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Like other sectors whose mission depends on network-connected technology, healthcare is in crisis. In addition to the need for confidentiality, people’s lives depend on the integrity of the health information system. Incorrect decisions based on incorrect information could mean the difference between life and death. Finally, the information must be available... Read more

  It might sound absurd, but most hospitals have no idea how good they are. Physicians have a strong internal drive to provide the best possible care for their patients and to continuously improve quality of care. But how do they know if they succeed?   Right now, we have a situation in healthcare where treatment results are not or are very minimally... Read more

Zoom On  Richard L. Baron, president, Radiological Society of North America, 2016 Richard L. Baron, MD, FACR, is president of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Board of Directors (2016). As RSNA president, Dr. Baron’s priorities are to foster the development of new radiological innovations, and facilitate education into the daily practices... Read more

Prof. Gábor Forrai is the current President of the European Society of Breast Imaging (2015-2018). He is Head of the Department of Radiology at Duna Medical Center - Hospital & Clinics, and Managing Director of GÉ-RAD Kft.   Prof. Forrai previously worked as Head of Radiology Department at the Defence Forces Hospital/Teaching Hospital University Semmelweis... Read more

Anna Sort is a qualified nurse, healthcare lecturer and the director of PlayBenefit, a Barcelona-based company which uses gaming to help people heal. What are your key areas of interest and research? Video games, Engagement design, behaviour change, Placebo effect/mind power, willpower and eustress. What are the major challenges in your field? Finding... Read more

Dr Marik  is Professor of Medicine and Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. He received his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and was an ICU attending at Baragwanath Hospital, in Soweto, South Africa. During this time he obtained a Master... Read more

Prof. Alain Cribier, MD, MD, FACC, FESC has been Chief of Cardiology at the University Hospital Charles Nicolle of Rouen, France for 20 years. He became widely recognised for having developed new interventional technologies for the treatment of valvular heart diseases: balloon aortic valvuloplasty in 1985, mitral commissurotomy in 1994, and, after... Read more

Prof. Tienush Rassaf took up his appointment as Editor-in-Chief, Cardiology, in September 2016. Prof. Rassaf has since August 2015 been Department Head and Chair of Cardiology (Cardiology and Vascular Medicine from August 2016) at the Westgerman Heart- and Vascular Center at the University of Essen, Germany.   He was born in Cologne,... Read more

What are your key areas of interest and research? My key interests are people, politics, and economics of cybersecurity. I enjoy helping organizational executives understand how to use people powered cybersecurity and digital strategy as a mission, innovation, and productivity driver for their organizations. What are the major challenges in your field? The field... Read more

With the ESC Congress 2016 Annual Meeting in Rome beginning this month, specialists will have the opportunity to learn and experience first-hand the latest innovations, as well as debate the latest developments in cardiology.  Among the discussions, I expect one hot topic for the interventional community will be the growing importance of managing radiation... Read more

What are your key areas of interest and research/assignment? Lean management. New technologies, new regulations and new opportunities make very frequent changes to our daily tasks. In order to maintain and improve quality, it’s very important to keep monitoring and adapting all of the processes.   What are the major challenges in your field?  Customer... Read more

What are your key areas of interest and research/assignment?   Every day, I put all my efforts into making patient care and patient quality of care more efficient, comfortable and safe.   Since I’m not in direct contact with patients, I strive to fulfill this mission by providing healthcare professionals with innovative solutions that safeguard the... Read more

Modern imaging methods greatly exceed the possibilities of X-rays. Vasilis Ntziachristos holds the Chair of Biological Imaging at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and is Director of the Institute for Biological and Medical Imaging at Helmholtz Zentrum München. In this interview, he talks about the fascination of imaging techniques and about... Read more

Following the release of the U.S. Critical Care Societies Collaborative Call to Action on Burnout Syndrome, ICU Management & Practice interviewed co-authors Ruth Kleinpell and Vicki Good from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.Q. Is there a tendency for health professionals experiencing burnout not to admit it or recognise it? Kleinpell:... Read more

An integrated approach to interventional cardiovascular medicineAccording to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of death worldwide.[1] As CVDs are on the rise, it’s important to understand the risk factors associated with complex heart disease, as well as the impact of innovative solutions that can offer... Read more

In her clinical role Ella Segaran works on the general / trauma ICU as the advanced critical care dietitian at St. Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London.  She is passionate about clinical care, education and research and about raising the profile of nutrition in our patients.  Ella says that she is lucky to have a full-time... Read more

Prof. Massimo Antonelli is President Elect of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. He takes up office as President at the ESICM congress in Milan in October 2016.Dr. Antonelli has been Professor of Intensive Care and Anesthesiology at the “Università Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore” Rome Italy since  November 1999. He serves as Director of the... Read more

1.What are your key areas of interest and research? Patient safety is the most important.  The goal of medicine is to take care of our patients and to monitor them for the rest of their lives. What a pity if they develop radiation-induced pathologies or significant nephropathy through ignorance. Our patient dose management software RadiationDose Monitor... Read more

Samuel Brown, MD, is Assistant Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Medical Ethics and Humanities at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He is also Director of the Center for Humanizing Critical Care and Assistant Director, Critical Care Echocardiography Service at Intermountain Medical Center.1.  ... Read more

Cardiologist Dr. Rolf Gomes founded Heart of Australia with the vision of bringing specialist cardiology services that people in the city take for granted to the people living in rural and remote Queensland. Heart of Australia is an Australian first, a custom-made mobile medical clinic which is fully equipped with specialist diagnostic equipment. Dr.... Read more

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