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Why Data Protection and Privacy Might Block Personal Health Management

Posted on 05-Sep-2019 08:48:06

The law of unforeseen consequences is ever-present. Especially when two great ideas clash.

Take for instance Population Health Management (a great idea that relies on profiling, marketing new services and great communication with patients) and privacy and data legislation (a great idea that prevents automated profiling and electronic marketing without explicit consent). 

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How to Get Practices Coding and Singing from the Same Hymn Sheet

Posted on 27-Jun-2019 07:20:04

You know the problem. You’ve asked all your practices to file reports but, despite having a template, they all manage to put the codes down slightly differently and create hours of work.

If you are a CCG trying to harmonise the reporting of your practices and think a digital solution isn’t possible because your surgeries are using different software systems, Vision has the answer.

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Share Vision+ templates for consistent care across GP networks

Posted on 12-Jun-2019 10:02:00

Federated services are a cost-effective way of offering shared healthcare services across a GP network. But how do you make sure care is consistent across all GP practices and clinicians?

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What is population health management?

Posted on 14-Sep-2018 15:01:47

People in the UK are living with chronic illnesses but not getting appropriate treatment. Without intervention, patients face worsening health with irreversible damage. For some, the outcome will be worse than this. No one is to blame for these undiagnosed conditions. The NHS is not at fault. So what is the problem, and what can you do about it?

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Realising the link between big data and individual patient care

Posted on 04-Jul-2018 16:16:08

Yesterday, The Kings Fund hosted an online event about transforming healthcare at scale. The theme was to explore the advantages of a population level approach to healthcare:

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Enlighten your patients with diabetes information prescriptions

Posted on 29-Jun-2018 15:27:45

It costs the UK £8 billion a year to treat the preventable complications of diabetes. Over 4 million people are living with diabetes in the UK. Better self-management will make an enormous difference to a patient's well being.  If these patients can learn how to manage their illness better, they will reduce the strain on GP practices.

When you treat a patient with diabetes, you can issue them an 'information prescription'. 

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Population health - a proactive strike on the age of NHS pressure

Posted on 23-Jun-2018 07:57:59

Traditional primary care services are reactive. A patient feels unwell or experiences symptoms that cause them to visit their GP. During the patient consultation, the GP may make a diagnosis, request tests or refer to a specialist. We accept this approach to healthcare, but with the pressures facing the NHS, we should be looking for alternatives.

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Reimagining general practice. A quick start technology guide.

Posted on 08-Jun-2018 11:30:51

We're heading towards a perfect storm. We're living longer, which means more of us live with at least one long-term condition. We're putting more demand on NHS services, but the NHS is under increasing pressure, and there is a shortage of GPs. The situation is not sustainable. Something has to change, and we must reimagine general practice.

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[Digital Health Guide] Better care for long term conditions

Posted on 16-Jan-2018 07:33:53

Over 22% of the UK population has at least one long-term condition. That's more than 15 million people with conditions that have no cure. Managing these patients' chronic diseases for the rest of their lives will be expensive. There's a human cost too. How does living with one or more long-term condition impact a patient's quality of life?

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A beginner's guide to population level healthcare.

Posted on 26-Oct-2017 10:52:01

Population level healthcare is a modern approach to improving patient health at scale. Analysing health data allows service providers and commissioners to combat local health challenges. How does it work?

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