Radiologists, more than any other medical specialty, feel the professional and emotional ‘whiplash’ that began five or so years ago. Vanishing jobs (transforming radiologists into production units) for cost over quality for our patients, to the current shortage and need for more radiologists. AI introduced the threat that automation would take what few positions remained; now we know it can be a powerf

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The digital revolution has changed every aspect of our lives – from the way we communicate to the way we live and interact. We are slowly moving towards this transformation in healthcare, where big data, predictive analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) can do for healthcare what it has done for other industries. We have already started to see some of its benefits, from image interpretation to autom

Newly announced apps and AI-powered devices built on “Edison” demonstrate why an ability to integrate data from millions of systems and devices may bring real change to the healthcare industry For years, advocates have hyped artificial intelligence’s (AI) potential to do for healthcare what it’s doing for other industries – personalize recommendations, prioritize searches, and tag pictures. Inv

UK hospital announces first-of-its-kind hospital Command Center in Europe to improve efficiency and patient care Every day, up to 400 people come through the Emergency Department (ED) doors at Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI) in Northern England. The hospital serves 500,000 people who live in Bradford and communities across Yorkshire, one of the largest regions in all of England. Over the last decade, ED at

Combining applied intelligence, analytics and technologies enabled a radiology center in Germany to reduce patient wait times for an MR exam from 6-8 weeks to just 1-2 weeks Radiomed, a private practice with nine locations across West-Central Germany, recently led a pioneering project combining digital tools with MR technology to increase productivity and quality in imaging. The program brings togeth

Dr. Albert Hsiao co-developed the new ViosWorks MR software package to help speed up cardiac MRI exams It all started with a simple request made in the depths of one of the nation’s best hospitals. “Hey, I want to show you something.” Anja Brau was finishing up a meeting in the basement of Stanford Hospital with Dr. Albert Hsiao, MD, PhD, then a radiology resident at Stanford. Hsiao, who has

A partnership between Vanderbilt University Medical Center and GE Healthcare will create AI-powered apps to enable safer and more precise immunotherapies. When two doctors oceans apart were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work in immunotherapy – the breakthrough treatment that turns the body’s own immune system against the cancer


Chelsea Beecher, Director of Development for the American Heart Association spoke to HealthManagement.org about the STEM Goes Red Movement, highlighting its goals, impact and future outlook. Chelsea Beecher serves as the Director of Development for the American Heart & Stroke Association in New York City. Chelsea passionately works to develop partner focused relationships that engage employees, clien

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Effective models of trust How can you incorporate the all-important ingredient of trust within your healthcare team? Once upon a time, it was possible for a doctor to hold most of what she needed to know to practice medicine within her own brain. This was long before Google and before medicine was carved up into specialties and sub-specialties. The advances brought on by the information age and technolo

Deter defensiveness, solve problemsChris Argyris’ insights on bad communication and defensiveness are the building blocks for organisational communication. A celebrated business theorist, Chris Argyris (1923-2013) was James Conant Professor of Education and Organizational Behavior Emeritus at Harvard Business School. His concepts form a large part of modern organisational development and organisational


In many ways Artificial Intelligence (AI) may seem like a new concept in healthcare, mainly due in part to the recent traction the topic has made in the news in the last few years. It has even been falsely sensationalized, to further elevate buzz, as a tool that will one day replace clinicians altogether. The truth, though, is that companies like Hologic, Inc. have been working for many years to evolve proc

Machine ethics: A case for human-centric Artificial IntelligenceWith the development of AI comes the question of ethics, especially in the human-centric healthcare setting. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most transformative forces of our time and presents a great opportunity to increase prosperity and growth. Over the last decade, major advances have been realised due to the availability of va

Implementation and integration challenges Over the last few years, we have seen a rapid rise in the popularity of Artificial Intelligence (AI). This will be a prime focus for attendees at this year’s European Congress of Radiology. As a member of the European Commission’s AI Alliance, I am optimistic and excited about the real-world application of AI, but we must first address issues around integratio

Aspects & challenges - Approaches & tools Head-up-tilt testing (HUTT) and autonomic function testing are essential diagnostic procedures in syncope assessment. With the advent of unique innovative methods to noninvasively monitor beat-to-beat blood pressure, cardiac output, total peripheral resistance as well as autonomic regulation, highly efficient tools to assess cardiovascular and autonomic fu

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AI: Hype? Rather, augmented intelligence is the fourth healthcare revolution in medicine and will lead to improved patient care. The future is bright, if we continue to develop creative solutions to improve patient care, in collaboration with deep learning algorithms, then we’ll again have succeeded in advancing medicine into a new healthcare revolution, more evolved and sophisticated, to benefit clinic

Artificial intelligence will alter healthcare as we know it, augmenting some jobs and outright replacing others. Though we can’t be sure when this will happen, what’s most important for now is understanding what AI is and what it isn’t. At medical conferences and in hospital cafeterias, few topics come up more frequently, or cause more confusion and speculation, than artificial intelligence (AI).

