets are on sale until 10 March 2021. Buy ticket here and engage, connect and create partnerships with leaders in #digitalhealth. #healthcare #digitalhealth #healthtech #innovation #promotion

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Vinehealth Partners with the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery to Provide Remote Personalised Support to Brain Cancer Patients

Vinehealth Partners with the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery to Provide Remote Personalised Support to Brain Cancer Patients

Vinehealth’s app will encourage patients to engage in their care and collect patient-reported data in a friendly way to better understand their needs in COVID-19 The ambition is to allow brain cancer patients to better self-manage, be informed, and have a better quality of life

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Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in Western healthcare

How #AugmentedReality and #VirtualReality training is helping early-stage doctors avoid errors and save lives? Listen here.

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Anthem Has Started A Digital Incubator For Innovative Healthcare Solutions

Anthem Inc, one of the world’s largest healthcare solutions company, is venturing into healthcare innovation through its Anthem Digital Incubator platform. Earlier this month, Anthem’s Staff Vice President of Digital Care Delivery Kate Merton described the purpose behind the incubator: “This initiative matches Anthem’s knowledge, experiences and resources with innovative and nimble entrepreneurs who share the desire to deliver personalized, proactive and predictive healthcare solutions that help improve a person’s health and wellbeing.” Merton stated that “This new initiative invites entrepreneurs and recently formed companies into the program and supports these organizations with the development and deployment of their novel solutions for healthcare consumers. Companies that are invited to participate in the program receive: Funding opportunities…Access to Anthem’s Digital Data Sandbox… Mentoring… [and] Path to Market” support.

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KindCongress is basically a free, worldwide service in order to advance the quality of international conferences with the aim of expanding the culture of science

KindCongress is basically a free, worldwide service in order to advance the quality of international conferences with the aim of expanding the culture of science

Scientific conferences are among the most effective scientific events contributing to the development of science. They are meant to present the latest research findings and to keep up to date with the latest scientific breakthroughs in different fields of science.…

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Could Better Access To Health Information Help Relieve Pressure On The NHS?

The NHS, like many health services around the world, is under significant pressure. Rising patient demand, the burden of chronic disease and limited resources mean that health systems, and the people who work for them, are being asked to do more and more without a similar increase in funding. For the NHS, the situation is particularly acute when it comes to GP availability. Earlier this year, figures were released showing that a record number of GP practices had closed in 2016, forcing 265,000 patients to find a new surgery. Furthermore, a recent study carried out by the University of Exeter revealed that two in five GPs are planning to quit within the next five years, with lack of resources and low morale cited as major factors. This is part of a wider trend, with a noticeable impact on patients. In fact, research conducted by Ada found that three out of five Brits say their GP has become less accessible in the last five years. Our research also found that more than half of patients admit that they have chosen not to see a GP about a health problem on at least one occasion. The three main reasons given were the hassle of getting an appointment, worrying that their health problem was too minor and not wanting to waste the GP's time. This is not only unfortunate, it is potentially dangerous since patients are often not in a position to tell how serious their condition is without expert medical advice. It is clear that patients are hungry for more information when it comes to healthcare, and are willing to use online services to get it. For instance, 69% of Brits say they now use the Internet to self-diagnose when they have medical concerns. However, while search engines can be a fantastic resource, they are no substitute for expert medical advice and can often be more of a hindrance than a help. Our research found that trying to self-diagnose using the web often leaves people feeling even more confused and worried: fewer than 50% of the people we surveyed felt that Googling their symptoms actually helped them work out what was wrong, 29% said online diagnoses made them worry more and 20% found the information they got online confusing. What about more sophisticated health tech, such as artificial intelligence (AI)? While the idea of a fully automated robot doctor is still science fiction, our research found that most patients in the UK are very open to using new technologies such as AI if it can help improve healthcare for everyone. In fact, over two thirds of Brits would consider consulting an intelligent machine if it could get them more time with their GP, relieve pressure from the NHS, offer more accurate diagnoses and keep their data safe. This points to a clear role for AI technology within healthcare: AI should be used to help both patients and doctors by facilitating more comprehensive health assessments, earlier diagnosis and better, more informed decision making. By combining the most sophisticated AI and machine learning technology with an extensive medical knowledge base, an AI platform can act much like a good doctor would, asking relevant, personalised questions based on the information provided and suggesting possible causes for symptoms. This is what the team at Ada has spent six years researching and developing, because we believe that there is a huge opportunity for AI to save doctors a significant amount of time, enabling GPs to spend more time on patient care. While it is still early days for this technology within healthcare, now that the first AI health applications are on the market we are likely to see rapid progress in this space. This is because true AI platforms have the ability to learn from every interaction, so every patient helps to improve the system as a whole. Despite what Hollywood might tell us, a fully automated replacement for your local GP is not likely to become a reality soon. The human touch and nuanced approach of an experienced, trusted professional still matter. Even if a machine could replicate those aspects, would we want it to? However, by augmenting the traditional patient-doctor interaction, rather than seeking to replace it, AI platforms are already improving access to quality health information and care. Over the next few years they will have an increasingly significant impact on health systems, creating efficiencies and driving better patient outcomes. AI holds the promise of making high quality healthcare for everybody affordable and sustainable for the long term - something that GPs in particular are acutely aware is badly needed.

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It is official: HealthInc 2021 Accelerator Program Kick-off

It is official: HealthInc 2021 Accelerator Program Kick-off

HealthInc have officially started their program and onboarded their new cohort. The ride from here will only get better! Next stop: Intensive training sessions and team-building activities. Let's go!

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‘Vinehealth secures £1m Biomedical Catalyst Grant to improve cancer patient self-management and data collection across four NHS Trusts.’

‘Vinehealth secures £1m Biomedical Catalyst Grant to improve cancer patient self-management and data collection across four NHS Trusts.’

London UK. 09.00 AM February 18th 2021: Vinehealth, an award-winning platform to improve the quality of life and survival of cancer patients through highly personalised patient support, has secured a £1m Biomedical Catalyst grant to deliver their innovative cancer companion app to four NHS trusts within a randomised controlled trial, thus generating robust evidence of the platform’s clinical and cost effectiveness in improving patient self-management and data collection.

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