Editorial

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered several changes in how healthcare systems are run globally. The focus has shifted from relying exclusively on brick-and-mortar healthcare facilities to digital avenues that could help deliver care virtually. Telemedicine, remote patient monitoring and out-patient care are some of the avenues that have been explored. Over the last two years, there has been a growing rea...

Cover Stories

To reap full benefit of ongoing health system transformation, digital health tools and services are urgently needed to equip citizens as patient, informal caregiver or family member. They are the most important, but least supported actors in healthcare, in need of digital health data and services for health management activities at their personal convenience, discretion and control. This will add use-value...

Help with digitisation of healthcare needs a focus on service innovation – using a roadmap can help make implementation more successful.Service innovation is a key element for the future of Europe’s health and care.Cities, regions, and sites working on health and care can benefit from using a service innovation roadmap.Successful implementation of new services needs these practical kinds of tools.Much...

Point-of-View - Decision Support

An overview of the emergence of digital front doors, their potential and key points to bear in mind during the technological transition.For decades, basic healthcare interaction has been a human one. However, the limitations of this system are now becoming more and more apparent.Patients today are demanding fast, convenient, easy and affordable service.Primary care physicians are no longer the first option...

Clinical Care Management

An overview of the vCare design of a clinical pathway, by using the specific example of Parkinson’s disease. There is a major systematic gap in what is on offer in terms of rehabilitation to patients with Parkinson’s disease.vCare combines an individualised clinical pathway, that has been activated by a clinician, with a holistic approach; a smart home installation that uses sensors; and a virtual coa...

Carer Matters offers a caregiver-centric approach to meet the unique and dynamic needs of caregivers of older persons during their adjustment from hospital to home, promoting both their well-being and ability to thrive at home. Family caregivers bear the brunt of responsibilities to deliver long-term care for their loved ones, a key factor that facilitates ageing-in-place in the community.However, specific...

In an interview with HealthManagement.org, Dr Carsten Engel, the Chief Executive Officer of the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), discusses issues affecting patient safety and strategies that healthcare organisations can enact to improve these issues. Medical errors/adverse events often result from system weaknesses or misalignment between demand and capacity.Reducing complexity and...

Point-of-View - Enterprise Imaging

Dr Bruno De Peuter, Head of Medical Imaging and Musculoskeletal Radiology Specialist at Belgian hospital Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg, explains how the hospital transformed itself into a modern, well-respected, tertiary care centre. Over the past few decades, the medical imaging department at Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg (ZOL) has experienced a major transformation. With 30 radiologists on-site and four sites...

Governance And Leadership

An overview of the challenges faced by the National Health Service (NHS) and measures that can be used to help the NHS deliver and transform care in 2022. As the immediate demands of the pandemic response diminish, the NHS continues to face unrelenting pressure.The vaccination programme and management of increased demands from COVID-19 are expected to continue.Staffing will continue to be a critical issue...

Efficient Workforce Transformation

In an interview with HealthManagement.org, Dr Aneta Schaap-Oziemlak, the Chief Executive Officer of the Bio-inspired Think Tank in the Leiden BioScience Park and Agile Coach, discusses Agile team-building practices as they apply to healthcare organisations. Creating a better nurturing environment can help alleviate staffing shortages in healthcare organisations. Applying Agile processes to team building c...



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