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Ann Marie O'Grady: New Healthmanagement.Org Exec Editor-In-Chief

2017 07 May

Meet HealthManagement.org's new E-i-C for EXEC and find out what she hopes to bring to readers including providing a platform for healthcare executives to promote, share and learn from each other on emerging issues in the sector.   HealthManagement.org is pleased to introduce the new Editor-in-Chief for EXEC, Ann Marie O'Grady. O’Grady is Chief Executive... Read more

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Costs, Costs, Costs! Who Pays in Healthcare?

2017 07 May

The nuances of the English language give “pay” and “cost” many meanings. When a person has no health insurance and no access to healthcare, what is the cost to their health? When the state pays for healthcare, when is “rationing” considered acceptable? Should non-smokers pay with their taxes to treat smokers’ illnesses? The ethics of healthcare financing... Read more

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Maturity Makes Great Leaders

2017 07 May

There is a pressing need for intelligent leaders who are able to deal effectively with today’s challenges and demands—and those of the future. But intelligence alone is not sufficient. It is simply a “blunt” tool that enables leaders to get things done. Too often leaders are intelligence giants but maturity dwarfs. This has far reaching, detrimental... Read more

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Hospital Finance: Managing in the Current Financial Climate

2017 07 May

Alternative financing at hospital level can make a difference.In an environment of budget cuts and increasing pressure on healthcare services how does your hospital cope?   In Belgium, and also I think globally, governments and other payers will not be able to keep up with expensive needs, such as an ageing population, personalised medicine, new anti-cancer... Read more

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Transforming Commissioning to Do More With Less: Making Taxpayers’ Money Go Further

2017 07 May

How can health and social care commissioners in England reinvent the tools of their trade to make funds go further?In England, health and social care commissioners compelled to save money often feel little choice but to reach directly for frontline services. Their various attempts to do so are charted by hostile reports of restrictions on in vitro fertilisation,... Read more

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Making Affordable Healthcare Profitable

2017 07 May

A win-win for the simultaneous involvement of both public and private funding in the provision of global healthcare.   In a casual suburb of Hyderabad, India, a growing family is struggling to cope with the main breadwinners’ gastrointestinal disorder. Help arrives from a new concept of day care where major endoscopic surgical procedures can be done... Read more

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Presenting a Case: Financing IT Projects

2017 07 May

  The relationship between finance and IT can be a delicate one that varies from hospital facility to hospital facility. We have entered a time where traditional IT cycles have shortened dramatically. The situation is even made more complex by a fast-changing landscape, consolidation of the market on one side and emerging technologies and swiftly-growing... Read more

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National Telehealth Can Save Money and Improve Health

2017 07 May

Since its introduction into the Danish healthcare landscape, telehealth has shown that it can lead to better outcomes and reduced costs. Hans Erik Henriksen, of Healthcare Denmark, writes about the difference telehealth has made to the senior population in recent years.   Over recent years, Denmark has conducted a  number of telehealth pilot projects,... Read more

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Fraud in Healthcare: A Worldwide Concern

2017 07 May

The Global Health Care Anti-fraud Network (GHCAN) promotes partnerships and communications between international organisations in order to reduce and eliminate healthcare fraud around the world. HealthManagement spoke to representatives, Simon Peck (UK), and Leigh McKenna (USA) to find out more.   What is the range and scope of healthcare fraud?   Common... Read more

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Finance Technology Blockchain in Healthcare IT Security

2017 07 May

Tech outfit Factom has just won a Gates Foundation grant to develop Blockchain use in healthcare security. The company speaks about its potential.   Blockchain, the Bitcoin technology, has been taking the Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) world by storm because of its capabilities to offer impregnable security and tackle the hacking threat.   As... Read more

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When a Cybercrime Takes Place - Who's to Blame?

2017 07 May

When cybersecurity is breached and sensitive data is compromised, who should be held responsible - the hacker or the victim?   When money is deposited into a U.S. bank and someone steals it, the money remains secured and the bank must honour its obligation to return the funds. Even if the bank goes out of business or into bankruptcy, each customer is... Read more

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Digital Health Hub at Your Service - If You Earn Citizen Trust

2017 07 May

The Digital Health Hub is a joint project of Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund and The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. The project goal is to facilitate the use of national data reserves and design of the one-stop shop for health and social care data.   The mention of data exploitation may sound scary, but at its best it can mean new, more effective,... Read more

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Enterprise Viewers: Key Pointers

2017 07 May

Top tips for selecting and implementing an enterprise viewer to allow clinicians to access and store medical images across the healthcare organisation. What are the key criteria for selecting an enterprise viewer? 1. Enables access to all images An enterprise viewer should give access, from within the electronic medical record, to all the images an... Read more

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Cloud-Based IT Platform for Clinical Trials in Oncology

2017 07 May

Computerisation of data collection in a multicentre clinical trial allows fast and easy conduct of the study. Cloud computing is a viable solution for storing patient data in virtual archives accessible by different hospitals. The adoption of an IT platform for centralised review of images and clinical reports in trials saves resources and time.   Multicentre... Read more

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New Ultrasound Device Uses 3D Printing Technology

2017 07 May

Sharper medical images using a new US device combined with 3D printed lenses promise to make focused US treatment more accurate.    A new ultrasound device has been developed by scientists at Nanyang Technological University (NT U) that can generate sharper medical images with the use of 3D printed lenses. The precise images can help doctors and surgeons... Read more

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RAD-AID International and Global Health Radiology

2017 07 May

RAD-AID is a non-governmental organisation with a mission to promote radiology in global health with emphasis on sustainability through education.   According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 3-4 billion people are at risk for widespread loss and death that could be treated or avoided if radiology was available. Additionally, 6.3 million... Read more

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Preclinical Imaging in the Era of Personalised Medicine

2017 07 May

Identification of the genetic basis of the therapeutic response obtained in mice models is important for patient stratification in clinical trials. Technological advances in molecular imaging will have a large impact on personalised medicine, and make animal reduction and refinement possible during experimentation   In recent years, many advances have... Read more

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Radiology Education Goes Mobile: What's Changed?

2017 07 May

Mobile devices are used by most students, residents and radiologists in everyday life. They allow fast and convenient access to all internet resources and to data stored on the devices. Entire bookshelves of information can be transported easily and are at the device user’s fingertips. The interactivity of mobile devices allows new techniques of knowledge presentation... Read more

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The Importance of Continuous Education in Healthcare

2017 07 May

Offering healthcare professionals high-quality continuous education means leveraging excellence in healthcare performance.   The healthcare industry is demonstrating high growth rates in both developing and developed regions around the world. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that the healthcare and social assistance sector will grow at... Read more