2020 was an eye-opener for most healthcare systems around the globe. Fighting against the pandemic required new types of skills, leadership and organisation, and new types of support, practices and supply systems. Everything at every level, from global to the most local, has changed and will never be the same. It is the ‘new normal’. As such, 2021 will be the year to prove whether we have learnt anythin

Management Matters

In the world of modern healthcare, especially since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the understanding of interaction between healthcare professionals’ burnout, morale and competence level is key to improving the quality of care and decrease staff turnover. A team of experts investigate this complex area and question some current practices of competence acquisition. Key PointsHow competency affect o


An overview of how Enterprise Imaging supported the multidisciplinary needs of Istituti Fisioterapici Ospitalieri (IFO), an oncology hospital and research centre in Rome, Italy, and how it enhanced the productivity and efficiency of its radiology services. Key PointsIstituti Fisioterapici Ospitalieri (IFO) is a renowned scientific institute in Rome, Italy. IFO is a public hospital that specialises in onco


Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare sector has been changing at an unprecedented pace. Some innovative solutions, which seemed futuristic just recently, are becoming part of the routine and many others are in the pipeline. HealthManagement.org talks to Dr Kurt Höller of EIT Health about the dramatic shifts happening in the field of healthcare innovations in Europe and the priorities a

Cover Story

As we move into 2021, and as the second wave of COVID-19 continues to rage, HealthManagement.org asked healthcare experts what they anticipate as the most significant change this year and what they would like to see in the future. Read on for a snapshot on whether healthcare in 2021 needs a reset and what could be improved. Prof Christian Lovis | Head Division of Medical Information Sciences | University H


The COVID-19 pandemic has created havoc around the world. Foch Hospital in Suresnes, France had to implement a new and improved strategy to ensure effective patient care and staff safety during these challenging times. Here we review the changes that were implemented and their outcomes. Key PointsFoch Hospital in Suresnes, France is one of the largest private healthcare institutions of public utility in t

A recent paper (Vander Stichele et al. 2020) published in Vaccine highlighted the need for global monitoring of vaccine use (who was inoculated with which vaccine product, where and when) as well as its safety and effectiveness. HealthManagement.org asked the authors about the challenges of implementing such system in practice and possible measures to minimise the accompanying risks. For a project of such

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, digitalisation in healthcare has become as important as probably never before. Its upgraded role spans across a multitude of areas, from blockchain applications and smart hospitals to patient data protection and vaccine logistics. An expert provides an overview of the most promising trends and technologies meant to both disrupt and give a boost to healthcare in 2021

Ahmed Serafi is the founder of the International Radiology Centre, Dubai and Professor of Radiology, Suez Canal University, Egypt. He has been working in the field of telemedicine for more nearly two and a half decades. Prof Serafi spoke with HealthManagement.org to share some of his experience with telemedicine, how it has changed over the years, and why it’s so crucial a tool today. What are your

Winning Practices

The Deep Brain Photonic Tools for Cell-Type Specific Targeting of Neural Disease (DEEPER) is a unique and ambitious venture putting together technologists, neuroscientists, and clinical experts with hi-tech companies. DEEPER involves 12 partners in 8 countries and is funded by the European Union with about 5.7 million Euros for the next four years. HealthManagement.org spoke to Massimo De Vittorio, Coordina

In Latin America there is a big need for prevention as many people do not have access to treatment due to high costs. Prevention not only in terms of becoming sick but also of not paying more than necessary. The situation varies across the continent, and in some countries there are good working examples. Still, the challenges of cancer in Latin America demand immediate action. By joining forces of the count

During the COVID-19 pandemic, several charitable institutions in Pisa, Italy helped local health authorities cope with the crisis. One of these charitable initiatives led to the purchase of a high-end ultrasound system. This paper describes how this project was envisioned and implemented and what lessons were learned from this initiative. Key PointsGioia Foundation is the charitable institution involved in

Despite the lack of general consensus about the optimal breast cancer screening approach in transgender women, it is imperative that physicians remain vigilant and aware of each transgender individual’s health risks based on their birth assigned sex and their particular mode of gender-affirming therapy. Key PointsOver the last decade, the number of transgender individuals seeking medical care has continue

Expansion technology is a step forward in efforts to treat complex diseases and in cancer and Alzheimer’s research. The technology has been developed by researchers from Bar-Ilan University, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). HealthManagement.org spoke to Dr Shahar Alon, of Bar-Ilan University’s Faculty of Engineering, Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center and Ins

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