IT Management

Wireless Data Collection Against COVID-19

2020 05 Nov

A joined initiative in Singapore is developing an open-sourced system that wirelessly collects oxygen levels data from pulse oximeters and presents it on a dashboard, aiming to boost COVID-19 fight.   You might also like: Wearables Data for COVID-19 Detection   Availability of well-structured, easy-to-read health... Read more

IT Management

Cross-Border Management of COVID-19 Lab Results

2020 27 Oct

Two digital initiatives are being tested aimed at facilitating cross-border handling of COVID-19-realted lab results for travellers and governments.   You might also like: (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)? COVID-19 ‘Immunity Passports’ through ethical lens   International travel and tourism are among... Read more

Health Management

New Care Delivery

2020 22 Oct

The COVID-19 pandemic has been an accelerator for a profound paradigmatic shift that started several years ago, from a hospital-centred and centralised acute care system towards a patient-centred and distributed network of multiple actors playing new roles. Autonomy of patients is leveraged, telemedicine and telemonitoring is increasingly used by... Read more

Health Management

Building a Hospital Without Walls

2020 22 Oct

In the pursuit to achieve better population health, the Central Health Model of Care is designed to look beyond the hospital walls, and achieve the Five Population Health aims of Better Health and Better Value with Better People delivering Better Care to build a Better Community. Key Points A contextualised population... 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

IT Management

4CE: Extracting COVID-19 Data from EHRs

2020 08 Sep

As the respiratory disease COVID-19 is caused by a new pathogen, SARS-CoV-2, there is so much uncertainty that makes the battle against the pandemic even more challenging. Experts continue with their research work to have a better understanding on COVID-19's underlying physiology and its interactions with the body's different system processes.... Read more

ICU Management

COVID-19 Global Response – Strengths, Weaknesses, Success and Failure

2020 11 Aug

An overview of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic – the success of South Korea, the so-called herd-immunity experiment of Sweden and the not-so-brilliant COVID-19 management in the U.K. and the U.S. South Korea's Successful Three-Phased Response to COVID-19 COVID-19 has created havoc around the globe. Some countries have... Read more

IT Management

Global Panel for Responsible AI

2020 18 Jun

A new coalition dedicated to governance of the AI technology, Global Partnership on AI (GPAI), has been launched to ensure that the technology is used responsibly, respecting human rights and democratic values.   You might also like: Hotspot: AI and Ethics in Health Innovation   Nearly two years after France and Canada announced... Read more

ICU Management

New Agreement Brings Masimo NomoLine® Capnography & O3® Regional Oximetry to Select Philips Monitors

2020 27 May

Masimo  and  Royal Philips , both global leaders in patient monitoring, announced today that they have reinforced their partnership, whereby Philips will integrate additional Masimo measurement technologies into select IntelliVue® MX-series multi-parameter monitors, to help clinicians assess cerebral oximetry and ventilation status. Core Masimo... Read more

ICU Management

COVID-19: Universal Masking in Hospitals

2020 27 May

The SARS-Cov-2 pandemic has all healthcare institutions scrambling for protocols to prevent virus transmission. The name of the game is to protect both patients and healthcare providers from the virus. However, every hospital has its protocol with respect to precautionary measures that have been undertaken to prevent transmission. While some hospitals... Read more

ICU Management

Preparing the ICU for COVID-19

2020 16 May

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is now a global pandemic, and almost every country is facing problems on how to prevent its spread. While the majority of patients with COVID-19 can recover as outpatients, a significant number require admission to the ICU for more aggressive medical care. The ICU is vulnerable to contamination with organisms, and... Read more

Executive Health Management

COVID-19 Care Continuum

2020 11 May

Think back to January 1, 2020. Can you even remember what the outlook was for a new decade in your area of healthcare? The first phase of the deadly coronavirus disease, COVID-19, has practically swept away any memory of the status quo before it hit like a tsunami and healthcare scrambled to fight it. Today, months later, more than 200 countries... Read more

Executive Health Management

Smart Hospital for the Future

2020 11 May

Summary: Tan Tock Seng Hospital, a large multi-disciplinary public hospital in Singapore enters into the future of Hospital Operations with Command, Control & Communications (C3) capabilities at its new Integrated Operations Command Centre. On 22 Jan 2020, Singapore raised its Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON)... Read more

Executive Health Management

COVID-19: Data Uncertainty and Effectiveness of Interventions

2020 11 May

Summary: For the past 15 years Prof. Andy Tatem has been working with population data globally, and his team was one of the first to analyse the COVID-19 spread and interventions during the outbreak in China. He speaks with HealthManagement.org about public health measures, COVID-19 changing the nature of research, and how data could and should be... Read more

IT Management

Will Contact Tracing Work?

