Editorial

People are the backbone of healthcare systems. With staff costs up to three-quarters of the total budget one wonders why healthcare leaders are not looking for different, unorthodox, innovative approaches. When did we notice the last time anything groundbreaking in human resources?  Perhaps the potential of robotisation in healthcare to automate repetitive tasks may come to your mind? Point t

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A small dose of ‘magic’ in the healthcare setting can lead to a more efficient experience. With an emphasis on health rather than sickness, healthcare can make simple but profound adjustments to align for a healthcare experience patients can actually look forward to. Healthcare futurist, entrepreneur, professor of molecular oncology, author and international keynote speaker, Koen Kas is driven

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the talk of the radiology world. While AI is unlikely to replace the radiologist, better adaptation in healthcare to new technology is needed. In this interview with HealthManagement, Paul Chang, Professor of Radiology at the University of Chicago, explains the importance of human-machine cybernetic harmony. Many years ago, an anthropologist and an evolutio

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Today’s clinical laboratory faces increased patient volumes, a rise in chronic illnesses and more educated patients demanding real-time information — all leading to rising costs. As a result, laboratories are often an easy target for budget cuts because decision makers are focused more on cost instead of total value. Solutions, such as headcount or reagent cost reductions and consolidation, often f

The Affidea Experience Today, healthcare providers are facing numerous pressures and a hypercompetitive environment in which they should respond to patient needs in a personalised way. The focus on clinical excellence and outstanding medical outcomes can sometimes make healthcare providers lose sight of an important aspect of providing effective care: the patient experience and the attitude and beh

Head radiologist provides feedback on department’s three-year use of the Hologic Selenia® Dimensions® 3D Mammography™ System In an exclusive interview with HealthManagement, Dr. Annie Philippou Papoutsou explains how the implementation of Hologic’s Selenia® Dimensions® 3D Mammography™ System has helped radiologists to detect more cancers, and positively impacted on the department’s wo

International validation study published in Europace The European Journal of Pacing, Arrhythmias and Cardiac Electrophysiology of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Early detection of atrial fibrillation (AF) is essential for stroke prevention. Emerging technologies such as smartphone cameras and smartwatches using photoplethysmography (PP

Management Matters

When it comes to physician-patient communication, tone is key, from the tenor of the doctor’s voice to the mannerisms that influence whether a patient comprehends or is satisfied Physicians have one of the most difficult jobs on the planet. Saving lives and healing the sick are sacred arts and skills that are fraught with stress and pressure. Every decision is second guessed and analysed after

Cover Story: Staff Matters

It matters how staff deal with it This study sought to answer the question of how to effectively manage workplace conflict before it reaches levels of incivility.  Anyone tasked with the role of managing human resources within organisations most likely appreciates the difficulty of dealing with employee conflict. After all, workplace conflict remains a ubiquitous concern. Leade

A change in strategy rather than more efficient technology will lead to hiring stronger people. Whenever asked about the latest hiring buzz I always respond by saying that while the buzz is louder than ever, when it comes to hiring stronger people very little has changed. That’s why everyone still considers hiring strong talent an ongoing challenge. The reason for lack of progress is that t

Simulation for building patient safety and quality leadership capacity Simu-Leader is an interactive simulation designed to build the skills needed for today’s safety and quality leaders. This article provides an overview of its assets and role in leadership development. Do healthcare leaders need simulation? Leaders and managers at all levels of healthcare organisations play critical rol

The Compassionate Care Initiative at the University of Virginia Compassionate care is essential to provide quality care and support a resilient workforce. The Compassionate Care Initiative offers programmes that support resilience for critical care providers and hospital leadership. “Compassion is central to being fully human” (Halifax 2018); it is good for one’s health as it can improve

The EMR does not have to fail The much-maligned Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is not necessarily a tool which leads to physician burnout. The KLAS Arch Collaborative shows that proper training, personalisation and teamwork can optimise the use of this digital tool without stress and frustration. (For the purposes of this report, the terms EMR and EPR are synonymous.) EMRs are being attacked

