Patient Engagement in Patient Safety

May 16, 2016

The involvement of patients in their care is a top priority for the NHS, highlighted in the NHS Constitution  and the NHS Five Year Forward View. Healthcare providers are encouraged to develop different relationships with patients and communities to help empower them and engage them in their care. This same approach applies to patient safety in healthcare where greater engagement of patients is seen as one of the building blocks for improvement. Indeed, a checklist for safety improvement produced by the Health Foundation in 2015 includes supporting patients, carers and families to play an active role in patient safety.
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Expanding clinical services via telehealth to improve the lives of children

whitePaper | February 19, 2018

Nemours Children’s Health System, an internationally recognized children’s health system that owns and operates more than 80 care locations spread throughout six states, including two freestanding Children’s Hospitals, was in search of a way to increase access to pediatric expertise across the states it served. They wanted a partner with the ability to offer telehealth in a variety of channels, bringing Nemours physicians into homes, hospitals, primary care offices, and other clinical settings.

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'COMPLEXITY AND OPPORTUNITY' A SURVEY OF US HEALTH CONSUMERS’ WORRIES AND WANTS

whitePaper | November 22, 2017

Each of these individuals needs healthcare, but their needs are not the same. For the mother, it might be a video consultation with a pediatric nurse; for the quarterback, a visit to a retail clinic; and for the grandmother, a same-day appointment at her longtime family doctor. Much of the investment we see in healthcare transformation today focuses on creating just such personalized, segmented options in an industry that, for far too long, has taken a one-size-fits-all approach to its offerings. As healthcare organizations increasingly understand and seek to engage more deeply with their consumers, they are rapidly expanding the range of services they provide.

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Unlocking digital health: Opportunities for the mobile value chain

whitePaper | April 17, 2017

This paper will argue that opportunities for mobile carriers lie in new business models—monetizing consumer data and facilitating offline transactions—and new markets—specifically harvesting value from the “Internet of Things.” Special attention will be given to opportunities created in the digital health space.

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Welcome to the Mount Sinai Health System: A New Era Begins

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The Boards of Trustees of The Mount Sinai Medical Center and Continuum Health Partners announced on Monday, September 30, the establishment of the Mount Sinai Health System. This new health system includes Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, seven major member hospital campuses in New York City, an extensive network of approximately 45 ambulatory care locations, 12 free-standing ambulatory surgery centers, and more than 40 clinical and academic relationships with local health care organizations—all throughout the greater metropolitan region.

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Blockchain: Opportunities for Health Care

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A blockchain powered health information exchange could unlock the true value of interoperability. Blockchain-based systems have the potential to reduce or eliminate the friction and costs of current intermediaries. Particularly compelling use cases for blockchain technology include the Precision Medicine Initiative, Patient Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR), and the Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap. For these and other high-potential areas, determining the viability of the business case for blockchain is paramount to realize the benefits of improved data integrity, decentralization and disintermediation of trust, and reduced transaction costs.

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Dana-Farber 2015 FACTs

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Founded in Boston in 1947, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is world-renowned for its leadership in adult and pediatric cancer treatment and research. A principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School and designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dana-Farber is a pioneer in cancer care and research. We develop and disseminate innovative patient therapies and scientific discoveries throughout the world.

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