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For the Russian state-based public healthcare system, the concept of value-based imaging could be regarded as a new one. So far it is sill mostly based on reimbursement according to volume of radiological services. But this situation has to be changed rapidly. During the last years our government has taken a course to promote preventive and high-technology... Read more

Medical Improv is an exciting teaching tool that can be used to promote emotional intelligence, communication, teamwork, and leadership skills in healthcare professionals. It is different from improv comedy because the focus is on learning instead of performing.  In this emerging field, practitioners adapt experiential activities from the world of... Read more

2017 will see the inauguration of several imaging conferences around the world.  Clinicians, managers and leading experts are gathering at different events in Europe and beyond to discuss and highlight current issues in imaging and radiology.  HealthManagement.org has picked the top three must-attend conferences taking place this year… European... Read more

Like any other job, entering the field of cardiology requires academic experience and intensive training. Despite how simple it sounds, becoming a cardiologist is in fact, not an easy task.  It may be tough to get your foot in the door and it is indeed, a long process but with hard work and dedication, you’ll get there in the end. If you aspire... Read more

Not everyone has access to qualified counsellors and expert therapy. Whether due to financial or time constraints or simply not having an approved clinic in their area, thousands of people must still struggle with fears and anxieties despite effective treatments being readily available. If you suffer from anxiety but cannot access the help you need,... Read more

From Italy to Spain, there are a great deal of cardiology conferences taking place around the globe this year. Renowned cardiologists and specialists in the heart sector are gathering together at some of the most exciting events of the year. There may be many events to look forward to, but as we all know, it is virtually impossible to attend them all.... Read more

Ken is International Sales Director at HealthManagement. Responsible for developing long-term global client and partnership relationships through state of the art media solutions, he enables corporate partners to meet their organisations’ strategic goals by increasing their sales and marketing exposure through multi-dimensional media. Before joining... Read more

Maria Christodoulidou is Social Media Manager for HealthManagement.org.  Since September 2016 when she first joined, she is responsible for the online activities of HealthManagement.org. She is also in charge for Media Partnerships with healthcare events and congresses. Maria studied BA Communications at University of Leeds and she continued with... Read more

Carine Khoury is Director Corporate Engagement Programme at HealthManagement. Responsible for managing the client portfolio, she ensures bookings are fulfilled and a company's marketing exposure is maximised, both via print and digital channels. Prior to this role Carine was Managing Webeditor, ensuring the web portal's content and performance. Before... Read more

Mahjabeen Farooq is Social Media Manager & Website Content Manager at HealthManagement. She previously worked as a transcriber for Healthmanagement.  Before starting to work with Healthmanagement, she studied for a Masters in Business Administration. She started her career as a freelance web content writer and transcriber, and in 2015 started... Read more

Mindfulness is en vogue: the search volume has nearly quadrupled over the last 5 years according to Google Trends and the PubMed results count echoes this exponential growth as well. Mindfulness began to gain momentum in the Western medical community after the introduction of mindfulness-based stress reduction at the University of Massachusetts Medical... Read more

The new software, Tracking Equilibrium and Nonequilibrium shifts in Data (TREND), can quickly analyse a series of images such as CT, MRI, ultrasound or any video from scientific equipment of all kinds. Steven R. Van Doren , Professor of Biochemistry at University of Missouri answered our questions about this exciting new development. 1.    TREND... Read more

Nidhi Nikhani, MD, shares  6 steps to implement ultrasonography in critical care, based on implementing ultrasound-guided central venous catheterisation (CVC) at Banner Health. 1. Define clinical challenges to be solved by implementing bedside ultrasound Banner Health faced the challenge of placing peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC)... Read more

Christian Marolt is Executive Director of HealthManagement and Secretary-General of the European Association of Healthcare IT Managers . Christian was appointed as Executive Director of HealthManagement in January 2017. Previously he served as Editor-in-Chief, IT for HealthManagement.org. What are your key areas of interest and research?
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Q&A with Dr. Ellen T. Roche A customisable “soft robot” has been developed by Harvard University and Boston’s Children Hospital that could open new treatment methods for failing hearts. Unlike currently available devices such as ventricular assist devices (VADs), the soft robot has no direct contact with blood. The sleeve wraps around the heart and... Read more

How can you change this?   “Bueller? … Bueller? … Bueller?”   Remember Ben Stein as the über-dull economics teacher in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off? He was the quintessence of uninspiring. His students slept with their eyes open while he answered his own questions addressed to no one.   Failure to capture your audience will quickly... Read more

Chronic stress and constant feelings of insurmountable responsibilities can lead to burnout in even the most dynamic and passionate of professionals. Excessive working hours and a lack of time to relax, combined with poor job satisfaction and a lack of control over your environment can lead to experiencing intense fatigue and disengagement. Burnout... Read more

There is no estimate of how many unnecessary imaging examinations are requested, performed, and reimbursed. Unofficially, professionals agree that the proportion is as high as one fourth to one third of all CT examinations performed in adult patients. Requests for CT imaging are driven by clinical need, patients' attitudes, fear of litigation and are... Read more

Mei Wa Kwong is Policy Advisor and Project Director at the Center for Connected Health Policy in the U.S.. As healthcare grapples with how telehealth can be utilised for better patient outcomes, Kwong answers HealthManagement.org’s question: In What Ways Can Telehealth Enhance Value Based Care?   Value-based care has been the subject... Read more

We now live longer but increased life expectancy has led to more pressure on healthcare services. The Design Council in the UK is involved in an innovative new drive to improve the experience for all concerned. Called Transform Ageing this new cross-sector initiative brings together people in later life, social entrepreneurs a nd health and social... Read more

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