Editorial

A journal with the mission of reporting on the most important themes and topics of the healthcare system and its managing structures must also focus on both patient and staff safety. We must not forget to discuss and reflect upon these topics, especially in times of economic crisis and financial insecurity. Therefore we would like to introduce our readers to new innovative measurements and methods...

News

  Hospital management in times of crisis: constrains, challenges and opportunities   EAHM is proud to announce that its 24th congress will take place on 28- 30 November 2013 in Luxembourg.   Once again more than 600 hospital managers will gather from across Europe to share their experiences and best practices. This year the congress will focus on how to deal with economic constraints

  HMI hosts second national Conference in Dublin     To an audience of almost 300 delegates, conference speakers addressed issues of policy, assessed the experience of health service managers and challenged long held beliefs and mindsets about how health services in Ireland are delivered.   HMI President, Mr. Richard Dooley opened the event urging that health managers must “move

  Commissioner Dalli resigns   On 16 October 2012, Commissioner John Dalli announced his resignation as a member of the Commission with immediate effect.   Mr. Dalli informed the President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso of his decision following an investigation by OLAF, the EU's antifraud office, into a complaint made in May 2012 by the tobacco producer, Swedish Match.

Safety

  As Europe sees its countries struggling to keep their commitments towards greater (cost) efficiency and general improvement of living and working conditions in all areas, it is with even more concern that we see some deadlines coming closer and closer. European, national, as well as regional plans and campaigns put in place before the economic crisis are, nevertheless, maintained. We can consider...

Interview: Johnny Lundgren, regional vice-president northwest and southern Europe, BD   Firstly, tell us a bit about BD. What does the company do? What are its objectives?   BD is a leading global medical technology company that develops, manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems and reagents. The company is dedicated to improving people's health throughout the world. BD i

Authors:Dr. Salvatore Paolo Cantaro General DirectorAzienda Sanitaria Provinciale di CaltanissettaDr. Salvatore ScarlataGeneral Direction staffAzienda Sanitaria Provinciale di Caltanissetta Policies for the management and control of risks associated with healthcare constitute one of the priorities of the modern health systems. Like most European countries, the Ministry of Health in Italy has recognised...

Management

  Quality Healthcare Provision in Economic Uncertainty   Following on from last issue’s interviews with representatives from Greece and Portugal, (E) Hospital spoke to Mr. Josep M. Piqué, CEO of Hospital Clínic at the University of Barcelona; and to Mr. Richard Dooley, President of the Health Management Institute of Ireland; to find out how Spanish and Irish hospitals are coping with the effe

 Dr Gerald Rockenschaub, Programme Manager for Country Emergency Preparedness with the WHO took some time out of his busy schedule to talk to (E)Hospital about the importance of disaster preparedness and emergency response and the key role of the hospital manager.   What is the role of WHO Europe and what part do you play in it?   The WHO Europe is one of the six regional offices within t

Technical standards,innovations,horizon scanning and benchmarking “Outsourcing Services in Healthcare: Technical Standard, Innovation, Horizon Scanning and Benchmarking” is an on-going project, first started in 2011 by ANMDO (Italian National Association of Hospital Medical Directors). The main objectives of the project, focused on management issues in the outsourcing of non-core...

Oncology special

The link between a higher survival rate after a diagnosis of breast cancer for high volume hospitals compared to low volume hospitals has been consistently demonstrated over the last ten years. Less frequent are studies on the differences in processes of care between high and low volume providers. In Belgium, a set of 11 process indicators to assess the quality of the treatment of breast cancer has...

Interventional radiology (IR) is already well established within the field of oncology and the contribution it makes to cancer care continues to grow. Minimally invasive image-guided interventions started out having an ancillary role in oncology; treating the complications of cancer (e.g. clearing occluded ducts and vessels) or managing the side-effects of disease and of treatment (e.g. haemorrh...

