Appointment of a new Editor in Chief for the Cochrane Library
The Governing Board is delighted to announce that, with effect from 1 June 2019, Dr. Karla Soares-Weiser will become the new Editor in Chief of the Cochrane Library. Karla will replace current Editor in Chief Dr. David Tovey, who is stepping down from the role at the end of May following ten years of distinguished service.Karla Soares-Weiser was born in Brazil and now lives in Israel. She is a trained psychiatrist, holds a Master's degree in epidemiology, and a Ph.D. in evidence-based healthcare from the University of S ão Paulo. She has been working in evidence-based health care since 1997 and is an author of over ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Highland Marketing Forms Alliance with Experiential HealthTech
An alliance between Highland Marketing and Experiential HealthTech will be announced at this year's Digital Health Rewired, with both companies exhibiting from stand B14. Highland Marketing is a full-service marketing, content and PR agency, specialising in health technology, while Experiential HealthTech is an independent consultancy providing strategic analysis and advice to companies operating in health and the wider healthcare ecosystem. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

NHSI clears trusts to hire consultants as money worries worsen
NHS Improvement has authorised a tranche of financial support projects, ending a mini-drought in trusts tendering for management consultancy. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sir Chris Ham joins health consultancy
Sir Chris Ham, the NHS Assembly co-chair and until recently the King’s Fund chief executive, has signed up as an adviser to a healthcare management consultancy. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

In Afghanistan, Women Step Up to Fill Need for Frontline Health Workers
By Mare Elston, Technical services manager, USAID Promote: Women in the Economy programFebruary 22, 2019Female clients often want care from female health workers, but they're in short supply.Communities across Afghanistan —especially the dispersed populations in rural areas—have long endured a lack of basic health services due to low numbers of trained health workers and chronic security issues. But this situation is improving.Today, a program to bolster women ’s inclusion in Afghanistan’s mainstream economy is also serving to fill high-priority needs in maternal and infant care, vaccination, skil...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health Community Engagement Human Resources Management Gender Equality Health Workforce Systems Afghanistan Source Type: news

Five Reasons Your Project Might be Underestimated
One of the key benefits of being a part of a medical device consultancy is seeing numerous programs through from start to finish. I see how the project predications correlate to actuals, where the common pitfalls occur, and how those pitfalls are typically avoided by expert project managers to maximize success. There are a lot of reasons medical device projects may go overbudget, but a big one is because the project is underestimated in the first place.1 Having a project slightly exceed time and budget estimations is usually manageable, but significant overruns are not as easy to survive. Accurate budgeting and...
Source: MDDI - February 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nigel Syrotuck Tags: Design Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Human Resources Manager - London, UK
Specifications: Full TimeSalary:CompetitiveLocation: LondonApplication Closing Date: 1st March 2019This role is an exciting opportunity to use your experience in HR Management to make a difference in the field of health care research.  The Human Resources Manager will lead and manage a high quality, responsive, efficient and effective Human Resources function for Cochrane and its subsidiaries.Key areas:•Recruitment and on-boarding• Talent attraction and management• Employee Relations• People Relations for secondment and consultancy contracts• Learning and Development• Monitoring and ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 1, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

SSM Health appoints new CIO
SSM Health announced on Thursday that it has hired Sony Jacob to serve as its new chief information officer. Jacob, who took the new post effective Jan. 1, will oversee the implementation of the health care organization’s IT strategy and systems. Jacob will also be in charge of expanding the organization’s internal IT consultancy to partner with other senior leaders in addressing business issues and aligning technology assets going forward. Jacob is replacing Philip Loftus, former senior… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 1, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

