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Volume 17 - Issue 4, 2017

2017 19 Sep

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Risk & Danger

2017 19 Sep

Without risk there is no progress or development. But risk, as with any professional action, needs to be identified and managed if its potential is to be harnessed optimally. A strong position on risk management is essential in today’s rapidly-changing healthcare world to avoid danger; danger in cyber security, danger in staff care and, critically,... Read more

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Future of imaging

2017 19 Sep

What does radiologist Prof. Paul Sidhu have planned for his tenure as Presidency of the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB) and what are his thoughts on future trends in imaging?Congratulations on being elected to the Presidency of the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.... Read more

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The latest in breast imaging

2017 19 Sep

Prof. Gabor Forrai speaks with HealthManagement about the future of the European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI) and the latest guidelines and recommendations for women in mammography   EUSOBI recently updated its recommendations on information for women on mammography. What are the main updates? Also, why is it important to involve consumers,... Read more

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Servant leadership: A journey, not a race

2017 19 Sep

Servant leadership offers a fresh approach to meeting the critical leadership challenges of contemporary healthcare organisations, while honouring the humanity of everyone they touch.   The terms of the work world have changed. Employee expectations and organisational mandates have shifted. In order to be successful and relevant in this environment,... Read more

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How to energise collaborative thinking: 5 tips to trash bad habits

2017 19 Sep

For better team cooperation and project success, ‘collaborative thinking’ could be the way to go.   Two heads are better than one”. This couldn't be more accurate. I've always been a fan of working in a collaborative way: involving your team, sharing your thoughts and ideas with as many people as possible and getting different perspectives and inputs.... Read more

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Improving risk literacy

2017 19 Sep

Developing risk literacy could greatly benefit healthcare   What research is undertaken at the Harding Center for Risk Literacy?   Our goal is to help people in their struggle to understand and assess risks and to facilitate better risk-related decisions. Our primary focus has been on healthcare where transparent risk communication can support patients... Read more

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Helping healthcare face up to enterprise risk management

2017 19 Sep

The Institute of Risk Management is bringing together best international and cross-sector risk management practices to help improve healthcare efficiency and enhance patient outcomes.   The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) has formed a new Health and Care Special Interest Group to help the healthcare sector deal more effectively with risk and opportunities. The... Read more

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Is blockchain technology the solution to healthcare’s data woes?

2017 19 Sep

In healthcare, blockchain is widely regarded as technology that will protect data from costly and credibility-damaging cyberhacking. But there’s a risk; does it align with regulatory bodies’ criteria? Many experts believe blockchain technology will drive innovation in health information and that it has the potential to solve critical healthcare issues,... Read more

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Healthcare wearables: What are the risks?

2017 19 Sep

How can stakeholders harness the potential of healthcare wearables to revolutionise the care continuum while successfully navigating legislative and technical risks? HealthManagement.org spoke to Global Top 100 Digital Health Influencer, João Bocas for his insights.   Is there a danger of health wearables developers being blinded by technology and... Read more

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Is radiology a vital speciality?: Reflections on medium term prospects

2017 19 Sep

Comparing radiology to living at or near the ocean allows the threats to radiology to be explored via a nautical theme.   Our specialty is heading for a period of uncertainty, disquiet, challenge and perhaps peril, one that will likely manifest itself in the medium term, five to fifteen years hence at the latest. The signs that should engender alarm... Read more

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Risks of contrast agent administration

2017 19 Sep

Outlines the frequency of adverse effects, prevention and management, and focuses on acute reactions which may occur after intravascular injection of contrast agents, the risk of deterioration in renal function after iodine-based agents, and current anxieties about the long-term safety of gadolinium-based agents.   Contrast agents (or contrast media)... Read more

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Infographic: Risk

2017 19 Sep

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Whistleblowing in healthcare

2017 19 Sep

Although healthcare workers have a responsibility to raise concerns about patient safety and unethical or illegal conduct, if they do so they are often treated badly.   Healthcare workers have a responsibility to raise concerns about patient safety and unethical or illegal conduct. Yet those who raise serious concerns are often treated badly by senior colleagues,... Read more

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Ransomware attacks:How to protect your systems

2017 19 Sep

What are the steps to take when there is a ransomware attack?   Device systems: What is ransomware?   Ransomware is a form of computer malware used to make data, software, and IT assets unavailable to users. It uses encryption of data to hold systems hostage with an associated ransom demand, often in Bitcoin (a virtual currency that is difficult... Read more

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5 business analytics tools to improve the running of a healthcare institution

2017 19 Sep

What data analysis tools can healthcare implement to streamline operations and improve efficiency? Data analysis is essential to run many organisations, and even has increased in importance over the last several years. With cheap computer power and storage options it has become possible to analyse vast amounts and types of data to increase business... Read more

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Lab automisation opens new revenue doors

2017 19 Sep

How can lab automisation improve analysis services and open doors for new business opportunities?   Laboratory testing occurs daily on inpatients and outpatients in both hospital and physician office visit settings. Do you know what happens to the vial of blood that you offer during your inpatient stay or outpatient visit? UAB Medicine recently implemented... Read more

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New indications for coronary CT angiography

2017 19 Sep

The time has comeThe latest in CCTA and how the quality and timeliness of diagnosis can be improved.Since the beginning of the 21st century coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA ) has turned from a research tool with ill-defined indications into the recognised cardiac imaging modality with proven clinical and prognostic values. There is already... Read more

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Ultrasonography in clinical practice

2017 19 Sep

New roles for an old actor?   Presents a brief overview of the physics related to different sonographic techniques, indications, new improvements and possible applications in future.   No one in the early days of the ultrasonography (US) era would believe the current clinical role of this imaging modality. As a courageous and innovative application... Read more

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Atrial fibrillation

2017 19 Sep

Latest treatments   New techniques in ablation and imaging are broadening the options for treating patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic atrial fibrillation.   Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common clinical arrhythmia seen in the daily clinic. It has an important impact on the economic health burden, as many patients are affected by this... Read more