Editorial

Authors Christine Trimmer Executive Director World Obesity Federation London, UK [email protected]   Mohamad Qutub Education Manager World Obesity Federation London, UK [email protected]: The World Obesity Federation is a registered charity. The epidemic of obesity is now recognised as one of the most important public health problems facing the world today.

HealthManagement is a new cross-departmental journal, combining the Editorial Boards of IMAGING Management, Healthcare IT Management and Cardiology Management. Imaging Editor-in-Chief Prof. Lluís Donoso Bach, Spain   Honorary Board Member Prof. Iain McCall, UK   Editorial Board Members Prof. Stephen Baker, U.S. Prof. Hans Blickman, U.S. Prof. Georg Bongartz. Switzerland Prof. Davide C

Datebook

Breast radiologists from Europe and beyond meet in Amsterdam from 26-27 September for the EUSOBI Annual Scientific Meeting to learn about the latest in breast imaging, discuss such contentious topics as whether to screen women under 50 or over 70, if mammography will still be the gold standard…and more   Highlights Friday 26 September • 09.00-10.30 Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation in the Era...

Prof. Francesco SardanelliUniversity of Milan,IRCCS Policlinico San Donato,Milan, ItalyPresident, European Society of Breast ImagingDirector, European Network for theAssessment of Imaging in Medicine Prof. Sardanelli, why did you choose to specialise in breast imaging? To be honest, it was the result of...

Interviewee Prof. Panos Vardas Outgoing President of ESC Interviewed by Christian Marolt HealthManagementProf. Vardas, looking back on the past two years, how would you sum up your presidency?IT was a very easy, productive and creative period; it was a great period, just as I was expecting it to be. During the last two years I had the opportunity to work with many specialists and colleagues from...

With a record submission of over 11,000 abstracts from 100 countries, this year’s congress places the spotlight on innovations in scientific discoveries, technology, clinical practice and education, as well as on applications to clinical care. Between August 30 and September 3, the Fira de Barcelona Gran Via will welcome close to 30,000 attendants interested in learning about the latest developments...

Author Uta Melzer CIRSE Office Vienna, Austria   As always, this year’s Annual Meeting in Glasgow offers a first-rate, comprehensive scientific and educational programme covering all aspects of interventional radiology. An exceptional group of specialists will deliver lectures, lead workshops, teach courses and participate in debates on a broad range of topics in this ever-evolving sub-specia...

Technology Update: Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

If Digital Breast Tomosynthesis is on offer at your image centre, Carestream offers  a DBT module for its Vue Mammo Workstation and PACS to optimise reading , workflow, archiving and storage. Not only does the module benefit the radiologist, but the use of DBT has been shown to reduce the patient recal rate. Furthermore, if synthetic 2D views are generated from the BDT acquisition, the patient is...

Agfa HealthCare’s enterprise –wide IT solution is designed to enhance the quality of patient care and provides fast and complete availability of patient’s histories, including all images, clinical and administrative data. Accurate real- time patient data are available to authorized nursing, technical and medical-staff allowing for quicker and better diagnoses and treatments. With ORBIS, clinicians...

Management Matters

Author Peter Lachman Deputy Medical Director Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust London, UK [email protected]   Lead International Faculty Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Dublin, Ireland [email protected]  Key Points• The economic challenge of providing reliable care to patients requires a radical rethink of what we perceive of healthcare• The aim should

Cover Story

Authors Dr Andrea Pucci1,2 1. Centre for Obesity Research, Rayne Institute, Department of Medicine University College London London, UKDr Sean Manning1,2,3 2. UCLH Centre for Weight Loss, Metabolic and Endocrine Surgery, University College London Hospitals London, UKDr Rachel L. Batterham1,2,3 3. National Institute of Health Research University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre L

Author Raul N. Uppot, MD Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Interventional Radiology Boston, MA, USAKey Points1. Obesity is impacting the ability to acquire diagnostic quality images.2. Obese patients may not be able to fit on imaging equipment.3. Standard imaging protocols may not be suitable for obese patients.4. Newer bariatric scanners and...

Interviewee Dr. Matthias Lannoo Abdominal Surgeon, UZ Leuven, Belgium President, Belgian Section for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery [email protected]   Interviewed by Claire Pillar Managing Editor, HealthManagement   Dr. Matthias Lannoo is an abdominal surgeon at UZ Leuven, Belgium, specialising in bariatric surgery. He is currently researching the effects of bariatric surgery

Author Claire Pillar Managing Editor, HealthManagement   A survey of policymakers has revealed gaps in perception of the causes and management of overweight and obesity, which could affect the way in which countries make and implement policies to prevent, manage and treat the obesity epidemic.   The multi-country survey was conducted by the European Association for the Study of Obesity in as

Interviewee Dr. Rebecca Puhl, Deputy Director Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity Yale University New Haven, CT USA [email protected] www.yaleruddcenter.org @YaleRuddCenter Interviewed by Claire Pillar Managing Editor, HealthManagement   What prompted your interest in weight bias, stigma and discrimination? Early on in my training as a graduate student, I was offered an opportu...

