practices can have a profoundly positive impact on the efficiency of any
medical department. An exchange of management information and experiences will
inevitably allow for a more efficient and patient-orientated provision of
services, as well as a more informed medical team.
While at a general
hospital level, management awareness is more clearly evident, cardiologists
have thus far not been provided with a specifically-tailored platform by means
of which they can share their experiences and continue to augment their
knowledge of management concerns for the benefit of both patients, staff, and
Given the steady
increase of financial pressure on healthcare institutions, it is evident that
the existing range of publications in the field of cardiology are not
specifically geared towards the more complex management challenges that will
arise. For this reason, Cardiology Management will be launched as an
independent voice for these concerns, as a portal for department heads and
managers to share their experiences in meeting the increasingly complex and
demanding challenges on finite resources.
will cover topics such as best practice, medical quality & safety, better
value-for-money investments, cost-efficiency, personnel development &
management, cardiology informatics and optimal patient satisfaction. By
covering topics that assist the development of more efficient, co stand
consumer-friendly services, it provides insight into and analysis of the constantly
evolving field of cardiology management.
If you would like to
raise your personal management concerns with our editorial team or subscribe
online to Cardiology Management, please contact our Managing Editor, Dervla
Gleeson, at [email protected] with
your feedback or visit our website at www.cardiologymanagement.eu.
Panos E. Vardas,
Professor of Cardiology