Archive for the ‘General Healthcare’ Category

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 […]

THD procedure: an effective and non-invasive treatment for hemorrhoids

According to the eminent Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, the problem of hemorrhoids is more widespread in industrial countries than one might expect: it is estimated that around 50% of the population above the age of fifty suffers or suffered in the past from them. This means that one out of two people, at some point […]

Have you ever tried talking to your EPR?

The Nuffield Trust has published a new report called Delivering the benefits of digital health care. It is a well-written, timely piece of research which sets out how we can transform healthcare systems using digital technology. It succinctly identifies the conundrum we currently face: that although healthcare delivery is being transformed by new technology, strategic decisions […]

Celebrate the our health heroes

Skills for Health and the National Skills Academy for Health launch a national campaign to highlight the vital role support workers play within the UK’s health sector and to say ‘thank you’ to unsung healthcare heroes. #OurHealthHeroes celebrates the 798,600 people across the UK health sector who work as healthcare assistants, assistant practitioners, porters, cleaners, […]

Top health tips for preventing skin cancer while skiing

If you’re going on a winter skiing holiday this year don’t forget to pack your sunscreen! Although it might sound strange, your skin can burn in the snowy ski slopes, leaving you with embarrassing ‘panda eyes’ and a sore red face. The amount of UV rays that reach the earth’s surface increases by up to […]