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Executive Health Management

Patient Engagement: What do advocates think?

2018 07 Nov

Challenges and opportunities for keeping engaged. With patient engagement there comes increasing responsibility – on the patient, their family and the provider. HealthManagement.org spoke to four leading patient advocates for their views on approaching patient engagement and the challenges that lie ahead. Dave deBronkart... Read more

Executive Health Management

General Data Protection Regulation and healthcare

2018 23 May

What could the new data protection law mean for health sector leaders? The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect on 25 May 2018, replacing the 1995 Data Protection Directive. Directly binding and applicable in all EU states, the GDPR aims to protect the data and privacy of the European population by giving... Read more

Health Management

The payer determines, but it is not the patient

2018 20 Feb

In healthcare patients are not consumers with the economic power they have in other markets, but the arguments for patient involvement are compelling. "Healthcare is like dog food business." Here we hear an American explaining that in healthcare, just like in buying dog food, the consumer is not the one who determines what is on the menu, nor the... Read more

Executive Health Management

2017 07 Jun

I was struck by a press announcement of the United States Food and Drug Administration of 23 May 2017: ‘ FDA approves first cancer treatment for any solid tumour with a specific genetic feature ’   This is good news. Because it means that the knowledge that science has given us many years ago now is accepted by the regulator for the first time.... Read more

Health Management

Peter Kapitein

2017 07 May

Patient Advocate, Inspire2Live, Amsterdam, the Netherlands If about us, not without us Healthcare exists because we patients exist and therefore we should not only be asked about what we want, we should also decide about all matters in healthcare. Simply for the sake of the patients and their loved ones and... Read more