Search Tag: mental health

Executive Health Management

Pandemic-Related Stress in Healthcare Workers

2020 20 Oct

Frontline healthcare workers (HCWs) are under great pressure attending to COVID-19 patients. Swamped with large volumes of infected patients, medical staff are also burdened by fears of contracting the disease especially amidst shortages of personal protective equipment, masks and other medical supplies. It comes as no surprise when UK researchers,... Read more

Health Management

Lessons Learnt from COVID-19. A mental health perspective on the use of digital technologies

2020 28 Sep

While capacity in the health system was increased to manage COVID-19 infections, the experience for mental health was very different – services were closed and referrals fell by up to 90%. What are the lessons learnt for managing mental health services in a future pandemic and what is the role of digital technology? Key Points Mental health... Read more

IT Management

Smart and Comfortable Eyewear

2020 03 Sep

New smart eyewear has been developed by University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers that can track pulse and eye movement. This new technology can accurately monitor the ophthalmological and cardiac signals needed for studies on sleep quality and mental health, according to a recent study (Homayounfar et al. 2020).   You might also like:... Read more

ICU Management

Moral Injury: The Invisible Epidemic

2020 08 Jul

The world has seen the loss of many healthcare workers during the COVID-19 crisis. Many have succumbed to the virus, but some have taken their own lives amid all this misery. As trauma and grief continue to plague healthcare workers, it is time to take a look at the invisible epidemic: moral injury.   All across the globe, healthcare workers are... Read more

IT Management

Chatbot Use in Mental Health: Decisive Factors

2020 06 Jul

Fully automated conversational agents (CAs), also known as bots or chatbots, now commonly assist consumers when doing online shopping and banking transactions, as well as in making doctors' appointments.   You might also like: Healthcare Data: Creating a Learning Healthcare Ecosystem   A new area where intelligent chatbots can... Read more

Executive Health Management

STAFF MENTAL HEALTH PROTECTION IN PANDEMIC

2020 27 May

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Executive Health Management

COVID-19 and Its Impact on Health and Wellbeing

2020 06 May

One of the major topics in the COVID-19 broader discussions is the impact the restrictions and mitigation measures have on the public’s health. A new academic research project has been launched to collect the relevant data in 30 countries so that to allow policymakers around the world to improve their pandemic responses.   You may also like... Read more

Cardiology Management

COVID-19, Telemedicine and Mental Health

2020 17 Apr

Locked-down America has been converted to a country gravely in need of virtual therapy amidst the recent Coronavirus crisis. During these trying times, telemedicine has emerged as a viable solution to help connect people with health professionals. While the healthcare industry works to mark the issues that put a stop to comprehensive and widespread... Read more

Executive Health Management

2019 23 Dec

Dr Lloyd Humphreys is a clinical psychologist, NHS Innovation Accelerator alumnus and Head of Europe at SilverCloud Health , the leading digital mental and behavioural health platform. Here he explains how digital therapy is providing significant benefit to service users requiring mental health support, and how a successful and continually developing... Read more