In Case You Missed It: New and Noteworthy This Week

This weekly blog series is a roundup of recent news items and developments that I found interesting and would like to share.

This is a report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on innovations in healthcare around the world. The goals of the report are broadly similar to those of ACCESS Health: to discover, document, and share best practices in healthcare. As good as the work is, the report illustrates the limitations of knowledge sharing that is not connected to advisory work. I am pleased that we are actively engaged in knowledge based advisory work for both governments and the private sector. Global Public Health Systems Innovations: A Scan of Promising Practices

Study shows how mHealth system could boost medication adherence. mHealth Study Reports Ninety Five Percent Success Rate in Patient Medication Adherence

What Japan Can Teach Us About Long Term Care

Defusing the Demographic “Time Bomb” in Germany

See these interesting predictions. Healthcare and Life Sciences Predictions 2020: A Bold Future?

This is a valuable study for our work in elder care. Assisted Living Platform: The Long Term Care Revolution

See this interesting look forward by two of Brookings’ most thoughtful scholars. From Healthcare to Health: The Next Agenda

This is a valuable paper on nonmedical Alzheimer’s interventions. Very much worth reading. Translating Innovation to Impact: Evidence Based Interventions to Support People With Alzheimer’s Disease and Their Caregivers at Home and in the Community