Jun 11, 2012

Top 10 Rehab Clinics In The World

Top 10
treatment
Admin
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Passages Malibu
1. Passages Malibu, US www.passagesmalibu.com

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<strong>1. Passages Malibu, US</strong></p>
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<a href="http://www.passagesmalibu.com&quot; target="_blank"><em>www.passagesmalibu.com</em></a></p&gt;
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Passages Malibu was the first of two Passages clinics in America, both founded by father and son team Chris and Pax Prentiss, following Pax&rsquo;s struggle with drug and alcohol addiction. What makes Passages stand out from other rehabilitation clinics is its unique treatment programme.</p>
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Dubbed as &ldquo;one of the most innovative drug and alcohol treatment centres in the world&rdquo;, it steers away from popular 12-Step approaches and uses holistic methods of treatment instead. Crucially, it does not view addiction as a disease; it believes addiction is something that can be cured by focusing on the patient&rsquo;s underlying issues.</p>
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Patients are treated as individuals in a five-star, 10 acre setting, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. They can take advantage of numerous leisure facilities, such as a gym, two swimming pools, and basketball and tennis courts. They can also enjoy gourmet meals, freshly prepared by Passages&rsquo; in-house chef.</p>
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<strong>2. The Priory Group, UK</strong></p>
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Undoubtedly the most famous rehab organisation in the UK, the Priory Group offers a range of services at its 250 sites, from mental health and addiction treatments, to neuro-rehabilitation services and care homes. It was formed in 1980, when it purchased the Priory Hospital in Roehampton, the longest established psychiatric hospital in London.</p>
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<strong>3. Promises, Malibu, US</strong></p>
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One of two Promises clinics, the Malibu location is particularly popular among those used to a life of luxury; celebrities, business executives and government officials. A world-leader in drug and alcohol rehabilitation services, Promises Malibu was the first centre of its kind to address patients&rsquo; underlying problems as well as their addiction.</p>
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<strong>4. Crossroads Centre, Antigua</strong></p>
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The Crossroads Centre, a not-for-profit drug and alcohol addiction centre, was founded by guitarist Eric Clapton and officially opened in 1998. Its &lsquo;Model of Recovery&rsquo; sees patients take part in a 12-step residential treatment programme over a 29-day period, and for at least two years after they leave Crossroads they will be supported by its Alumni Coordinator.</p>
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<strong>5. The Sanctuary Byron Bay, Australia </strong></p>
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The Sanctuary is one of the most luxurious private rehabilitation centres in the world and has received international recognition for the services it provides. It offers treatment for addictions, eating disorders and mental issues on a strictly one-to-one basis, and patients are able to bring their pets from home to stay with them during their therapy.</p>
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<strong>6. Betty Ford Center, US</strong></p>
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A former First Lady of America, Betty Ford opened the Betty Ford Center in 1982 after overcoming alcoholism and an addiction to painkillers. The treatment of drug and alcohol dependencies remain its key focus and it has maintained an unparalleled level of excellence in this area, treating over 90,000 patients in the past 20 years.</p>
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<strong>7. PROMIS Rehabilitation Clinic, UK</strong></p>
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It is the idyllic country location of the PROMIS Rehabilitation Clinic that has the most impact on patients. A large converted farmhouse, it is set in three acres of farmland and surrounded by forests. PROMIS offers a mix of traditional and innovative bespoke treatments and rehabilitation programmes, and also focuses on family inclusion.</p>
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<strong>8. The Meadows, US </strong></p>
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Situated in Arizona, The Meadows provides some of America&rsquo;s top treatment courses for addiction and trauma. The therapy programme has been created by Pia Mellody, a leading authority in the rehabilitation of such issues, and patients are treated with time-tested, holistic practices designed to heal the mind, body, and spirit.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
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<strong>9. Serenity House, Spain</strong></p>
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The Serenity House Treatment Centre is the oldest English-speaking rehabilitation centre in Spain. The &lsquo;12 Step&rsquo; programme enables patients to understand the root of their addiction and the solution, as well as providing them with a long-term sobriety plan. Serenity House is also one of only two licensed Recovery Dynamic Centers in Europe.</p>
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<strong>10. Sober Living by the Sea, California, US</strong></p>
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Sober Living by the Sea offers exactly what its name suggests. It has been in operation for 25 years and for 23 of those it has been an industry leader in addiction treatment. Rather than stay in one central location, patients reside in the &lsquo;treatment community&rsquo;; homes located just off the beach which are run a house parent.</p>
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Dec 10, 2018

Top 10 healthcare innovations for 2019

Telemedicine
medical devices
Top 10
Genetics
Catherine Sturman
6 min
healthcare innovations
We take a look at some of the top 10 healthcare innovations which are transforming the sector

We take a look at some of the top 10 healthcare innovations which are transforming the sector

10. Telehealth

The telehealth market is booming. Consumers are leading increasingly busy lifestyles, with up to 60% favouring digitally-led services. Providing clinical care at a distance, increasing accessibility and eradicating potential delays has given patients greater control, boosting patient satisfaction and overall engagement. Such is its exponential growth, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the US has recently released its proposed Physician Fee Schedule and Qualified Payment Programme updates for 2019, where telehealth services has been heavily featured, in order to deliver ‘different access points’ for patients.  