  HOT TOPICS FROM ESMO 2012   They key message from this year’s European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) was that equal access to cancer care is a medical and ethical imperative, including early diagnosis, treatment and supportive care.   Personalised medicine   President of the society, Prof Martine Piccart addressed the conference on the final day, “The goal we are worki

  Its reliance on biomarker evaluation for diagnosis and treatment decisions makes breast cancer care a good example of personalised medicine. In addition to breast cancer biomarkers such as the oestrogen/progesterone receptor and the Ki- 67 proliferation marker, HER2 (Human Epidermal growth factor Receptor 2) has received particular attention in the recent years. 20 - 30 % of women with breast...

Country Focus: Slovakia

  Until 1990, the Slovak healthcare worked as a centralised public system, organised as the National Healthcare System independent from the Czech Healthcare system in federal Czechoslovakia. It was financed from central resources (federal state budget), distributed in the three regions of Slovakia (western, central and eastern).   After 1990, the process of decentralisation, de-etatisation, p

Author: Miroslav Valaštík Director ANS  History In March 1991 the directors of several Slovak hospitals initiated a meeting aimed at establishing a voluntary association of hospitals which would serve to defend common interests, provide mutual support, exchange information and collaborate with similar organisations abroad. Upon this initiative the Slovak Hospital (ANS) was established in...

French

Il EST grand temps de changer notre point de vue sur la securite   Unjournal qui s’est donné pour mission de couvrir les thèmes les plus importants intéressant les systèmes de soins de santé et leurs structures de gestion doit également savoir porter son attention sur la sécurité du patient et du personnel. Nous savons qu’il est de notre devoir de discuter et de réfléchir sur ces questions qui...

  LA GESTION HOSPITALIÈRE EN TEMPS DE CRISE : CONTRAINTES, DÉFIS ET OPPORTUNITÉS   L’AEDH est fier d'annoncer que son 24ème congrès aura lieu du 28 au 30 novembre 2013 dans la ville de Luxembourg.   Plus de 600 directeurs d'hôpitaux venus de l'Europe entière se réuniront cette année encore pour partager leurs expériences et leurs bonnes pratiques. Cette année, nous chercherons commen

  Quel est le prix à payer pour la qualité des soins ?   Par Willy Heuschen La gestion de la qualité a toujours été une priorité pour l'Association Européenne des Directeurs d'Hôpitaux (AEDH) ; la promotion de la compétence et de la responsabilité ainsi que le renforcement de la coopération entre les directeurs d'hôpitaux européens relevant effectivement de nos missions essentielles. Grace a

German

  ZEIT, UNSEREN GESICHTSPUNKT DESICHERHEIT ZU ÄNDERN   Ein Magazin, das sich der Gesundheit und deren Managerstrukturen verschrieben hat, kommt nicht um jenes Thema der Patientenund Arbeitsplatzsicherheit herum. In Zeiten der wirtschaftlichen Krisen und der Einsparungen werden diese Themen oft vergessen oder vernachlässigt. Dabei sollte man sich über die Sicherheit der Patienten und der Mitar

  KRANKENHAUSMANAGEMENT IN KRISENZEITEN: EINSCHRÄNKUNGEN, HERAUSFORDERUNGEN UND CHANCEN   Die EVKD ist hocherfreut, den 24. EVKDKongress anzukündigen, der vom 28.- 30. November 2013 in Luxemburg stattfinden wird.   Einmal mehr werden über 600 Krankenhausmanager aus ganz Europa zusammenkommen, um ihre Erfahrungen und Best Practices mit ihren Kollegen auszutauschen und weiterzugeben. De

  Wie hoch der Preis der qualitative Gesundheitsversorgung? Von Willy Heuschen   Qualitä tsmanagement ist schon seit langem eine Priorität für die Europäische Vereinigung der Krankenhausmanager (EAHM), da dies innerhalb der Kernaufgabe der Vereinigung liegt, die Kompetenz und Verantwortlichkeit sowie die bessere Zusammenarbeit von Krankenhausmanagern in ganz Europa zu fördern. Aufgrund unse


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