Wednesday, 14 January 2015

ScHARRNews - Monday January 5th 2015 - Friday January 9th 2015

JAN 09

Sheffield Accelerated Value of Information (SAVI)
Using only PSA results from your model, the SAVI online application can generate the following in a matter of seconds:Standardised assessment of uncertainty (C-E planes and CEACs)Overall EVPI per patient, per jurisdiction per year and over your decision relevance horizonExpected Value of Perfect Parameter Information (EVPPI) for single and groups of parameters
24-Karat or fool’s gold? Consequences of real team and co-acting group membership in healthcare organizations
Author(s):Lyubovnikova, J. | West, M.A. | Dawson, J.F. | Carter, M.R.Publication year: 2014Journal / Book title: European Journal of Work and Organizational PsychologyAccess all results for your search in Scopus
The Fierce 15: promising med tech companies
Implementing medical technology is never easy. However some argue that it is getting easier. Fierce Medical Devices have looked at what they think, are the most promising med tech companies. They state that med tech funding could increase this year for the first time since 2007. They have developed a list of the "Fierce 15" companies that they believe, fall into this category. To view th

JAN 08

MmIT AGM and Talks on Social Media for Librarians and Academics
Earlier this week I attended the CILIP special interest group Multimedia and Information Technology (MmIT) Annual General Meeting and afternoon of talks held at CILIP HQ.The morning was our quarterly meeting which I chaired in absence of Leo Appleton (I'm the secretary of MmIT normally). The afternoon we threw open the doors and welcomed MmIT members and other library and information professionals
Power of speech could improve dementia diagnosis
New research from the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust found that only half of patients seen at neurology-led memory clinics at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital suffered with dementia.
New project: "Improving the outcomes from acute hospital care for frail older people."
An ambitious mixed methods, multi site programme of work about 'Improving the outcomes from acute hospital care for frail older people' started in November last year.The programme of research and implementation has been funded for 30 months by the NIHR HS & DR , with the Public and Patient Involvement and input to the project lead by Dr Sheila Kennedy, a Research Associate in the RATS Group in

JAN 07

ScHARR Ranked 4th in the UK for the Power of Our Health Research
The results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) have been published, and have confirmed ScHARR as being home to world-leading health research. ScHARR submitted 75 staff to Sub-Panel 2, which assessed Public Health, Health Services Research, and Primary Care Research. An analysis of the results published by the Times Higher Education magazine ranked ScHARR 4th in the UK for “power” (ahe
"Do you see what I see?": Remote Search Strategy Support Using Screencasting!
Screenshot of a search strategy screencast video One of the many challenges that we face in supporting our increasing numbers of distance learners is providing relevant and effective support with developing search strategies. In a department where literature reviews of all forms often form the bedrock of many assignments and dissertations, getting the search strategy right is an increasingly vital
Patterns of psychotherapy development: A mixed-method analysis using assimilation indices
Author(s):Neto, D.D. | Baptista, T.M. | Dent-Brown, K.Publication year: 2015Journal / Book title: Counselling Psychology QuarterlyAccess all results for your search in Scopus
NICE social values
From the NICE website:The Citizens Council, which advises NICE, has published its final report on which societal values should influence NICE’s decisions about getting the best value from the money spent (efficiency) whilst ensuring those resources are shared fairly (equity).The Citizens Council – a group of 30 members of the general public – considered the societal values which influence decision
FDA Unique Device Identification 2015
To find out about the FDA's 2015 plans for Unique Device Identification, please click here.

JAN 06

Company Welch Allyn enters patient vital sign monitoring
Medical diagnostic company Welch Allyn has bought the assets of telehealth startup HealthInterlink in order to enter the field of patient vital sign monitoring. Welch Allyn sees this as a step into the investment of post-acute care monitoring outside a hospital setting.They expect to see interventions by physicians via remote monitoring that could potentially help to reduce healthcare costs. The f

JAN 05

NHS Outcomes Framework consultation results…
…and not much change, although a couple of note:Two indicators of alcohol related service use have been added (despite the fact that the best way to reduce it is with a minimum unit price, which the government refused to implement).  Passing the buck?A new indicator for the quality of life for people with 3 or more long term conditions.  This is to be measured using the EQ-5D via the GP Patient Su
Does getting shot really have to hurt?
To get shot must be a painful experience. To decrease this pain, laser-powered "needles" can blast jets of a drug into the skin. This was developed ay Seoul National University in Soutg Korea. Here, they use the same laser that is used for skin conditions. This research has been published in Optics Letters. To read more about how this works, click here.

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