Matrix

Authors  Dr. Marta SerallongaRadiologistClinical Governance [email protected] Núria Serra Medical Management Director Joaquin Ruíz Technical Engineer Technical Department Manel Moreno Technical Engineer Processes Consultant IDI – Institut de Diagnòstic per la Imatge Barcelona, Spain Key Points• Healthcare policy• Quality in imaging departments• Team working• T

Interviewee Oswald Graf, MD Austria Roentgen Society Breast Imaging Group Interviewed by Claire Pillar Managing Editor, HealthManagement   Austria's formal breast screening programme started this year. Please explain the background. Although there has not been organised mammography screening in Austria, breast cancer mortality has significantly decreased since the 1990s. With the exception...

Interviewee Professor Susan John President, American Society of Emergency Radiology   John S. Dunn Distinguished Chair in Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging Professor of Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging and Pediatrics Chief, Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center (TMC) Houston, Texas, USA Interviewed by Claire Pillar Managing Editor, Healt...

Author ECRI ECRI Institute 29 Broadwater Road Suite 104 Welwyn Garden City AL7 3BQ United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 1707 831001 Fax +44 (0) 1707 393138 [email protected] www.ecri.org.uk   The report (reproduced in part here) is from a recent Health Technology Forecast from ECRI, which evaluated digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) as part of its Health Technology Assessment Information Services...

Authors Amy S. Campbell, MD Chief, Breast Imaging Assistant Professor of Radiology MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Department of Radiology Washington, DC USA [email protected]  Cherie M. Kuzmiak, DO Chief, Breast Imaging Associate Professor of Radiology University of North Carolina Department of Radiology Chapel Hill, NC USA [email protected]  

Authors Filippo Miniati, RT Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology University of Pisa, Italy Fabio Paolicchi, RT Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology University of Pisa, Italy Davide Caramella, MD Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology University of Pisa, Italy HealthManagement Editorial Board member [email protected]   Introduction In the last decades there has been

Author Prof. Fabrizio Fanelli (EBIR) Professor of Radiology Vascular and Interventional Radiology Unit ‘Sapienza’ University of Rome Rome, Italy Prof. Fabrizio Fanelli is the Chairperson of the interdisciplinary Endovascular Aortic Symposium (EAS), which will be held in Lisbon, Portugal in September 2015.  Key Points• EVAR is a minimally invasive alternative to surgical repair for patients...

Author Lee Campbell Editor, HealthManagement   Research by MindMetre, a UK-based consumer and business analyst, has revealed that one third of NHS Trusts in the UK do not instruct staff to use safety devices ‘wherever possible’ in their sharps policies, despite this being an explicit requirement of the UK’s Health and Safety (Sharps Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013.   More than 1

Authors Stefan Bogdan, MD Leviev Heart Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel Prof. Michael Glikson, MD, FACC, FESC; President-Elect, Israel Heart Society Director of Davidai Arrhythmia Center Leviev Heart Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel [email protected]  Key Points• The leadless pacemaker is the latest breakthrough in bradycardia therapy, as it re...

Authors Georges De Moor Department of Public Health, Unit of Medical Informatics and Statistics Ghent University Ghent, Belgium [email protected]   Dipak Kalra The European Institute for Health Records (EuroRec) Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium Mats Sundgren AstraZeneca R&D Mölndal, Sweden Andreas Schmidt Pharma Product Development F Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd Basel, Switzerland Bre...

Authors Eugenio Mantovani PhD Researcher Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) interdisciplinary Research Group on Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) www.vub.ac.be/LSTS/  [email protected]   Efrain Castañeda-Mogollon PhD Researcher Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) Interdisciplinary Research Group on Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) www.vub.ac.be/LSTS/ This re

Author Kelly Ann Callahan Editor, Healthmanagement   Big Data: two short words with unlimited complexity, indicating that a set of information is too voluminous or varied to be processed using traditional means. Technically-speaking, it is comprised of the multi-formatted records of what everybody does these days, from every log-in to every keystroke and every save, until the sign-out process and...

In Focus

Author Mads Nybo, MD, PhD Dept. of Clinical Biochemistry and Pharmacology Odense University Hospital Denmark [email protected] Points• Despite steadily increasing costs hospital laboratories are under pressure to improve their services to the hospital.• A lab automation process provides opportunities to improve workflow and productivity• This article describes the outcome of such a process...

Authors Prof. Sante Mazzacane Department of Architecture University of Ferrara, Italy email:  [email protected]   Dr. Gianfranco Finzi ANMDO National President   Prof. Luigi Aparo ANMDO National Scientific Secretary Co-Authors Pier Giorgio Balboni Alberta Vandini Luca Lanzoni Maria Teresa Camerada Maddalena Coccagna CIAS, Centre for the Study of physical, chemical and mi

Compass

AuthorDr Arokiaswamy Thanga Prabhu IAMI - India Secretary (2010-2011) IAMI - Indian Association for Medical Informatics Bangalore, India [email protected]   Key Points:Healthcare renaissance in IndiaQuality healthcare for alliHIND & EMR interoperability standards – Government leadershipChallenges ahead Introduction Healthcare globally has reached a tipping point beyond which it is not sust...

Author Dr. Smriti Hari Additional Professor, Department of Radiology All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi, India [email protected]   Dr. C. S. Pant Radiologist Col Pant's Imaging Centre New Delhi, India   Breast Cancer Incidence, Mortality And Trends in India In India, breast cancer is the second most common cancer (after cervical cancer). Breast cancer accounts for


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