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Top killers

2018 21 Aug

In healthcare, the tendency is more on managing events after they happen rather than adopting a proactive approach to prevention. This is a major reason why the number of CVD patients continues to increase each year and why cardiovascular disease continues to be one of the leading causes of death and disability. Approximately 17.7 million people... Read more

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Redefining the role of hospitals - innovating in population health

2018 21 Aug

The 27th EAHM Congress looks at providing healthcare to a changing population and adapting to digitisation With the 27th European Association of Hospital Managers (EAHM) Congress being held in Cascais, Lisbon at the end of September, HealthManagement interviews Alexandre Lourenço, President of hosting organisation, the Portuguese Association... Read more

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The 360º seamless patient journey value. That’s VALUED

2018 21 Aug

Improving experience and overall performance for patients receiving knee and hip replacements at Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Humanitarian City Hospital (SBAHC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. If you’ve ever been a patient or have had a loved one require care, you’ll know that what is valued as a patient – big or small – is unique for each person at every... Read more

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A systems perspective on collaborative care delivery

2018 21 Aug

For collaborative care delivery to be a driver of healthcare transformation, we need to think differently about how we design and manage healthcare delivery. Healthcare systems are undergoing transformation in order to meet the ever-changing needs of modern healthcare delivery. Our ageing population and increased prevalence of chronic disease... Read more

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Risk and permission: The core of good leadership for the modern day

2018 21 Aug

Roderick Millar shares his innovative approach to leadership, which balances devolved decision-making and retaining overall control. The world is awash with leadership advice, and research from countless business schools and consultants frequently lists out the key characteristics of good leaders. These tend to fall into two categories:... Read more

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Are soft skills important?

2018 21 Aug

Soft skills give a huge competitive advantage when it comes to convincing a prospective employer or a prospect that you are the man or woman for the job. Just how important are soft skills in helping you advance in life? A study by Harvard University noted that 80% of career achievements are determined by soft skills and only 20% by hard... Read more

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Medical errors: is prevention possible?

2018 21 Aug

How the Patient Safety Movement is striving for zero preventable deaths by 2020 A patient death is distressing enough, but when the cause is a lack of hospital safety culture and it could have been prevented, healthcare needs to act. Now. A health crisis across the globe is claiming over 4.8 million lives every year. It’s devastating... Read more

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Rising multimorbidity in our ageing world

2018 21 Aug

Mapping the landscape of ageing for more effective healthcare How can the spatial sciences contribute to streamlined healthcare by addressing multi-morbidity in ageing populations across the globe? The global population is ageing. This is not only a general demographic pattern but one with a variety of unique trajectories by country... Read more

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Chronic Inequities: The top killer of women in Europe?

2018 21 Aug

Women are underrepresented throughout the health policy continuum from research to access and appropriate healthcare. How can this imbalance be addressed? What is killing women in Europe today? The list includes cardiovascular disease, cancer and respiratory disease, which account for nearly four-fifths of women's (and men’s) deaths on... Read more

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What is the future of breast cancer screening?

2018 21 Aug

Αdvances in technology and the advent of precision medicine point to a move away from ‘one size fits all’ breast cancer screening. Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cause of death from cancer in women worldwide and the second leading cause of death from cancer in women in developed countries (Ferlay et al. 2014a; 2014b). Breast... Read more

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A moving target: the future of cardiology

2018 21 Aug

In this issue of HealthManagement, we shine the spotlight on two leading figures in the field of cardiology—Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Ince and Dr. Giuseppe D'Ancona—to bring together their expert views on key developments in transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), percutaneous mitral valve repair and more. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation... Read more

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From treatment to prevention in diabetes care

2018 21 Aug

Diabeter has made strides in type 1 diabetes care with its VBHC model. Co-founder Henk-Jan Aanstoot shares its keys to success. At Diabeter, founded in 2006 by myself and Dr. Henk Veeze, our value-based care model specialises in providing comprehensive and personalised care for children and young adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D). We incorporate... Read more

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Robotics and AI to answer healthcare challenges

2018 21 Aug

With healthcare technology developing rapidly, how will it impact on the major conditions? Is complete takeover or a supporting role the best bet? As technology explodes in so many industry verticals, healthcare is, most of the time, a puzzle that needs more unveiling and continued experimenting. Healthcare, as opposed to other... Read more

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Separate and concentrate― a sustainable business model for general hospitals?

2018 21 Aug

Reducing management complexity in patient care. Research shows how to optimise and streamline care in the hospital setting by separating patients into routine and complex groups. After years of medical progress, we are now facing the age of precision medicine in which new technologies allow for effective care tailored to the individual... Read more

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5G opens the future of telesurgery

2018 21 Aug

A pilot project will use 5G cellular technology to enable remote assistance for surgical procedures in real time. Technology that enables telepresence has facilitated complex surgical procedures to be carried out in regions that lack expert surgeons, such as in small hospitals, developing countries, and also for militaries in combat. At... Read more

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Shaping the future of dementia care

2018 21 Aug

Re-examining approaches for dementia management. The potential of applying integrated pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments for the care of people living with dementia. Dementia is a mental state used to denote severe cognitive impairment which impacts daily activities and life. Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most common... Read more

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Obstacles to establishing competence in radiology

2018 21 Aug

Competence in radiology: difficult to define, more difficult to establish. Since the publication of McClelland's 1973 work (McClelland 1973), it is assumed that knowledge does not always imply better performance in the profession, and that competence is a complex concept, in which many factors are involved (Mendiratta-Lala et al.... Read more

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EuroSafe Imaging: be a star for your patients: Quality and safety in radiology

2018 21 Aug

A holistic approach to quality and safety in radiology. Presentation of an initiative to aid imaging departments to approach quality and safety in radiology as a whole, to bring visibility to radiation protection and create positive impact on clinical practice. The EuroSafe Imaging Stars (EIS) is an initiative designed to identify... Read more

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Effects of smoking on carotid artery structures and haemodynamics

2018 21 Aug

Role of radiographer in ultrasound assessment. A study to assess and compare structural and haemodynamic parameters in carotid arteries in smokers and non-smokers using ultrasound. The goal of this research was to assess the effect of tobacco on structural and haemodynamic parameters in carotid arteries. 103 subjects (51 smokers and... Read more

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Digitisation 4.0: the transmission of patient data

2018 21 Aug

New methods of patient empowerment and communication with doctor. In the Mühldorf clinic, patients have been equipped with a ‘smart visit’ app in a pilot project to gain experience with a new instrument of data communication. Data Transmition There are numerous apps to assist people with a broad range of issues relating... Read more