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ICCBBA are recruiting a Technical Director to oversee the development and maintenance of the ISBT 128 Standard.  The position is geographically internationally flexible, and the appointee will be expected to work from their home location and be able and willing to travel to the US and globally.  They will manage a technical and standards development department located in Southern California.

Committed to the vision of the global adoption of ISBT 128 for medical products of human origin (MPHO), t

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Come and join us for an exciting e-Seminar live on YouTube on 11 Sept 9.30 pm GMT!

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e-Seminar Title: "Using text messaging to extend diabetes self management support outside the clinic environment"

Innovative interventions are needed to address the growing burden of diabetes and associated costly and debilitating long-term complications. This seminar will present the evidence for a text message based diabet

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A Review of the WHO Guidelines on Digital Health: Process and Next Steps

Presenters:

Dr Alain Labrique is an infectious disease epidemiologist, community trialist and a globally recognized leader in the application of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to strengthen health systems in resource-limited settings. Currently serving on the faculty of the Global Disease Epidemiology and Control Program of the Department of International Health, Labrique holds joint appointments in Epid

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Friday, June 14th, 2019 11am EST (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM BST)

Attendence fee: $10 USD

Free attendence for attendees from DAC-listed countries: please use coupon code INT01 when registering.

Presenters:

Dr Alain Labrique is an infectious disease epidemiologist, community trialist and a globally recognized leader in the application of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to strengthen health systems in resource-limited settings. Currently serving on the faculty of the Global Disease

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Dr Niall Winters, Associate Professor, University of Oxford

This talk focuses on how mobile technologies can support the training and supervision of CHWs in LMICs, drawing on empirical work in Kenya and Uganda. Dr Winters examines on-going research into how the latest advances in artificial intelligence may be leveraged to support exploratory learning by CHWs during their day-to-day work.

Dr Judith McCool, Associate Professor, University of Auckland

Dr McCool discusses the opportunities and cha

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mHealth e-Seminar: Dr Niall Winters and Dr Judith McCool

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM BST at:

https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/1895308856266139649

This e-Seminar will consist of 2 presentations on the use of mobile technology to improve healthcare in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) followed by a group discussion.

Attendence fee: $10 USD

Free attendence for attendees from DAC-listed countries: please use coupon code INT01 when registering.

Presenters:

Dr Niall Winters i

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A research group based at KEMRI-Wellcome Trust – Kenya and Oxford University has developed a free smartphone app for training health workers called “LIFE” which was launched during the Kenya Paediatric Association 2019 annual conference in Mombasa, Kenya.

The Life-saving Instruction for Emergencies (LIFE) smartphone app uses interactive 3D simulations of life-threatening emergencies to train healthcare workers to save lives. The simulations take place in a virtual 3D hospital where users have to

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The MedStar Health National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare has authored a letter to Congress urging them to ensure safety is prioritized in the EHR Reporting Program that is already mandated by the 21st Century Cures Act. You can read that Act here and search “Sec. 3009A. Electronic Health Record Reporting Program” for the related information.

Complete the form by Feb. 28, 2019 to have your name included on this letter. They're focused on encouraging collective action this month—the 10-

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209893857?profile=RESIZE_710xA report from the Center for Connected Medicine (CCM) and The Health Management Academy entitled "Top of Mind for Top Health Systems 2019, Insights from health systems on IT priorities for the year ahead" has predicted that cybersecurity, telehealth and interoperability will be the most significant areas of health IT in terms of impact on health care in 2019. 

These areas were identified following consultation with health IT executives from some of the US's largest health systems, and quantitati

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The constant pressure to reduce costs associated with health care delivery and concurrently improve services drives innovation in in the healthcare industry: From digital data management to innovative medical devices and diagnostic tools, appropriate use of technology has the potential to facilitate better care while also reducing the cost of it's delivery.

As such it is no surprise that healthcare technology adoption is gathering momentum globally despite barriers to their use: not just those a

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The NHS has necessarily advanced in line with changes to its serviced population in terms of demographics, disease states and expectations. But in order to meet these dynamic needs, within a framework of limited financial resources, many clinicians are now keen to embrace an innovative approach. 
 
Recently there has been a drive towards disease prevention and individualised patient care, along with empowerment, facilitating patients to take control of their own illnesses. A part of this stra
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136227440?profile=RESIZE_710xCylance offers products and services that predict and prevent cybersecurity attacks, as opposed to merely detecting the enactment of such threats, and describes itself as having "redefined endpoint security," working with clients worldwide including health related organisations such as Phoenix Children's Hospital and Apria Healthcare for example.
 
A communications platform called Spark has been developed by BlackBerry which it calls an EoT (Enterprise of Things) platform for "Ultra-secure hype
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135777300?profile=RESIZE_710xOur LIFE:Neonatal Resuscitation simulator for LMICs is now available for beta testing.

Download from:

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Please let us know your feedback. More details about the LIFE proejct are available here: www.oxlifeproject.org

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135506046?profile=RESIZE_710xHIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and constitutes a set of U.S. regulatory standards including privacy and security rules. These standards, set for the US as a whole relate to the protection of individually identifiable health information and the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information. There are also other rules relating to enforcement and breach notification for example.
 
In an AWS blogpost Amazon Web Services has
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Originally founded in 2010 in the UK and later acquired by Google, DeepMind describe themselves as "...on a scientific mission to push the boundaries of AI, developing programs that can learn to solve any complex problem without needing to be taught how." 
 
The mobile app for clinicians that they developed named Streams was the subject of their recently released Blogpost entitled "Scaling Streams with Google" where details are given regarding plans for those behind Streams, to join Google.
 
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135298902?profile=RESIZE_710xA UK report recently issued from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) entitled "Outpatients: the future – adding value through sustainability"  describes the need for a re-appraisal of how outpatient care functions and discusses how this might be brought into line with current patient expectations and lifestyle.
 
The RCP report highlighted the cost to both patients and the NHS that the traditional outpatient care system incurs. It describes that one in five attending pensioners reportedly feel
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135368280?profile=RESIZE_710xThe paper entitled "Prevention is better than cure. Our vision to help you live well for longer" describes the UK government's vision for targeted preventative interventions, empowering and facilitating people with regards to their health and harnessing modern technology. It outlines a goal of improving healthy, independent life by at least five additional years before 2035 through these and other means.
 
Technology is seen as significant moving forwards in prevention with the paper noting: "It
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In order for organisations to measure their improvements in the field and also to compare against others locally and globally HIMSS Analytics® constructed EMRAM, an eight-tiered model, with attainment stages 0 - 7, detailing specific measures for the adoption and use of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) functions and notably those that support optimised patient care through technology and are needed in order to achieve a paperless environment.  
 

Stage 6 of this ladder indicates that the organisa

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