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Executive Health Management

Academy of Medical Sciences Calls for More Research Time

2020 13 Jan

A new report suggests the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) should run a pilot project allowing more protected research time for NHS staff. Estimate of the economic costs and literature review of the benefits of dedicated research time for Hospital Consultants in the NHS was commissioned by the Academy of Medical Sciences within... Read more

IMAGING Management

Royal College of Radiologists to new UK Government: Prioritise Cancer Care

2019 23 Dec

The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) in the UK has called on the new Conservative majority Government to prioritise and boost funding for five areas across NHS imaging and cancer care.   You might also like: Brexit: Wreaking Havoc in Healthcare?   “You have the power and the opportunity to give patients a sustainably... Read more

Executive Health Management

What Is the Plan for the NHS?

2019 13 Dec

With the election in the UK over and the Conservatives scoring an overwhelming victory , what future awaits the National Health Service (NHS)? The topic of NHS has been huge on all parties’ agenda and was discussed in details and debated by all major media outlets in the UK. In the Conservative Party’s manifesto the NHS-related policies... Read more

Executive Health Management

Lack of Interoperability Increases Risks for Patients

2019 06 Dec

National Health Service (NHS) patients' safety is at risk due to critical deficiencies in medical record keeping. A new research shows that NHS Trusts use at least 21 different electronic medical record systems, which poses a big challenge to the effective sharing of information. The study from the Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI) at... Read more

Executive Health Management

Are PPI strategic documents helpful?

2019 12 Nov

Attempts to bring health and care (medic, public and social) research closer with the public has been on NHS’s agenda since early 2000s. Under the ‘p atient and public involvement’ (PPI) initiative, the National Institute for HealthResearch (NIHR) , the largest funder of health and care research in the UK, is committed to align research more... Read more

Executive Health Management

The Present and Future of Medical Professions

2019 09 Nov

The OECD has just released its biennial review, Health at a Glance. OECD Indicators, which looks at the 80 key indicators for population health and health system performance in a number of stated related to OECD countries (members, candidates and partners). One of the sections is dedicated to Health Workforce statistics, covering data for both... Read more

IT Management

How to Fix Internal Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities

2019 29 Oct

Healthcare remains a favourite hunting ground for hackers. The month of April (2019) saw a record high number of 44 healthcare data breaches, affecting information of 686,953 individuals. Common tactics employed by hackers were phishing, ransomware and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.   However, in addition to external threats,... Read more

IT Management

NHSX: Transforming Healthcare Digitalisation

2019 14 Oct

NHSX , created by the UK government early this year , is leading the way in transforming healthcare through digitisation. The agency's primary aim is to bring the benefits of modern technology to every patient and clinician, such as early disease diagnosis and timely treatment, as well as reducing the burden on medical staff.   You might also... Read more

IT Management

UK Data Hubs Speed Up New Meds Research

2019 01 Oct

The NHS has massive amounts of health data held within its various trusts and other facilities, and these "data silos" make it difficult for researchers and innovators to access and use important data about people's health. This problem will soon be a thing of the past as new data hubs – a total of seven – are set to be rolled out across the UK starting... Read more

IT Management

How 'AI Hesitancy' is Hindering Healthcare

2019 03 Sep

Artificial intelligence is behind the development of innovative tools that are increasingly used in healthcare, including health chatbots and virtual assistants. Some hospitals have already deployed chatbots to help patients schedule appointments with their doctors. There are also chatbots that assist patients in learning to cope with some chronic conditions. ... Read more