The following news items are related to the research Healthcare improvement science.
800k Euro for research project effectiveness ‘Healthy School’4 April 2019
The Dutch government has started the project ‘Gezonde school’ (‘Healthy School’). Schools can achieve this vignette if they devote time and attention to the health and healthy lifestyle of students on the basis of the ‘Healthy school approach’.
eHealth Apps Replacing or Complementing Health Care Contacts21 March 2019
In the Journal of Medical Internet Research, Pim Assendelft and colleagues from the University of Applied sciences Arnhem Nijmegen showed that still relatively little is known about the adverse effects of health apps when used to replace or complement contacts with doctors or nurses.
Imaging versus no imaging for low back pain28 February 2019
In the European Spine Journal Gijs Lemmers, Wim van Lankveld, Gert Westert, Philip van der Wees and Bart Staal showed that imaging in low back pain may be associated with higher medical costs, increased healthcare utilization and more absence from work.
Validity of a wireless patch sensor to monitor mobility tested in both an experimental and a hospital setup12 November 2018
In PLoS One Niek Koenders and colleagues showed the importance of testing the validity of physical activity monitors in a real-world hospital setup rather than an experimental setup.
Report of the 12th New Frontiers symposium Big data, better healthcare? - 1 November 20187 November 2018
Examples from the application of deep learning to image reading in pathology and radiology and the application of network medicine to monitor infectious disease outbreaks or collective mood states using twitter data showed the huge potential of big data approaches for building better healthcare.
Report of the 12th New Frontiers symposium Better care, network care? - 2 November 20187 November 2018
No easy answers at this symposium last Friday, only challenges that can be overcome if we succeed in 5 things. First and most radically, put patients in the center of healthcare. Second, start with assessing what the local population needs and not what local professionals have to offer.
Alarming levels of sugar consumption addressed by joint session of the World Health Organization, the World Dental Federation and the NCD Alliance27 September 2018
The FDI World Dental Federation, the NCD Alliance, and the World Health Organization organized a joint session in Buenos Aires (Argentina) on 7 September as part of their ongoing collaboration to address oral and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
Decision-making in extreme prematurity awarded by ZonMW16 May 2018
Rosa Geurtzen was awarded as appreciation for her role in a project that contributes to making effective choices in healthcare. She received the scholarship for the PreCo study, in which prenatal counseling in extreme preterm birth is optimized.
The National Healthcare Institute (ZIN) provides insight in the displacement of healthcare25 April 2018
Displacement of care is difficult to assess. On behalf of the National Healthcare Institute, a consortium led by the Radboudumc has therefore carried out research into displacement of care in Dutch healthcare.
Celsus academie presents book on affordable healthcare Presentation at Celsus academie conference on 19 April18 April 2018
We must make clear decisions about what we want to spend our healthcare budget on. It is important to cut back on unnecessary care and improve the coordination of the care being demanded.
Gelderland and Radboudumc combine their innovative strengths New cooperation agenda between the Province of Gelderland and Radboud university medical center16 March 2018
Gelderland aims to become the leading international testing ground for medical innovations by 2030. To achieve this, the Province of Gelderland and Radboud university medical center drafted a joint cooperation agenda.
Operating theaters in Radboud university medical center optimally equipped to collaborate with industry ERDF grant for Radboud university medical center, Demcon, Encapson and NewCompliance16 March 2018
The European Regional Development Fund has awarded funding worth almost € 600,000 to Radboud university medical center, Demcon, Encapson and NewCompliance to enable the develop and test of new products in operating theaters.
Haloperidol does not prevent delirium or improve survival rates in ICU patients Large-scale study shows commonly used drug has no preventive effect21 February 2018
Prophylactic use of the drug haloperidol does not help to prevent delirium in intensive care patients or improve their chances of survival. Therefore, there is no reason anymore to administer the drug as a preventive measure to reduce the burden of delirium.
First lustrum student visit WHO & UNAIDS in Geneva7 February 2018
The students got a firsthand experience of what it is like to be in the Global Health capital of the world, to get a better understanding of the broader context of global health policy and the implementation of international health guidelines.
Frailty and quality of life among older people with and without cancer25 January 2018
In PLoS ONE Noralie Geessink, René Melis and Radboudumc colleagues showed that differences in quality of life between older people with and without cancer could to a large extent be explained by differences in frailty levels.
Save the date for Radboud New Frontiers 2018: Betere zorg, netwerkzorg?17 January 2018
After standard care, standardized care, and personalized care, network care will be care 4.0. But how exactly do you do that? Should we create new structures for it or is it just a matter of trust and ability to step back?
Save the date for Radboud New Frontiers 2018: Big data, better healthcare?17 January 2018
How is big data influencing healthcare and healthcare research? How will it help us and what are the limitations? The first day of the 12th edition of the Radboud New Frontiers symposium, on 1 November 2018, will give you all the answers (and raises new questions).