Search Tag: Healthcare

IT Management

2017 19 Jul

I have been a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for many years but when at conferences, still, I am met with disbelief when people ask me about my field of work and I reply: "I am a physician".  Admittedly my one-in-three on call days are behind me and my focus has shifted to the more theoretical, academic field of Digital... Read more

Executive Health Management

Healthcare Hires Soar

2017 11 Jul

More jobs have been added to the U.S. healthcare sector, with 36,500 new workers hired in June, surpassing the 20,600 new jobs created in May. The majority of the new hires in June were concentrated in ambulatory care services, which added 26,000 jobs. Hospitals added 11,700 jobs.You might also like: Hiring Ex-Criminals for HealthcareDespite the remarkable... Read more

Executive Health Management

Fake News Woes in Healthcare

2017 06 Jul

Social media platforms and other modern channels of communication make it easier for people to interact and share information. The problem comes when these communication channels and devices are used to circulate false or misleading information, including "fake" healthcare news.The number of patients influenced or confused by research or misleading... Read more

IT Management

Artificial Intelligence: Explosive Growth

2017 28 Jun

Artificial intelligence is fast becoming integrated in the delivery of healthcare, and increasing use of the technology is expected to result in quality improvement and cost reduction. A new study shows that a variety of clinical AI applications will translate into savings of up to $150 billion in healthcare costs over the next 10 years.   The technology... Read more

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

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