Search Tag: Healthcare

Executive Health Management

Saving Millions with Predictive Analytics

2017 12 Jun

Predictive analytics is increasingly becoming an important tool in healthcare, especially in terms of improving workflow efficiency. In a new Society of Actuaries survey, 89 percent of healthcare executives say they plan to start, or expand current analytics initiatives, in the next five years. These executives are eyeing big returns from the projects,... Read more

Executive Health Management

2017 07 Jun

I was struck by a press announcement of the United States Food and Drug Administration of 23 May 2017: ‘FDA approves first cancer treatment for any solid tumour with a specific genetic feature’   This is good news. Because it means that the knowledge that science has given us many years ago now is accepted by the regulator for the first time. Cancer... Read more

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