Thursday, 23 April 2015

ScHARRNews - Thursday 23rd April 2015



Internet of things devices meant to simplify our lives may end up ruling them instead
This article was originally published in The Conversation Andy Tattersall, University of SheffieldTechnology’s promise of wonderful things in the future stretches from science fiction to science fact: self-driving cars, virtual reality, smart devices such as Google Glass, and the internet of things are designed to make our lives easier and more productive. Certainly inventions of the past century
NHS waiting times - the bigger picture
Insightful blog article published on the King's Fund website draws our attention to some interesting facts and figures behind NHS waiting list times. In short, waiting time targets have been met, at times, however the number of patients awaiting treatment has been on the increase, with significant numbers of patients spending more than 18 weeks on a waiting list before beginning treatment. The art
EUNetHTA view on methodological issues requiring research
An open letter to the European Commission asking for further funding to be directed at HTA has been published by EUNetHTA.  Within it, a number of methodological issues are identified that “are of high importance and require further research to develop successful solutions to these challenges.”Alignment of HTA use at different levelsThe importance of additional patient data collection for HTASyner


New even more accurate insertable cardiac monitor
An insertable cardiac monitor is now even better at detecting atrial fibrillation than before. The monitor is small, being about one third of the size of an AAA battery. Medtronic is putting together a case for the monitors cost effectiveness.If you would like to read about this in more detail, please click here.
Here's how you can tackle obesity - The Hans India
The Hans IndiaHere's how you can tackle obesityThe Hans IndiaThe study, led by Dr Mark Green from the University's School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), identified the six groups as i.e. young males who were heavy drinkers, middle aged individuals who were unhappy and anxious, older people who ...and more »

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