Search Tag: COVID-19

Executive Health Management

Clinical Education During COVID-19

2020 25 Nov

The pandemic has changed the way care is delivered, with clinical staff fighting an unknown disease, others being assigned to previously unfamiliar areas, and medical students being involved as workforce. To adapt, clinical educators must change their ways of working and develop new methods of training delivery. The clinical education team at... Read more

IMAGING Management

#RSNA2020: Diabetes, Hypertension Increase Risk of COVID-19 Brain Complications

2020 23 Nov

Some patients with COVID-19 are at higher risk of neurological complications like bleeding in the brain and stroke, according to a study being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The researchers said these potentially life-threatening findings were more common in patients with hypertension and diabetes.... Read more

IT Management

Virtual Hospital for COVID-19 Care

2020 23 Nov

The COVID-19 pandemic puts much strain on healthcare resources. One way to expand hospital bed capacity is through the use of telemedicine. Atrium Health's "hospital at home" (AH-HaH) is a good example of how telemedicine programmes can be ramped up to provide acute hospital-level care for patients in their own home.   You might also like:... Read more

Executive Health Management

Milestone for COVID-19 Vaccine

2020 18 Nov

Pfizer has completed the Phase 3 of its COVID-19 vaccine trial and is ready to seek authorisation for emergency use in the U.S. The vaccine is reported to be 95% effective. Two other vaccine candidates, those of Moderna and the Russian Gamaleya Research Institute, demonstrated 94.5% and 92% efficacy, respectively, but the trials are still... Read more

Executive Health Management

Democracy Against COVID-19

2020 18 Nov

A new analysis provides insights into how democratic institutions play a significant role in the way countries mount quick policy response to existential threats, such as the COVID-19 pandemic (Shvetsova et al. 2020).   You might also like: Global COVID-19 Response: “A Collective Failure”   When institutional systems... Read more

ICU Management

Treating Early COVID-19 Infection

2020 14 Nov

There have been over 47 million cases of COVID-19 globally and 1.2 million deaths. According to Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the treatment of patients with early COVID-19 infection requires urgent focus. Treating these patients early in the course of infection could help speed up their... Read more

ICU Management

Life After COVID-19 Hospitalisation

2020 14 Nov

Findings from a new study show that surviving a case of COVID-19 that is severe enough to require hospitalisation can be quite challenging, but life after the ICU stay is also not a bed of roses.  The study includes data from 1250 patients treated in 38 hospitals. The average age of the participants is 62 years, and 83% of the patients lived at... Read more

Executive Health Management

Future Threats of Anti-COVID-19 Measures

2020 12 Nov

Non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) – social distancing, use of face masks, school closures, etc. – help control COVID-19 transmission. NPIs also reduce the spread of other endemic diseases such as influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), disrupting the "seasonal transmission patterns" of these other respiratory diseases.  ... Read more

Health Management

Volume 20 - Issue 9, 2020

2020 12 Nov

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Health Management

The Serious Public Health Consequences of Health Disparity

2020 12 Nov

As hospitals and clinics rebuild and reorganise from the public health and financial challenges of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there has never been a better time to address health disparity in medicine. The American College of Radiology is collaborating with patients and other health care organisations, to develop solutions to eliminate... Read more