I am delighted to be taking over the editorial helm at HealthManagement.org from the very capable hands of Christian Lovis and happier still that this, my first issue as Editor-In-Chief – IT, is focussed on Healthcare 4.6 – the way to the future of healthcare 5.0? – a topic of extreme importance and interest to me. If the recent pandemic has shown us anything, it is how critical it is to evolve in

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Digital health has experienced a boom during the pandemic, with solutions such as AI and telemedicine being adopted with speed across Europe. However, as many instances of such adoption have been the result of temporary or emergency measures, there is a question mark over whether solutions will continue to be leveraged after the pandemic, or whether the boom will be short lived. Key PointsThe healthcare se

Healthcare needs to change to meet demographic shifts, increasing demand and rising costs. To change healthcare, success lies in its transformation of the healthcare worker for tomorrow. In the face of these disruptions and increasing adoption of automation and digitalisation, healthcare workers must be equipped to redesign their jobs and upskill themselves to drive innovation and productivity. The Centr


An overview of a decision support platform that offers holistic decision support along the continuum of care, bringing together a wide variety of healthcare data from diverse IT systems with a vendor-neutral design and user-friendly solutions. Key PointsAs healthcare processes become more digital, there has been tremendous growth in health data from electronic medical records, image databases, and other fra

Blockchain is presented today as a mirage of solutions that for many specialists might seem limited. The future challenge will be to build trust in users in a system that will process personal patients’ data via the blockchain system. This may imply, in the end, the creation of a new personalised medicine business thanks to the information’s accuracy and the predictive algorithms that will be used in

An overview of the latest research regarding artificial intelligence in radiology and how these findings can transform the future of the field. Key Points AI disease detection can help radiologists identify pathologies using subtle features not visible to the human eye and help prioritise images with positive findings in the read queue.AI disease characterisation can help differentiate between benign and ma


Agfa HealthCare’s Enterprise Imaging VNA solution is a modern, standards-based platform purpose-built on the latest technology. Health Management.org spoke to Christien Lefebvre, Global Program Manager, Enterprise Imaging VNA for Agfa HealthCare to discuss the VNA solution, what benefits it offers and why healthcare organisations and clinicians should transition to it. Key PointsAgfa HealthCare Enterprise

The new way to monitor health With the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdowns and restrictions of physical contact, many cardiovascular scientific associations and journals started to speak about telemedicine solutions, but many highlighted that no telecardiology programme could be created overnight. In cardiology, the branch of telecardiology is well developed and the COVID-19 pandemic showed us the potential


An overview of Gaia-X, a cross-centre initiative that aims to create the next generation of data infrastructure by providing a secure, federated system based on the highest standards of digital sovereignty and innovation. Key PointsGaia-X creates the foundation for a sovereign, federated, open data infrastructure based on European values.It connects centralised and decentralised infrastructures into homogen

The Telemedicine Community Readiness Tool proves its worth in supporting communities internationally on their journey towards expanded telemedicine use. Key PointsEmpowering communities, while preparing for long-term telemedicine implementation and use, is vital. It can encourage telemedicine deployment during ongoing waves of the COVID-19 pandemic.The Telemedicine Community Readiness Model (TCRM) gives co

Balancing Human Rights Online Through “Action” Regulation If we are to effectively modulate the benefits and harms from social networks and misinformation, there is an inherent value in the “audacious” idea of creating a publicly owned social network at the EU level. A balance between freedom of speech and dangers of misinformation has to be found. I would call this “action” regulation by means


Long COVID patients suffer from autonomic dysfunction with persistent long-term symptoms. CNSystems’ non-invasive technology significantly contributes to a well-founded cardiovascular diagnosis of COVID-19 survivors and enables a quick check of treatment efficacy. Key PointsMany patients who survive acute COVID-19 infection suffer from ongoing symptoms including breathlessness, palpitation, headache, ches

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Abstract Introduction: 360 Health Analysis (H360) was started in 2018 with the aim of providing a comprehensive picture of breast cancer management in Portugal. After initial evidence retrieval (Phase 1), this study (Phase 2) focused on analysing hospital organization and performance on breast cancer management from the perspective of patients, health care professionals (HCPs), and hospital decision-makers

Based on experience in a first set of cities across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America, this article highlights key challenges and enablers for translating policy into practice for quality, equitable cancer care. Key PointsProgrammatic strategies to address complex health challenges can be accelerated by enabling a policy environment.In the cancer care context, relevant policy including laws,

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