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Philips-commissioned Future Health Index outlines journey to value-based healthcare

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This year’s FHI analyzes the primary research and third party data from across 16 countries, representing about half of the world’s population. The 2018 FHI introduces the Value Measure, a new indicator of the value delivered by healthcare systems of developed and developing markets. Combining criteria associated with value-based healthcare and access to care, the Value Measure provides a benchmark against which a system’s progress towards efficient and effective healthcare can be evaluated. The report also includes the input from global health... Read More »

New data shows combined COPD treatments could help reduce annual cost of care

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Today at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Conference 2018, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, announced new data suggesting that combining home oxygen therapy (HOT) with home non-invasive ventilation (HMV) as treatment for chronically hypercapnic COPD patients is more effective and less expensive than HOT alone. Comparing the accumulated costs of devices, doctor visits, medication, and hospitalizations to HOT alone using a US economic model, HOT-HMV exhibited an average annual cost savings of $3,927 p... Read More »

Philips publishes new report on Universal Health Coverage in celebration of World Health Day, April 7th

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At least 400 million people globally lack access to essential health services, according to the World Health Organization. For some 100 million people, accessing healthcare means being pushed below the poverty line into extreme poverty and debt due to out-of-pocket expenditure, exposing many to the risk of preventable death. That’s why it’s so important that Sustainable Development Goal 3 — to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages — along with other SDGs that intersect with health are achieved. But how can that be d... Read More »

Philips Research-led big data consortium receives EU funding to improve healthcare outcomes

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The three-year program is the largest EU-funded initiative to transform the region’s healthcare sector through the use of big data. The ‘BigMedilytics’ [2] program aims to improve patient outcomes and increase productivity in the health sector by applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies to complex datasets across the data value chain. This includes data from patients, healthcare providers, health insurers and medical technology providers. "From patients capturing their own health data with wearable devices to ubiquitous monitoring ... Read More »

How Chrome Enterprise is helping healthcare companies provide better patient experiences

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One way many organizations have addressed this opportunity has been through the adoption of Chrome Enterprise and Chrome devices. Because it can be faster, more secure and integrated with critical virtualization solutions, Chrome OS has seen rapid adoption in the healthcare sector. Organizations like Middlesex Hospital and Chapters Health System are using Chrome Enterprise to provide a secure, future-proof entry point to the cloud, connecting their staff to data-driven systems so they can focus on what’s most important—delivering great patient ... Read More »

Dr. Josef Reum to Share New Approaches to Leadership with Federal Health Care Executives

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Inspirational speaker will present adaptive approaches for leadership in the midst of change and conflict. WASHINGTON D.C., - Speaker, consultant, facilitator and health care expert Josef Reum, PhD, MPA will present "New Approaches to Neuroscience and Leadership" at the Interagency Institute for Federal Health Care Executives on April 24, 2017. The session, held at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, is part of a two-week program bringing together global leaders in health care delivery from the United St... Read More »

Spinal cord injury treated successfully using new drug

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First successful spinal cord treatment using a non-invasive stem-cell topical drug. New York, NY - The world's first success in treating spinal cord injury sustained more than 40 years ago has been demonstrated using a new non-invasive drug. The treatment relies on a new formulation that creates stem cells deep below the skin using a highly-penetrating ointment.  The drug is delivered using technology similar to that used in nicotine patches. TetraStem is a new tetracycline-based topical antibiotic that is FDA registered to treat cuts and... Read More »

AAMA appoints Julie Flaatten, CMA (AAMA), RN, EMT, as President

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1888PressRelease - The American Association of Medical Assistants has installed Julie Flaatten, a resident of Greenwood, Wisconsin, as its 2016-2017 president. Flaatten will represent medical assistants nationwide in her role. Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI - The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) met in Reston, Virginia for its 60th Annual Conference. Julie Flaatten, CMA (AAMA), RN, EMT, was installed as the 2016-2017 AAMA President. In this capacity, President Flaatten, a resident of Greenwood, represents medical assistants and CMAs... Read More »

Dr. Chris Boman: “Pregnancy is better with chiropractic”

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Pregnancy can be a scary and uncomfortable time using today's maternity healthcare. Studies have shown that incorporating chiropractic care during pregnancy can dramatically improve their pregnancy experience. See what Dr. Chris Boman, a Murrieta, CA chiropractor, has to say about pregnancy and chiropractic. San Diego, CA - Pregnancy today is often viewed as a medical condition rather than a miracle of life as it should be. There are more tests and interventions in an American pregnancy today than ever before, yet it is safer for ladies to g... Read More »

The Erasmus University Medical Center purchases the Denodo Platform for data virtualization to enable the provision of excellence in healthcare through research and education

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The Erasmus MC is the biggest university hospital of The Netherlands, averaging around 40,000 admissions and 500,000 patient visits a year. With its 9,300 FTE it is responsible for a healthy population and excellent healthcare. Currently the Erasmus MC is undergoing major change. An entire new hospital is being constructed, reducing patient beds from around 1,200 to around 800. With the new hospital, the way the Erasmus MC provides care will also change, moving from patient wards and generic diagnostic treatment towards single patient rooms and... Read More »

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