NHS Transformation Professionals Team Up to Help UK Hospitals with Improvement Ambitions
A network of NHS transformation professionals has launched to support NHS and private healthcare providers in improving the safety, effectiveness and experience of care. Called Transforming Healthcare Consultancy (THC), the team of individual specialists will provide health service improvement, change management and digital transformation services. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - January 28, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Digital Health Consultancy Invests in Cyber Security Assurance
Digital health consultancy Populo Consulting has secured Cyber Essentials Plus certification, in a move that demonstrates its commitment to operating to the same high standards as its NHS clients. Cyber Essentials Plus is a scheme developed by the National Cyber Security Centre, which builds on the Cyber Essentials programme. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - January 17, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Environmentalists Say Tiny Plastic ‘Nurdles’ Threaten Earth’s Oceans
(Bloomberg) — Environmentalists have identified another threat to the planet. It’s called a nurdle. Nurdles are tiny pellets of plastic resin no bigger than a pencil eraser that manufacturers transform into packaging, plastic straws, water bottles and other typical targets of environmental action. But the nurdles themselves are also a problem. Billions of them are lost from production and supply chains every year, spilling or washing into waterways. A U.K. environmental consultancy estimated last year that preproduction plastic pellets are the second-largest source of micro-plastic pollution in water, after mi...
Source: TIME: Science - January 11, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Eric Roston / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Environment onetime Source Type: news

Genae buys regulatory affairs company MedicSense
Medical device contract research provider Genae (Antwerp, Belgium) recently acquired MedicSense, a clinical, regulatory affairs and quality assurance consultancy firm based in Tel Aviv, Israel. Terms were not disclosed. “The vast regulatory and quality assurance expertise of the MedicSense team represents a logical expansion of Genae’s value chain of services,” said Genae CEO Bart Segers in a prepared statement. “Being involved in the early stages of the development process lowers the risk of potential re-engineering and accelerates the time to market, while remaining in complian...
Source: Mass Device - January 10, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions News Well genae medicsense Source Type: news

NAMSA buys Reimbursement Strategies
Medical research organization NAMSA said it has acquired Reimbursement Strategies, a Minneapolis-based consultancy focused on reimbursement, health economics and market access for the international life science industry. Toledo, Ohio-based NAMSA is a medical device development firm that offers integrated laboratory testing, clinical research and regulatory consulting services. Similar to NAMSA, Reimbursement Strategies concentrates on reimbursement strategy, health economics, medical policy research, and coverage advocacy. The companies have worked together for some time. Get the full story on our ...
Source: Mass Device - January 7, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions NAMSA reimbursementstrategies Source Type: news

Former Rotation Medical CEO Shadan joines Miach Ortho | Personnel Moves – January 3, 2019
Early stage medtech firm Miach Orthopaedics said today that it named former Rotation Medical CEO and medtech vet Martha Shadan as its new prez and chief executive officer. Shadan has held numerous leadership positions at medtech firms, including Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH), Covidien, Bristol Myers Squibb and Merck, Westborough, Mass.-based Miach said. Prior to joining Miach, Shadan lead rotator cup repair device firm Rotation Medical, which was acquired by Smith & Nephew for $210 million in December 2017. Shadan has also served as exec chairwoman of Miach’s board of directors since September last year, the comp...
Source: Mass Device - January 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured cathworks Endotronix Inc. iCad Inc. lightmed Miach Orthopaedics Nephros Nobilis Health Nuvasive Obalon Therapeutics Personnel Moves Repro Med Systems rotationmedical Tela Bio Source Type: news

Former Rotation Medical CEO Shadan joins Miach Ortho | Personnel Moves – January 3, 2019
Early stage medtech firm Miach Orthopaedics said today that it named former Rotation Medical CEO and medtech vet Martha Shadan as its new prez and chief executive officer. Shadan has held numerous leadership positions at medtech firms, including Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH), Covidien, Bristol Myers Squibb and Merck, Westborough, Mass.-based Miach said. Prior to joining Miach, Shadan lead rotator cup repair device firm Rotation Medical, which was acquired by Smith & Nephew for $210 million in December 2017. Shadan has also served as exec chairwoman of Miach’s board of directors since September last year, the comp...
Source: Mass Device - January 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured cathworks Endotronix Inc. iCad Inc. lightmed Miach Orthopaedics Nephros Nobilis Health Nuvasive Obalon Therapeutics Personnel Moves Repro Med Systems rotationmedical Tela Bio Source Type: news

