The healthcare industry is one of the most regulated sectors in the world. That is primarily because the quality and level of care provided to patients could determine the course of their lives. We need standards because, in healthcare, the patient is always the top priority. Standards in healthcare promote transparency, accountability, governance, leadership, disease prevention and control, improved and e

Management Matters

An overview of the Integrated Care System (ICS), how it can help deliver significant long-term benefits to citizens and member organisations and steps that can be taken to overcome implementation challenges. Key PointsA truly integrated approach will help target resources towards key population health needs and address inequalities.Most systems are struggling with the scale of the ICS design and transformat


Singapore is world-renowned for being a unique and technologically advanced hub, and has proved to be one of the global leaders in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. HealthManagement.org talks with Associate Professor Wong Hon Tym, Clinical Director at the Centre for Healthcare Innovation, about the pandemic-driven progress in Singapore’s healthcare. What is your background and how did you get involved in

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DigitalHealthEurope’s work indicates the importance of the development and uptake of data-driven decision-support tools for better health and care delivery and policy-making. While European funding should further support and reinforce better collaboration in times of pandemics, plenty of non-communicable diseases will need to be supported by ‘digital’ and data. Key PointsCOVID-19 has acted as a real


As demand for diagnostic imaging continues to increase, it is important for hospitals and radiology departments to trade in the imaging status quo of the isolated silo for a consolidated approach such as Enterprise Imaging. Key PointsHospitals today have to deal with an assortment of disparate, standalone systems that have different capabilities and functions and are often inefficient, fragmented and costly

A lone and discordant voice supported by few at first, biparametric prostate magnetic resonance imaging has been gradually gaining attention and visibility as a reliable, faster, and cheaper alternative to conventional multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging and could become a new standard of care in the near future. Key PointsThe role of magnetic resonance imaging has grown over the years for detection

Case Study: Amyloidosis on Portal of Mayo Clinic et al. In the age of constantly accessible Internet, would-be patients and healthcare professionals often “Google it” when faced with an ailment or an unusual symptom or condition. In order to test how reliable and consistent the information is that is found there, we conducted a review of several Internet-based information sources which combine symptoms

The “Digital Anamnesis” concept and the proposed model may have useful implications for medical education, in a medical practice and for conceptualisation of modern Electronic Health Records Key PointsMedical history taking is a historically, and key part of clinical practice and provides a correct diagnosis 76% of the time, when performed correctly by a doctor.History taking is reliant on information

Cardiology is a discipline with many opportunities; however, replacing the physician is ethically impermissible and machines must follow the measure of ethics. Only then can smart cardiology save and improve lives and make an important contribution in the world. Key PointsSmart medicine, like all other technological innovations, must serve humanity.Ethical discourses and insights and corresponding consequen

Winning Practices

Rapid stroke care that allows early detection and treatment is essential for optimal recovery and evolution of patients. For this reason, Catalonia has a telestroke network that connects regional hospitals with reference hospitals where emergency neurologists are located. Through telemedicine tools, they achieve a rapid response to possible cases of stroke occurring in the region. Key PointsStroke is a trea

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With urban populations increasingly growing worldwide and technology making smart cities a reality, there is great potential of improving healthcare services by expanding them beyond the hospital walls. Both immediate health emergencies, such as COVID-19, and long-term strategies can be addressed with new, tech-driven solutions supported by enhanced community care. In this issue we explore how healthcare o

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