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Turning the Silver Tsunami into a Silver Lining...

2019 02 Oct

Healthcare is becoming more and more successful, allowing us to endure into an unprecedented old age. At the same time, in developed countries, the fertility rate is lowering. These two phenomena have led to what international organisations have been saying for years: the population is getting older. Now, the question of the ageing population is no... Read more

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Vendor-Driven Standards for Interoperability

2019 02 Oct

David Hancock, the healthcare executive advisor at InterSystems, was recently elected vendor co-chair of INTEROPen, a UK collaboration that promotes open standards for interoperability in the health and care sector. HealthManagement.org spoke to David about why he wants INTEROPen to be vendor-led and how this approach will help both suppliers and... Read more

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EUSOBI 2019

2019 02 Oct

About 1000 breast Imaging professionals are meeting this October for the EUSOBI Annual Scientific Meeting in Budapest. Congress organiser, Gabor Forrai spoke to HealthManagement.org about what’s in store and the organisation’s ambitions for the future. What are some of the key challenges in the field of breast imaging and how will these be... Read more

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The Importance of Meaningful Innovation in Healthcare

2019 02 Oct

Driving Toward the Goals of the Quadruple Aim Innovation comes in many forms and for many reasons. It can spur positive change or can extend beyond “change” to “disruption” of an industry. It can be a metamorphosis, or simply an alteration to an existing process. It can be designed to make jobs easier, achieve better results, or increase connectivity.... Read more

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Improving Patient Experience in the Era Of Digitisation

2019 02 Oct

An overview of Affidea’s journey embedding digital tools across its network to orchestrate patient care and improve patient experience. It was the airline industry which proved 60 years ago that through digitisation, airports could become more efficient and safer. Airports introduced the air traffic control technology which allowed them to... Read more

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Innovative Technologies for Improved Healthcare

2019 02 Oct

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices. But while we believe in striving forward with successful technologies, at the same time, we recognise the need to look at existing processes first and identifying how hospitals can synchronise and standardise these processes. The goal is optimisation so that we can... Read more

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Brexit: Wreaking Havoc in Healthcare?

2019 02 Oct

The date is set (we think!) - on October 31st the United Kingdom is to leave the European Union (EU). Since the 2016 referendum on membership of the EU bloc, when 51.9% of British voters opted for an exit from the European Union, the Brexit negotiations have been erratic and dramatic with no resolution about the form the exit will take. Trade deals,... Read more

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Leading Change as a Physician

2019 02 Oct

Summary: Erin Sullivan introduces Xavier Corbella, physician turned CEO, to discuss his leadership journey and implementing change within the health system. Introduction I had the good fortune of being introduced to Dr. Corbella in early 2016 while visiting Barcelona to understand Spain’s approach to primary care delivery.... Read more

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How to Change Fertility Care with Value-Based Healthcare

2019 02 Oct

Summary: The VBHC Green Belt Blended Learning programme gives medical specialists the tools to maximise patient value and deliver effective care. Dr. Max Curfs has been working as a clinical embryologist at the Isala Fertility Centre since 1995. He holds a PhD in Natural Sciences and before working at Isala he researched the embryology... Read more

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Managing the Whole Health of the Ageing Population

2019 02 Oct

Summary: With a rapidly growing older population, effective care for ageing patients will require healthcare stakeholders to collaborate in managing the whole health of these patients.  Throughout the world, but especially in Europe and Northern America, the population is ageing at an alarming rate. The United Nations Department of Economic... Read more

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Opportunities and Risks of Digital Health: Older People’s Perspective

2019 02 Oct

Summary: The publication of the European Commission Strategy for Artificial Intelligence in April 2018 kicked-off a heated debate on healthcare tech. AGE Platform Europe joined the discussion with Europe’s senior population at the forefront of their agenda. Promising Outcomes, Threatening Systems Artificial intelligence has become a key... Read more

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Anti-Ageing Therapies: From Basic Science to Human Application

2019 02 Oct

Summary: At the turn of the twenty-first century, our understanding of the biology of ageing has fundamentally changed thanks to major preclinical breakthroughs, which revived age-old aspirations for eternal youth. However, how close are we, in reality, to achieving this in humans? Background Nowadays, the average human lifespan... Read more

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Ageism in Healthcare: Why It Has To Stop

2019 02 Oct

Summary: Ageism can be defined as stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination towards people because of their age. An authority on ageism in healthcare highlights the challenges and opportunities in the sector. How serious/prevalent is the problem of ageism within healthcare and where do you think this stems from? I don’t think that the... Read more

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Secrets of Longevity The IKARIA Study

2019 02 Oct

Summary: The intriguing finding of longevity among the Ikaria inhabitants was the impetus to perform an epidemiological study. Motivated by the IKARIA study, proposed measures of approaching the goal of longevity through delay of cardiovascular ageing will be discussed in this article. From the ancient years up until the contemporary... Read more

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FrailSafe System: An Innovative Approach on Frailty

2019 02 Oct

Summary: Frail older people are often burdened with a range of complex medical conditions that leave them more susceptible to illness. The FrailSafe system aims to resolve this by offering a method that can predict, detect and manage frailty earlier on. Frailty is a clinical syndrome manifested with progressive deterioration in more than one... Read more

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Silver Tsunami Infographic

2019 02 Oct

An overview of ageing and its impact on healthcare. Read more

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Game-Changing Meeting of Minds: Radiology and Imaging Informatics

2019 02 Oct

A visionary radiologist explains how the European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics is bringing imaging and informatics together for best practices and patient outcomes. What is the mission of the European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics (EuSoMII)? Today, everything is related to the development of Artificial Intelligence... Read more

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Image Information Delivery in the AI Era: Two Likely Scenarios

2019 02 Oct

Summary: As the world enters further into the transformative power of technology, Stephen Baker questions how this information revolution, in particular, AI will affect the capabilities available to industry experts. Many fields of knowledge, dependent on technology, can experience abrupt, massive growth as new techniques and... Read more

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The Sex and Gender Influence on Hypertension

2019 02 Oct

Despite underlying physiological differences and a different set of risk factors, diagnosis, management, and treatment strategies for hypertension do not account for sex and gender variances. Evidence-based guidelines for hypertension treatment from clinical trials are similar between males and females; however, most of these trials do not... Read more

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How the Brain Works: Looking Inside to Target Treatments

2019 02 Oct

Summary: Groundbreaking study at the University at Buffalo uses brain stimulation to assess how large-scale patterns of brain activity could vary between cognitive systems and across people. Our research at the University at Buffalo explores brain activity and its association with cognitive systems. Each cognitive system consists of a network... Read more