• Larger Scale Data Management, Decision Support in Patient Care and Health Data Business Models

    Summary   Not only in the U.S., but also in Germany it is a fact that in the current economic situation of service providers, i.e. with the prevailing liquidity bottlenecks, the proof of the above thesis sounds tempting, i.e. a service provider participating in "data marketing".   Obtains valuable information for the treatment of its...

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  • Logistics Platform and Centralised Purchasing: Efficient Change in the Madrid Health Service

    The COVID-19 pandemic, following the declaration by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on 11 March 2020, which elevated the health emergency to an international pandemic, and the rapid evolution of subsequent events on a national and international scale, required the adoption of immediate and effective measures to deal with this situation.  ...

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  • What Student Nurses Have To Go Through During Their Training

    My dear readers,   It is time again for nursing thoughts from the island. Before I begin, I hope you all had a great start to 2023. May this year be in some way kinder to nurses, midwives, doctors, and healthcare professionals. But we shall see....   This month, I want to share my thoughts with you about my experiences, which I gathered with...

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  • How to Find New Pathways to Support the Healthcare Workforce Based on The Clinical/Technical Tie

    In 1976, I became the first Vice President of Marketing for General Electric’s CT programme. This was of major importance to Jack Welch, my group executive. I started by talking to many luminary doctors interested in GE's approach to CT. The unanswered question was, "how do doctors decide between the manufacturers?” After several weeks of integrating...

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  • Being With Mover and Shaker Nurses in Bristol

    My dear readers,   Time is moving very fast, and we are coming to the end of another big, big year.   Last month I wrote about September, when I had the great chance to be in Iceland to attend the European Nurse Managers Congress, which, as I stated, was mind-blowing.   My October continued to be absolutely epic – BECAUSE great colleagues from...

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  • The Power of Nurses

    My dear readers,   It is time again for thoughts from the island.   I went to Iceland/Selfoss last month and attended the European Nurse Director Association (ENDA) congress. I am a board member of this great association. Therefore, I met my fellow board members, colleagues and friends in person after meeting each other on a monthly base...

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  • The Hologic SuperSonic™ MACH™ 40 Introduces Exceptional Image Quality and Practical Benefits

      Radiologist Dr Georgia Spear of NorthShore Medical Group   The Hologic’s SuperSonic™ MACH™ 40 Ultrasound System brings radiologists a new generation of ultrasound technology.   At times, mammographic findings turn out very subtle. Ultrasounds enhance the detection of these findings, thus improving the accuracy of diagnosis....

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  • Schadenfreude is not acceptable! How German Journalism Gets Me

    My dear readers,   It is time for thoughts from the island again. Before I share more, I hope you are all okay – despite the heat waves. As I said in my previous articles, what will be next? What else do we have to overcome, or is this our future - living and dealing with extreme situations, i.e. pandemics, war, climate chaos etc.?   This...

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  • Is Nursing Without a Mask Strange?

    Before I go on my annual leave, I thought I'd drop a line. Last week I did my first shift in a little private hospital in my hometown. When I arrived on the ward, I called in at the Sister's office. As I headed towards her door, I realised I was the only nurse wearing a mask. I was still in my civilian clothes, and as I said, my mask was...

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  • The Hologic SuperSonic™ MACH™ 40 Ultrasound System – Uses and Benefits

    Dr Amy Patel, Breast Radiologist and Medical Director, Breast Care Center, Liberty Hospital    The Hologic SuperSonic™ MACH™ 40 Ultrasound System improves diagnostic confidence because of lesion conspicuity and a wide expanse of shades of grey that is not found in other ultrasound units. It is very important to accurately know what one sees...

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  • Advocates, Let’s Make It Our Problem!

    I have lymphoma. Is that my problem or that of my physician? Or perhaps the problem of research and industry? It is indeed my problem and I need my physician badly. She can only do her work when good science is being done and when the healthcare industry provides her with the right treatments. There is a lot of work and cooperation that needs to happen,...

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  • Biopsy With the Hologic Brevera

    Dr. med. Bettina Wolfgarten, Specialist in radiology, Wolfgarten Radiology, Bonn Germany   Views and opinions expressed here in by third parties alone and do not necessarily reflect those of Hologic.   A biopsy with the Brevera is like the lights suddenly going on when you're driving in a tunnel. It makes a huge difference to actually...

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  • 3 Software Solutions to Reinvent Processes in Healthcare

    The concept of digital healthcare puts patients, their personal needs and demands for convenience and speed at the centre, which is why investing in custom software solutions is such a popular business strategy today. But digitisation in healthcare is so much more than just a passing trend. Instead, it is a vital ingredient of the success of each healthcare...

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  • How to Find the Right IT Partner for Your Telemedicine Solution

    It’s 2022 and public health is undergoing an unprecedented digital transformation. It’s a road already taken before Covid-19, but during the first quarter of 2020 in the U.S. telehealth visits increased by 154% (CDC, 2020). If you are in a business in the healthcare industry , you probably feel the pressure to provide or use technology that works...

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  • Digitalisation in Healthcare – Embracing Digital Front Doors

    Herbert Staehr serves as Global Head of Transforming Care Delivery for Siemens Healthineers, driving the company’s activities and messaging around delivering high-value care. In this capacity, he develops and executes programmes and outreach strategies aimed at healthcare providers around the world, as well as stakeholders in every branch of the healthcare...

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  • The Pandemic Doesn’t Stop When We Go on Holiday!

    My dear readers, It is time for thoughts from the island again. It’s time for the nurse’s thoughts! I wanted to share with you all that, as a staff nurse, I still work on COVID-19 wards. I risked it and flew to the Canary Islands in March for sunshine and switching-off time. I needed the urge of summer like a sunflower. I thought in my ‘naïve’...

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  • Moving Evidence into Practice

    On 11 November 2021, Inspire2Live organised a congress in Amsterdam to determine the best patient screening, diagnosis, and treatment techniques for prostate cancer and how we can offer them to everyone. How can we quickly implement evidence-based innovations to improve quality of life for all patients with prostate cancer? Implementation still happens...

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  • Love Will Tear Us Apart — Not! Vaccination Laws Will!

    My dear readers,   It is time again for thoughts from the island of Great Britain. I hope you had an excellent and HEALTHY start to the new year! The first month is over, and another eleven are ahead of us. I am sure we all know that the next few months will be pretty challenging for all of us.   I missed my January article for some good reasons. Well,...

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  • "We Can Do Better!"

    When Inspire2Live organised its first Annual Congress in 2011, José Baselga was one of the speakers, and he opened his speech with the following statement: “We are not meant to be here for 1- or 2-months’ life extension. We can do better!” It was a powerful statement for patients and oncology researchers alike. For patients, because we all...

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  • Diagnosing Non-Convulsive Seizures in the ICU: Tackling the Top Challenges

    One clinical factor complicating the work of ICU physicians and nurses is the difficulty of diagnosing nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE)—an invisible condition that must be managed aggressively to prevent lasting damage to the brain. Because the prevalence of NCSE among neurological patients can reach up to 60%, and because it becomes increasingly...

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