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Health Management

Enterprise Imaging and XERO® Universal Viewer Enhancing Accessibility and Collaboration

2021 19 Mar

An overview of Agfa Healthcare’s Enterprise Imaging platform and the XERO® viewer and how it can be embedded in EHR/EMR/Portal and enable the creation of patient-centric longitudinal imaging records from across departments, systems and locations. This allows healthcare providers the ability to share content and discuss treatment strategies for optimum... Read more

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The Importance of Technology and Novel Solutions in Healthcare

2021 19 Mar

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken the world by storm. In particular, the crisis has revealed different aspects of healthcare that need to change and improve. HealthManagement.org spoke to Sourabh Pagaria, Head of the Southern European business of Siemens Healthineers. He is also a thought leader on how Data, Artificial Intelligence and joint public-private... Read more

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Point of Care AI for Digital Radiography

2021 19 Mar

How Agfa’s SmartXR puts artificial intelligence in the technician’s hand to boost efficiency, consistency, safety and care in radiography . Key Points SmartPositioning augments a live camera stream by projecting the image area and the AEC x-ray feedback sensor positions onto the patient’s body. SmartRotate uses deep learning to auto-rotate... Read more

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Novelty vs. Legacy

2021 19 Mar

Innovations of today are the legacy of tomorrow The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of life and work. One of the its consequences has been the acceleration in numerous processes with innovative approaches to be able to face the cataclysmic rise in resource requirements for critically ill patients. Some examples are the emergence... Read more

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VBHC in Netherlands: Success Factors

2021 19 Mar

A team of researchers from the Netherlands expand on their previous findings on issues accompanying the VBHC implementation, looking deeper into the success factors that help bring the VBHC concept to practice. Key Points Reported success factors for VBHC implementation are: ‘Value’ for the patient as the core purpose of care A... Read more

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Managing Diversity - Pathways to a More Inclusive Future

2021 19 Mar

An overview of the lack of representation of women and other minoritised populations in healthcare and their relative absence from positions of leadership and power. Key Points The World Health Organization reports that women are overrepresented in the healthcare workforce but are absent at senior levels. The absence... Read more

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Competency: Is It the Wonder ‘Drug’? Part 2

2021 19 Mar

In the first part of this article (Berger et al. 2021), we started by defining competency and then discussed burnout, competency acquisition and the link between competency and retention. We also did a comparison between Europe and the United States. This article will delve further into competency and why management should be interested in competency... Read more

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The Challenge of Being Novel in Healthcare

2021 19 Mar

Healthcare is known for its slow pace of change, but the pandemic has its own, much faster one. Leaders are compelled to deal with novel solutions, processes and skills. However, numerous gaps and discrepancies still exist and must be addressed. HealthManagement.org asked healthcare experts what has been the most challenging experience of introducing... Read more

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Going from ‘Sickcare’ to ‘Healthcare’

2021 19 Mar

If there is a person who knows all about being at the forefront of health innovation, that would be Dr Rafael Grossmann. Since becoming the first surgeon in the world to use Google Glass during an operation, he has been an avid advocate of digital health technologies. HealthManagement.org talks to Dr Grossmann about the challenges of being a disruptor... Read more

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Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste - Strategic opportunities After COVID-19

2021 19 Mar

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged countries to accelerate innovation and digitalisation in healthcare in order to find new ways to cope with the crisis. As we hopefully soon can lay the pandemic behind us and get back to a new normal, there is a window of opportunity to grab and build on digitalisation and innovation progress made during the pandemic... Read more

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Healthcare Workforce and Organisational Transformation with AI – Enacting Change

2021 19 Mar

Implementing AI technologies in the healthcare setting has been a priority interest for many in the field, from clinicians to investors. EIT Health, being at the forefront of health innovation in Europe and bringing stakeholders together to advance the progress, has focussed on the topic within its Think Tank, aimed at facilitating AI-driven transformation... Read more

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A Novel App to Assist Liver Surgery

2021 19 Mar

Parenchyma-sparing liver surgery (PSLS) is becoming increasingly important as a salvage surgical therapy for patients with hepatic metastases from colorectal cancer.  We report our experience with a medical app that allows to personalise a digital 3D model of the liver on which radiologists manually draw hepatic lesions as if using a digital “notepad”,... Read more

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RESET 2021 – What Worked, What Failed, What Comes Now

2021 19 Mar

A report of the  digital conference  on Reset 2021, organised by HealthManagement.org with Alexandre Lourenço as the moderator and Prof Davide Caramella, Dr Rafael Grossmann, Christian Hay, John Nosta, Prof Robert Vander Stichele and Dr Rafael Vidal-Perez as panellists. Key Points In 2020, there were many lessons to learn from... Read more

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Coded Patient Summary in Practice: A Hospital Challenge

2021 19 Mar

Faced with the necessity to share information from the electronic patient record across different systems, a regional hospital in Belgium introduced a disruptive ‘only once’ approach to deploy a SNOMED CT coded patient summary and minimise the relevant burden on the clinical staff. Key Points The information from the electronic... Read more

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Prioritisation: A Physicians’ Problem? An Opinion

2021 22 Feb

In light of harsh criticism regarding physicians’ prioritising scarce resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, the question arises: is prioritising truly a physicians’ problem? The COVID-19 pandemic has led to pronounced discrepancies between the need for medical care and the ability of many health care systems to provide it. Subsequently,... Read more

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Rethinking Critical Care - Use and Challenges of Artificial Intelligence

2021 22 Feb

Why digitalisation of intensive care medicine means less rather than more data Intensive Care Medicine is generating an amount of data that is hardly analysable by humans. Digitalising and using artificial intelligence has to focus on providing less rather than more data. Introduction - AI in Intensive Care Medicine: Ghost or Glimmer... Read more

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Why Do We Need Sedation in Critically-Ill COVID-19 Patients?

2021 22 Feb

C OVID-19 patients present to the hospital with lung involvement and interstitial pneumonia eventually associated with lung collapse. The clinical picture is dominated by severe hypoxaemia without dyspnoea/tachypneoa and normal respiratory mechanics; this condition has been defined as silent hypoxia. The picture may evolve, and these patients may... Read more

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A French Hospital’s Journey Through the Pandemic

2021 22 Feb

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Foch Hospital in Suresnes, France adapted its medical strategy to manage high patient flow, limited resources and staff shortages to ensure efficient patient care. Here is an overview of how the hospital rose up to the challenge. H ow should we treat patients infected with a virus we know hardly anything... Read more

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How To Ventilate COVID-19 Patients?

2021 22 Feb

TwinStream ®  ICU with p-BLV ®  (Pulsatile Bilevel Ventilation) T he Austrian critical care ventilator TwinStream ®  ICU was designed with the explicit purpose of saving critically respiratory-distressed patients. In particular those patients with severe lung diseases (e.g. ARDS) who can no longer be supported with conventional ventilation. ... Read more

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Agenda

2021 22 Feb

MARCH 2  ISICEM e-Day - ARDS Virtual meeting https://iii.hm/17cz 19-20  2020 World Critical Care and Anesthesiology Conference Virtual meeting https://iii.hm/17d0 APRIL 8-10   17th Emirates Critical Care Conference 16th World Federation of Critical Care Nurses (WFCCN)... Read more