Check the last issue of the IC-Health Newsletter!

At the beginning of October, the Project Consortium has released a new issue of the project newsletter!

In this release, you will find key information about our official Dissemination videos, the new edition of the IC-Health leaflets, our Digital Health Literacy platform and, of course, our project final conference! Read More »

“Improving Digital Health Literacy” Conference

 

This is the Final conference of the Horizon2020 project “IC-Health” on digital literacy.

Citizens’ digital health literacy is an essential element for successful eHealth deployment. However, citizens often do not have the necessary skills to find, understand and appraise online health information and apply their knowledge to make health decisions. Digitally health literate citizens are empowered to play a more active role in their health self management, resulting in improved prevention, adherence to a healthier lifestyle and better health outcomes.

IC-Health is providing support for the improvement of digital health literacy in Europe. In particular, the project has successfully designed 35 open access online courses (MOOCs), in eight different national languages, for different population cohorts including children, adolescents, pregnant and lactating women, elderly and people affected or susceptible to be affected by type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

The conference is open to public and is free of charge. Register here and join this fascinating dialogue about the health futures!

DIGITAL HEALTH & CARE: Europe seeks the code for digital health

 

Since computer technology can nowadays find you the best restaurant or the quickest route home, keep you in touch with friends around the globe, and help you in a job search, it seems common logic that it should become a routine part of the health care scene, too.

Though only up to a point, as it turns out. The logic is impeccable. The logistics are less evident.

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Health Literacy & Accessible Digital Health Information: Key Takeaways

A massive thank you to everyone who participated in our Health Literacy & Accessible Digital Health information event in Manchester, held in conjunction with the Patient Information Forum (PIF).

We enjoyed a packed agenda delivered by expert speakers, who provided guidance and insight into the challenges many face accessing an increasingly digital health service. With so much information shared there’s a lot to digest, so here are our key takeaways.

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Humana to Launch Digital Health and Analytics Center in Boston

Humana will establish a center for digital health and analytics in Boston, the Louisville-based health insurer announced last week.

The center, which will be called Humana Studio H, and which will be located in Boston’s Seaport neighborhood, will focus on pioneering new products and services that will then be developed for use across the organization, according to officials. The Boston location affords access to the area’s wealth of talent in digital technology, analytics and experience design, in one of the city’s most dynamic neighborhoods, officials said, noting that the project will be complete next summer.

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The Difference Between Patient Education and Health Literacy

 

 

Patient education is the practice of informing patients about their health, wellness, treatment plans, potential outcomes, and other information critical to the patient experience.

The goal of patient education is to instil a sense of autonomy in the patient and to equip her with the knowledge necessary to make her own healthcare decisions.

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How to Test Digital Health Literacy in Older Adult Patients

Administering digital health literacy assessments via the telephone presents an opportunity to understand older patient internet use and online health information seeking, according to a recent study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

More patients, especially those over the age of 50, are using the internet to access information about their own health than ever before. However, the breadth of digital information increases the likelihood that a patient will encounter misinformation. It is thus critical for healthcare professionals to understand the internet use habits and abilities of older patients. Read More »

Poor score in health literacy

 

We often moan about the inadequate number of hospitals being built and overcrowding in the existing ones. This was observed by the Health Minister himself during a recent visit to Hospital Kajang.

On the other hand, many Malaysians seem to be not bothered when their country is cited not only as having the highest obesity and diabetic rate in Asia but also among the highest in the world.

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IC-Health’s achievements presented in Spain and Hungary

The IC-Health consortium has been busy in the last few months. Partners have not only conducted co-creation activities to design MOOCs to improve digital health literacy, they have also developed the said-MOOCs and are now in the final testing phase. Is that it? Of course not. IC-Health partners have also been disseminating the achievements of the project throughout Europe. The consortium is aware that the project cannot be sustainable without a solid dissemination and communication strategy, which will ensure that as many European citizens as possible can have a chance to improve their digital health literacy.

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Help us and test the IC-Health MOOCs

Do you sometimes search for health-related information online? You are not the only one!  Six out of ten citizens have already look for health-related information online. Internet is a wealth of information. Unfortunately, many citizens are still afraid of not having good enough skills to find and identify trustworthy information on the Internet.

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