Cutting costs today often means postponing fundamental investments and opportunities to reduce debt, secure better care, and provide broader access. Collectively, we must invest in preventіon and provide better care through innovation and efficiencies. Rapidly ageing population requires a shift towards pervasive social services, the deliіvery of cure and care beyond the boundaries of hospitals and shaping polices and services for healthier cities.
The healthcare industry is shifting toward a performance-driven, outcomes-based model. Organizations face growing expectations for value and accountability and the rise of healthcare consumerism. They are pursuing collaborative approaches and increasing focus on patient centricity, wellness and prevention. As service delivery models expand at community, country and global levels, payer and provider boundaries are blurring.
Make or Break - Digital Healthcare and Privacy Reach the Tipping Point
Thursday, 14 June 2012
Attacks on patient privacy are of rapidly-growing concern in the UK. There are regular reports of serious data breaches by members of staff which can harm patients, damage the reputations of healthcare providers and erode confidence in electronic care. 'Make or Break - Digital Healthcare and Privacy Reach the Tipping Point' is a new white paper from FairWarning®, the inventor and global leader in privacy breach monitoring and detection for healthcare. It provides incisive analysis of the issues and how they affect key stakeholders, offering sustainable solutions which mean that healthcare providers can rest assured that the confidentiality of their patients is properly protected.
How Privacy Considerations Drive Patient Decisions and Impact Patient Care Outcomes
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
In September 2011, FairWarning® commissioned New London Consulting to develop a survey of United Kingdom patients of care providers to determine how patient privacy considerations impact the actual delivery of healthcare and to what degree patients believed healthcare executives and managers should be held accountable for healthcare privacy protections and breaches. The survey was designed to garner a baseline understanding of patient beliefs relative to a care providers' legal, ethical and moral responsibility to protect patient privacy.
Nations around the globe are taking significant strides to adopt healthcare IT as a path toward a connected health future The goals are clear-higher quality, more accessible and cost-effective healthcare - but the path is as intricate and diverse as the countries themselves. A comprehensive Accenture report, Connected Health: The Drive to Integrated Healthcare Delivery, takes an in-depth look at the progress toward connected health in eight countries.
eHealth Week 2013 13 - 15 May, Dublin, Ireland
eHealth Week 2013 brings together two main events: the High Level eHealth Conference co-organised by the European Commission and the Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and WoHIT (World of Health IT Conference & Exhibition) organised by HIMSS Europe. www.ehealthweek.org
Astrid Krag, Minister of Health, Denmark, John Dalli, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy and Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner for the Digital Agenda Read more