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Education

2017 20 Nov

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically” Martin Luther KingWorldwide there is still much variation in type and duration of intensive care medicine training programmes (Amin et al. 2016). What is clear is that training programmes need to cover the ‘basics’ as well as adapt to accommodate new skills, such... Read more

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Volume 17 - Issue 3, 2017

2017 21 Aug

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People

2017 21 Aug

Despite that in general health spending is growing slowly, according to a recent OECD report European countries lag behind. Balancing the service demands against available resources is a key function of management. With increasing demand and reduction in resources it is meanwhile a real challenge for most of our European health colleagues to fill vacancies... Read more

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Cardiac Arrest

2017 28 May

The “chain of survival” metaphor for improving outcomes from sudden cardiac arrest (CA) was first coined in the 1980s. Since adopted by the American Heart Association and the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation amongst others, it is a useful tool to concentrate efforts on how to optimise every link in the chain to improve survival and neurologically... Read more

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Value-Based Healthcare in 2017

2017 16 Feb

Porter and Teisberg introduced value-based healthcare (VBHC) in their seminal 2006 book, Redefining Health Care. At the time, several sceptics raised questions about the evidence and practicality of its prescriptions. One reviewer noted, “There are few data to support their concepts. … no one has tried anything like the approaches they suggest.” A prominent... Read more

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Volume 16 - Issue 4, 2016

2016 30 Nov

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Quality

2016 30 Nov

An emphasis on quality of care has always underpinned healthcare, but in recent years quality measurement has come to the fore, as countries around the world seek to provide the best outcomes for patients while facing ever-increasing healthcare costs. In intensive care, despite the heterogeneity of the patient population, great strides have been made... Read more

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Healthcare Without Borders

2016 13 Nov

Dear Reader, As the world’s largest representative body for senior healthcare executives, the European Association of Hospital Managers (EAHM) has a big responsibility in advancing the healthcare enterprise. Modern communication is key in sharing best practices, gathering new ideas and interacting with other disciplines. The EAHM has selected HealthManagement.org... Read more

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At the Crossroads - The Future of Healthcare

2016 25 Aug

Any healthcare leader surveying the healthcare situation in Europe today would have the same observation; the demands on the sustainability of healthcare systems across the continent are weighing heavy on hospital finances, personnel resources and ultimately on the wellbeing of patients. With improving patient outcomes the first and foremost‏ objective,... Read more

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If You Build It, Will They Come?

2016 01 Jul

On the first day of a new project, I often discover that many of my colleagues in healthcare haven’t worked with designers before, which is why I’m introduced as “an IT guy.” While I was initially startled to be stereotyped as “IT ”, I have come to realise that IT is exactly the right place for a designer to be. We’ve entered a new age where technology... Read more