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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

Dr. Áine Carroll, MB, BCh, MD, FRCP, FRCPI is the National Director, Clinical Strategy and Programmes Division of the Health Service Executive Directorate in the Republic of Ireland. We recently posed our 7 Questions to Dr. Carroll.1. What are your key areas of interest and research? Clinicians in leadership and management Implementation science Computer... Read more

Prof. Nevra Elmas is  a specialist in abdominal and gastrointestinal radiology and professor at Ege University in Izmir, Turkey. Her main clinical expertise lies in cross-sectional abdominal imaging with an emphasis on MRI and CT. Dr.Elmas’ primary research interests are diagnostic radiology of pancreatic and hepatic diseases also kidney, gastrointestinal... Read more

Rainer Herzog is an expert in e- and mHealth. He has more than twenty years of experience in the pharmaceutical, medical technology and ICT industries.  Herzog is currently the Managing Director of HIMSS Europe GmbH, a cause based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT).  HIMSS was founded in 1961 and... Read more

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

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