Cochrane's 30 under 30: Ammar Sabouni
Cochrane is made up of  13,000 members and over 50,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in improving health and healthcare globally. We believe that by putting trusted evidence at the heart of health decisions we can achieve a world of improved health for all.  Many  of our contributors are young people working with Cochrane ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 24, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Private consultants are being paid at least £26MILLION as part of an 'unacceptable' NHS shake-up 
Some of the biggest payouts were in Kent and Medway, which spent almost £8.2million on consultancy and created 36 jobs at £2.4million. South-east London was another big spender. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apple & #039;s Medical Hires: Big Deal or Much Ado About Nothing?
Apple has been careful to keep its future healthcare plans under wraps, but whatever it is, expect that it will be big. “Apple has a huge opportunity in health … and I don’t want to talk about the future because I don’t want to give away what we’re doing, but this is an area of major interest to us,” CEO Tim Cook said during Apple’s earnings call in November, according to Seeking Alpha transcripts. The ECG app recently became available to Apple Watch Series 4 customers in the United States, and U....
Source: MDDI - December 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Digital Health Business Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Cochrane US Network Coordinator - Flexible location within US
Specifications:  Part time 0.6 FTE, 1-year consultancy/secondment contract with potential to be extendedSalary:CompetitiveLocation: Flexible location within USApplication Closing Date: 19 January 2019This role is an exciting opportunity to use your experience to make a difference in the field of health care research.  The successful candidate will support the development of theCochrane US Network.Working with a US-based Advisory Group and Cochrane ’s Central Executive, the Cochrane US Network Coordinator will facilitate and support the Network’s establishment and development to deliver its strategic a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Calling the Shots?
The USA has the highest drug costs in the world, and they are increasing at the fastest rate too. With one in five Americans saying they have been forced to leave a prescription unfilled due to high costs, the situation is clearly unsustainable.Payers and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), themselves facing increased criticism for blocking access to important medicines, are taking action by demanding that pharma companies justify the cost – and value – of their new medicines.“There is a point where a government, an employer or a healthcare plan has a finite amount of resources to spend,” says Brian H...
Source: EyeForPharma - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katie Osborne Source Type: news

Exclusive: Supplier faces 'big penalties' after huge NHS email shutdown
Consultancy firm Accenture is very likely to face “big penalties” after a software upgrade led to the complete shutdown of the NHS email service, HSJ has been told. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Knowledge Translation Learning Module Content Developer - Flexible location
Specifications:  Secondment/Fixed term contract/consultancy contract for a minimum of 12 weeks starting February 2019 up to three working days a weekSalary:CompetitiveLocation: FlexibleApplication Closing Date: 17th December 2018Cochrane ’s work is recognized as the international gold-standard for high quality, trusted information. We want to be the leading advocate for evidence-informed health care across the world.Knowledge Translation (KT) is defined in Cochrane as the process of supporting the use of health evidence from our high quality, trusted Cochrane systematic reviews by those who need it to make healt...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 29, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Drug Interactions Database - consultancy available
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

KC office's 24-hour gaming marathon benefits KU Pediatrics [PHOTOS]
Kansas City gamers battled to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network on Saturday. Members of the Extra Life Nerds raised money by collecting pledges and donations then playing games of their choice at The Nerdery's downtown office. The Minneapolis-based digital business consultancy's offices in Minnesota and Chicago also joined with their Kansas City colleagues to participate in the Extra Life 24-hour gaming marathon which ran from 8 a.m. Saturday til 8 a.m. Sunday. The Extra Life Nerds… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Adam Vogler Source Type: news

Digital Health Consultancy Expands to Support Digital Agility and Integrated Care
Digital health consultancy Populo Consulting has announced the appointment of a new managing directoras part of an ambitious growth strategy. The expansion will enable it to support more NHS organisations looking to improve their digital agility and to deploy technology to underpin new models of care and digital delivery for patients. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - November 5, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Amazon ’s Latest Move in Medtech Is a Big Deal
Amazon is continuing its deep dive into the healthcare market. This time the Seattle, WA-based company is teaming up with Arcadia, a consultancy group, to launch an exclusive brand of consumer-use medical devices for diabetes and hypertension management. Dubbed, the Choice Brand, Amazon’s medical device offerings will start with a range of blood glucose monitors and blood pressure monitors both with supporting mobile apps which offer measurement tracking, data mobility, and reminders. Amazon’s partner, Arcadia, will help develop the brand. Arcadia has extensive experience in brand develo...
Source: MDDI - October 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Digital Health Source Type: news

