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Executive Health Management

2017 27 Feb

Poliomyelitis The lowest annual polio prevalence seen to date was in 2016, with 37 reported cases, so this disease may well be next to be eradicated. The following world regions have been declared polio-free: The Americas (1994); Indo-West Pacific region (1997); Europe (1998); Western Pacific region, including China (2000); and Southeast Asia region (2014),... Read more

Executive Health Management

2017 26 Feb

The wife of a hospitalised friend called me one Saturday morning in tears. Gary had been diagnosed two weeks earlier with early-stage bladder cancer and underwent cystoscopic surgery. The catheter was removed a few days later then was put back in because of urinary retention. His urologist removed the catheter, again, on a Thursday afternoon. By Friday... Read more

IMAGING Management

2017 25 Feb

For the Russian state-based public healthcare system, the concept of value-based imaging could be regarded as a new one. So far it is sill mostly based on reimbursement according to volume of radiological services. But this situation has to be changed rapidly. During the last years our government has taken a course to promote preventive and high-technology... Read more

Executive Health Management

2017 23 Feb

Medical Improv is an exciting teaching tool that can be used to promote emotional intelligence, communication, teamwork, and leadership skills in healthcare professionals. It is different from improv comedy because the focus is on learning instead of performing.  In this emerging field, practitioners adapt experiential activities from the world of improvisational... Read more

IMAGING Management

2017 22 Feb

2017 will see the inauguration of several imaging conferences around the world.  Clinicians, managers and leading experts are gathering at different events in Europe and beyond to discuss and highlight current issues in imaging and radiology. HealthManagement.org has picked the top three must-attend conferences taking place this year…European Congress... Read more

Cardiology Management

2017 15 Feb

Like any other job, entering the field of cardiology requires academic experience and intensive training. Despite how simple it sounds, becoming a cardiologist is in fact, not an easy task. It may be tough to get your foot in the door and it is indeed, a long process but with hard work and dedication, you’ll get there in the end. If you aspire to be... Read more

Executive Health Management

2017 09 Feb

Not everyone has access to qualified counsellors and expert therapy. Whether due to financial or time constraints or simply not having an approved clinic in their area, thousands of people must still struggle with fears and anxieties despite effective treatments being readily available.If you suffer from anxiety but cannot access the help you need,... Read more

Cardiology Management

2017 08 Feb

From Italy to Spain, there are a great deal of cardiology conferences taking place around the globe this year. Renowned cardiologists and specialists in the heart sector are gathering together at some of the most exciting events of the year. There may be many events to look forward to, but as we all know, it is virtually impossible to attend them all.... Read more

Executive Health Management

2017 07 Feb

Ken is International Sales Director at HealthManagement. Responsible for developing long-term global client and partnership relationships through state of the art media solutions, he enables corporate partners to meet their organisations’ strategic goals by increasing their sales and marketing exposure through multi-dimensional media. Before joining... Read more

Executive Health Management

2017 07 Feb

Maria Christodoulidou is Social Media Manager for HealthManagement.org.  Since September 2016 when she first joined, she is responsible for the online activities of HealthManagement.org. She is also in charge for Media Partnerships with healthcare events and congresses.Maria studied BA Communications at University of Leeds and she continued with her... Read more

Executive Health Management

2017 07 Feb

Carine Khoury is Director Corporate Engagement Programme at HealthManagement. Responsible for managing the client portfolio, she ensures bookings are fulfilled and a company's marketing exposure is maximised, both via print and digital channels. Prior to this role Carine was Managing Webeditor, ensuring the web portal's content and performance.Before... Read more

Executive Health Management

2017 06 Feb

Mahjabeen Farooq is Social Media Manager & Website Content Manager at HealthManagement. She previously worked as a transcriber for Healthmanagement. Before starting to work with Healthmanagement, she studied for a Masters in Business Administration. She started her career as a freelance web content writer and transcriber, and in 2015 started working... Read more

Executive Health Management

2017 02 Feb

Mindfulness is en vogue: the search volume has nearly quadrupled over the last 5 years according to Google Trends and the PubMed results count echoes this exponential growth as well. Mindfulness began to gain momentum in the Western medical community after the introduction of mindfulness-based stress reduction at the University of Massachusetts Medical... Read more

IMAGING Management

2017 30 Jan

The new software, Tracking Equilibrium and Nonequilibrium shifts in Data (TREND), can quickly analyse a series of images such as CT, MRI, ultrasound or any video from scientific equipment of all kinds. Steven R. Van Doren, Professor of Biochemistry at University of Missouri answered our questions about this exciting new development.1.    TREND is a... Read more

ICU Management

2017 27 Jan

Nidhi Nikhani, MD, shares  6 steps to implement ultrasonography in critical care, based on implementing ultrasound-guided central venous catheterisation (CVC) at Banner Health.1. Define clinical challenges to be solved by implementing bedside ultrasound Banner Health faced the challenge of placing peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) lines.... Read more

Executive Health Management

2017 26 Jan

Claire Pillar is Editorial Director, HealthManagement and Managing Editor, ICU Management & Practice. She previously edited IMAGING Management, one of the predecessor journals of HealthManagement.Before joining HealthManagement, she worked in the UK for the Institution of Civil Engineers North West, and the National Health Service in North Cumbria in... Read more

Executive Health Management

2017 24 Jan

Christian Marolt is Executive Director of HealthManagement and Secretary-General of the European Association of Healthcare IT Managers. Christian was appointed as Executive Director of HealthManagement in January 2017. Previously he served as Editor-in-Chief, IT for HealthManagement.org. What are your key areas of interest and research?
Driving healthcare... Read more

Cardiology Management

2017 24 Jan

Q&A with Dr. Ellen T. RocheA customisable “soft robot” has been developed by Harvard University and Boston’s Children Hospital that could open new treatment methods for failing hearts. Unlike currently available devices such as ventricular assist devices (VADs), the soft robot has no direct contact with blood. The sleeve wraps around the heart and... Read more

Executive Health Management

2017 23 Jan

How can you change this?   “Bueller? … Bueller? … Bueller?”   Remember Ben Stein as the über-dull economics teacher in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off? He was the quintessence of uninspiring. His students slept with their eyes open while he answered his own questions addressed to no one.   Failure to capture your audience will quickly sour a leader to his... Read more

IMAGING Management

Radiation-Chemo Combo Prolongs Survival in Low-Grade Brain Tumour

2016 11 Apr

Patients with glioma – a low-grade type of brain tumour – who received radiation therapy plus a chemotherapy regimen, including procarbazine, lomustine and vincristine (PCV), experienced a longer progression-free and overall survival than patients with only radiation therapy, according to the results of the clinical trial, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group... Read more