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Dr. Kwang Tae Kim is President of the International Hospital Federation (IHF), an independent, non-profit, non-governmental body for hospitals and healthcare organisations. He is a general surgeon who graduated from Catholic University of Korea’s College of Medicine in Seoul, Korea. Dr. Kim is the Past President of the Korean Hospital Association,... Read more

Bruce D. Leidal is the Chief Information Officer at Carestream Health, Inc. Since being hired by Carestream’s CEO, Kevin Hobert, in August 2008, Leidal has transformed the company’s IT organisation into a global operation. His leadership has generated greater process efficiency and reduced costs, which ultimately benefit not only Carestream Health’s... Read more

Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR is Chair of the American College of Radiology (ACR) Commission on Economics. A specialist in women's imaging, she is Assistant Professor of Radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College and Assistant Attending Radiologist at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Campus. She was inducted as a Fellow of the American... Read more

Dr. Stephen Brett takes up office as President of the UK's Intensive Care Society in January 2015. We asked him our 7 questions. 1. What are your key areas of interest and research?I have a very broad interest in the clinical aspects of intensive care research and practice. If pressed, I would say that I am interested in understanding recovery after... Read more

Silvia G. Priori, MD, PhD, is the Director of Molecular Cardiology and Electrophysiology Laboratories at the Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri in Pavia, Italy. She has been a Professor at the University of Pavia since 2000 and a Professor of Medicine at New York University (NYU) since 2008. Dr. Priori specialises in the clinical management of patients with arrhythmias... Read more

As World AIDS Day is celebrated on 1 December 2014, we profile Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, president of the International AIDS Society since 2012. Barré-Sinoussi is a French virologist, and a past winner of the International AIDS Society Prize. Her research has focused primarily on retroviruses. In 1983, she discovered the human immunodeficiency virus... Read more

The growth of social media for medical CPD has been astronomical over recent years. More and more healthcare professionals are taking to Twitter to share useful papers and educational resources. The emphasis on encouraging Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAM) is embedded throughout these interactions.We have no intention of reinventing the wheel... Read more

While the fruits of a good corporate reputation translate into increased revenue and growth, a poor one can cause considerable commercial damage, and the importance of keeping reputations strong should not be underestimated. This is especially pertinent in the medical industry, where patient safety, ethical procurement and shrinking budgets are finding... Read more

Linda Denehy, PhD heads the Department of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne’s School of Health Sciences. Prof. Denehy is one of seven invited faculty members at the 2014 Critical Care Congress, the theme of which is “Inspiring ICU”. The conference takes place from 26 to 30 November at the Baxter Theatre Centre in Cape Town, South Africa.... Read more

Professor Leonard Berlin, MD, FACR, is Professor of Radiology at both Rush Medical College and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Berlin was awarded Gold Medals for distinguished service to Radiology by the American Roentgen Ray Society in 2002, the Chicago Radiological Society in 2005, and the American College of Radiology in 2010.... Read more

Charles Safran, MD is this year’s recipient of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) Morris F. Collen Award for excellence in the field of medical informatics. The award recognises achievements in the use of information technology in healthcare. Specifically, it honours individuals who have advanced patient care and medical education through... Read more

The American Heart Association has named Bruce Furie, MD, Chief of the Division of Hemostasis and Thrombosis at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, as a 2014 Distinguished Scientist. Furie is one of six recipients of this award in 2014. He was honoured during the opening session at AHA's... Read more

Richard J. Umbdenstock has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Hospital Association (AHA) since 1 January, 2007. AHA members include more than 5,000 hospitals and healthcare organisations, as well as 43,000 individuals. Umdenstock’s involvement with the AHA dates back several years. Prior to his appointment as President and... Read more

Professor Michael Reade, Australian Defence Force Professor of Military Medicine and Surgery, University of Queensland and ADF Joint Health Command, is a practising specialist intensive care physician and clinician scientist in the Australian Defence Force (ADF), seconded by Joint Health Command to the University of Queensland to lead a programme of... Read more

Professor Stephen R. Baker is a valued member of  HealthManagement’s Editorial Board - Imaging section, and previously served on the Editorial Board of IMAGING Management. Prof. Baker is a renowned educator and researcher, and has been professor and chair of the Department of Radiology at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School since 1990. He is one of... Read more

Daniel Ryan is the head of research and development of Life & Health and Big Data at insurance company Swiss Re. He will be a featured speaker at the 3rd Swiss Re Symposium on Data Protection being held this year on 18 November in Zurich, Switzerland. The theme of this year’s symposium is “The future of insurance in a data-driven world”. Discussion... Read more

Conducted by GE Capital, the Hospital Sentiment Report is based on a survey of 382 hospital decision makers across Australia, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, Spain and UK. HealthManagement spoke to Peter Krause to gain some insight into the survey and discover how the hospital sector looks at investments.   Why is this research important?... Read more

Eric Topol, MD is a cardiologist and geneticist who directs the Scripps Translational Science Institute (La Jolla, CA, USA). He is also the Chief Academic Officer at Scripps Health, and a senior consultant at the Scripps Clinic’s Division of Cardiovascular Diseases. He is a professor of genomics in the Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine,... Read more

Jan Bakker is Professor of Medicine and Vice-chair of the Department of Intensive Care Adults at Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He is Visiting Professor at Columbia University - New York Presbyterian, U.S. and a Visiting Professor at the University Hospital Pontificia Católica de Chile. His research interests include blood lactate,... Read more

Mark Forcier is VP Sales and Marketing of J.D. Honigberg International, an innovative leader in international sales and export management since 1953.J.D. Honigberg International is a creative force in North American exports selling world-class products throughout their global distributor network. Mr. Foricer is an integral driver of their international... Read more

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