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This week we meet Shirley Cramer, the CEO of the UK’s Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH). RSPH is an independent, multi-disciplinary charity organisation which protects and promotes collective human health and wellbeing. It was founded in 1856 and has more than 7,000 members. We posed our Seven Questions to Ms. Cramer: 1. What are your... Read more

Interview with CEO Gene Saragnese   HealthManagement caught up with Gene Saragnese, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Imaging Systems, at the Best in KLAS awards evening, where Philips was recognised as Overall Performance Leader in Imaging Equipment.   A few years ago most KLAS winners were smaller companies... Read more

Interview with Marie Meynadier, CEO, EOS imaging What are your key areas of business interest? Bringing solutions to musculoskeletal radiology. Bone imaging has not seen a lot of innovation since the invention of x-ray more than a century ago, and bone imaging will not go much longer with just plain x-ray and recumbent CT. EOS, as a platform,... Read more

When Samsung entered the healthcare market in 2013, expectations were high that Samsung’s success in B2C products would be transferred to the medical arena. HealthManagement caught up with Wayne Spittle at RSNA’s 100th Annual Scientific Meeting in 2014 to find out more about Samsung’s progress and plans.  Wayne is based in Seoul, Korea. Originally... Read more

The Internet is full of blogs. They are multi-themed sites, self-managed by the authors and demonstrative of, and only limited by, the authors’ level of creativity. They are potentially accessible to anyone and everyone. There are numerous health blogs, but the proportion of health professionals who are bloggers is low. Having a blog is a cost-effective... Read more

Susannah Fox is the second Entrepreneur in Residence at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the largest philanthropic organisation in the US devoted solely to public health. The Entrepreneur in Residence is an experimental position which Fox assumed in September 2014. According to the RWJF website, Fox “excels at using data and storytelling... Read more

Professor Clive Kay is Chief Executive of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the UK . He joined the Trust in 1998 as a Consultant Radiologist. He was appointed Medical Director in 2006, became the Responsible Officer for the Foundation Trust in 2011, was appointed Deputy Chief Executive in 2013 and Interim Chief Executive in September... Read more

Professor Jan De Waele is an intensivist at the Surgical ICU of the Ghent University Hospital in Ghent, Belgium. As the current President of WSACS – the Abdominal Compartment Society, he will host the 2015 World Congress on the Abdominal Compartment in Ghent, Belgium in May 2015 (www.wcacs2015.org). Prof. De Waele joined the ICU Management Editorial... Read more

Neal F. Kassell, MD, is the founder and chairman of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation , the first philanthropy dedicated to improving lives by accelerating the development and adoption of a new medical technology. Dr. Kassell is a Distinguished Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Virginia , where he served as department co-chair for more... Read more

This week, we Zoom On Dr. Salim Yusuf, an internationally respected cardiologist and epidemiologist who has substantially influenced the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease over a 35-year career. Dr. Yusuf is the newly-elected President of the World Heart Federation (WHF), beginning a two-year term in January 2015. There, he is instituting... Read more

Taha Kass-Hout has been a leader in the fields of health and informatics for nearly two decades. He is the first Chief Health Informatics Officer of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He is also the founder of Humanitarian Tracker, which uses crowdsourcing to map the spread of disease and disasters such as the current crisis in Syria. A... Read more

Professor Claudio Ronco is Director of the Department of Nephrology and Transplantation at the International Renal Research Institute (IRRIV) , San Bortolo Hospital, Vicenza, Italy. He is considered the pioneer in many areas of nephrology, including peritoneal dialysis, critical care nephrology, continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), cardiorenal... Read more

Prof. Davide Caramella is a valued member of the Imaging Section of the HealthManagement Editorial Board. He previously served on the Editorial Board of predecessor journal IMAGING Management. Prof. Caramella is Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Pisa, chairman of the Radiotherapy Residency Programme, vice chairman of the Radiology... Read more

Professor Christian Hamm studied medicine at the German Universities of Mainz and Hamburg prior to completing his fellowship at the Ischemic Heart Research Unit at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, as well as in the University of Hamburg’s Department of Cardiology. He received his license to practice medicine in 1979. In 1989 he became Associate... Read more

Kent L. Gale is KLAS Founder and Chairman of the Board of KLAS Enterprises LLC. Kent founded KLAS in 1996, when he saw a gap and set up KLAS Research to provide unbiased reporting of client satisfaction in the healthcare IT industry. KLAS’ mission is “to improve healthcare technology delivery by honestly, accurately, and impartially measuring vendor... Read more

Breast density was a hot topic at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago last month. A new grassroots initiative, “ Each One Tell One ”, also known as the Dangerous Boobs Tour , made its debut through the sponsorship of  SonoCiné AWBUS™, an Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound technology that provides a supplementary... Read more

Darren Lacey is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Director of IT Compliance at Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine. When Johns Hopkins University opened its Information Security Institute, Lacey was its first Executive Director. The institute is a National Security Agency Center of Academic Excellence in Information... Read more

Prof. Julian Bion was presented with the 2013 President’s Award from the UK’s Intensive Care Society at their recent State of the Art meeting in London. Bion, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at the University of Birmingham, recently completed his term as an Editorial Board Member of ICU Management. The citation for the Award by Prof. Mark Bellamy... Read more

Professor Erika Denton is the National Clinical Director for Diagnostics at the National Health Service (NHS) England, with responsibility for clinical leadership, advice and guidance across the NHS and covering all diagnostic services. Diagnostic services make up 10% of NHS spending and over 1 billion tests are done every year. In the National Picture... Read more

In November 2014, Simon Gillespie was appointed as President of the European Heart Network (EHN). He is the current CEO of the British Heart Foundation (BHF), the UK’s primary heart charity and supporter of cardiovascular research. Gillespie has decades of experience in the charity sector and in non-profit governance. He is a trustee of the Institute... Read more

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