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Shaping the Future of Digitally Enabled Health and Care

The Northern Health and Social Care Trust (NHSCT) has published a paper entitled “Shaping the future of digitally enabled care” in a Special Issue of Pharmacy journal on Digital Solutions to Improve Medicines Management. The paper is a communication style article that describes and discusses the current and planned research activities of the Medicines Control and Optimisation pilot theme within the SHAPES pan-European pilot campaign, with a particular focus on the specific use case that is being piloted at NHSCT and replicated at the University of Nicosia Research Foundation (UNRF).

The paper was the result of a great collaboration between pilot sites and technical partners within Pilot Theme 3 and showcases the tremendous effort that has gone into developing and defining the SHAPES pilot methodology thus far. The authors of the published paper include Sonja Grigoleit, Work Package 6 pilot leader (Fraunhofer Institute for Technological Trend Analysis), pilot site representatives Óscar Villacañas (Clínica Humana), Andreas Andreou (UNRF) and Constandinos X. Mavromoustakis (UNRF), and technical partners Bárbara Guerra (EDGENEERING), Marco Manso (EDGENEERING), and Nekane Larburu (Vicomtech). The authors from NHSCT were Maureen Spargo, Nicola Goodfellow, Claire Scullin, Glenda Fleming and Michael Scott.

Pharmacy is an international scientific peer-reviewed open access journal on pharmacy education and practice published quarterly online by MDPI. This paper is the first to be published in the journal’s Special Issue on Digital Solutions to Improve Medicines Management, which aims to share research on the design or evaluation of digital solutions to improve medication management, particularly for the growing number of people receiving home health care. The work being conducted by the SHAPES consortium with regards to medicines optimisation aligns very well to the aims of the issue and NHSCT greatly appreciate the opportunity to share their work at this early stage of the pilot.

Abstract: https://www.mdpi.com/2226-4787/9/1/17

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Title image of paper: "Procedures of user-centered usability assessment for digital solutions: a scoping review of reviews reporting on digital solutions relevant for older adults"

“Procedures of User-centered Usability Assessment for Digital Solutions: a Scoping Review of Reviews” paper publication

UAVR has published a paper entitled Procedures of User-centered Usability Assessment for Digital Solutions: a Scoping Review of Reviews reporting on digital solutions relevant for older adults in the JMIR Human Factors journal (DOI: 10.2196/22774).

JMIR Human Factors is a multidisciplinary journal that focuses on understanding how the behaviour and thinking of humans can influence and shape the design of health care interventions and technologies, and how the design can be evaluated and improved to make health care interventions and technologies usable, safe, and effective.

The paper synthesizes the procedures used or reported for the different steps of the process of conducting a user-centred usability assessment of digital solutions relevant for older adults and identifies principles guiding this assessment.

Read the full text here:https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/22774

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The Role of the Joint Procurement Agreement during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Assessing Its Usefulness and Discussing Its Potential to Support a European Health Union

Emma McEvoy and Prof. Delia Ferri are delighted to announce that their article, “The Role of the Joint Procurement Agreement during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Assessing Its Usefulness and Discussing Its Potential to Support a European Health Union” has been published in the European Journal of Risk Regulation.

It explores the use of the European Joint Procurement Agreement (JPA) to organise the procurement of vaccines and medications in preparation for pandemics. The paper aims to understand the current use of the JPA in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The importance and originality of this study are that it addresses an instrument, the JPA, which has been largely overlooked by legal scholars, and it explores how the provisions for the joint procurement of medical countermeasures as included in Article 5 of Decision 1082/2013/EU on serious cross-border threats to health could be extended to support the joint procurement of innovative health technologies and the development of a European Health Union.

Read the full paper at: https://doi.org/10.1017/err.2020.91

Dr. Maite Carretero, Clinica Humana innovation Director, receives the Cercle D’Economia Innovation Award in Palma de Mallorca (Spain) last July 2020 for Diabenur, an intelligent virtual nurse to help manage and control your diabetes.

Clinica Humana awarded with the Cercle D’Economia de Les Illes Balears Innovation Award

In July 2020 Clinica Humana (CH) was Awarded with the Cercle D’Economia de Les Illes Balears Innovation Award for DIABENUR: A virtual nurse specialised in Diabetes. This annual price acknowledges the innovation character of small and medium sizes companies withing the Balearic Islands of Spain. Clinica Humana presented Diabenur: the second one of their virtual nurses. Diabenur is is an AI virtual nurse specialised in Diabetes, design by clinicians that monitors, analysis and provide medication and health plans to people with diabetes. The virtual health professional accompanies the person 24/7 and provides him/her with a personalised and motivating health plan, that empowers the patient’condition self-management .

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