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 Chiara Cavallo

Chiara Cavallo

The coronavirus pandemic has shone a light on the dedication of our global health systems. It has also helped inspire new thinking on how to address the key challenges that have been facing healthcare for many years. Empowering a new climate of quality care that is guided by insight to benefit both providers and patients, will create a system as healthy as those it cares for. A renewed focus on global colla

 Michael Mauer

Michael Mauer

Radiology departments are facing several challenges – increased volume of examinations, cross-site collaboration, rising costs, and data protection. How can the highest possible efficiency be achieved in this specialty and how can workflow and IT systems be optimised for maximum productivity? Key PointsRadiology departments can benefit from cost and time-efficient radiology management.The key to increase

 Mustafa Hamdy

Mustafa Hamdy

On 14 August 2020, King Faisal Specialist Hospital - Jeddah, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia went live with the Agfa HealthCare Enterprise Imaging for Radiology platform. HealthManagament.org spoke to Mustafa Hamdy, Regional Manager, Middle East region for Agfa HealthCare to learn more about the deployment and their future outlook in this region. Key PointsKing Faisal Specialist Hospital – Jeddah is one o

 Daria Picchioni

Daria Picchioni

An overview of the impact the healthcare industry has on the environment and how the adoption of an Environmental Management System according to ISO standards can provide a framework for a more sustainable operating model for clinical laboratories. As the healthcare industry continues to grow, so does its effect on the environment. As a sector which exists to promote longer, healthier lives, the subject

 Johan Hendrickx

Johan Hendrickx

The role of a radiologist is becoming more central to healthcare. Radiology departments are overloaded with work. Demand for fast imaging results and 24/7 availability are also consistently increasing. Agfa HealthCare has developed a shared reading workflow within its Enterprise Imaging platform, which allows radiologists to share tasks and expertise beyond the hospital walls. HealthManagement.org spoke to

 Barney Schofield

Barney Schofield

The Greater Manchester Rapid Diagnostic Centre Programme offers a new model of cancer care that aims to improve patient outcomes across the Greater Manchester area. The centre offers a new way of rapidly investigating patients with suspected cancer symptoms, so that they can receive appropriate treatment as soon as possible. HealthManagement.org spoke to Barney Schofield, Director of Planning and Delivery,

 Sourabh Pagaria

Sourabh Pagaria

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed healthcare to move towards consumerism. This change is being driven by patients who are quickly turning into consumers. Where will this trend lead? Is it time for hospitals and consumers to work together to utilise digital technology in healthcare and to improve healthcare access across all groups of society? How can healthcare embrace consumerism? Key PointsHealthcare is

 Jan Kips

Jan Kips

Traditionally, the radiology community advocates peer review for quality assurance. The current trend is to focus more on peer learning, where learning from peers in a continuous improvement mode becomes more important than focusing on the (number of) diagnostic errors. Agfa HealthCare has developed a module that supports both peer review and peer learning in its Enterprise Imaging (EI) platform. HealthMan

Dr. Jürgen Fortin

Dr. Jürgen Fortin

Syncope is a heterogeneous syndrome with complex underlying mechanisms. The spectrum of patients presenting with syncope is broad, which requires appropriate, often individualized diagnosis paths. “Patients presenting with syncope, a sudden transient loss of consciousness, require appropriate, often individualized diagnosis and treatment.”1 Syncope is a heterogeneous syndrome with complex underly

Hospitals and Medical Practices Benefit from Custom Software Solutions An overview of the implementation of a GE Healthcare analytics platform at a radiology practice in the German RheinMain region and the Institute for Radiology, Kantonsspital Aarau, Switzerland. Business Intelligence (BI) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) allow medical practices and hospitals to achieve significant increases in effic

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 patients. Scottish microbiologist Sir Alexander Fleming fam

 Emilia De Alonso

Emilia De Alonso

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, hospitals across Spain began making

 Marco Belardinelli

Marco Belardinelli

ASG Superconductors is an Italian company specialising in superconductive magnets design and in manufacturing innovative superconducting wire (MgB2) and MRI systems. HealthManagement.org spoke to Marco Belardinelli, the Business Unit Director of the MRI Division at ASG, with a special focus on the technology and market development of the MROpen EVO, the “best MRI experience” system based on unique supe

 Bob Craske

Bob Craske

COVID-19 continues to present new challenges to healthcare providers. As a leading healthcare IT partner, Agfa HealthCare is committed to supporting its clients during the COVID-19 crisis. Health Management.org spoke to Bob Craske, the Department Solutions Marketing Director for Agfa HealthCare to discuss Agfa’s newest Enterprise Imaging platform that facilitates image exchange, universal viewing, and cl

 Tobias Silberzahn

Tobias Silberzahn

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 and patients have suddenly become fraught with danger, interest

 Sourabh Pagaria

Sourabh Pagaria

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way healthcare works. HealthManagement.org spoke to Sourabh Pagaria to discuss the future of data and digital technologies as strategic assets for pandemic prevention in future. Key PointsThere is a need to adopt technological solutions to help extend reach of clinical staff and improve patient experience.Artifical Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) powered

Prof. Carlo Tascini

Prof. Carlo Tascini

Prof. Carlo Tascini is Head of Infectious Diseases Clinic at Udine University Hospital. Prior to that, he was the Head of First Division of Infectious Diseases Unit at Cotugno Hospital. His field of interests include endocarditis, meningitis, sepsis, MDR bacterial infection and fungal infections. HealthManagement.org spoke to Prof. Tascini about the clinical benefits of MR-proADM. Key PointsBiomarkers, as

 André da Silveira

André da Silveira

How can health organisations speed up AI adoption to gain efficiency, quality and resourcing advantages, without a slow and complex set-up process that could add to the cognitive overload already being experienced by radiologists? Key PointsCoronavirus has generated greater empathy for the radiology profession and has highlighted the need for a more agile approach to tackling clinical overload in hospita

 Paul Lipton

Paul Lipton

Agfa HealthCare and Microsoft Teams have partnered up to provide new communication and collaboration solutions to help healthcare providers and clinicians in their response to COVID-19. Key PointsAgfa HealthCare and Microsoft have joined forces to connect their XERO Universal Viewer and Microsoft Teams platforms.Paul Lipton, Manager of Product Development at Agfa, has developed a platform that would allow

 Philipp Schuetz

Philipp Schuetz

Procalcitonin is widely used to assess the risk of bacterial infection and disease progression. Can it be an additional tool to identify COVID-19 patients at risk of severe disease? Key PointsProcalcitonin (PCT) is a widely used biomarker to assess the risk of bacterial infection and disease progression.Early evidence suggests that PCT may also be a valuable tool in identifying COVID-19 patients at high r

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