Can Artificial Intelligence (AI) be trusted to better working conditions and create more jobs or, as the technology becomes more widespread in healthcare, will it be a threat to employment in the sector? HealthManagement.org spoke to four Artificial Intelligence (AI) experts for their views. Luciano Floridi Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information, Director of the Digital Ethics Lab University o

The reality about the potential and limitations of AI One of the world’s leading authorities on the ethics of Artificial Intelligence provides an overview on how the technology could impact healthcare and warns of opportunities not to be missed. I am reasonably optimistic about the opportunities that Artificial Intelligence (AI) presents. But I am not so optimistic about our ability to seize those oppo

AI is proving its worth in delirium prediction An AI model used for prediction and prevention of delirium in elderly patients is reaping results and gaining the confidence of users. The challenge Users in healthcare are facing the situation that it is becoming increasingly difficult for them to incorporate information available for their decisions in a limited amount of time. Therefore it is necess

The promise and the reality and how to combine the two for efficient and patient-centred hospital care By harnessing new insights and benefits offered by AOI and Machine Learning, Leeds Teaching Hospital is upgrading the precision of its healthcare information to enable a new world of prediction and analysis that sees the delivery of a new citizen focus in the care that is delivered Digital technology c

An overview of recent advances showing the value of using AI in medical imaging. Soon every medical imaging machine will be connected to the cloud where AI algorithms will analyse data and help human doctors screen, assess, and diagnose patients. The potential impact of implementing AI to analyse medical images is huge. On the entire continent of Africa, if you remove Egypt and South Africa, there are on

CEUS for children, ultrasound simulation and gamification models for training and education, EFSUMB initiatives. Prof. Sidhu, EFSUMB president, talks to Healthmanagement.org about his ECR 2019 presentations: using ultrasound simulation models as tools for training and education, the greatest potential in combining ultrasound with contrast-enhanced ultrasound in examining children and new initiatives in th

Imaging acquisition advances & big data envision a bright future for diagnostic imaging, which should continue to be led by the AI-powered radiologist. Technical advances in imaging acquisition and big data envision a bright future for diagnostic imaging. Radiologists working as data scientists can play a central role in precision medicine, leading as AI-powered radiologists. There is a special int

The foremost expert in critical care ultrasound on the value of natural vs artificial intelligence in medicine. Ultrasound is a tool like no other in medicine. Most importantly, because it is a work of the hand and the eye, combining the art of reasoning, common sense (that is, intelligence), it provides a unique opportunity for the physician to be in direct contact with the patient. Ultrasound is a too

Review of some state-of-the-art applications of artificial intelligence on mammography and MRI. Computer aided imaging is not novel, having been around for 50 years. Developments have boosted the accuracy of computer-based analysis and breast imaging is at the forefront, as large databases are available, and radiologists tasks on images are relatively error prone. Artificial intelligence is the buzzword

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The doctor-patient relationship can be considered a gateway to value-based care. Healthcare organisations that want to implement a value-based care model need to see the patient as their most important long-term asset. What is value-based care? Value-based care refers to a care-delivery model that is based on delivering patient care that provides healthcare value. But how do you define this value? The

Addressing obstacles for successful hiring How to navigate the multiple challenges involved in making a cross-border nursing hire a success. People have always moved from their home countries to other countries in order to settle there permanently or for a certain period to work. The reasons for this are manifold. The main stakeholders are the migrants themselves, the host employers, coordinating agen

Quality Assurance as a function of healthcare business profitability and efficiency Healthcare needs to invest in quality assurance and improvement to use resources and increase profitability. Quality Assurance (QA) is a programme for the systematic monitoring and evaluation of the various aspects of a project, service, or facility to ensure that standards of quality are being met. QA is a wide-ranging c

The role of ultrasound guidance in achieving a new safety goal US visualisation: one-stick standard and how the practice can significantly reduce- or even eliminate- dangerous complications. Obtaining vascular access is one of the most common procedures performed in U.S. hospitals, with more than 5 million central venous catheterisations (CVCs) performed annually (Feller-Klopman 2007). Nearly 80% of cri

Stringent dietary adjustments, albeit effective in delaying ageing, are not attractive to the majority of people. Thus, pharmaceuticals or natural substances that mimic caloric restriction, like spermidine, are emerging as an alternative and feasible strategy to promote healthy ageing. Background We are in an era of artificial intelligence, big data, and machine learning, where humans are living longer

Social Media is gaining significant popularity amongst the medical and allied health professionals. It enables a platform where dissemination of research can materialise very quickly, at no cost, for the benefit of colleagues and patients across the world. Social media (#SoMe) can now be considered one of the most important methods of communication in healthcare, especi

Critical review A critical review of eight identified cases of muscle injuries in professional FCB players from the club’s annual muscle injury database in 2017. Abstract In cases of suspected muscle injury, sports medicine professionals use imaging methods such as ultrasound (US) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to confirm the diagnosis. Various classification systems are available for determi

The Patient Safety Foundation rounds up best practices at its annual congress The 2019 World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit held in January presented best practices for preventing avoidable patient deaths and a guide to how hospitals can achieve this by 2020. I have just returned from the 7th Annual World Patient Safety, Science and Technology Summit. I still remember vividly the impact

A challenge and an opportunity Review of innovative technologies used at the ALYN Hospital Paediatric and Adolescent Rehabilitation Centre in Jerusalem; past and future technological trends in the field worldwide, including technologies relating to augmented communication, neuro- and movement-sensing, miniaturisation, powered mobility, virtual reality, tele-rehabilitation, 3D gait analysis. Rehabili

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