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Chained Globalisation

2020 30 Nov

We have been reading for decades that we live in a global village and that the virtual world has put down all boundaries. However, the reality in healthcare does not really reflect this description. Technological advancement has benefitted healthcare at the global scale although at a different pace. There is, no doubt, a global appetite for... Read more

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Elevating Cancer Care to Global Level

2020 30 Nov

With cancer being the second leading cause of death globally, it is necessary to include cancer care into the global health agenda. An initiative known as City Cancer Challenge (C/Can) aims to do this through work with stakeholders at a local level and dialogue on cancer care between cities and partners across the world. Its CEO talked to HealthManagement.org... Read more

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Big Intelligently Efficient Opportunity that Can Unlock Better Outcomes and Experience of Care

2020 30 Nov

The coronavirus pandemic has shone a light on the dedication of our global health systems. It has also helped inspire new thinking on how to address the key challenges that have been facing healthcare for many years. Empowering a new climate of quality care that is guided by insight to benefit both providers and patients, will create a system as healthy... Read more

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Radiology Resources in Timor-Leste: Limited Imaging Choices in a Small Yet Poor Country

2020 30 Nov

An evaluation of the imaging profile of Timor-Leste’s territory consisting of the eastern half of the Southeast Asian Island of Timor, Atauro, Dili, Oecusse, bordered by West Timor and an assessment of the region’s imaging resources, radiology capabilities and barriers to the provision of imaging care. Key Points... Read more

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Think Global, Act Local in Healthcare Communications

2020 30 Nov

The pharmaceutical and medical device sectors strive to deliver global communications strategies relating to their innovative products and how they can benefit patients, their carers and health systems. However, as COVID-19 has once again demonstrated, although we are global citizens, at a country level there is still very much a nationalistic... Read more

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German Nurse in UK: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

2020 30 Nov

One of the pillars globalisation stands upon is free movement of workforce across borders. In healthcare, it is especially relevant to nursing, with its notorious global workforce deficit. At the same time, while ‘cross-border employment opportunities’ may sound good in politics, for a particular nurse to move abroad for work may be one of the... Read more

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Radiomics in the Imaging of Brain Gliomas: Current Role and Future Perspectives

2020 30 Nov

Machine learning and radiomics may lead to personalised management and treatment of glioma patients, hopefully improving quality of life and survival. Key Points  In the past few years, multiple radiomics-based tools have been introduced in the field of neuro-oncology and in particular for imaging of brain gliomas. Radiogenomics... Read more

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Chronic Disease Management using GeoAI Applications: Severe Respiratory Illness in Spain

2020 30 Nov

An overview of a developmental model the authors have been working on for the past two years with a focus on chronic disease management and support for patients who are labile or highly reactive to changes in their environmental conditions. Key Points Global healthcare systems are struggling to manage the growth in chronic... Read more

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Pregnancy, COVID-19, and Hope for a New Vaccine

2020 30 Nov

Key Points  For the past 10 months, COVID-19 has spread rapidly, debilitating communities, plummeting economies, and killing 1.3 million people worldwide. According to the CDC, pregnant women are at higher risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes compared with non-pregnant women. Immunisations are especially important in pregnancy, to ensure... Read more

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Why Workflows are the Core of Radiology

2020 30 Nov

Radiology departments are facing several challenges – increased volume of examinations, cross-site collaboration, rising costs, and data protection. How can the highest possible efficiency be achieved in this specialty and how can workflow and IT systems be optimised for maximum productivity? Key Points Radiology departments... Read more

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On the Threats to Imaging…. Should We Be Worried?

2020 30 Nov

Key Points Imaging has been at the forefront of innumerable technical developments over  the last  two decades.  Radiology was the lead in developing CT and MR, and led the charge into the transition to digital in the ’00s. However, in recent years, imaging changed from being a profit centre to a cost centre, inpatient care was deemed... Read more

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Restoring Healthcare to Its Purpose

2020 30 Nov

Healthcare leaders around the world and in Europe in particular are increasingly interested in high value care, or value-based healthcare, with many aiming to implement, or already implementing the model in their work. Dr Christina Åkerman is part to many prominent organisations and initiatives in this field. In 2020, she has been keynote speaker... Read more

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Digital Health Diplomacy in Chained Globalised Health Context

2020 30 Nov

There cannot be a global approach to diseases and health promotion without a tremendous effort to create links. Interoperability of people, processes and information systems is crucial for this purpose. I advance a concept of Digital Health Diplomacy as concentrated international efforts towards supranational interoperability in eHealth/Digital... Read more

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Utilising the Workflow Engine of Enterprise Imaging at King Faisal Specialist Hospital

2020 30 Nov

On 14 August 2020, King Faisal Specialist Hospital - Jeddah, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia went live with the Agfa HealthCare Enterprise Imaging for Radiology platform. HealthManagament.org spoke to Mustafa Hamdy, Regional Manager, Middle East region for Agfa HealthCare to learn more about the deployment and their future outlook in this region.... Read more

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Playing our part. How clinical laboratories can build a cleaner, more sustainable future

2020 30 Nov

An overview of the impact the healthcare industry has on the environment and how the adoption of an Environmental Management System according to ISO standards can provide a framework for a more sustainable operating model for clinical laboratories. As the healthcare industry continues to grow, so does its effect on the environment.... Read more

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From Globalisation to a Health Supportive Global Planet

2020 30 Nov

We are still in the middle of a dramatic experience. Will the pandemic’s impact on health and health systems help us comprehend the value of health and how little health-friendly is the present globalisation? Can it, consequently, help in the creation of a multidimensional, health supportive new global planet? Key Points Globalisation... Read more

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Coronavirus, Tensegrity and CSR: Year of Living Dangerously

2020 30 Nov

The COVID-19 vaccine development is currently central news globally. With recently reported successes, however, the focus is shifting from the very availability of a vaccine to manufacturing and distribution aspects. It is the pharmaceutical sector that will be playing the key role in freeing the world from the disease. A business expert argues... Read more

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Using Realistic Simulation to Design a New PICU - Building Before Building

2020 24 Nov

Designing the Dream PICU Hospital Sant Joan de Déu (HSJD) is a paediatric and maternity hospital located in Barcelona. In 2018 the new 24-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) was inaugurated, featuring modern facilities and the latest technology. We moved from an area with open spaces to a unit structured into individual rooms, in order to... Read more

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Intensive Care Medicine: Reflections on the Gender Gap

2020 24 Nov

Is the gender gap a concern for intensive care medicine (ICM)? ICM is not gender friendly by design and this could have a major impact on the discipline given the increase in the number of female doctors. What are the main barriers to career progression for women in ICM? Members of the iWIN Foundation present their views. S everal authors... Read more

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The Post-ICU Patient

2020 24 Nov

N umerous patients are admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) every year. Many of these critically ill patients receive multiple interventions to treat and manage acute conditions and prevent further deterioration. However, these treatments can often affect a patient's mind and body. That is why many ICU survivors, as they transition out of the... Read more