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Revolutionising Healthcare by Empowering Patients to Innovate

Revolutionising Healthcare by Empowering Patients to Innovate

January 10, 2017 at 8:29 AM 0 comments

*Helena Canhão,1 Leid Zejnilovic,2 Pedro Oliveira2 1. CEDOC, School of Medicine, NOVA University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal 2. Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics, Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal *Correspondence to helenacanhao@gmail.com Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 07.03.16 Accepted: 04.04.16 Citation: EMJ Innov. 2017;1[1]:31-34.

New Models of Health

New Models of Health

January 10, 2017 at 8:28 AM 0 comments

*Chris Whittle NHS England Clinical Entrepreneur Fellow, London, UK. *Correspondence to chris.whittle@mymedhealthcare.com Disclosure: Chris Whittle is a director at MyMed, a company making online primary care both on demand and free to access. Received: 06.09.16 Accepted: 23.11.16 Citation: EMJ Innov. 2017;1[1]:35-38. Abstract Last year in England alone there were approximatelyRead More

Editor’s Pick: Democratising Healthcare: The Role of eHealth Technologies in Driving Patient Participation

Editor’s Pick: Democratising Healthcare: The Role of eHealth Technologies in Driving Patient Participation

January 10, 2017 at 8:27 AM 0 comments

For my first Editor’s Pick I have highlighted the paper ‘The Role of eHealth technologies in driving patient participation’. As technology-assisted healthcare expands, we must ensure that those often left behind and disadvantaged are included and prioritised. To echo the views of Robert Wachter, as mentioned in my foreword, technologyRead More

Personalised Medicine with Companion Diagnostics: The Intercept of Medicines and Medical Devices in the Regulatory Landscape

Personalised Medicine with Companion Diagnostics: The Intercept of Medicines and Medical Devices in the Regulatory Landscape

January 10, 2017 at 8:26 AM 0 comments

*Amanda Craig Translational Neuroscience Facility and Department of Physiology, School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia *Correspondence to a.craig@unsw.edu.au Disclosure: Dr Amanda Craig is employed by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. The views and opinions expressed in this publication are those of the author and shouldRead More

Self-Management in Epilepsy Care: Background, Barriers, and Solutions

Self-Management in Epilepsy Care: Background, Barriers, and Solutions

January 10, 2017 at 8:25 AM 0 comments

*John Hixson Associate Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine and San Francisco VA Medical Center, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco, California, USA *Correspondence to john.hixson@ucsf.edu Disclosure: The author has declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 24.05.16 Accepted: 12.10.16 Citation: EMJ Innov. 2017;1[1]:54-60. Abstract Self-management programmes for epilepsy haveRead More

The Prevalence of Item Construction Flaws in Medical School Examinations and Innovative Recommendations for Improvement

The Prevalence of Item Construction Flaws in Medical School Examinations and Innovative Recommendations for Improvement

January 10, 2017 at 8:24 AM 0 comments

*Kenneth D. Royal,1,2 Mari-Wells Hedgpeth1 1. Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, North Carolina, USA 2. Department of Family Medicine, UNC School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA *Correspondence to kdroyal2@ncsu.edu Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest.Read More

Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy Combined with Optical Clearing Methods as a Novel Imaging Tool in Biomedical Research

Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy Combined with Optical Clearing Methods as a Novel Imaging Tool in Biomedical Research

January 10, 2017 at 8:23 AM 0 comments

Julia Bode,1,2 Thomas Krüwel,1,2 *Björn Tews1,2 1. Molecular Mechanisms of Tumor Invasion, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany 2. Schaller Research Group, University of Heidelberg and German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany *Correspondence to b.tews@dkfz.de Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Support: The funding for this work wasRead More

Virtual Reality Assisted Anaesthesia During Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: Report of 115 Cases

Virtual Reality Assisted Anaesthesia During Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: Report of 115 Cases

January 10, 2017 at 8:22 AM 0 comments

José Luis Mosso Vázquez,1 *Brenda K. Wiederhold,2,3 Ian Miller,4 Mark D. Wiederhold2 1. School of Medicine, Universidad Panamericana, Campus Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico 2. The Virtual Reality Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA 3. The Virtual Reality Medical Institute, Brussels, Belgium 4. Interactive Media Institute, San Diego, California, USARead More

Microbiome: The Missing Link in Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Microbiome: The Missing Link in Neuropsychiatric Disorders

January 10, 2017 at 8:21 AM 0 comments

*Alper Evrensel, Mehmet Emin Ceylan Uskudar University, Istanbul, Turkey *Correspondence to alperevrensel@gmail.com Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 05.10.16 Accepted: 25.11.16 Citation: EMJ Innov. 2017;1[1]:83-88. Abstract The relationship between intestinal microbiota and the brain has been the focus of attention of the scientific world in recentRead More

What do we mean by Innovation in Healthcare?

What do we mean by Innovation in Healthcare?

January 10, 2017 at 8:20 AM 0 comments

*Leighann Kimble,1 M. Rashad Massoud2 1. Healthcare Improvement Fellow, Quality & Performance Institute & Center for Human Services (CHS), University Research Co., LLC (URC), Maryland, USA 2. Director, USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project & Senior Vice President, Quality & Performance Institute & Chief Medical andRead More