10 top posts from the last year

These top posts and content resonated with you the most. They were not necessarily what we expected. The underlying topic insights will guide our future content curation.

We had lots of view and engagement analytics from among the 77 posts on the Opencity Inc. blog plus another 73 on other platforms and sites, through 2016.

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Our top picks of worthwhile reads

These 9 books had an impact on our thinking in 2016. Find out why they are worthwhile reads and could be a valuable use of your time.

Providing our recommendations based on what we read in 2016 seems a more valuable insight than a simple review of 2016 or prediction for 2017. We hope you agree.

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Post Hackathon commercialisation

You pitched your ideas to the Hackathon judges. You may have won an award. What comes next in the commercialisation process?

Here we offer guidance on how to commercialise innovations from a Hackathon. How do you take your brilliant innovation conceived through a Hackathon to market?

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Converging strands in the future of health outcomes

A shift towards health outcomes from care delivery is becoming a movement. Our ongoing research into health outcome models has navigated us through converging strands about the future of health outcomes.

This post directs you to that further reading; a book, podcasts, and websites.

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Hacking Health Waterloo cafe

Data integrity is paramount to the success of health outcome measurement programs. A motivating experience to be one of the speakers at Hacking Health Waterloo cafe 6.

Again such an eclectic mix of intelligent, passionate professionals trying to solve healthcare challenges. Here are the promised links to the resources and references.

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Charity Spotlight – Cure Brain Cancer

Cure Brain Cancer Foundation profoundly demonstrates what is possible through international collaboration.

CEO, Catherine Stace has steered the Australian charity to worldwide recognition, in what could be described as excellence in Hacking Brain Cancer.

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Cultural change as a driver for outcomes

Cultural change is one driver for ensuring sustainability for quality health improvement. In this continuing series of posts, we explore the excellent work by Healthcare Improvement Scotland.

Their excellent resource titled The Spread and Sustainability of Quality Improvement in Healthcare explores 10 key factors underpinning spread and sustainability. We highly commend their work and hope it receives wider international recognition.
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Value-based health care – ICHOM

Continuing our series of posts on health outcome models and value in measuring healthcare we explore the work led by the International Consortium on Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM).

“The best way to avoid health care cost is not to do stuff that doesn’t work”, says Caleb Stowell, ICHOM

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Download creating congress posters best practices

Supporting our healthcare customers with this best practice guide on creating beautiful congress posters

This eBook has been specifically written for authors of abstracts submitted for posters at healthcare congresses. The World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS) 5th congress in Florence, is just one such example this year.

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5 hot topics in 2015

For those who know me best, it will not be a surprise that I always write New Year’s resolutions before the start of the next year!

These resolutions are really a set of guiding principles or an opportunity to re-set your intent. I have always believed goal setting is very motivating.

While you may not care what my 2015 New Year’s resolutions were, what I learned in the process may offer some insights. Importantly, they also guide our expectations for 2016.

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