Web-based patient reported symptom tool helps patients live longer

Written by: Angela Rylands Ground breaking abstracts presented at the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in June not only reminded us about patients’ willingness to use technologies as part of their health-care but demonstrated that these technologies are in fact resulting in better outcomes for patients.  The international oncology conference reported findings…

ISPOR Glasgow 2017: pH Associates submit a bumper crop of Real World Evidence abstracts

The recent submission deadline for ISPOR 20th European Congress 2017 saw a flurry of (organised) activity at pH Associates, as we submitted a total of eight abstracts for presentation. Six of the abstracts showcased results from different Real World Evidence (RWE) studies, while the remaining two were methodology/review-focused: For further details about pH Associates (an…

Highlights from PROMs Research Conference 2017

Author: Angela Rylands, Patient Centred Outcomes Consultant PROMs are enhancing and redefining patient care: Highlights from PROMs conference The recent PROMs conference showed us how Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) really are helping to enhance and redefine patient experience & care across the UK and Ireland. It was a real pleasure to attend the second annual…

CASE STUDY: Driving improvements in healthcare through robust NHS Audits

Georgina Nock, Management Consultant, pH Associates Combining strategic consulting, Real World Evidence (RWE) expertise and fit-for-purpose technology to deliver value to NHS Trusts.  Synopsis The Treat-to-Target recommendations for the management of rheumatoid arthritis aim to achieve high remission rates and improved function. A national UK audit was conducted to assess how well NHS Trusts were…

NICE Conference 2017: Power is moving to the patient

Angela Rylands, Patient Centred Outcomes Consultant at pH Associates. The big bold message that struck me during the NICE 2017 conference in UK, Liverpool was “power is moving to the patient“.  In the opening session, the conference tag line: “Innovation Access Transformation” flashed in front of the audience, setting the scene for the meeting sessions to…

pH Associates announce in-house access to THIN (The Health Improvement Network database)

pH Associates (an OPEN Health company) is pleased to announce in-house access to THIN (The Health Improvement Network  database) to assist our clients in undertaking observational studies in primary care. What is THIN data? THIN is an electronic, nationally representative primary care database that covers approximately 5% of the UK population (England, Wales, Scotland and…

Highlights from the EORTC conference on 20th/22nd April 2017 from our PCO Consultant

     Contributor: Angela Rylands Patient Centred Outcome Consultant, Angela Rylands recently attended the 2-day The 4th Quality of Life in Cancer EORTC meeting in Brussels (over 360 delegates from 44 countries across the globe).  Angela reported it to be an excellent meeting consisting of oncology patients, clinicians, measurement experts (scientists, health care professionals and…