Amazon launches connected medical device brand focused on diabetes, cardiovascular disease
Developed with brand consultancy firm Arcadia Group, the Choice product line will kick off with app-connected blood glucose and blood pressure monitors sold directly to consumers. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 26, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

UTokyo-IIS and TCS signed MoU to explore research opportunities in digital technologies
(Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo) Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo (UTokyo-IIS) and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on technology research and facilitate inter-personnel exchange. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

IBM Partners Blockchain Connect's'Czech Alliance' To Fight Fraud & Drive Digitization
IBM - aka ‘Big Blue’ - is participating as a partner with consultancy PwC, fintech incubator Adel and a global law firm in Blockchain Connect’s so-called ‘Czech Alliance’. The goal is to fight “real-estate fraud” and corruption in national administration and drive the “digitization of society. ” (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Roger Aitken, Contributor Tags: NYSE:IBM LON:IBM Source Type: news

UK children's hospital deploying HoloLens, Surface Hubs for surgical teams
Alder Hey Children ’s Hospital and NHS Foundation Trust will be rolling out HoloLens mixed reality headsets to support its operational theater, according to a recent release from Microsoft. Alongside the technology company and Black Marble, a software design and consultancy firm, the hospital will be developing an a pp for the technology to help surgeons better access information about their patients during an ongoing procedure. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Going Through the Motions
If the pharma industry got a dollar for every time it talked about improving relationships with payers, it probably wouldn ’t have a grave pricing challenge on its hands.Looking at it rationally, there is a clear win-win from greater harmony – pharma understands in advance the concerns of payers and can adjust its strategy to ensure effective market access, while payers get a heads-up on drugs are coming through and what impact they will have, and can plan budgets ahead.Yet, the reality is somewhat different. Collaboration – the word de jour for pharma in this decade – does not come easily, and many...
Source: EyeForPharma - August 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Adam Chapman Source Type: news

Read on, Jordan B Peterson, if you want to survive a visit to Glasgow | Kevin McKenna
The Canadian culture warrior is coming to town. Prepare for new right platitudesI ’ve only ever been on one of those team-building exercises favoured by large management consultancies and firms that operate in the technology sector.These enterprises may only involve a paintballing experience in a nearby forest where you can let the office dickhead indulge his leadership delusions and act out some fantasies from a childhood spent readingCommando comics.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kevin McKenna Tags: Politics The far right Psychology Society Glasgow Canada Steve Bannon US news Americas World news UK news Science Scotland Source Type: news

Spike in consultancy spending by NHS England
NHS England reported a steep increase in management consultancy spending in 2017-18, despite a clampdown in the use of external support across the health service. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 27, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Consultancy
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 26, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Consumerism coming to healthcare: Opportunities and obstacles
Healthcare organizations aren't making significant strides in adapting to consumerism, even despite increasing demand, competition for patient loyalty and plenty of lip service to the idea.   That's true across the range of hospitals, payers and pharmaceutical companies, according to new research by branding and marketing consultancy specialist Prophet. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 19, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

NHS trusts sign multimillion pound China consultancy deal
Two “outstanding” foundation trusts have signed a contract with a Chinese real estate company to advise it on building 10 new hospitals in a deal which could be worth millions for the NHS. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Consultancies quids in at DHSC
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Management Turmoil Adds Salt to an Already Wounded MiMedx
INVESTMENT HIGHLIGHTS: On 7/2/18, MDXG announced the resignation of its CEO, President & COO, and changes to its Board of Directors (BOD). MDXG now has an interim CEO (David Coles, just appointed) and interim CFO (Robert Borkowski, appointed previously). While we believe the MDXG shares could ultimately be worth more than where they are trading today, we maintain our Hold rating given potential nearer-term risks including: slowing revenue growth due to management turmoil, the dollar amounts of the restatements, a potential delisting, the SEC/DOJ investigations, the ongoing internal Audit Committee investigation, and th...
Source: MDDI - July 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Consultancies hired to 'accelerate' integration of four STPs
Two management consultancies have been commissioned to help four STPs in the West Midlands “accelerate” their integration plans, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Personalization Status: It ’s Complicated
In the 10 days following the news about Facebook ’s data privacy breach involving political consultancy, Cambridge Analytica, Facebook shares dropped almost 18 percent. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - June 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Local marketing vets, VML chairman emeritus launch consultancy, coworking studio for creatives
Three Kansas City marketing veterans not only are launching a branding and business strategy consultancy, they're launching a coworking space in Kansas City that's tailored for creatives. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Leslie Collins Source Type: news

