Editorial

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it abundantly clear that healthcare systems worldwide need significant transformation and change. There is an urgent need for new models of care to improve patient outcomes and be better prepared for future health crises similar to the recent pandemic. With the increasing prevalence of chronic disease and a consistent increase in urban population worldwide, the goal of hea...

Management Matters

Investor Chris McCahan offers insights from recent client case studies that shed light on how private healthcare companies can succeed commercially in the long term when operating in a low-income setting. Some tips? Look beyond borders for the best global practices, align the company’s mission with broader public health goals, and be open to innovations. Companies should search outside their own structu...

Spotlight

The COVID-19 pandemic presented a major challenge to healthcare systems across the globe. As the world continues to fight this battle during the fourth wave, HealthManagement.org spoke to Daniela Pedrini, President of the International Federation of Health Engineering (IFHE), on healthcare’s response to COVID-19, changes healthcare systems need to make to be better prepared for such challenges in future,...

Cover Story

Clinic Without Walls (CoW) is a strategic innovation programme. CoW, which is part of Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s (TTSH)’s digital transformation journey - The Hospital without Walls aims to redesign care, digitalise processes and transform our workforce to deliver person-focused care beyond our clinics into the community (Soh et al. 2020). Through deployment of digital tools (e-kiosks and HealthHub mobile...

This paper explores and debates the intricate connection between our built environ-ment and an increasingly technocentric approach to distinguish health and wellbeing from a multidisciplinary perspective. The authors profess the dire need for rethinking the ‘smart’ within the city by reconsidering models of urban development and focusing on the democratisation of technology for the purpose of enhancing...

Point-of-View

Connecting care teams and patients can drive patient engagement and help improve treatment processes that can facilitate cooperative care. HealthManagement.org spoke to Xavier Battle, the head of Marketing and Sales for the Digital Health Business Line for Siemens Healthineers, about the importance and benefits of connected care, the use and application of real-time data, Artificial Intelligence and wearabl...

An ageing society and global health crises have increasingly meant that people are spending more time at home than ever before. While homes are thought to be “safe” environments, people – especially those who are aged or health-compromised – face multiple dangers such as falls, cuts, burns and drowning and increasingly, mental illness stemming from loneliness and isolation. What role can emerging co...

Point-of-View

300 modalities, 1500 radiologists, 1500+ technicians, 10,000 referring physicians, 500,000 patients… Moscow’s Unified Radiological Information System (URIS) and its unified digital infrastructure have become a ‘one stop shop’ to access patient imaging data across the megalopolis and beyond. And a core component of URIS is the unified Enterprise Imaging platform, offering the scalability and functio...

Prevention, Systems Approach, and a One Health concept appear to be the key to handle the complexity of our super-connected world and its challenges. But will people collectively accept the required change in their lifestyle? Will governments and healthcare policymakers comply with the actions required to go beyond the old definitions? Prevention, in this context, refers to the condition of the urban envir...

Point-of-View

With urban populations increasing worldwide and technology making smart cities a reality, there is a 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. HealthManagement.org spoke to Sourabh Pagaria, He...

CardioFollow.AI is a real-world pilot pushing forward the frontiers of follow-up care of cardiothoracic surgery patients to allow them to recover comfortably at home. This article briefly presents the work and principles undertaken for designing and implementing a postoperative digital telemonitoring service for patients submitted to cardiac surgery in Hospital de Santa Marta. The design of a remote te...

Point-of-View

Affidea launches an innovative Business Intelligence Tool for real-time radiation dose monitoring to improve patient care. The use of a new technology built on GE Healthcare’s Applied Intelligence platform and imaging insights.Better data integration and analysis through the use of the Affidea Dose Excellence programme, a unique global programme for patient safety and radiation protection.The launch of a...

The COVID-19 pandemic has fuelled the adoption of data and digital technologies to improve the resilience of cities, regions and countries. These tools have been leveraged across each component of the sense-predict-respond model that underpins public health preparedness and risk management strategies. The lessons that cities learned from the pandemic on the applications of data and technologies to innova...



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