mHealth has gained considerable momentum in recent years, but, contrary to common perception, mHealth is not limited to mobile health. It has a broad application across healthcare, including the use of biosensors, wearable personal technology, precision medicine, personalised care, patient engagement, and patient empowerment. We could say mHealth is the dream example of how technology and innovation inters


The 28th congress of the European Association of Hospital Managers (EAHM) will take place in Ghent in Belgium from September 11–14. Danny Havenith, congress chairman spoke to HealthManagement.org and shared the unique experience that will be offered to participants at the EAHM Congress 2019. The congress theme of Innovative Healthcare Strategies encompasses the following areas: Big data & digital h

Arthur M. Feldman, MD, PhD, Laura H. Carnell Professor of Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, has been recognised with the 2019 Distinguished Scientist Award-Basic Domain by the American College of Cardiology. Prof. Feldman has received this honour due to his contribution towards improving cardiovascular health and enhancing patient care. His research has focused primarily o


Did you know that IV filtration in an intensive care unit (ICU) could help to reduce risks and generate economic benefits? Introduction Intravenous administration of fluids and drugs is an important part of patient care for the critically ill. However, the contamination of infusion solutions by particles is a largely unknown and underestimated side effect of intravenous therapy, which can lead to partic

Enhancing Atrial Fibrillation Procedure Flow Garners Profound Results One year ago, Health Management published Aiming to heal 80 percent more hearts through the power of partnership. The article outlined the bold ambitions of Oslo University Hospital – a leading center in the treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) – to expand access and enhance quality and experience for patients. A year on, we look

How can we get the most common, costly, and modifiable cardiovascular risk factor under control? Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death with an upward trend beyond 30% and a tripling in costs between 2010 and 2030, placing a significant economic burden on public healthcare services.1,2,3 The most common risk factor for developing CVD is hypertension

Enhanced diagnostic accuracy of screening mammography with the use of Artificial Intelligence Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer among women, with an estimated incidence of 560,000 cases in 2018, in Europe.1 The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimated that 627,000 women worldwide,2 out of which 150.0002 only in Europe, died from breast cancer, in the same year. In order to improve breast cancer o

How End to End Enhanced Recovery and Prehabilitation Transformed Colorectal Surgery Outcomes Complications in all types of surgery place a significant burden on patients’ quality of life and on all clinicians involved in the care pathway. In laparoscopic colorectal surgery, anastomotic leaks are of great concern to surgeons and can place considerable economic pressure on a hospital. As a specialist ce

Lions Health 2019 has offered new insights and discussions on how creativity is being embraced by the healthcare industry. Over two days, Lions Health 2019 offered new insights and fresh ideas on how creativity can be applied to improve healthcare through focussed discussion and knowledge. This year’s agenda included first-of-its-kind creativity covering a breadth of themes, from helping leap-frog health

Management Matters

Summary: For the clinician leaders healthcare desperately needs, training has to begin in medical school and continue throughout a career. The connection between great leaders and successful organisations that effectively innovate to remain competitive and provide shareholder value has been well demonstrated in business. To that end, many industries have, for decades, offered leadership development and

Summary: With finance, skills and strategy all obstacles for the healthcare CIOs, two HIT professionals weigh in on the way forward. When we look at the challenges facing any digital team, each one is multi-faceted coming with a chronicle of the yesteryear and a vision of the future. Considering the issues ahead, we look at some common problems through two lenses within public sector healthcare. One lens

Summary: Modern nursing is a multi-layered field of work with increasing work density and complexity, which requires a high level of competence, resilience and commitment from the nursing staff. In numerous professional situations, nursing professionals are required to have a high degree of spontaneous problem solving, abstraction skills and a safe application of highly technical specialist knowledge.

Summary: The authors examine the process involved in creating a strong brand and the advantages that this can bring to an organisation and in particular hospitals by enabling them to establish a significant and distinguished position against their competitors. In manufacturing, retailing and the service sector, it is indisputable: in order to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage, the value of bran

Cover Story: Monitor Me!

