Editorial

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc across the globe. Healthcare systems are facing significant financial challenges in terms of lost revenue, resource shortages, and increased healthcare costs. Never before has there been a greater need to focus on planning and budgeting, identifying reasons for the lack of preparedness by the healthcare sector, improving accountability, analysing performance, and ide...

Management Matters

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the true power of digital in healthcare. But while technology has helped, it cannot replace the power of human contact. The benefits of digital health cannot be denied but it is also important to establish digitally enabled healthcare while prioritising the human touch. In healthcare, one of the things COVID-19 highlighted was the true power of digital.The future of care...

It is time to rethink the healthcare system from the principle of digital prevention. Value creation in healthcare should not be geared to diseases, but to prevention. Prevention should be the priority. Only in this way, we achieve crony health, digital sovereignty and sufficient success for all. It is a general error of the modern world to repair rather than anticipate and avert worse i.e. to prevent.E...

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The Yorkshire Imaging Collaborative (YIC) is a combined technology and business ‏transformation project which unified radiology imaging and report-sharing ‏between 8 NHS trusts across Yorkshire, including the recently established NHS ‏Nightingale Hospital Yorkshire and the Humber. Dr Daniel Fascia has extensive ‏experience in radiology practices and technologies and has been in post as the ‏Clini...

Cover Story

With the increased circulation of healthcare data, data monetisation has become one of the main topics in the data industry. The goal is to turn data into an economic asset to maximise efficiency, reduce costs and increase business value. This article discusses the need to monetise data and how this can be done ethically and efficiently. Any data can be collected and translated into healthcare data.Healthca...

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An overview of the patient pathway digitisation process and the tools and strategies that can facilitate the journey of digitisation in radiology. Can digitisation of patient pathways create seamless patient interactions with healthcare providers and enable novel ways of cooperation between clinicians?To what extent, in the design of digital tools, can we draw on the experience of other service industries...

Resources and costs associated with the treatment of chronic diseases account for more than 80% of total healthcare costs in many countries. As our population grows older and with more lifestyle issues and obesity among younger generations, the challenge of chronic diseases will increase in the coming years. New research documents that a new approach to chronic patients can significantly reduce resources a...

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The impact of COVID-19 on stroke services and using mechanical thrombectomy and best medical management, as per national guidelines, for patients with large vessel occlusion-related acute ischaemic stroke. In the last 20 years, death rates from stroke have fallen mostly due to successful prevention strategies such as hypertension control and smoking cessation (https://strokeeurope.eu/). Although it is p...

This article explains how the MAFEIP tool helped project partners assess the impact and cost effectiveness of a digital home hospitalisation intervention project (NWE-Chance) for heart failure patients in the Netherlands and Belgium. [email protected] ([email protected]) will move healthcare towards better sustainability and cost-effectiveness.MAFEIP is a web-based financial and quality of life measurement tool that...

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Initial Orthostatic Hypotension (OH) is described as a rapid and transient drop in blood pressure associated with the increased risk of falls, fractures and syncope, especially in the ageing population (Tran et al. 2021). As prevalence is high, the problem is evident, but due to limited access to reliable continuous diagnostic methods, the detection of OH is restricted. Experts demand continuous blood press...

The spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-COV-2, originating from Wuhan, China two years ago, has brought dramatic changes in global health systems, leading to thousands of deaths worldwide, jeopardising the treatment of patients with chronic diseases and pushing societies to psychological breakdown. If economic ‘dyspragia’ is added, the mixture of the COVID-19 pandemic becomes explosive. The COVID-19...

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A case study of Comarch Diagnostic Point and its application and results at a large organisation with twenty offices in Italy. We speak a lot about equity, equal treatment, equal access to care. But does it include workplaces? After all, we all spend a lot of time there. Employers care for their employees health in many ways. But how can a big company with several offices all over the country or all ov...

An overview of patient engagement, benefits of investing in patient engagement programmes and why elevating patient engagement should be an essential business spend for patient safety, support and societal gain. Patient engagement is the next blockbuster drug.Patient engagement has long-proved to improve patient safety, reduce hospital admissions and substantially lower use of other healthcare resources.Th...

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Diabetes is a chronic disease that requires daily management including lifestyle and behavioural modifications, compliance with medications, blood glucose control and close patient monitoring, all of which can be efficiently supported by digital solutions. Diabetes is a global health crisis. Recent estimates suggest the incidence of diabetes will increase to 1 in 10 adults by 2040 (Bommer et al. 2018). It...

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Torbjorn Skold and Prof David Barrett, one of the design surgeons for ATTUNE Knee System, explore ways to tackle the backlog in orthopedics and get more people moving pain free. Osteoarthritis is one of the most frequent diseases leading to the need for joint replacement.Medical professionals face huge challenges in addressing the mounting quantity of cases.One major goal is to reduce the waiting lists. Th...



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