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The whole patient

2018 07 Nov

I am a cancer patient. I have experience first-hand how society’s view on patients deals a massive blow to your own sense of self-worth. Friends stop calling you, or they call you way too much. Healthcare professionals are too stressed out to talk to you. To top it all, you are limited to doing absolutely nothing for several months, or even years.... Read more

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New EAHM President supports exchange and innovation

2018 07 Nov

Looking towards a pan-European vision. The new President of the European Association of Healthcare Managers (EAHM) says healthcare needs radically new thinking for necessary solutions to new challenges. Director of the Hospital Centre of Troyes in France, Blua was elected the new head at the 48th EAHM Ordinary General Assembly held... Read more

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Climate change and healthcare architecture

2018 07 Nov

IFHE Vice–President hopes for more sustainability in healthcare. HealthManagement  spoke to Daniela Pedrini, a leading light in the International Federation of Health Engineering (IFHE) on the changes she wants to see taking shape in healthcare architecture in the years ahead. What are your responsibilities holding top positions... Read more

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Imaging innovation’s critical role in healthcare’s future

2018 07 Nov

With the shift toward value-based care, healthcare providers are focused on their most pressing challenges: improving the patient and staff experience; increasing diagnostic confidence; enabling greater efficiency and productivity; and facilitating data-driven practice management. The need to connect data and technology to enable precision healthcare... Read more

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How artificial intelligence spells real change for patients

2018 07 Nov

“At Affidea, the scale of our operation gives us unique capabilities in AI, including rich data sets which we can use to drive forward innovations in patient care both internally and with our partners. We want to help create a future where healthcare professionals can devote their time to doing what they do best – delivering the best possible care... Read more

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Preparing your lab for the future

2018 07 Nov

The gain from entering the digital landscape. With the clock clicking for fully entering a digital landscape that will benefit patient and provider, medical labs need to act fast. Baher Al Hakim, CEO of Medicus, an AI-based platform that converts data for effective health insights, spoke to HealthManagement.org about the whats, whys and, importantly,... Read more

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Hyperthermia. An amplifier for radiation therapy.

2018 07 Nov

Hyperthermia can further enhance the therapeutic outcomes of radiation and chemotherapy, while keeping side effects at a minimum. A treatment method with many advantages. What is hyperthermia? Hyperthermia is the intentional overheating for therapeutic purposes, either throughout the body or in individual organs. The method of directly... Read more

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ISO implementation: How to motivate lab personnel

2018 07 Nov

Transforming the pressure of accreditation into team engagement. With the requirement that ISO 15189 imposes on medical laboratories, which approach can motivate personnel to embrace the assessment criteria? As an internationally-recognised benchmark for quality management systems and competence standards, medical laboratories are constantly... Read more

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Leading change and value

2018 07 Nov

An alternative approach to leadership. Diabeter employs a leadership style which incorporates value into all its clinics. Prof. Henk-Jan Aanstoot explains how he keeps a motivated, coherent team and what his future plans are. Within Diabeter, we have developed a value-based healthcare (VBHC) model that transforms healthcare... Read more

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Compassion

2018 07 Nov

The human dimension of productivity. Findings from recent studies on compassion in the workplace, the business case for compassion and some practical tips on how to create a more compassionate workplace. If you work in the healthcare sector, you agree that compassion is fundamental to patient care. The majority of the people... Read more

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Make this count

2018 07 Nov

Your enthusiasm differentiates you. Second chances are not an option. Trainer, Michael Virardi, on how commitment and preparation are of prime importance when faced with game-changing career choices. It’s no secret to the people closest to me: I’m very ambitious. Ever since I can remember, as a young boy growing up in Cyprus and, later,... Read more

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Patient Engagement: What do advocates think?

2018 07 Nov

Challenges and opportunities for keeping engaged. With patient engagement there comes increasing responsibility – on the patient, their family and the provider. HealthManagement.org spoke to four leading patient advocates for their views on approaching patient engagement and the challenges that lie ahead. Dave deBronkart... Read more

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The patient, the whole patient and nothing but the patient

2018 07 Nov

The patient, the whole patient and nothing but the patient. Clinical competence and limiting factors. In this short opinion piece, carer and consumer advisor Belinda MacLeod-Smith challenges us to consider crucial elements of whole patient care, and how they can be impacted by limiting factors. Caring for someone with ongoing, occasionally... Read more

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The whole patient? The whole person

2018 07 Nov

I am myself and my circumstances (Ortega y Gasset). Patients are people when they leave the doctor´s office. They live a life, have jobs and families. Taking a whole person approach is the only way forward to face today´s and tomorrow´s healthcare challenges. Why is talking about the whole person relevant today in healthcare? Let’s... Read more

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Can we evaluate and treat the patient as a whole?

2018 07 Nov

What is the potential for a more rounded healthcare approach? If we want to implement the WHO definition of health, we need to build people-centred care and service systems that we will evaluate the patient as a whole. In 1948, the World Health Organization defined the concept of health as follows: “A state of complete physical, mental... Read more

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Person and family engagement

2018 07 Nov

The key to caring for the whole patient. Person and family engagement (PFE) has been called the blockbuster drug of the 21st century. How can hospitals implement engagement so that patients and families are partners in patient safety? What if I told you there is a new medicine that could accelerate medical error prevention, improve... Read more

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Measuring Patient Engagement

2018 07 Nov

Why and how we need to assess patient centricity. Focusing on the issues and opportunities in quantifying patient engagement in pharma. It is an exciting time to be a member of the ‘patient economy’. For close to a decade pharma has worked relentlessly – sometimes seeming to run in circles – chasing the ‘perfect’ infrastructure to implement... Read more

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Seven steps to the ‘Perfect Patient Information Journey’

2018 07 Nov

Leadership comes first. High-quality patient information is crucial to the success of personalised care. Leadership from the management team is critical in embedding patient information throughout patient pathways. Why should healthcare managers make patient information a priority when there are so many other pressing items... Read more

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Empowering communities to improve their health and wellbeing

2018 07 Nov

#WHIS connects people and communities. World Health Innovation Summit (#WHIS) connects people and communities to improve their health and wellbeing (salutogenesis approach) while creating and sharing opportunities. Technology is an enabler and now we have the means to share knowledge worldwide in an instant. We can use these means to... Read more

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Dense breast reporting laws in the USA

2018 07 Nov

What has been the impact? A new study reports on the impact of breast density legislation in the USA on awareness of breast density and conversations between doctors and women about screening. Almost 10 years after the first breast density notification law was passed in Connecticut in 2009, 36 states in the USA now have such legislation.... Read more