Search Tag: Healthcare

IT Management

Growing Support for 'Internet of Things'

2017 09 May

Internet of Things continues to make inroads in healthcare, thanks to growing support from industry leaders. A new report from consultancy IDC indicates that 73 percent of healthcare executives are either prepared or very prepared to support IoT in 2017.See Also: Top Big Data and Security Trends for 2017In fact, 40 percent of provider organisations... Read more

Cardiology Management

Heart Failure More Fatal Than Common Cancers

2017 07 May

Despite advances in healthcare, new research shows that men and women suffering from heart failure have a higher risk of death than people with most common types of cancer. As heart failure is a leading cause of death worldwide, the finding will be important in informing strategies to improve the outcomes of heart failure patients. The study led by... Read more

Health Management

Costs, Costs, Costs! Who Pays in Healthcare?

2017 07 May

The nuances of the English language give “pay” and “cost” many meanings. When a person has no health insurance and no access to healthcare, what is the cost to their health? When the state pays for healthcare, when is “rationing” considered acceptable? Should non-smokers pay with their taxes to treat smokers’ illnesses? The ethics of healthcare financing... Read more

Health Management

Transforming Commissioning to Do More With Less: Making Taxpayers’ Money Go Further

2017 07 May

How can health and social care commissioners in England reinvent the tools of their trade to make funds go further?In England, health and social care commissioners compelled to save money often feel little choice but to reach directly for frontline services. Their various attempts to do so are charted by hostile reports of restrictions on in vitro fertilisation,... Read more

Health Management

Making Affordable Healthcare Profitable

2017 07 May

A win-win for the simultaneous involvement of both public and private funding in the provision of global healthcare.   In a casual suburb of Hyderabad, India, a growing family is struggling to cope with the main breadwinners’ gastrointestinal disorder. Help arrives from a new concept of day care where major endoscopic surgical procedures can be done... Read more

Health Management

Fraud in Healthcare: A Worldwide Concern

2017 07 May

The Global Health Care Anti-fraud Network (GHCAN) promotes partnerships and communications between international organisations in order to reduce and eliminate healthcare fraud around the world. HealthManagement spoke to representatives, Simon Peck (UK), and Leigh McKenna (USA) to find out more.   What is the range and scope of healthcare fraud?   Common... Read more

Health Management

The Importance of Continuous Education in Healthcare

2017 07 May

Offering healthcare professionals high-quality continuous education means leveraging excellence in healthcare performance.   The healthcare industry is demonstrating high growth rates in both developing and developed regions around the world. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that the healthcare and social assistance sector will grow at... Read more

Executive Health Management

Healthcare in Post-Brexit Era

2017 05 May

It is expected that health and social care in the UK will be affected with its withdrawal from the European Union.Some of the anticipated issues in light of Brexit include:staff shortages - over 60,000 people from European countries outside the UK work in the English NHS. 90,000 work in adult social care. Post-Brexit, there will will be a need for staff... Read more

Executive Health Management

2017 26 Apr

Healthcare without IT is unthinkable these days, as it plays an increasingly important role in many work processes. This trend is set to continue, and medical equipment and IT will be linked even more closely in the future. Intelligent technology investment strategies will therefore need to be more holistic to be effective going forward.   Besides... Read more