2020 11 May

Contact tracing has been one of the tools a few governments around the world adopted in their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, with an impressive amount of resources thrown into the development and implementation of this technology. But will it actually work? Not necessarily, say some experts.   You may also like: Cyber Hackers Exploit... Read more

Executive Health Management

Where Does COVID-19 Vaccine Development Stand?

2020 11 Apr

Researchers around the world are testing a wide range of COVID-19 vaccine candidates, with over a hundred vaccines in development, and almost 600 clinical trials either ongoing or completed.   You may also like : Teaming and Funding Opportunities for COVID-19 Researchers   The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI),... 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

IMAGING Management

COVID-19 Will Revolutionise Imaging Practices

2020 17 Mar

The journal   Radiology  has published expert recommendations on radiology preparedness during the COVID-19 public health crisis. The article outlines how to deal with COVID-19 cases and suggests ways in which radiology departments can help contain spread of infection spread to protect hospital staff and patients in other departments.... Read more

IT Management

Software Identifies COVID-19 Super Carriers

2020 16 Mar

A Polish company has developed software that deploys data to identify people at risk of carrying COVID-19.   The firm, DataWalk, taps into data like immigration records, mobile phone data and data about affected individuals to identify potential ‘super carriers’ who resist the disease and are unaware how widely they can infect others.... Read more

Executive Health Management

England to Introduce Deemed Consent for Organ Donation

2020 10 Mar

Starting 20 May 2020, a new law will be implemented in England regulating a new system of deemed, or presumed consent for routine organ and tissue donation. All adults will be considered to have no objection to becoming a donor after they die, unless they have prior registered their decision to ‘opt out’ or confirmed being part of an excluded... Read more

Executive Health Management

2020 09 Mar

According to global reports, from an operational point of view, there is extreme pressure on capacity due to the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), affecting mainly inbound air freight and domestic road haulage in addition to production in China. As the ripple effect, similar pressure is observed in Hong Kong, Singapore and the United... Read more

Executive Health Management

From SARS to COVID-19: One Department’s Journey

2020 09 Mar

A tertiary hospital in Singapore shares its experience of handling the work during the outbreaks of infectious diseases, namely during the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) epidemics. Focusing on the operations of the radiology department, it offers recommendations that may be useful for other hospital... Read more

Executive Health Management

COVID-19 Forces Healthcare Congresses Cancellations

2020 06 Mar

UPDATED 10/03/2020 COVID-19 cases continue to be reported daily and the virus has spread to 75 countries. What impact is it having on the healthcare sector?   One key concern is the shortage of personal protective equipment putting the health of frontline workers dealing with infected patients at risk . Supplies of... Read more

Executive Health Management

WHO Declares Public Health Emergency

2020 31 Jan

The new coronavirus was declared a global emergency (a Public Health Emergency of International Concern – PHEIC) during the second meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on 30 January. "The main reason for this declaration is not what is happening in China but what is happening in other... Read more

Executive Health Management

WHO Committee to Meet on Coronavirus ‘Emergency’ Status

2020 30 Jan

The Emergency Committee on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) will be reconvened by the World Health Organization Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus today. The meeting is planned to start at 13:30 Geneva time.   The virus, named 2019-nCoV, originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, apparently from wild animals sold at a market, with... Read more

Executive Health Management

Healthcare Design With a Long-Term View

2020 29 Jan

In the process of ‘reimagining a hospital,’ one cannot overestimate the importance of architecture and design. HealthManagement.org asked a prominent figure in healthcare design, Christopher Shaw, Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, Chair of Architects for Health and founder of healthcare planning and architects practice Medical... Read more

IT Management

Big Data in Breakthrough Cancer Detection Tool

2020 16 Jan

Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have used big data analytics to devise a personalised tool for prediction of cancer, patient survivability and patient response to immunotherap   You might also like: AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis Matches Two Doctors   This specially-designed 'scorecard' has been designed to be used... Read more

ICU Management

Agenda

2020 15 Jan

For a full listing of events visit https://iii.hm/swz   JANUARY 27-30              Arab Health 2020                         Dubai, UAE            &nb Read more

IMAGING Management

Our Top 10 Imaging Stories from 2019

2019 27 Dec

As the year draws to a close, we take a look at our ten most viewed Imaging stories across our 2019 news and journals.   Multisociety AI Radiology Ethics Framework Announced With AI moving into radiology at lightning speed, international imaging and informatics societies have worked together to produce a paper on ethics guidance.... Read more

Executive Health Management

MEDICA+COMPAMED 2019: New Products, New Solutions, New Ideas

2019 28 Nov

Providers worldwide are adapting to the increasing challenges in markets of medical technology and medical products by introducing innovations for modern and cost-efficient medical care. This trend was reflected at MEDICA, the world’s largest medical trade fair, and COMPAMED, the leading trade fair for the medical technology manufacturing supplier... Read more