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National Teleradiology System of Turkey: Motivation, Technology, Realisation, and Beyond

2017 21 Aug

Outlines the development of the national teleradiology system of the Ministry of Health of Turkey, and details the motivation behind the solution, technology used, challenges faced, achievements, and future work that will be done.   Within the Turkish Ministry of Health, the national teleradiology system is a patient-centric collaboration platform,... Read more

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The TUBE Approach to Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound

2017 21 Aug

Anaesthetists working in perioperative medicine have increasingly taken a whole body approach to patient evaluation known as TUBE – Total Ultrasound Body Examination – thanks to the development of point-of-care ultrasound. Dr Christophe Aveline, Consultant Anaesthetist in critical care and surgery at the Sévigné Private hospital in Rennes, is an advocate... Read more

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New Philips Technology to Empower Emergency Departments

2017 21 Aug

Philips innovation in advanced health technology is delivering next generation Minicare point-of-care-in-vitro diagnostics systems to help support improved clinical decision-making that will ultimately benefit physicians, patients and hospital systems. Such devices can help deal with the biggest issue that emergency departments face on a dailybasis... Read more

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Appraisals in Healthcare: Are Traditional Performance Appraisals Suitable for Healthcare Workers?

2017 21 Aug

Further work is required in healthcare settings to create productive systems for ongoing reviews that accumulate in an annual review that focuses on the individual’s growth or continuing professional development.   Appraisals can be summarised as “a formal documented system for the periodic review of an individual’s performance” (Moon 1993, pg. 8).... Read more

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Pursuing a Culture of Safety: The Importance of Self-Regulation

2017 21 Aug

Professional self-regulation is effective when dealing with staff with high numbers of patient complaints and coworker observations.     The Vanderbilt Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy is dedicated to making medicine kinder, safer, and more reliable by supporting their partners’ objectives of using professionalism as the foundation of safe, quality... Read more

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Radiology Workforce Outlook for 2017

2017 21 Aug

The outlook for radiologists seeking jobs is better than in previous years, but which subspecialities will be in most demand in the United States?   In the USA , the outlook for those looking for job opportunities in 2017 is very good for both newly trained and experienced radiologists.   It is projected that there will be considerable improvement in... Read more

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Teaching Ultrasound Imaging Online: The Educator's Viewpoint

2017 21 Aug

Why did you decide to offer this course?   A major reason for developing this course was to share health-related activities at the University of Twente, specifically our experience and research with ultrasound technology. We wanted to transfer the philosophy that having both clinical and technical knowledge in the (daily) use of medical technologies... Read more

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Learning Without Limits: Massive Open Online Courses

2017 21 Aug

HealthManagement interviewed FutureLearn’s D irector of Partnerships about what Massive Open Online Courses mean for healthcare professionals and organisations. And University of Twente ultrasound educator Jordy van Zandwijk shares their experiences of offering ultrasound education via FutureLearn.   In recent years, access to online learning has... Read more

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Challenging Paradigms: Practising at the Top of Your Licence

2017 21 Aug

Is a division of labour approach in which health professionals limit their practices to the top of their licence and training best for high-quality, patient-centred care?   The industrial revolution has come to healthcare. Old paradigms—from routine physicals to even the concept of the doctor as the captain of the ship—are being challenged as we try... Read more

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Patients Mentoring Executives: Mutual Benefits

2017 21 Aug

Patient-centric healthcare has come strongly into focus in recent years. Efforts by healthcare organisations to be more patient-centred include a range of measures, such as patient councils and feedback sessions. Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC, which is part of Johns Hopkins Medicine, has pioneered patient mentoring of executives. HealthManagement... Read more

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Early Human Resources Involvement In M&A Essential For Success

2017 21 Aug

With Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) activity at a high in healthcare how can HR contribute to deals that work?   Human Resources (HR ) needs to be involved in M&A deals to increase deal success. Research shows early HR involvement is a critical success factor. Which role HR needs to play in M&A will be described around four critical responsibilities.   M&A... Read more

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Great Leaders Embrace Conflict

2017 21 Aug

Are you seeing the potential benefits of conflict at work, or simply the pitfalls?   Chris was a brilliant and gifted practitioner. Well qualified. Hard working. Very experienced. Loved by everyone - clients and colleagues, as well as friends and family. Chris was very generous at work, always happy to lend a hand or be a trusted and insightful sounding... Read more

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What Are the Keys to Attracting and Retaining Qualified Staff in Healthcare?

2017 21 Aug

For the CEO 's of many organisations in the healthcare industry, attracting and retaining talent is the key strategic challenge, as discovered in a 2017 survey sponsored by Siemens Healthineers. Organisations face the dual challenge of how they should respond to the need for significant efficiency gains and simultaneously be an attractive employer in... Read more

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Workforce Planning – Can we Face the Future Without it?

2017 21 Aug

Workforce planning aims to creat a sustainable workforce that is centred around patient need, provides quality outcomes and is both deliverable and affordable.     The health sector in the UK employs almost 2.3 million people (Labour Force Survey 2016), and workforce spend accounts for an estimated 70% of the National Health Service (NHS ) healthcare... Read more

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Leading the Way: Cutting Edge Human Resources

2017 21 Aug

A Human Resources (HR) department that continuously looks at ways to foster satisfaction for personnel reaps the rewards of innovation and productivity. HealthManagement.org puts some top HR approaches in the spotlight.     Long gone are the days of a deep divide between management and personnel. Human Resources (HR ) practice now offers as many... Read more

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How to Make Sense of Digital Chaos

2017 21 Aug

What it Takes to be a Leader in the Digital Age In a world of fierce competition, digital projects have become an omnipresent challenge. While 75% of all businesses will be digital businesses or preparing to become one by 2020, software will disrupt virtually all traditional industries. In the face of a global economy that is in a state of flux, instability... Read more

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Coping with Complexity

2017 21 Aug

The Irish military on embracing leadership that promotes diversity, inclusion and reflection.   We live in a time of extraordinary change and complexity. This impacts on individuals, as well as the communities, organisations and institutions to which they belong. In examining the interlinkages between values, complexity, innovation and diversity,... Read more

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Gender Matters in Cardiology

2017 21 Aug

Meet pioneering gynaecardiologist Angela Maas, who explains why there's still a lot to do when it comes to cardiovascular disease in women.   Cardiovascular disease in women is an enduring passion for cardiologist Angela Maas, who has been a pioneer in Europe in this field. Prof. Maas started an outpatient cardiology clinic for women in 2003 and founded... Read more

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Education and Training in Affidea – Developing a New Generation of Leaders

2017 21 Aug

Affidea is known for clinical excellence and operational efficiency, but at Healthmanagement.org we are most interested in exploring what Affidea is doing with training and education.   We spoke to Dr Rowland Illing, Affidea Chief Medical Officer, about this topic both in the clinical domain and in the more challenging area of leadership.   As... Read more