A central feature of any high performing healthcare system or organisation includes best practice in medicines use and management. As all aspects of healthcare are under varying degrees of financial stress these days, cost controls and appropriate use of medicines… Read More »Intelligent medicines optimisation
The King’s Fund, a UK health charity ran a scenario essay writing competition, and here is the link and of course congratulations to the winner: (winner, runner up and other scenarios, but not mine). My scenario builds on the notion… Read More »Smarter and more Intelligent Healthcare in 2035
Healthcare systems are often seen as requiring an economy of scale. This in part is a function of how prevalent diseases are, such that in some small countries they would have one case in 2 years, rather than one case… Read More »Small might be smarter, think hive mind for innovation
It is in the interests of the Commission to play countries off against each other in order to demonstrate the inescapable logic of the “European project”. The Commission suffers from the so-called “secretariat problem”: it is not a member state… Read More »Does the European Commission ‘game’ the member states?
The US-based Commonwealth Fund has released a new 11-country comparative ranking of health systems. Before the UK pops the champagne corks, let’s decode this ranking a little bit. Oh yes, before we also get too excited, rankings like this are… Read More »Equity but what about outcomes?