Editorial

Heinz KölkingThe year 2011 will surely stay in our memories for a long time due to the turbulent developments in the financial markets and national budgets. Under the widespread cost cutting measures in almost all European countries, hospitals have had to reduce spending or to find new sources of income. Company strategies had to bend and new priorities were set. During all of this, quality must increase...

News

Productive Executive Committee Meeting in Amsterdam The Executive Committee met for the 96th time on May 24th. The meeting took place in Amsterdam, kindly hosted by our new EAHM industry partner Arcadis.   A packed agenda as usual, the Executive Committee discussed many important issues including how to support our Greek colleagues in light of the cancellation of the Athens congress last year. In...

The Polish Association of Hospital Directors Celebrates its 20th Anniversary In honour of the 20th anniversary, Mieczyslaw Pasowicz, the President of the Polish Association of Hospital Directors, has written a book on the history of the association and its numerous activities.   The History The political changes in Poland of 1989 and the democratisation of public life and the development of in...

Moving Towards E-Health Ecosystems A declaration by the Irish Presidency of the Council of the EU committing Member States to developing eHealth ecosystems that could contribute to the reform of health systems has been welcomed by European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes and Health Commissioner Tonio Borg.   The Irish Presidency presented the Declaration at the Min

Training and Education

Interviewees:Louise McMahonDirector of Performance and ImprovementKaren HamillGraduate TraineeLike any profession, training and education will always be a key issue for hospital managers. Unlike doctors or lawyers, there is no professional body dictating the requirements for entry into the profession and yet hospital managers are shouldered with the enormous responsibility of running a hospit

Author:Klaus [email protected] Some decades ago the training and education of hospital managers was quite different than today. Many managers completed special educations for public companies or studied business and administration but there was no special training or education for hospital employees and managers. This lack of appropriate education inspired some

Value Added Design

Real estate is one of the resources that organisations can use to attain organisational goals and to add value to the organisation. Due to a move towards less governmental support in favour of increasing entrepreneurship, Dutch hospitals are becoming more responsible for their own building investment decisions. This is happening in other European countries as well and is visible in the third wave of...

Management

Authors: John S. Carroll Morris A. Adelman Professor of Management MIT Sloan School of Management [email protected]   Michele Williams Assistant Professor of Organization Behaviour Cornell University Industrial and Labor Relations School   Theresa M. Gallivan Associate Chief Nurse Massachusetts General Hospital   “Failures of communication, particularly those that result from in

European hospitals are in a constant struggle with healthcare associated infections (HAI). While some infections, although not ideal, are easily treatable, others have serious effects on both patient health and the hospital budget. New programmes and initiatives for reducing infection in our hospitals appear every day, ranging from communication and awareness to new protocols and even new technologies....

Oncology Supplement

Authors: Andrea Liekweg Martina Westfeld Ulrich Jaehde Institute of Pharmacy, Department of Clinical Pharmacy University of Bonn   Michael Braun Oliver Zivanovic Walther Kuhn Center for Integrated Oncology (CIO),Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology University of Bonn   Tania Schink Department of Clinical Epidemiology Bremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine

Scientists have developed an “intelligent knife” that can tell surgeons immediately whether the tissue they are cutting is cancerous or not.   In the first study to test the invention in the operating theatre, the “iKnife” diagnosed tissue samples from 91 patients with 100 percent accuracy, instantly providing information that normally takes up to half an hour to reveal using laboratory tests....

This year’s EuroMedLab took place in Milan, Italy. As usual the programme was packed full of interesting presentations on topics ranging from point of care testing to biomarkers to public relations and laboratory management. Oncology was another key topic of the congress and it is these sessions we have decided to include in our oncology supplement. The following summaries give an insight into the...

Medtech

Author: Dr. E. Jane Adam Consultant Radiologist, St. George’s Hospital London, UK Chair, Committee A, Technology Appraisal Committee NHS National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence UK [email protected]   Radiologists have become experts in evidence-based medicine. Both they and their clinical colleagues who refer patients for diagnostic tests wish to do their best for patients:...

Country Focus: Bulgaria

Bulgaria’s main challenge is to catch up with the more developed Member States in terms of healthcare services. The reform process that began in the 1990s and continues today has yet to achieve its objectives. The major goal, and indeed challenge, is to improve population health. Success depends on improving competitiveness and structural reforms, particularly in the health system, to stimulate growth....

Interviewee: Nina Muskurova Executive Director Regional Association of Hospitals Stara Planina   When and Why was the Association Founded? The association operates primarily in the Stara Planina region of Bulgaria as an organisation of hospitals and institutions professionally involved in healthcare as well as active physical entities supporting and contributing to the ideas of the associ...

French

Relever Ensemble Les Défis   L'année 2011 restera certainement longtemps dans nos mémoires ne serait-ce qu’à cause des turbulences qui ont affecté les marchés financiers et les budgets nationaux. Soumis aux mesures generalises de réduction des coûts dans presque tous les pays européens, les hôpitaux se sont vus constraints de réduire leurs dépenses ou de trouver de nouvelles sources de revenus....

Une Réunion Du Conseil d’Administration Productive a Amsterdam   Le Conseil d’administration s'est réuni pour la 96ème fois le 24 mai dernier. La reunion s’est tenue à Amsterdam où nous avons été aimablement accueillis par le nouveau partenaire de l’AEDH issu de l’industrie, Arcadis.   L’ordre du jour était chargé comme d’habitude et le Conseil d’administration a examiné de nombreuses questi

La Formation en Gestion De la Santé en Irlande du Nord   Notre magazine (E)Hospital a rencontré deux gestionnaires travaillant en Irlande du Nord ayant accompli le programme de formation en gestion HSC. Louise McMahon, présidente de l’ « Institute of Health Management Northern Ireland », l'Institut de gestion de la santé d’Irlande du Nord, y a effectué sa formation et a progressé pour devenir di...

German

Gemeinsam Die Herausforderungen Angehen Sicherlich bleibt uns das Jahr 2011 mit seinen turbulenten Entwicklungen auf den Finanzmärkten und in den Staatshaushalten lang in Erinnerung. Unter den enormen Sparzwängen in fast allen europäischen Ländern mussten die Krankenhäuser Kosten reduzieren oder neue Einkommensquellen anzapfen. So manche Unternehmensstrategie geriet ins Wanken und Prioritäten mussten...

Produktives Meeting Des Ekekutivkomitees in Amsterdam   Am 24. Mai trat das Exekutivkomitee zum 96. Mal zusammen. Das Meeting fand in Amsterdam statt; als Gastgeber fungierte freundlicherweise unserer neuer EVKD Industriepartner Arcadis.   Wie immer war der Terminkalender voll gepackt; das Exekutivkomitee besprach eine Vielzahl wichtiger Angelegenheiten, beispielsweise die Möglichkeiten, wie w

Health Management Training in Nord Irland (E)Hospital sprach mit zwei Managern aus Nord Irland, die ihren Kurs‚HSC Management Training Scheme’ abgeschlossen haben: Louise McMahon, Vorstand des ‚Institute of Health Management Northern Ireland Division’ schloss diesen Kurs als junge Hochschulabsolventin ab und stieg rasch die Karriereleiter zum ‚Director of Performance and Service Improvement’ am...



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