Trust takes consultancy to court over botched hospital refurbishment
An integrated acute and community trust has taken a construction consultancy to court after an alleged botched refurbishment of a hospital. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust takes consultancy to court over 'botched' hospital refurbishment
An integrated acute and community trust has taken a construction consultancy to court after an alleged botched refurbishment of a hospital. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Revealed: Consultancy to review what PHE knew about breast screening errors
Consultancy firm PwC will review Public Health England’s handling of potential fatal errors in the national breast screening programme, including when concerns were escalated within the organisation. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Aegea Medical picks up former Cardiokinetix, Concentric Medical CEO Sainz | Personnel Moves – May 14, 2018
Aegea Medical said last week it tapped former Cardiokinetix prez & CEO Maria Sainz as its new president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. Sainz will replace former CEO Don Gurskis, who has held the corner office since 2013. Gurskis will remain on as member of the Redwood City, Calif.-based company’s executive management team. “Maria is a highly respected industry veteran with an exceptional track record of building and leading strong teams and growing businesses with groundbreaking, PMA-class devices. Maria’s experience and successful record in commercializing medical technologi...
Source: Mass Device - May 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News ACell aegeamedical Boston Scientific Cardiac Dimensions Inc. CardioKinetix Inc. cellectbiotechnology Cerus Corp. Concentric Medical Inc. Conventus Orthopaedics Cordis Corp. Covidien GE Healthcare Guidant C Source Type: news

NAE Elects Chair, Vice President, and Four Councillors
The National Academy of Engineering has re-elected Gordon R. England, chairman of PFP Cybersecurity, to serve a two-year term as the NAE's chair. The NAE chair works with the NAE president to promote the Academy and its policies to the engineering community and the public. Also re-elected to serve a four-year term as the NAE's vice president is Corale L. Brierley, principal of Brierley Consultancy LLC.Re-elected to a second term as councillor is John L. Anderson, Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology, and newly elected to three-year terms as councillors are Nadine Aubry, dean o...
Source: News from the National Academies - May 14, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scientific expert reaction to new Cochrane Review on HPV vaccine for cervical cancer prevention in girls and women
This study looks at a collection of studies looking at the benefit of HPV vaccines in reducing pre cervical cancer lesions.  HPV also causes many other serious cancers (especially head and neck).  In time, as more people have been vaccinated, we will see a reduction in all HPV cancers.  The HP V vaccine is one of a number of vaccines using virus like particles (VLPS) which have been shown to be very safe over the last 35 years. “The Cochrane library of reviews has a very rigorous assessment process of all their reviews. “The review only looked at cervical precancer (in women and girls),...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Survey: Innovation challenge participants aren't in it for the money
When it comes to innovation challenges, most participants aren't in it for the money, according to a new survey from consultancy group Luminary Labs. The group surveyed 60 prize recipients from 14 challenges run by Luminary Labs. While not all winners surveyed were in the healthcare space, many, including Osso VR, Wellframe and Ginger.io, were, and the sample included challenges sponsored by Janssen, and Merck. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Meet the tech evangelist who now fears for our mental health
Belinda Parmar was a passionate advocate of the digital revolution – but has started keeping her family’s smartphones and laptops locked away to protect her loved ones. Is she right to be so worried?In Belinda Parmar ’s bedroom there is a wardrobe, and inside that wardrobe there is a safe. Inside that safe is not jewellery or cash or personal documents, but devices: mobile phones, a laptop, an iPod, chargers and remote controls. Seven years ago, Parmar was the high priestess of tech empowerment. Founder of the consultancy Lady Geek, she saw it as her mission both to make tech work better for girls and wom...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Moya Sarner Tags: Technology Mental health & wellbeing Internet Google Facebook Psychology Apps Social networking Smartphones Mobile phones Children Children's tech Silicon Valley Source Type: news

NHS watchdog pays consultancy firm £500,000 to define its 'purpose'
NHS Improvement - which oversees hospital spending - hired McKinsey on the lucrative contract earlier this month. Critics described the spend as ‘scandalous’. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news