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October 2020: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

2020 30 Sep

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is an annual campaign to increase awareness of breast cancer. The goal is to show every woman that her life is important and to ensure that every woman has access to education, screening, treatment, support and hope. According to the American Cancer Society , there are more than 270,000 new cases... Read more

Cardiology Management

World Heart Day 2020 - Use Heart to Beat Cardiovascular Disease

2020 28 Sep

On World Heart Day this year (29 September), the World Heart Federation (WHF) cautions heart patients to be aware of COVID-19 and its impact on the heart. According to the WHF, COVID-19 is creating a perfect storm for heart health. Three factors are contributing to this: 1. People with COVID-19 and heart disease are at the highest risk of death... Read more

Health Management

Pandemic Prevention Strategies

2020 28 Sep

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed numerous vulnerabilities in global health systems. The existing facilities have been insufficient, and much of non-COVID-19 care has been suspended. The infrastructure and supply chains have proven to be easily disrupted. The public health efforts led by local, national and international agencies have received a lot... Read more

Health Management

Using BioDynaMo to Study COVID-19 Spread in Closed Spaces

2020 28 Sep

The open-source BioDynaMo platform was developed at CERN to assist life scientists in creating biological simulations. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the platform has been adapted to simulate how the coronavirus spreads in populations, which can help to control the pandemic and inform decisions for similar outbreaks in the future.... Read more

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Prevention and Innovation for the Post-Pandemic New Normal

2020 28 Sep

Prevention and Innovation appear to be basic concepts for building a post-COVID-19 “new” normal, but which personal paradigms, and which collective actions would make them a reality beyond words? Key Points Prevention: the system of measures to assure protection in case of predictable events with negative impact on people and environment.... Read more

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(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)? COVID-19 ‘Immunity Passports’ through ethical lens

2020 28 Sep

The possibility of introducing the so-called COVID-19 ‘immunity passports’ has been widely discussed in the recent months. It is, however, undermined by the lack of consensus on countless fundamental issues, such as immunity, effectiveness of antibody testing or the balance between individual liberties and public health safety. An ethics expert... Read more

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Smart Thinking: Oxford, GE to use AI against COVID-19 pneumonia

2020 28 Sep

With the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, efficient collection, analysis and management of patient data may play a pivotal role in supporting clinical decision-making and improving outcomes. GE Healthcare is part of several AI-driven projects in the UK and France, which are aimed at assisting clinicians with diagnosis, triage and treatment of COVID-19... Read more

Health Management

The Promise of Remote Solutions

2020 28 Sep

Hologic Iberia shares their experience of providing remote-based support to clinicians in hospitals in Spain during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the challenges, switching to remote interaction proved to be a success thanks to the expertise of Hologic’s teams. This may now become a new promising direction for the company. In March,... Read more

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The Role of Telecardiology - Lessons from COVID-19 A Missed Opportunity or a New Hope?

2020 28 Sep

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, with lockdowns and restrictions of physical contact, many editorials in scientific journals started to speak about the telemedicine solutions but no telemedicine programme can be created overnight. In cardiology, the branch of telecardiology is well developed and the COVID-19 pandemic showed us the potential... Read more

Health Management

How Data Intelligence Will Be Crucial for Predicting the Next Pandemic

2020 28 Sep

Artificial intelligence developments in machine and deep learning are benefitting from the experience of COVID-19 to pave the way for future pandemic outbreaks. Key Points The generalised use of big data in healthcare implies a revolution that is reshaping the industry as we know it. Artificial intelligence... Read more

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Communication in the Time of Corona - The Rise of the Virtual Clinic

2020 28 Sep

In this article, we discuss some aspects of note with regard to virtual clinics, including their proposed benefits and associated challenges. We end by providing some tips for healthcare providers who are beginning to incorporate virtual consultation into their practice. Key Points  COVID-19 crisis has heralded unprecedented change... Read more

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Lessons Learnt from COVID-19 A mental health perspective on the use of digital technologies

2020 28 Sep

While capacity in the health system was increased to manage COVID-19 infections, the experience for mental health was very different – services were closed and referrals fell by up to 90%. What are the lessons learnt for managing mental health services in a future pandemic and what is the role of digital technology? Key Points Mental health... Read more

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COVID-19 Paving the Way for Robots in Healthcare

2020 28 Sep

HealthManagement.org spoke to Héctor González-Jiménez, Associate Professor in Marketing at ESCP Business School in Madrid and researcher about COVID-19 and the use of robotics in diagnosis and treatment. Héctor is interested in interdisciplinary research that addresses phenomena on the self and consumption. Currently, his work spans areas such... Read more

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Future of Patient Safety: What We’ve Learned from the Pandemic

2020 28 Sep

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented level of public scrutiny of patient care, and developing highly reliable systems is no longer going to be optional for organisations in the future. Healthcare leaders are now challenged to implement new cultures focussed on sustaining safe, person-centred care for both patients and health... Read more

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Remote Patient Monitoring for Safe and Effective Management of COVID-19 Patients

2020 28 Sep

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) and the role it can play in the early detection of COVID-19 complications, increasing patient safety, and reducing the risk of spreading infection. The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has posed immense challenges to medical professionals around the world. As personal interactions between medical professionals... Read more

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Management of COVID-19 Pandemic - The Swedish Perspective

2020 28 Sep

Among all countries affected by COVID-19, the Swedish pandemic strategy has polarised the political and global media response, where both condemning and acknowledging voices are heard. The question thus arises whether the Swedish approach is unique, and what reasoning leads to this strategy. This report does not discuss the outcome or validity of... Read more

Executive Health Management

How Exposure to SARS-CoV-2 Varies Across Hospital Settings

2020 24 Sep

New research from the UK has detected SARS-CoV-2 seroconversion among asymptomatic healthcare workers. Moreover, researchers were able to identify variation in the occupational risk of exposure to the pathogen – which causes COVID-19 – between hospital departments.   You might also like: COVID-19: Risk Factors for Healthcare Workers... Read more

IT Management

Applying ML to Study India’s COVID-19 Policies

2020 24 Sep

The nudge theory is known to be useful in effecting behaviour change. Using the nudge of ‘nationalism’ in the fight against COVID 19, the government of India was able to motivate its large population to abide by lockdown rules and basic health protocols (e.g. wearing of face masks and frequent handwashing).   You might also like: AI Tool... Read more

Cardiology Management

COVID-19 Induced Heart Damage May Improve With Time

2020 18 Sep

Some patients infected with COVID-19 suffer from lung and heart damage. Some of these patients require admission to the ICU with support from mechanical ventilation and the use of inotropic medications. Even after discharge, some of these patients remain symptomatic. However, findings from a new study show that even though some patients with COVID... Read more

Cardiology Management

COVID-19 and Increase in OHCA

2020 18 Sep

COVID-19 has a wide range of presentations including asymptomatic to various intensity of symptomatic patients, some of whom develop acute respiratory distress syndrome and require mechanical ventilation. COVID-19 first hit in December 2019 in China. Outside of China, Northern Italy was also sufficiently impacted by it, leading to a high number of... Read more