Is artificial intelligence set to take over the health sector? With experts predicting AI will replace human beings in multiple professional settings, Brigette Hyacinth examines the potential impact on healthcare. Many consultant firms have looked into the future and predicted that robots will take over jobs in legal services and accountancy. Jobs like insurance underwriters and claims represe

A UK perspective. Competence in radiology is established by the end of training by a variety of summative and formative assessments, collated within an e-portfolio alongside annual educational supervisors’ reports and review of competence progression. In the United Kingdom training in clinical radiology is undertaken as a five-year programme (six years for interventional radiology)

Instigating change to theatre environments through social media. Being identifiable in theatre has a multitude of benefits―from improving communication to improving experiences of patients and reducing stress and anxiety in theatre. Change within the healthcare system In an ever-evolving healthcare system, the need for adaptation and change is important. The changing demographic of patien

Explainer videos as a communication tool. Whether you want to teach staff, motivate them, alter their perceptions, or simply share an idea, animated video is an engaging and memorable approach. The introduction and evolution of innovative ways to represent concepts and topics via animated video have vitalised the learning environment, and these continue to develop. Not only technological advancemen

A snapshot view of the challenges facing healthcare human resources.

Winning Practices

The new role of hospitals and the triple aim challenge. The concept of the boundaryless hospital, in combination with the value chain approach, provides the theoretical basis for an effective and efficient network design. Initial situation The highly developed healthcare systems of the western countries will, generally, face similar challenges over the next five to ten years. These include:

Jacobs Institute idea to Reality (i2R) Centre addresses major health crisis. A medical innovation centre shows how a one-stop-shop approach to CVD medical device creation is accelerating impactful results for all stakeholders. There is a global health crisis in cardiovascular disease that will require out-of-the-box thinking, collaborations, and partnerships in innovation in order to change co

Questions that need to be answered taking into account benefits for the patient. Academic rivalry is not in the patient’s interest, and as long as patients are not involved in healthcare and healthcare research on an equal basis there will be no solutions for the questions that need answering. Leó Szilárd wrote in 1948 The Mark Gable Foundation (Szilárd 1961). When asked by a wealthy entr

How the UK Space Agency is contributing to healthcare. England’s National Health Service (NHS) is joining forces with the UK Space Agency to tackle four critical healthcare challenges. The UK Space Agency has launched a multi-million-pound joint initiative with the NHS for healthcare innovators who can demonstrate how technology originally designed for space, from exploration to s

An introduction to the European study on clinical DRLs for x-ray medical imaging (EUCLID). The EUCLID project was launched by the European Commission to collect data needed for the establishment of DRLs for the most important x-ray imaging tasks, from the perspective of radiation protection, and to specify up-to-date DRLs for these clinical tasks. The European Commission (EC) launched the Euro

Basic components of effective performance improvement programmes include patient safety, process improvement, customer service, professional staff assessment, and education, each of which requires strategies for implementing continuous programmes to monitor performance, analyse data, implement change, and meet regulatory requirements. To improve the safety and quality of the care that radiolog

No consensus on surveillance imaging after treatment. Geography affects what post-treatment imaging women with low-risk breast cancer receive in the United States. Astudy that analysed follow-up imaging received by women with non-metastatic breast cancer found wide variation across the United States. Of concern was that many low-risk patients receive high-cost procedures that are not recommend

How digital art creates a healing space that benefits both patients and staff. At Paris Healthcare Week, Digital Artist Krista Kim showed healthcare how art, sound and meditation can contribute to healing in her new installation. Our society is experiencing digital overload; we have become addicted to our digital devices. Capturing moments on our iPhones and posting them on social media to ear

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(I expert, I question, I answer) Have you got something to say?Visit https://healthmanagement.org/blog/index or contact [email protected]  Bethan HerringEmergency Department Clinical Fellow - Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, UK TOP QUOTE FROM BLOGPrompt cards in the Emergency Department “Prompt cards do not aim to be a set of b



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