Health | Insights

April 10, 2018

THE NOW

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ARTICLE

The World Health Organisation (WHO) marks World Health Day every year on 7 April, an occasion to raise international awareness about a specific public health concern. Read more about this year’s cause which was chosen given that at least half of the world’s population does not presently have access to essential services, according to WHO.

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DATA

The Global Health Observatory theme pages provide data and analyses on global health priorities. Each theme page provides information on global situation and trends highlights, using core indicators, database views, major publications and links to relevant web pages on the theme.

THE NEW

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VIDEO

We need tools that can help us – both clinicians and patients – make better healthcare decisions. Yet in order to do so, those tools need to “think like we do”. The key to natural intelligence is not simply “X is better than Y”, but rather carrying out sequences of decisions over time. To best assist us, our clinical computing tools should try to conduct the same process. Such an approach is closely linked to future developments across the broader healthcare spectrum: cognitive computing, smart homes, cyborg clinicians, and robotics.

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A number of new technologies are helping to move elements of patient care from medical workers to machines —and to patients themselves. This allows health care organizations to reduce costs by reducing labor intensity. Read more about how new uses of virtual health and digital technologies could help the industry.

VIDEO

Dr. Stephen Klasko shares his insights on healthcare reform in this informative talk, cleverly staged in the year 2020.

ARTICLE

Consider three issues that receive a lot of attention: the use of medical records, the “human touch” in medical care, and the future of jobs in the industry. All things considered, do people tend to be more glass-half-full or half-empty kinds of persons?

VIDEO

Pfauth shares a practical, powerful and visual presentation of how to be happy and healthy in our society, despite constant pressure to be an overachiever. Pfauth is the co-founder and publisher of De Correspondent, a Dutch journalism platform which raised 1.7 million dollars in a world-record.

BOOK

Govindarajan and Ramamurti studied Indian value-based models in depth. After investigating forty health care organizations and conducting field research on sixteen, they identified seven “exemplar” providers that consistently delivered high-quality health care at ultra-low cost, while being profitable, financially sustainable, and able to scale up their operations. Their secret recipe consists of five principles that work together to produce value-based care.

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