Archive for the ‘General Healthcare’ Category

LGA RESPONDS TO NEW PHE REPORT ‘HEALTH PROFILE FOR ENGLAND’

Responding to the new Public Health England report ‘Health Profile for England’, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said: “This ground-breaking PHE analysis shows how deprivation can lead to long-term ill health and premature death for the most deprived. “We know that those living in the most deprived communities […]

North West volunteers have their fingers on the pulse of health technology

A team of volunteers has been recruited to help spot friends and relatives at risk of a stroke. The AF Ambassadors have been signed up by the Innovation Agency, the Academic Health Science Network for the North West Coast, to identify people who may have atrial fibrillation (AF) – an irregular heart rate which can […]

Outcomes following metal-on-metal hip revision have improved but could get even better, new study finds

A new study has found that outcomes following metal-on-metal hip revision surgery performed for abnormal reactions to metal have improved since the initial reports were published over five years ago, and are now similar to the outcomes in patients with other types of hip replacement undergoing revision surgery. The observed differences are in part due […]

NORTHERN IRELAND ENTREPRENEUR DEEPAK CONNECTS FOR SUCCESS

Northern Ireland start-up, Connected Care Solutions, founded by local entrepreneur Deepak Samson, is set to make a big impact on the ageing population with Ethel, the elderly care smart hub, which is now being used by the Shetland Islands Council, under the EU-funded RemoAge project. Ethel is an innovative touchscreen tablet that allows families and carers […]

End of life care planning: Why it should be everyone’s concern

To mark Dying Matters Awareness Week (May 8-14), Michelle Brown, Deputy Head of Department for Healthcare Practice, explains why everyone – young or old – should make sure they know what end of life care planning involves. What is end of life care planning? There is little doubt that end of life care is important […]

Home exercises ‘effective’ at reducing rheumatoid arthritis hand problems

HOME hand exercises provide huge benefits for people with rheumatoid arthritis, researchers from the University of Salford have found. In the first ever review of its kind, researchers found that home exercise programmes improved patients’ grip strength and hand movement while reducing the amount of pain they experienced, but that high-intensity programmes were the most […]

Gain control of health information at the patient point of care

Chris Strammiello, Vice President of Global Alliances & Strategic Marketing, Nuance Communications. Gain control of health information at the patient point of care Hospitals face the dual challenge of making patients’ health information easier to share while keeping it more secure – Smart technology at the MFP enables hospitals to gain control of this complex […]

Haemorrhoids prevention is better than cure: it all starts with a healthy diet

All food that we introduce into our body has a direct effect on the health of the organism, in the short run but in the long run in particular. More than two thousand years ago, renowned Greek physician Hippocrates had already understood and theorised it, coining the famous expression “ Let food be your medicine, […]

UK’S HEALTH HEROES REVEALED

NATIONAL HEALTH AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT INAUGURAL CEREMONY IN LONDON An ambulance worker from Berwick and a day centre receptionist from Belfast are the first ever winners of the Our Health Heroes awards, set up to celebrate the work of the thousands of support staff who keep the NHS running behind the scenes. Iain Scott and Elizabeth Cameron received their awards today […]

Frederik Mennes, who heads up VASCO’s Security Competence Center, considers the impact of data breaches within the Healthcare Industry

The integration of technology within the healthcare sector continues to create seismic changes in how individuals receive medical care. Yet in their rush to adopt technology designed to improve the consumer’s experience, organisations within the healthcare industry face the very real threat of sensitive patient data ending up in the hands of cybercriminals. When it […]