Summary: How can healthcare leverage mHealth and the parallel movement towards consumerism to better patient engagement? In 2012, my passion for healthcare deepened when my wife, Janet, was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer. She received wonderful care from her healthcare providers, but Janet and I often felt that we were left to make critical decisions—such as treatment types and the number of che

Summary: Health data holds the promise of healing a plethora of healthcare operational woes. Saluscoop looks at how we can make data work for provider and patient. More and More Data for a Healthier Society We are experiencing a period of data explosion: the digitalisation of health records, the increasing use of smartphones, portable devices, sensorisation and genome sequencing exponentially increase t

Summary: Overview about the value of mHealth in cardiology exemplified by some promising tools that for sure will change the way cardiology is practiced, especially in the management of rhythm disturbances like atrial fibrillation. Where Are We Now? Nowadays, there is a lot of hype about the role of wearables and mobile health (mHealth) in the field of cardiology (McConnell 2018). Only recently has the

Summary: The past, present & future of dementia care using sensors in everyday life objects through four use cases from research labs to large-scale pilots & adoption by pharmaceutical companies. Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. It is the main cause of dementia, a syndrome defined by loss of cognitive capacities and independence in daily life. Approximately

Summary: Combine the characteristic of our engagement with social media with existing technology and how we could improve patient compliance in the not so distant future. Patient treatment compliance is a significant barrier and a challenge for healthcare professionals the world over. While several studies have been conducted leading to techniques being developed to improve compliance and treatment outco

An efficient mHealth network relies on patient data but provision of such data requires confidence that it is being sourced and used with integrity. HealthManagement.org spoke to three health data experts for their views on what healthcare can do to secure patient trust when it comes to accessing and using their data. Jaana Sinipuro Project Director, Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund, Finland jaana.sini

An overview of mHealth and its application and implementation in healthcare.

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Summary: Cardiovascular disease prevention strategies in 2019 remain a major healthcare issue, requiring an individualised approach for diagnostic and therapeutic decision making. Introduction Since investigators from the Framingham Heart Study first confirmed the existence and importance of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in 1961 (Kannel et al. 1961), scientists and clinicians have been seeki

Summary: Differences in sex and gender may account for gaps in treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease, but at the same time, it also gives the opportunity for personalised sex and gender-specific medicine. Typical presentations in medicine are defined in ways that health care professionals can draw on past experiences and education to adequately diagnose, treat, and heal. Yet, when it comes

Summary: Calcium activation and calcium sensitivity in the failing myocardium. Historically, treatment of heart failure with inotropic agents started with the employment of extracts of foxglove, which contained a mixture of cardiac glycosides. With their low therapeutic margin due to a resulting ionic dysbalance though, cardiac glycosides have meanwhile nearly completely disappeared from the therapeutic

Summary: Nuclear cardiology is a promising field located between research, imaging, and patient care. Through close interdisciplinary cooperation, a variety of cardiovascular diseases (eg coronary artery, inflammatory and infiltrative cardiac diseases) can not only be investigated, but also efficiently treated in daily clinical routine. What is Nuclear Cardiology? In nuclear medicine, molecular probes

Summary: How a European Society of Radiology flagship initiative is addressing quality and safety in medical imaging. EUROSAFE IMAGING has celebrated five years of success in its mission to support and strengthen medical radiation protection across Europe. Through its Stars network, EUROSAFE IMAGING makes efforts to give radiation protection greater visibility with a holistic, inclusive approach, while

Summary: It is estimated that even today, medical errors are the third leading cause of deaths in the US, costing the health system several billions of dollars a year. Many of these deaths can be attributed to the misuse of medication. When used properly, medications save lives. Unfortunately, medication and dosing errors are one of the top challenges that hospitals face and can lead to patient harm and

Summary: Cancer affects everybody's life at some point. ‘The Death of Cancer,' written by one of oncology's leading figures, Dr Vincent T. DeVita, documents his own journey for the cure. Dr Peter Kapitein gives his personal review on the book. In 2005 I was diagnosed with lymph gland cancer and became interested in the medical industrial complex: everything that has to do with healthcare and especially

Summary: HealthManagement.org spoke to Nick Adkins, founder of #pinksocks, a movement that began in healthcare and spreading like wildfire in all industries by activating people to connect by sharing each other’s stories with compassion and empathy to work together as one. What does it mean to be part of the pink socks tribe? It means there's a bunch of happy smiling people around the world trying

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