Artificial intelligence (AI) technology is quickly advancing to improve the speed of diagnosis, predict the success of drug discoveries and provide virtual assistance to patients.1 The benefits of this technology (including convenience, improved patient treatment, cost savings and reduction in human errors) makes AI incredibly desirable to over-stretched and budget-restricted healthcare systems, especially the NHS. Read more
Over the past couple of months we have been sharing some insights into our Delivering ChangeTM planning model. In the final blog of this series we delve into our ‘Library of Change’. Read more
In this third blog in our series about Delivering Change we provide a brief overview of what CHC means when we talk about change.
‘Change’ has become a buzzword in our industry but more often than not, this ‘change’ only ever relates to behaviour change – changing the prescribing habits of healthcare professionals or changing people’s engagement in their own health. At CHC, we wanted to take this one step further and be more specific about ‘change’. Read more
This Friday 10th November is World Science Day for Peace and Development. On this day, a number of events across the world aim to engage people in scientific discussion through innovative and creative communication. This reminds us of an event CHC recently attended at the ExCel Centre in London, the New Scientist Live.
The CHC offices are full of people who have a real passion for science, so it’s important to us that we maintain our curiosity and stay informed. That’s why the CHC team found themselves faced with a 28ft giant inflatable E.coli as we ventured along to two days of New Scientist Live, taking place at the ExCel London.
The hall was split into four themed zones: Technology, Brain & Body, Cosmos and Earth, with each section hosting a number of exhibits and talks. Some of our highlights included:
The future of healthcare –Ruth McKernan of Innovate UK
At CHC we like to keep our ear to the ground, we also like to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to innovation within healthcare. With this in mind, I recently attended an event called ‘The Future of Digital Healthcare’. Run by DSMLF in collaboration with Bupa, it was a day packed with interesting presentations and discussions about the role digital technology has within healthcare. Read more
So the team told me I had to write the first post on our new CHC blog, Can’t Help Commenting. As someone who has quite a few opinions (just ask my colleagues and clients!) on communications and the critical role it can and should play in health and medicine I’ve actually found it pretty difficult to nail down a single topic. Perhaps this bodes well for the start of a blog – there should be no excuses if the blogs ‘dry up’.
But a few meetings and conversations in the last week or so have helped me arrive on a topic. Change. And how much what we do has changed in the last few years. Read more