Sheffield MSK service plans to expand ‘virtual’ physiotherapy
Sheffield’s integrated musculoskeletal service has introduced a web-based platform, which is helping physiotherapists to collect patient reported outcome measures (PROMS) and provide exercise videos, a King’s Fund digital conference heard.
Watchdog calls for barriers between health and social care to be broken
Barriers between the NHS and social care could be broken down by team working between those responsible for the assessments, care and discharge of patients and by better data sharing.
NHS Digital announces programme to integrate private and health service data
Data on privately-funded hospital care will be integrated into NHS systems and standards for the first time, NHS Digital has announced.
Big data is key to the future of the NHS, conference hears
Data from patients’ smartwatches and activity monitors will be shared and analysed as part of an NHS focus on prevention and wellbeing, a conference on ‘big data’ in healthcare heard.
Private physios prepare to collect outcomes data
A wide range of businesses involved in private physiotherapy are collaborating to develop ways to demonstrate the quality of private musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapy services.
Linked routine data can replace randomised control trials, think tank hears
Expensive randomised control trials involving physiotherapy could be replaced by using the data routinely collected during healthcare interventions and linking them together, according to the leader of one of the world’s largest research studies.
Cyber security adviser warns physio businesses to prepare for data protection changes
Physiotherapy businesses need to be more ‘cyber resilient’ and prepare for new legislation which will increase people’s rights to access their personal data.
NHS Wales will analyse national stroke and neuro data, says Vaughan Gething
Wales is to become the first UK country to collect and analyse national data about stroke and neurological services, health secretary Vaughan Gething has claimed.
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