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  • Drugmakers suffer decline in trust, report says

    News | Public Affairs 14-01-2013

    The overall corporate reputation of pharmaceutical companies declined in 2012 compared to 2011, according to an independent study by patients' organisations.

  • Tell people how to take pills, Commission urged

    News | Health 23-09-2011

    Health specialists urged  the European Commission to include provisions to its revised proposal for the controversial Information to Patients directive, expected for early October, so that patients are fully instructed on how to take medicine properly.

  • eHealth task force launched in Budapest

    News | Health 11-05-2011

    A new EU task force met for the first time on Tuesday (10 May) on the fringes of eHealth week in Hungary to assess the role of information and communications technologies (ICT) in health and social care.

  • Lawmakers tighten rules on drug information to patients

    News | Health 25-11-2010

    Patients should get better information on prescription drugs following a vote in the European Parliament yesterday (24 November) that aims to better educate consumers and protect them from hidden advertising.

  • Healthcare ICT ‘cuts costs and waiting times’

    News | Health 23-06-2010

    Patients in emergency departments enjoy shorter waiting times when innovative communications technologies are deployed, according to a study by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

  • Information to patients: as if the Internet were still a walled garden

    Opinion | Health 19-05-2010

    European cancer patients continue to suffer from a lack of access to quality information and are often lured by untrustworthy sources such as counterfeit online pharmacies. The EU must urgently establish a coherent and comprehensive strategy to allow patients to make informed choices, writes Jan Geissler, director of the European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC), in an April blog post.

  • Tele-medicine improves patient care

    Opinion | Health 16-04-2010

    Numerous pilot projects have confirmed that tele-medicine brings benefits for healthcare providers, insurers and patients – particularly reduced costs – and although risks and obstacles remain, the environment for tele-medicine is set to improve in the coming years, writes Dr. Uwe Perlitz from Deutsche Bank Research in a March paper.

  • ICT should be at the heart of healthcare modernisation

    Opinion | Health 07-04-2010

    Information and communication technology (ICT) is a vital component for the delivery of modern health care and ICT tools can play a key role in making patient care more efficient and streamlined, according to a March report by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

  • ‘Who drives demand for more information to patients?’

    News | Health 21-09-2006

    Ahead of the first Pharmaceutical Forum meeting, a think-tank report presents stakeholder positions and tables a number of questions for debate on information to patients.

  • Patients want better access to healthcare info

    News | Health 30-08-2006

    A patient organisation survey highlights the need for more patient-centred healthcare with timely access to best treatment and information on treatment options.