Update Diabetes trial, Grand Round Angelien Sieben and what will the future bring us?
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REshape Newsletter #3/16
"Even though the future seems far away, it is actually beginning right now"

Although nobody can make certain predictions about the future of healthcare, we are convinced that it is crucial to recognize that change will come. Whether you are a doctor, nurse or patient, you should be aware of this so that you can be prepared for the upcoming future. Sometimes change comes surprisingly fast, such as the recent organ donor law. When this law will also be approved by the Dutch senate, patients who are now waiting for a donor organ again have a chance at a future together with their loved ones.

In this edition of our newsletter we tell your more about how we prepare ourselves for the future. 

- The REshape Team


Update Diabetes Trial

One year after the announcement of our collaboration with Philips and Salesforce to change the care for people with diabetes1 together, we can give you an update of the trial! Our goal is to encourage and support people to optimize self-management of their disease by providing them with the right decision tools.
REshape partners with Philips and Salesforce in the development of a virtual community that allows patients to share personal health data and healthcare organizations clinical data via a mobile app. Nineteen participants have used the app for six weeks. Now we're analyzing the data, hopefully we can tell you more in our next newsletter about the results. Read more   

REshape Interns for New Insights

We are proud to inform you that during the past nine months more than ten students had their internship at REshape.

It was a challenging and exciting mix of young people with their own ideas and passions which has been a great addition to our REshape.

Many thanks to: 
Dennis, Eva, Rens, Manon, Zouha, Dunya, Evelien, Anne, Agnes, Maartje, Annemarije and Renee    

Good luck in your journey to the future!

Would you like to know what they exactly have done during their REshape internship? Read more 

The link between a hot summer day in September and legislation in October

We enjoyed some nice hot summer days in September. But imagine you have a Diabetes Type 1 condition. We enjoyed some nice hot summer days in September, breaking new heat records in the process. But imagine you have a Diabetes Type 1 condition. The temperature will pose extra challenges for you because warm weather conditions significantly influence your (insulin) doses. Unfortunately, you do not know to what extent so you’re hesitant undertaking activities such as going to the beach. That is why you check your app. Since you enjoyed other warm days before and registered your glucose levels and insulin doses, the app is able to see patterns on a warm day. Of course, it incorporates other variables as well. Carbohydrates count and glucose level are added real-time to get an actual advice. This allowed you go to the beach, enjoying a care free, and more important, hypo and disease free day. Read more

Nursing leadership in the past, present and future

Nurses and midwives are critical in the delivery of essential health services and are core in strengthening the health system. Acting both as individuals and as members and coordinators of interprofessional teams, nurses and midwives bring people-centred care closer to the communities where they are needed most, thereby helping improve health outcomes and the overall cost-effectiveness of services. They help to promote and maintain the health and wellness of an ageing population within the community, in line with the concept of active ageing*. That's why our REshape Fellow Angelien Sieben gave a Grand Round at Radboudumc about nursing leadership in the past, present and in the future. Video 

*Source: WHO Global strategic directions for strengthening nursing and midwifery 2016–2020 

New healthcare encryption technology

Radboud University Medical Center, Radboud University, ParkinsonNet, and Verily Life Sciences (an Alphabet Company) are initiating a study with new encryption technology. 650 Parkinson’s patients will be examined their disease and its progression over the course of two years. The purpose of the study is to gain insights into the origins of the disease and disease progression at an individual level that will potentially provide a foundation for new and more personalized treatments. The study will use state-of-the-art techniques, including sophisticated molecular analyses, advanced brain imaging, and wearable devices with sensors capable of measuring various types of data in the home situation, such as vital signs and activity level, making it possible to perform in-depth analysis and characterization of the disease. Read more

Directors blog

Would you like to know which articles inspires our director Lucien Engelen?

Subscribe to his newsletter on health(care)’s outlook, link or read his blog on the REshape website.


Do you have innovative ideas about how to improve health(care) and would like to share? Join the REshape breakfast for a cup of coffee and a chat! Every Wednesday morning between 08.00-09.00.
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