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Professor Hans Flaatten has been Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at the University of Bergen since 2004, and he is a valued member of the Editorial Board of ICU Management. We asked him our 7 questions:1. What are your key areas of interest and research?Outcome after intensive care, quality issues in intensive care, education and training in intensive... Read more

Martin Bromiley is the founder of the Clinical Human Factors Group (CHFG), an independent organisation which promotes patient safety by encouraging the exploration and discussion of how human fallibility influences healthcare delivery. Through its advocacy efforts, including a series of open seminars, the CHFG aims to reduce catastrophic errors and... Read more

This week, we Zoom On Alberico L. Catapano, who has dedicated his career to investigating the causes of atherosclerosis as they relate to biochemistry and genetics, and to designing clinical trials which explore the efficacy of lipid-lowering and anti-atherosclerotic drugs. He is active in both Italian and international societies, including the European... Read more

HealthManagement's Editorial Board benefits greatly from the expertise of its industry advisers. In today's Zoom On, we meet Marc de Fré, Worldwide Director of Marketing Communications, Agfa Healthcare. 1. What are your key areas of interest and research? How technology advances will change healthcare; think IBM Watson, Apple IOS 8 HealthKit, Kurzweil's... Read more

John P. Hoyt, Executive Vice President of Organisational Services at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), will be moderating the European Telemedicine Conference this week in Rome. HIMSS is the largest US not-for-profit healthcare association that is committed to providing global leadership for the optimal use of information... Read more

An ICU Management staffer is now the proud owner of a “Cappucino with Claudio Ronco” badge. We caught up with Prof. Ronco at the recent European Society of Intensive Care Medicine Congress in Barcelona. With smartphones and tablets being ubiquitous amongst physicians, Prof. Ronco’s YouTube channel offers short discussions of important topics in critical... Read more

When the Gold Medal awards were handed out at this year’s European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress in Barcelona, one of the three recipients was Professor Petr Widimský. The 2014 ESC Congress marks 15 years since Prof. Widimský’s presentation in Barcelona of his PRAGUE 1 study. In the intervening years, additional PRAGUE studies have continued... Read more

Professor Daniel De Backer takes up the role of President of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine in October. Dr. De Backer is a Professor in the Department of Intensive Care at Erasme University Hospital in Brussels. We put our 7 questions to Prof. De Backer:1. What are your key areas of interest and research?Circulatory failure, haemodynamic... Read more

Eric de Roodenbeke is the Chief Executive Officer of the International Hospital Federation (IHF), a position he has held since 2008. He earned a PhD in Health Economics at the University of Paris 1, Sorbonne as well as a Hospital Administration Diploma from ENSP Rennes and a Diploma in Public Health from the University of Nancy, all in France.We asked... Read more

On the occasion of Esaote’s recent launch of their latest mobile ultrasound diagnostic tools MyLab Gamma and MyLab 6, HealthManagement sat down with Carlos Faustmann to talk about Esaote’s approach and strategy in the competitive ultrasound market. Congratulations on the launch. It appears these new machines are the perfect diagnostic tool at an affordable... Read more

As a healthcare consumer, a question I often ask is “where can I find the best doctor to suit my needs and my family’s needs, who can also answer the questions I have related to our health?” I want resources to help guide my choices, not only based on cost and location, but also based on an individualized treatment approach in alignment with my philosophy... Read more

The European Society of Breast Imaging holds its annual scientific meeting in Amsterdam from 26-27 September. Our Zoom On features Professor Elizabeth Morris, Vice President of the U.S. Society of Breast Imaging who will be speaking on 27 September on “Background enhancement on breast MRI: Clinics and research”. In her presentation Prof. Morris will... Read more

When the Healthcare Analytics Summit (HAS) convenes on 24 September in Salt Lake City, one of the keynote speakers will be Glenn D. Steele Jr, MD, PhD. The theme of the 2014 conference is "Transforming Healthcare Through Analytics”. Dr. Steele will address the audience on the topic of how his company uses data analysis to improve healthcare delivery.Dr.... Read more

When the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) convened in Barcelona on 30 August 2014, one of the recipients of its prestigious Gold Medal awards was Sir Rory Collins. Collins, a Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Oxford University since 1996 and a director of the university’s Clinical Trial Service Unit (CTSU) since 1985, has dedicated his career... Read more

Joel J. Nobel’s career as a physician and patient safety advocate “made hospitals a safer place for everybody,” according to Anthony J. Montagnolo, the chief operating officer of the Emergency Care Research Institute (ECRI). Dr. Nobel founded the institute in 1968, committed to evaluating the safety and reliability of medical equipment.   Dr. Nobel... Read more

As CIRSE prepares to meet in Glasgow from 13-17 September, we Zoom On CIRSE President, Professor Anna-Maria Belli. Prof. Belli is a Consultant Radiologist and Professor of Interventional Radiology at St. George’s Hospital and Medical School in London, UK. She has also held important positions within the British Society of Interventional Radiology and... Read more

Professor Armand Girbes is an esteemed member of the ICU Management Editorial Board.  Since 2001 he has been Professor in Intensive Care Medicine at the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam since 2001.   We asked Professor Girbes our 7 questions:    1. What are your key areas of interest and research? Hypoperfusion and reperfusion Mild therapeutic... Read more

A 2014 recipient of the European Society of Cardiology’s prestigious Gold Medal award, Alain Carpentier, MD, PhD has been a pioneer in biological heart valves since the 1960s. His career was inspired by an implanted valve that failed, causing his patient to suffer a stroke when a clot formed on the device. Following the tragedy, Carpentier obtained... Read more

Future Studies expert Leo Nefiodow was a keynote speaker at the 25th annual European Association of Hospital Managers (EAHM) congress held in Berlin between 10 and 13 September, where he presented his acclaimed work and discussed the role of biotechnology in driving the economy of the current and future decades.  Following Mr. Nefiodow's presentation... Read more

Professor Paolo Pelosi is Chief Professor in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care and Director of the Speciality School in Anaesthesiology at the University of Genoa as well as Head of the Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Unit at the IRCCS San Martino-IST Hospital, Genoa, Italy. To find out more, we asked our 7 questions:1. What are your key areas of interest... Read more

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