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Health Management

Healthcare Data: A Holy Grail for Data Monetisation

2021 20 Oct

With the increased circulation of healthcare data, data monetisation has become one of the main topics in the data industry. The goal is to turn data into an economic asset to maximise efficiency, reduce costs and increase business value. This article discusses the need to monetise data and how this can be done ethically and efficiently. Key... Read more

Health Management

Does Mechanical Thrombectomy Provide Economic Benefit In Ischaemic Stroke?

2021 20 Oct

The impact of COVID-19 on stroke services and using mechanical thrombectomy and best medical management, as per national guidelines, for patients with large vessel occlusion-related acute ischaemic stroke. In the last 20 years, death rates from stroke have fallen mostly due to successful prevention strategies such as hypertension control and... Read more

Health Management

Chronic Disease Management - Paradigm Shift to Reduce Costs & Maintain Quality of Treatment

2021 20 Oct

Resources and costs associated with the treatment of chronic diseases account for more than 80% of total healthcare costs in many countries. As our population grows older and with more lifestyle issues and obesity among younger generations, the challenge of chronic diseases will increase in the coming years. New research documents that a new approach... Read more

Health Management

Show Me the Money

2021 20 Oct

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc across the globe. Healthcare systems are facing significant financial challenges in terms of lost revenue, resource shortages, and increased healthcare costs. Never before has there been a greater need to focus on planning and budgeting, identifying reasons for the lack of preparedness by the healthcare sector,... Read more

Health Management

Introducing [email protected] Home - Analysed Using the MAFEIP Tool

2021 20 Oct

This article explains how the MAFEIP tool helped project partners assess the impact and cost effectiveness of a digital home hospitalisation intervention project (NWE-Chance) for heart failure patients in the Netherlands and Belgium. Key Points [email protected] ([email protected]) will move healthcare towards better sustainability and cost-effectiveness.... Read more

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Establishing Digitally Enabled Healthcare – The Need to Move From High Touch to Relevant Touch

2021 20 Oct

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the true power of digital in healthcare. But while technology has helped, it cannot replace the power of human contact. The benefits of digital health cannot be denied but it is also important to establish digitally enabled healthcare while prioritising the human touch. Key Points  In healthcare, one... Read more

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Diagnosing Initial Orthostatic Hypotension – The Race Against Sudden Blood Pressure Drops

2021 20 Oct

Initial Orthostatic Hypotension (OH) is described as a rapid and transient drop in blood pressure associated with the increased risk of falls, fractures and syncope, especially in the ageing population (Tran et al. 2021). As prevalence is high, the problem is evident, but due to limited access to reliable continuous diagnostic methods, the detection... Read more

Health Management

COVID-19 Pandemic: Health, Social and Economic Consequences

2021 20 Oct

The spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-COV-2, originating from Wuhan, China  two years ago, has brought dramatic changes in global health systems, leading to thousands of deaths worldwide, jeopardising the treatment of patients with chronic diseases and pushing societies to psychological breakdown. If economic ‘dyspragia’ is added, the mixture... Read more

Health Management

Patient Engagement – An Adjuvant Therapy With Demonstrable ROI

2021 20 Oct

An overview of patient engagement, benefits of investing in patient engagement programmes and why elevating patient engagement should be an essential business spend for patient safety, support and societal gain. Key Points Patient engagement is the next blockbuster drug. Patient engagement has long-proved to improve patient safety,... Read more

Health Management

Can Telemedicine Save Money? Case Study of Comarch Diagnostic Point in the Workplace

2021 20 Oct

A case study of Comarch Diagnostic Point and its application and results at a large organisation with twenty offices in Italy. We speak a lot about  equity , equal treatment,   equal access to care . But does it include workplaces? After all, we all spend a lot of time there. Employers care for their employees... Read more

Health Management

Patient Pathway Digitisation – More Than Meets the Eye

2021 20 Oct

An overview of the patient pathway digitisation process and the tools and strategies that can facilitate the journey of digitisation in radiology. Key Points Can digitisation of patient pathways create seamless patient interactions with healthcare providers and enable novel ways of cooperation between clinicians? To what extent,... Read more

Health Management

Digital Solutions Are the Now and the Future of Diabetes Management

2021 20 Oct

Diabetes is a chronic disease that requires daily management including lifestyle and behavioural modifications, compliance with medications, blood glucose control and close patient monitoring, all of which can be efficiently supported by digital solutions. Diabetes is a global health crisis. Recent estimates suggest the incidence of diabetes... Read more

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Chronically Healthy, Digitally Sovereign and Sufficiently Successful

2021 20 Oct

On the Way to the Prevention Age It is time to rethink the healthcare system from the principle of digital prevention. Value creation in healthcare should not be geared to diseases, but to prevention. Prevention should be the priority. Only in this way, we achieve  crony health , digital sovereignty and sufficient success for all.... Read more

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The Wait is Almost Over – An Imminent Return to Elective Orthopedic Surgeries

2021 20 Oct

Torbjorn Skold and Prof David Barrett, one of the design surgeons for ATTUNE Knee System, explore ways to tackle the backlog in orthopedics and get more people moving pain free. Key Points Osteoarthritis is one of the most frequent diseases leading to the need for joint replacement. Medical professionals face huge challenges... Read more

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Regional Radiology Collaboratives - Benefits of Intelligent Networking?

2021 20 Oct

The Yorkshire Imaging Collaborative (YIC) is a combined technology and business ‏transformation project which unified radiology imaging and report-sharing ‏between 8 NHS trusts across Yorkshire, including the recently established NHS ‏Nightingale Hospital Yorkshire and the Humber. Dr Daniel Fascia has extensive ‏experience in radiology practices... Read more

ICU Management

Microbiome in Critical Illness

2021 30 Sep

M ultiple factors can bring the microbiome out of balance in critically ill patients in the intensive care unit. These include antibiotic use, mechanical ventilation, changes in diet and inflammatory responses. The dysbiosis of the microbiome can alter immunological responses and could potentially have an impact on patient outcomes. There... Read more

ICU Management

Microbiome in Sepsis and COVID-19

2021 30 Sep

Bacteria play a fundamental role in human life. Given the many roles of gut microbiota in critical illness and other pathological conditions, it is important to target therapeutical interventions to restore, preserve and enrich its composition. Introduction Bacteria play, for better or worse, a fundamental role in human life. As... Read more

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The Intestinal Microbiome in Critical Illness

2021 30 Sep

Critical illness alters the intestinal microbiome, resulting in a loss of microbial diversity and induction of a pathobiome. Manipulating the intestinal microbiome offers a potential treatment approach in ICU patients. T he intestinal microbiome is comprised of diverse, robust microbial communities within the intestine, modified by... Read more

ICU Management

Microbiome and Pneumonia in Children

2021 30 Sep

A significant research gap exists in the field of the lung microbiome and pneumonia development in paediatric population. Its study may improve nosocomial pneumonia prevention and help to achieve zero pneumonia rates. M ost frequent hospital acquired infections (HAI) in Paediatric Intensive Care Units (PICU), are ventilator associated... Read more

ICU Management

Clostridioides difficile Infection: Complication of Intestinal Microbiome Alteration

2021 30 Sep

Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile)   infection is a potentially serious complication in critical patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). It generally occurs because of an alteration of the intestinal microbiota due to antibiotic exposure that must be timely identified and diagnosed to start proper and early management.... Read more