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Executive Health Management

Lessons for healthcare from emerging markets

2018 23 May

Can the vision of emerging markets transfer to developed countries for better healthcare?   From the mobile banking revolution and use of healthcare drones in Africa to production-line surgery in India, emerging markets embrace tech innovation with speed and boldness that developed markets only dream of. The reasons are many including a lack... Read more

Executive Health Management

Africa leading way in healthcare tech: the continent is ahead of the game in cutting-edge drone use

2018 23 May

The African healthcare context is uniquely placed to adopt and benefit from drone technology.   In the past decade, the possible use of drone technology in various sectors of the economy has become increasingly likely. As with most new technologies, drones are seen as a double-edged sword. Their most high-profile use has been in a military context, which... Read more

Executive Health Management

General Data Protection Regulation and healthcare

2018 23 May

What could the new data protection law mean for health sector leaders? The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect on 25 May 2018, replacing the 1995 Data Protection Directive. Directly binding and applicable in all EU states, the GDPR aims to protect the data and privacy of the European population by giving... Read more

Health Management

AI and healthcare technology in India: opportunities, challenges, and emerging trends

2018 23 May

This piece describes the unique opportunities and challenges for artificial intelligence (AI) and digital health technology in India, describes some success stories, and brings up some current trends.   With its vast inequalities in healthcare distribution, glaring lack of trained healthcare clinicians and infrastructure, and low government spending... Read more

Executive Health Management

Big data in healthcare

2018 24 Apr

Data abounds in healthcare, and the amount of health data is bound to increase at a more rapid pace in the next several years – 48 percent growth annually based on estimates by research firm IDC. However, given the lack of interconnectivity between systems (apparent in the EHR world as well as within MCOs), sloppy data accumulation, as well as a host... Read more

IT Management

2018 17 Apr

Predictive maintenance techniques have been introduced in several industries to help determine the condition of equipment that is already in use to predict when maintenance should be carried out. This approach promises cost savings over routine, regular preventive maintenance, because tasks are performed only when necessary, rather than because the... Read more

Executive Health Management

Simple, economical toolkit improves healthcare outcomes in South India

2018 21 Feb

Resource limitations should not discourage hospitals in finding ways to improve the quality of healthcare services. There are simple, and inexpensive, interventions that can be implemented to achieve quality improvement goals. For example, a simple quality toolkit (of checklists, education materials and quality and performance reporting) helped improve... Read more

Health Management

Volume 18 - Issue 2, 2018

2018 20 Feb

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Health Management

Reputation

2018 20 Feb

Taking control of your reputation has become far more complex in recent decades, with advanced technology presenting widespread opportunities. If well choreographed, use of the many tools, platforms and channels on hand can lead to significant strength, propelling your reputation; but if orchestrated badly, your online and offline involvement could actually... Read more

Health Management

The art of influencing: what’s behind the phenomenon?

2018 20 Feb

What’s behind the phenomenon? Top influencers from the healthcare field weigh in on what it has taken to establish credibility in their niche. Industry influencers have always existed in one shape or form but today their reach has been leveraged by social media networks. The modern-day influencer is a person who can impact opinions and bring ‘food-for-thought’... Read more