9. Mobile technology

Consumers have become accustomed to accessing their data through the use of various digital tools, where the use of mobile and tablet health apps has tripled from 13% in 2014 to 48% today. Catering to this growing market, British based start-up Babylon Health is making waves on a global scale. Partnering with the National Health Service (NHS) and private health provider, Bupa, it has also cemented its presence across the flourishing Chinese market, with a membership base exceeding 1.4mn citizens across Europe, Asia and Africa. By partnering with global juggernaut Tencent, Babylon’s artificial intelligence system has enabled both parties to interact directly with users, identify specific illnesses, deliver health status assessments, and triage necessary actions. The mobile app is available to over a billion users and linked to more than 38,000 medical facilities in China alone.

8. Artificial intelligence 

Artificial intelligence (AI) applications, such as predictive analytics for patient monitoring has provided significant financial savings. Applications that target hospitals and medical institutions include patient monitoring and transcribing notes for electronic health records (EHRs). The European Union is set to invest $24bn into artificial intelligence (AI) by 2020 in a bid to catch up with Asia and the US, who have invested heavily in AI and cloud services. This year, Google revealed its plans to harness AI and machine learning across a multitude of consumer technologies, particularly in healthcare. “If AI can shape healthcare, it has to work through the regulations of healthcare. In fact, I see that as one of the biggest areas where the benefits will play out for the next 10-20 years,” Google CEO Sundar Pichai has previously stated.

7. Blockchain

Blockchain is estimated to reach over $5.61bn by the end of 2025, even though it remains dependent on the ability to record and store information conveniently, economically and securely amongst different applications and systems. Providing transparency and eliminating third-party intermediaries, processes are streamlined, reducing healthcare costs exponentially. Unlocking the ability for providers to deliver a value-based healthcare system and enhance patient engagement, blockchain could save the industry up to $100-$150bn per year by 2025 in data breach-related costs, IT costs, operations costs, support function costs and personnel costs, according to BIS Research. Partnering with pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Ethereum blockchain-based supply chain platform, Viant sought to accelerate the pace of blockchain-based supply chain systems. Accenture and supply chain giant DHL have also developed a blockchain-based serialisation prototype which tracks pharmaceuticals from the point of origin to the consumer.

6. Health wearables

With the rise of lifestyle diseases, such as diabetes, more consumers are turning to health wearables that monitor glucose, heart rate, physical activity and sleep to gain a greater understanding of their health conditions. Following on from the release of the first Bluetooth headset back in 2000, the growing interest in wearables has seen monitoring our health and data become standardised. This data can be analysed by sophisticated algorithms to drive long-term diagnosis and support. Partnering with Google, health wearables company Fitbit is exploring the development of consumer and enterprise health solutions. Its acquisition of HIPAA-compliant health platform, Twine Health has seen the business enhance its clinical services by bringing on board a coaching platform, empowering people to seek better health outcomes.

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5. Electronic health records tools

From 2018-2022, the electronic health records (EHR) market is expected to grow at a compound average rate of 6% per year Providers and organisations continue to house fragmented technologies which create barriers towards collaboration and data sharing opportunities. This is further exacerbated if a patient straddles both public and private healthcare. Technology giant Apple has integrated patients’ medical records into its Health App as part of its iOS 11.3 beta. The data is encrypted and protected with the user’s iPhone passcode. Partnering with hospital providers and clinics, patients are now able to view their medical records from multiple providers within one platform. Johns Hopkins Medicine, Cedars-Sinai, Penn Medicine, UC San Diego Health and even the Cleveland Clinic have implemented this technology.

4. Healthcare transportation 

Non-emergency health transportation remains a key issue worldwide, preventing patients from getting to or from a doctor’s appointment. 25% of lower-income patients have missed or rescheduled appointments due to lack of transportation, costing US health systems up to $150bn each year. Transportation companies such as Lyft and Uber have therefore entered the market by partnering with state governments to reduce these costs and deliver personalised patient care.

3. 3D Printing 

Healthcare providers are set to represent the second largest industry sector in 3D manufacturing. The Food & Drug Administration’s decision to release its first comprehensive framework advising manufacturers of 3D medical products highlights its growing impact where more than 100,000 knee replacement surgeries are completed each year using 3D-printed, patient-matched surgical guides, for example. Through this process, surfaces and structures can be optimised for strength, weight and material use. Consultation between surgeons and patients has also been bolstered, where patients can better understand the complexity of his or her specific needs.

2. Genomics

As consumers get more involved in the management of their health, consumer genetics and research companies have grown in popularity and scale. People want to further understand their genetic makeup, leading personal genomics and biotech company 23andMe to become one of the largest consumer-based organisations worldwide. Interestingly, this year, the company has entered a four-year collaboration with GSK to develop new treatments, but using human genetics as the basis for discovery.

Not only looking to develop treatments by analysing human genetics, pharmaceutical companies are looking to even remove hereditary genes which pass diseases down generations. In 2017, human embryos were successfully ‘edited’ through gene editing tool, CRISPR (Clustered, Regularly Interspaced, Short Palindromic Repeats), eradicating hypertrophic cardiomyopathy within 42 embryos.

1. Vertical integrations

As healthcare providers aim to provide greater transparency, promote collaboration and lower escalating patient costs, 2018 has been the year for a significant number of vertical integrations. CVS Health’s $68mn takeover of health insurer Aetna is a case in point. By influencing more of the supply chain, it will gain significant negotiating power to reduce costs for payers and patients, develop personalised solutions and improve overall outcomes. It will also promote the eradication of delays in process by removing any third parties within traditional business models. Other notable integrations are Optum’s acquisition of the DaVita Medical GroupHumana and Kindred Healthcare and Cigna and Express Scripts.

Reports have indicated that not only has the number of healthcare deals more than doubled in the last five years, the size of deals has also grown as a result of repeat investor interest, highlighting that this trend is here to stay.

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