Disappointing and time-consuming, can EHRs be made useful?
Electronic health record (EHR) systems were supposed to improve the documentation process and retrieval of patient information to help with... Read more
Is blockchain the solution for fragmented medical info?
The use of different electronic records systems in hospitals and specialist clinics makes it difficult for doctors or care teams to have... Read more
Can we evaluate and treat the patient as a whole?
We are getting used to hear that all sorts of technological innovations will help men and women live almost eternally without suffering: magic seeds, like the beans in the fairy tale, that grow without water and with therapeutic properties; colour pills that will extend our lives beyond 200 years; gene therapies that will eliminate cancer; brain... Read more
Editorial Board Member HealthManagement
Politician Aneurin Bevan, the founder of the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK, famously asserted at the service’s birth in 1948, “If a hospital bedpan is dropped in a hospital corridor in Tredegar, the reverberations should echo around Whitehall.” Southeast Wales is less than 260 miles from London; it would have to be one very noisy reverberation... Read more
What could the new data protection law mean for health sector leaders? The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on 25 May 2018, replacing the 1995 Data Protection Directive. Directly binding and applicable in all EU states, the GDPR aims to protect the data and privacy of the European population by giving... Read more
2017 06 Apr
Radiologists have been taught to fear machine learning. It means what it says, a machine can learn. It is an inherently frightening concept. It is almost a shame to put such a label on the process, because it is not really new. Remember Fuzzy Logic? Neural Networks? We were all impressed that a computer could recognize the letter “A”, but that... Read more
2017 20 Feb
Efficient patient-centric care models require consolidating mountains of data. Acquisitions and regionalization further compound the challenge. How does an organization capitalize on what could easily become a liability? Fredrik Gustavsson, Sectra CTO, sums up the answer simply, “Don’t buy technology. Buy solutions for your clinical pathways.”... Read more
2016 15 Nov
Located in Sydney’s Inner west, Canterbury Hospital has just over 200 beds. DT Research and its partner, HPA supplied 49 Carts with DT592BU Medical-Cart Computers to Canterbury in June 2016. Canterbury uses Surginet (Cerner) for theatre & recovery eMR applications on their PC’s Source & Image Credit: DT Research Read more
Evidenced-based ICU Organisation: Interview with Professor Jeremy Kahn
Jeremy Kahn is Professor of Critical Care, Medicine and Health Policy... Read more
From command and control to modern approaches to leadership
Historical command and control approaches to leadership fail in building... Read more