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IMAGING Management

Informatics Tools Demystify Radiology Reports For Patients

2020 22 Jan

As more patients become engaged in their care, they require medical communication like radiology reports to be more understandable.   According to Tessa S. Cook, assistant professor of radiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, imaging informatics could contribute to facilitating patient-radiologist... Read more

Cardiology Management

5 Practices to Improve Doctor-Patient Relationships

2020 13 Jan

A new paper published by researchers from Stanford highlights five practices that could play a critical role in implementing and achieving more meaningful interactions with patients. The paper, published in JAMA, addresses the need to repair doctor-patient relationships as they exist today. It is based on research conducted with Presence, an interdisciplinary... Read more

IT Management

Cybersecurity: Key Best Practices for Protecting Health Data

2019 19 Nov

With digital technology now widely used in healthcare, from doctor appointment scheduling apps to telehealth systems, risks of patient data being hacked have increased immensely. As such, the concept of "patient wellbeing" has evolved to include data privacy and protection.   This change is not surprising considering that, given recent high-profile cyberattacks –notably... Read more

IMAGING Management

Cutting Low-Yield Imaging Through Collaboration

2019 30 Oct

Radiology care means ensuring optimal use of imaging for diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Needless to say, radiologists play an important role in helping referring physicians avoid ordering imaging tests that provide not much diagnostic value – and unnecessarily expose patients to radiation.     That's certainly the main reason behind the American... Read more

IT Management

Optimising Healthcare Data for Improved Patient Care

2019 16 Oct

Harnessing the power of healthcare data is key to developing innovative solutions that lead to better patient care.   At Medtronic , two key approaches enable the medical device company to utilise data on people's health to help hospitals become more efficient and effective in their delivery of care. The first one entails developing devices that... Read more

Executive Health Management

Consumer Tech Promotes Patient Engagement

2019 26 Aug

Summary: How can healthcare leverage mHealth and the parallel movement towards consumerism to better patient engagement?   In 2012, my passion for healthcare deepened when my wife, Janet, was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer. She received wonderful care from her healthcare providers, but Janet and I often felt that we were left to make... Read more

Executive Health Management

‘The Death of Cancer’ - The Patient Perspective

2019 26 Aug

Summary: Cancer affects everybody's life at some point. ‘The Death of Cancer,' written by one of oncology's leading figures, Dr Vincent T. DeVita, documents his own journey for the cure. Dr Peter Kapitein gives his personal review on the book.   In 2005 I was diagnosed with lymph gland cancer and became interested in the medical industrial... Read more

Executive Health Management

Hypertension – Prevention is Better Than Cure

2019 26 Aug

How can we get the most common, costly, and modifiable cardiovascular risk factor under control?     Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death with an upward trend beyond 30% and a tripling in costs between 2010 and 2030, placing a significant economic burden on public healthcare services. 1,2,3 The most common risk factor... Read more

Executive Health Management

Transforming Colorectal Surgery Outcomes

2019 26 Aug

How End to End Enhanced Recovery and Prehabilitation Transformed Colorectal Surgery Outcomes   Complications in all types of surgery place a significant burden on patients’ quality of life and on all clinicians involved in the care pathway. In laparoscopic colorectal surgery, anastomotic leaks are of great concern to surgeons and can place considerable... Read more

IMAGING Management

Patient-Centred Radiology

2019 06 Aug

Patients today are taking a more active role in their health, and in response to this, more emphasis is being made to keep the patient at the centre of care. Especially in radiology, more areas of the field are focussing on patient-centred healthcare experiences. Initiatives such as the co-location of radiologists and clinicians and creating easy-to-understand... Read more