Search Tag: public health

IT Management

Open Database for NPIs

2020 11 Sep

Non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs), ranging from the most stringent lockdowns to less restrictive social distancing rules, have been implemented by different countries to control coronavirus spread and prevent COVID-19 cases overwhelming their healthcare systems.   You might also like: COVID-19 Exit Strategy Simulator Available... Read more

Executive Health Management

Lockdowns in LMICs: Finding the Balance

2020 16 Jul

The economic fallout from pandemic-related lockdowns has been enormous, especially in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) that struggle to find a balance in terms of protecting life and livelihood, as they aim to avoid public health systems being overwhelmed and their economies grinding to a complete halt.   You might also like:... Read more

Executive Health Management

Refusal to Be Tested: What to Do?

2020 09 Jul

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a major disruption to regular healthcare services. As the novel coronavirus is highly contagious, hospitals need to double down on their infection control strategies to reduce nosocomial spread. Routine screening of patients and staff would be one such strategy, but what if not everyone agrees to be tested?... Read more

Executive Health Management

Alternating Lockdowns and Relaxation for Pandemic Control

2020 26 May

An international team of researchers has analysed several scenarios of non-pharmaceutical COVID-19 interventions in 16 countries and outlined an effective strategy of alternating lockdown and relaxation cycles.   You may also like: Lifting COVID-19 Restrictions – What’s Next?   Since there are still no proven treatments or vaccines... Read more

IT Management

HIMSS 2020 COVID-19 Precautions Ahead of March Congress

2020 21 Feb

With the 2020 HIMSS Global Health Conference (HIMSS20) fast approaching, organisers have been providing regular updates to allay fears of participants over the ongoing coronavirus situation. HIMSS20 , set for 9-13 March at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, will proceed "as scheduled" according to HIMSS officials in the most... Read more

IMAGING Management

RSNA 2019: MRI Reveals Brain Damage in Obese Teens

2019 25 Nov

An imaging study reveals obesity amongst young people may be due to brain changes that affect important regions responsible for control of appetite and emotions. There is a pattern of brain damage which, according to researchers, has to do with some inflammatory markers like leptin, a hormone made by fat cells that helps regulate energy levels... Read more

Executive Health Management

Turning the Silver Tsunami into a Silver Lining...

2019 02 Oct

Healthcare is becoming more and more successful, allowing us to endure into an unprecedented old age. At the same time, in developed countries, the fertility rate is lowering. These two phenomena have led to what international organisations have been saying for years: the population is getting older. Now, the question of the ageing population is no... Read more

Executive Health Management

Brexit: Wreaking Havoc in Healthcare?

2019 02 Oct

The date is set (we think!) - on October 31st the United Kingdom is to leave the European Union (EU). Since the 2016 referendum on membership of the EU bloc, when 51.9% of British voters opted for an exit from the European Union, the Brexit negotiations have been erratic and dramatic with no resolution about the form the exit will take. Trade deals,... Read more

Executive Health Management

Innovation and Inspiration for Healthcare

2019 02 Oct

Summary: The EAHM Innovation Award 2019 honoured posters for four healthcare projects that are challenging the status quo and innovating in logistics, healing and tech leverage around Europe. Read on for the run down on the winning initiatives. Logistics, Innovation and Technology The challenge for the EOC group was multi-faceted; operating... Read more