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Una Práctica se ha definido como: “Una práctica política, una  práctica organizativa o una práctica clínica o asistencial encaminada a promover la utilización de conocimiento para generar valor encaminado a mejorar los resultados en salud, la eficiencia, la calidad o la satisfacción en la atención sanitaria y socio-sanitaria dirigida a pacientes con enfermedad/es crónica/as”.

  • No se considerarán prácticas las actividades formativas o informativas tales como cursos, congresos, jornadas, seminarios o conferencias.

Una vez recibida la información el equipo editorial de OPIMEC se encargará de publicarla valorando las siguientes características:

  • Consistencia: La práctica está relacionada con al menos uno de los criterios de identificación  de organizaciones  de excelencia.
  • Implementación: La práctica ha sido o está siendo puesta en marcha. No se trata de una idea o de un plan de trabajo.
  • Complementariedad: La práctica suma o multiplica iniciativas de carácter institucional o general ya establecidas, o representa una iniciativa que no existía antes en la institución o en cualquier otro entorno.
  • Innovación: La práctica debe promover la utilización de conocimiento para generar valor. El valor puede relacionarse con impacto en cualquier dominio, como el: clínico, estratégico, táctico, económico, político y académico.
 
 
Poland: Mind Your Heart

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This is an interesting example of cross-sector and cross-agency collaboration to promote preventive efforts. Poland has been celebrating World Heart Day from its very beginning. They have learnt that to be visible, their events must reach a certain critical mass to become attractive for the media. Therefore, since 2002, the Polish Cardiac Society (PCS) organized a major central event involving sponsors and applying for collaboration of major public TV outlets. Activities include presentations by heart ...
Netherlands: Covenant on Overweight and Obesity

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On January 2005 the ministers of Health, Welfare and Sport and of Education, Culture and Science agreed to a covenant on overweight and obesity. Co-signatories were the food and catering industries, employers, care insurers and sports organisations. This is worth highlighting because this is the first government to pass a law making partnerships with civil institutions a key element to solve the obesity problem.
Malta Guidelines for the Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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Malta has a very high prevalence of respiratory diseases. These guidelines were produced in 2002 as part of the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD), in collaboration with the US National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the World Health Organization. It is a good example of collaboration at the national and international level, across sector boundaries to tackle an important public health and clinical issue.
RFID tagging of patients with dementia

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As an alternative to implanting electronic tracking tags in its dementia patients, the largest hospital in Luxembourg will monitor the locations of such patients using a radio frequency identification system. Hospital St. Louis has installed AeroScout Inc.'s Wi-Fi-based active RFID system to offer more protection to high-risk dementia patients. If such patients move through doors or other designated "choke points" while unaccompanied, the AeroScout Exciter tool will alert staff with real-time detection information. The ...
Lithuanian Cancer Registry

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The registration of cancer incidence in Lithuania started in 1957. Department of Epidemiology of the institute of Oncology was responsible for collection, statistical and epidemiological interpretation of data. The data covering the all country are available from 1964. The Cancer Registry as separate department of oncology center started in 1990. It becomes a member of International Association of Can–cer Registries in 1993. The main purposes of registry now are to collect data about all ...
National Guidelines for Prevention, Diagnosis and Management of Type 2 Diabetes

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These guidelines were released on August 29, 2007 and provide an example of national dissemination of knowledge. The release took place at a conference attended by about 450 health care professionals – endocrinologists, general practitioners, nephrologists, cardiologists and other specialists, as well as nurses, academic staff of R?ga Stradi?š University and the University of Latvia, representatives of the medical scientific institutions, the Ministry of Health, Health Statistics and Medical Technologies State Agency, Health Compulsory ...
Italy: e-ESO

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In their effort to provide the most comprehensive educational programme, ESO has created e-ESO, an expansion of its traditional in-person programme by presenting a growing offering of online educational projects. Recorded lectures, delivered by a top specialist in the field, are followed by a multiple-choice test.
Action on Smoking and Health (ASH)

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On March 29 2004, Ireland became the first country in the world to completely ban smoking in all workplaces. The idea was initially met with much skepticism, as the Irish traditionally had a worldwide image as a land of drinkers and smokers. However, the ban has been a huge success. Cigarettes sales have fallen by as much as 60% in Pubs. A survey by the Irish Department of Health showed 82% supported the ban. Anti-smoking ...
Hungary: MOdel BAsed Predictive Chronic Disease Management - (MOBAP-CDM)

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This is a consortium that seeks to develop, and integrate ICT technologies into a unified system to allow: (1) personalized health and disease management, (2) the increase of the patients’ responsibility concerning their own health, (3) the improvement of the quality of chronic disease treatment, (4) efficiency increase in the operation of the health care institution in financial and professional terms, and (5) continuous professional development of the care personnel.
Greece: Clinical Trials and Evidence-Based Medicine Unit

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This Department is one of the most prolific in the world in terms of research on methodology and bias. It integrates traditional disciplines such as epidemiology, social medicine and public health with cutting edge domains such as molecular research and evidence-based medicine.