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Cardiology Management

The Dilemma of Using Location-Based Terms for COVID-19 Variants

2021 01 Jun

With the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in India, talks of the “Indian variant” have been circulating over social media. However, this has offended the Indian government who is demanding that references to the Indian variant in media should be removed as it hurts the country’s image and is also not scientifically accurate.   While media has not complied... Read more

Executive Health Management

Healthcare Leaders Discuss Pandemic Role of the Chief Wellness Officer

2021 13 May

Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare systems struggled to manage the mental health and wellbeing of their diverse healthcare workforce who often suffered from stress, anxiety, long working hours and other related issues, which can lead to workplace burnout.  The relatively new role of the chief wellness officer (CWO) are tasked with... Read more

IMAGING Management

Mitigating a Post-COVID-19 Surge With Integrated Technology

2021 02 Feb

Despite a falling number of COVID–19 patients in ICU, imaging departments are facing another surge in demand, explains Dr James Diss, Radiology Registrar at Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) NHS Trust in the UK. And technology will be vital in helping them continue to provide high-quality care. With only one COVID-19 patient in ICU following... Read more

Health Management

Volume 20 - Issue 10, 2020

2020 30 Nov

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Health Management

Coronavirus, Tensegrity and CSR: Year of Living Dangerously

2020 30 Nov

The COVID-19 vaccine development is currently central news globally. With recently reported successes, however, the focus is shifting from the very availability of a vaccine to manufacturing and distribution aspects. It is the pharmaceutical sector that will be playing the key role in freeing the world from the disease. A business expert argues... Read more

Decision Support

Online Rehabilitation At Home Established In Record Time

2020 06 Nov

In March, when the whole country locked down, almost 150 patients were undergoing their rehabilitation stay at the LHL Hospital in Gardermoen, Norway. Within one day, everyone was sent home to prevent COVID-19 from spreading. “It was a bit chaotic that day,” recalls Anne Edvardsen, head of the rehabilitation department... 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

IMAGING Management

FDA Amends Emergency Use Authorization for Hologic’s Aptima SARS-CoV-2 Assay

2020 06 Oct

Hologic, Inc.  announced today that its Aptima® SARS-CoV-2 assay, which initially received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in May, is now authorized for testing of individuals without symptoms or other reasons to suspect COVID-19 infection. This authorization follows an  announcement  last week... Read more

ICU Management

COVID-19: Still Poorly Understood

2020 02 Oct

During the first few months of the coronavirus disease, it was being suggested that severe COVID-19 may represent a hyperimmune disorder, similar to secondary haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (sHLH) and macrophage activation syndrome (MAS). Cytokine storm, elevated plasma levels, ferritin and inflammatory biomarkers are all typical signs of sHLH/MAS.... 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