Search Tag: Internet

Cardiology Management

The wanton spread of medical misinformation

2019 21 Feb

Cardiovascular disease is the no. 1 killer of both men and women worldwide. Robust scientific advances have fostered significant improvements that benefit individuals and society. These successes derive from an armamentarium of powerful tools — medicines and devices — and awareness of lifestyle-related hazards, such as high blood pressure, high... Read more

IT Management

23rd Annual Greystone Healthcare Internet Conference

2019 04 Nov

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Executive Health Management

A patient’s journey is likely to include surfing the web: how can we help?

2019 21 Jan

Internet and people with mental disorders A “whole patient” can be a person with schizophrenia, who is also an internet user and searches for mental health information online. Between 2000–2018 the internet has grown by 1,052%, with about 4.2 billion people surfing the Web (internet World stats 2018). In Europe, about 81% of... Read more

IMAGING Management

'Poor Quality' of Radiology-Related Information Online

2017 27 Feb

Although readability is adequate, the overall quality of radiology-related healthcare information on the internet is poor, according to a new study to appear in the journal Academic Radiology. Researchers say institutions should identify high-quality online resources to help their patients avoid the use of poor-quality information derived from general... Read more

IT Management

Study: mHealth Apps Have Poor Data Privacy Protection

2015 02 Oct

According to researchers, mobile health applications accredited by the UK National Health Service do not adequately protect the privacy of users' personal health information. The accreditation process requires app vendors to uphold the principles of data protection embodied in the UK Data Protection Act. However, the apps examined by the researchers... Read more

Executive Health Management

PRIMIT - Web Programme Encourages Hand Washing

2015 13 Aug

A randomised trial of more than 16,000 households in the UK used a web-based programme to encourage more frequent hand washing and found that it reduces the risk of catching and passing on respiratory tract infections to other household members. The research has been published in The Lancet. The programme called PRIMIT also showed that users of the... Read more

IT Management

Generation X and Y Improving Healthcare Management?

2015 27 Jul

As the baby boomers in healthcare leadership are starting to retire, some experts believe the generational transition in healthcare managers will bring profound changes. The incoming generation's preference for quick decisions and attachment to social media, the experts note, can be a good thing for healthcare management. Baby boomers brought with... Read more

IT Management

'Living Services' Reach Health First

2015 27 Jun

A new report from Accenture predicts a new era of highly sophisticated “living services” that can learn and tailor themselves in real-time to meet the changing needs of consumers. This new era is brought about by the convergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) and shifting consumer expectations. Accenture officials say organisations will soon be providing... Read more

Executive Health Management

"Googling" Guidelines: The Ethics of Physicians Investigating Patients Online

2015 04 Feb

Formal guidelines which address physicians’ use of the internet and social media should be updated to include the ethics of physicians conducting online searches to learn more about their patients, say Penn State College of Medicine researchers. At the moment, there is a “Google blind spot” which is not discussed in professional guidelines such as... Read more

IMAGING Management

Improving the Radiology Service Patient Experience

2015 20 Jan

Radiologists are increasingly recognising their role as direct service providers to patients and seeking to offer an exceptional patient experience as part of high-quality service delivery. A recent article by Andrew Rosenkrantz, MD  and Kristine Pysarenko, MD from NYU Langone Medical Center, published in Academic Radiology , explores important areas... Read more