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Executive Health Management

Airline Staff to Help Man 4,000-Bed COVID-19 Hospital

2020 01 Apr

  Airline staff are amongst thousands of personnel to man a new field hospital which opened in East London today for COVID-19 patients.   NHS Nightingale, housed in the Excel conference centre, opened its doors to 500 COVID-19 patients with the capacity to increase to 4,000 beds fitted with oxygen and ventilators.   The centre will care... Read more

ICU Management

COVID-19: From Hydroxychloroquine to Plasma Administration

2020 01 Apr

A number of colleagues and friends from outside the hospital have asked me whether they should take hydroxychloroquine for their COVID-19. A friend asked me whether he should take lopinavir-ritonavir even though he is not HIV-positive. A hospitalised patient requested administration of remdesivir regardless of the cost involved, and another patient... Read more

ICU Management

COVID-19 Pandemic: The Ethical Dilemma of Allocating Scarce Resources

2020 31 Mar

Coronavirus pandemic continues to intensify as does the shortage of ventilators and beds. In countries where cases are multiplying at a tremendous rate, a critical question that is being asked is: what criteria should be used to guide rationing decisions? What should be done when demand for ventilators and other intensive treatment exceeds the supply? ... Read more

IT Management

Preparing IT Departments for COVID-19

2020 31 Mar

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, medical and support staff at hospitals maybe stretched thin but they soldier on, finding ways to cope with unprecedented challenges.   In this time of public health crisis, as noted by Henning Schneider, CIO, Asklepios Kliniken, Germany , all hospital units and departments are pulling together in a joint effort... Read more

IMAGING Management

RSNA Publishes COVID-19 Consensus Reporting

2020 31 Mar

To improve radiologists' understanding of COVID-19 pneumonia, the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has issued an expert consensus statement on reporting chest CT findings related to the new coronavirus disease.     The statement, published online in the journal Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging, is endorsed by the RSNA, the American... Read more

Executive Health Management

EU Urges Free Cross-Border Movement of Healthcare Professionals

2020 30 Mar

On 30 March, the European Commission issued practical guidance to ensure workers’ mobility within the EU, in particular those in critical occupations to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic.   You may also like : How To Manage a Remote Healthcare Team   These occupations include healthcare, food sector, childcare, elderly care, and... Read more

Executive Health Management

Free Online COVID-19 Educational Resources for Healthcare Workers

2020 30 Mar

As the COVID-19 crisis is unfolding, many healthcare workers are faced with previously unknown situations and lack of essential skills. To assist those in need of additional information, a number of organisations around the world are launching special online educational resources.      If you want to share your experience and perspective... Read more

IMAGING Management

Ultrasound Has Role in COVID-19 Detection

2020 30 Mar

Recent research mostly from China, where the new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak originated, has cited the usefulness of chest CT in early disease diagnosis. CT protocols are now used for assessing pulmonary damage in COVID-19 patients.     You might also like : COVID-19 Will Revolutionise Imaging Practices   Since CT... Read more

Executive Health Management

Express COVID-19 Testing

2020 28 Mar

A new coronavirus test can detect infection in as little as five minutes and be used in almost any healthcare setting because of its small size and portability.   You may also like: GE Healthcare Takes Additional Actions to Help Clinicians Combat Coronavirus   As John Frels, vice president of research and development at Abbott Diagnostics,... Read more

Executive Health Management

Where Are the Most Effective Anti-COVID-19 Strategies?

2020 27 Mar

The majority of countries have introduced at least some nation-wide measures aimed at containing the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The measures include stopping/limiting international and domestic movement, closing educational facilities, banning public gatherings or announcing quarantine, to name a few.   You may... Read more

IT Management

Cyber Hackers Exploit COVID-19 Crisis with Healthcare Attacks

2020 27 Mar

  Cyber hackers are taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis to target vaccine facilities with ransomware. While health and healthcare organisations battle the virus, they’re also battling a surge in cyber security threats .   WHO is one organisation that has seen attempted cyber attacks double since the start of the virus crisis. A hacker group... Read more

Executive Health Management

Teaming and Funding Opportunities for COVID-19 Researchers

2020 27 Mar

Through two new online tools, COVID-19 researchers around the world now have the opportunity to find and team up with one another and learn about the available funding to support their work.   You may also like: More Openness in Research   UK-based Crowdhelix partnered with Science|Business media company to launch a free online match-making... Read more

Cardiology Management

Cardiac Care and COVID19 - Important Questions Answered

2020 26 Mar

Maddalena Lettino of San Gerardo Hospital, Monza (Italy) answers some important questions regarding cardiology patients, cardiac care and COVID-19 in the new series of podcasts by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). What have we learned from this experience? And what is the situation of the acute cardiology patient in this pandemic situation?... Read more

Cardiology Management

COVID-19 and CVD: Two Important Messages

2020 25 Mar

The world is facing a health crisis. It all started with China but now, Europe accounts for about three quarters of new daily cases. Italy and Spain are in a very difficult situation, and France and Germany are not so far behind. The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has recently put together a series of practical podcasts from speakers with the... Read more

Executive Health Management

COVID-19: We Want to Hear From You

2020 25 Mar

For the past two months, HealthManagement.org have been covering the appearance of SARS-CoV-2 and the disease it causes COVID-19.   Our editorial team have brought you the latest news on how healthcare is dealing with COVID-19 across Executive Management, Cardiology, HIT and Imaging. We’ve looked at diagnosis methods as researchers release... Read more

Executive Health Management

New Solutions to Face Mask Shortages

2020 25 Mar

With the deficit in vital mask supplies rapidly increasing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers around the world are developing alternative solutions.   You may also like : Hospitals’ Creative Responses to Coronavirus Challenges   Self-Sanitising Mask A research team at Northwestern University led by Jiaxing Huang, a professor of... Read more

ICU Management

COVID-19: Quarantine Measures, Laws and Limits

2020 25 Mar

COVID-19 continues to spread, and governments across the globe have imposed quarantines and travel bans. China locked down its cities, Italy imposed restrictions throughout the country, and the US and Canada have enforced self-quarantine. The US has banned the entry of travellers from China, Iran, and most of Europe, while many other countries have... Read more

Executive Health Management

2020 24 Mar

COVID-19 is already a severe public health emergency for citizens, societies and economies of 164 countries, inducing not only a major and unprecedented economic shock but also a social turmoil. According to a survey by McKinsey & Company (Craven et al. 2020), the COVID19 outbreak could potentially result in the decrease of global GDP of 2,5-2%... Read more

ICU Management

Allocating Ventilators in a Pandemic

2020 24 Mar

Life has come to a standstill as critical care doctors continue to battle COVID-19. The pandemic has led to shortages of essential goods and services - from hand sanitizers to masks to beds to ventilators. Today, the healthcare system is facing the prospect of rationing medical goods and services.  Mechanical ventilation, in particular, has come... Read more

ICU Management

GE Healthcare Takes Additional Actions to Help Clinicians Combat Coronavirus

2020 24 Mar

GE Healthcare and Ford collaborate to accelerate and scale ventilator production, supporting clinicians in the treatment of COVID-19 patients GE Healthcare provides information to clinicians who are considering the use of anesthesia systems to ventilate COVID-19 patients, following FDA guidance GE Healthcare today provided two updates on its... Read more