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Executive Health Management

Planning Your Surge Capacity: Useful Tools

2020 12 Apr

As of 12 April , the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases around the world is approaching 1.8 million. Almost 110,000 people have died and over 404,000 recovered. Despite the declines in deaths in Italy and Spain and other European nations, such as t he Netherlands, Ireland and  Austria approaching their peaks, others are still facing... Read more

Executive Health Management

World Health Day: State of the World’s Nursing Report

2020 07 Apr

7 April is World Health Day, and this International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife it celebrates the work of nurses and midwives and their critical role in keeping the world healthy with t he tagline 'Support nurses and midwives.' To mark this day, the World Health Organization has released the first ever State of the World’s Nursing 2020... Read more

Executive Health Management

Policy, Guidance and Recommendations for COVID-19 Decision-Making

2020 06 Apr

The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to expand its COVID-19 resource base for policymakers and decision-makers with new briefs and tools aimed at helping the health systems to manage the current novel coronavirus crisis.   You may also like: Free Online COVID-19 Educational Resources for Healthcare Workers   Strengthening the... Read more

Executive Health Management

WHO Calls to ‘Test, Test, Test’ amid Growing Restrictive Measures

2020 17 Mar

As of morning 17 March, there are 182,388 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, in the world, with 7,152 fatal and 79,432 recovered. After China (over 81,000 confirmed cases and more than 3,200 deaths), Italy has the highest number of confirmed cases, with almost 25,000. Iran and South Korea also have significant outbreaks, with... Read more

Executive Health Management

COVID-19: How Can Hospitals Protect Workers and Patients?

2020 13 Mar

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 continues its spread globally. Public authorities are implementing various measures to contain or delay it, from complete or partial territorial lockdowns to closing schools to banning larger public gatherings. In this situation healthcare systems are on the front line, and hospitals and healthcare leadership... Read more

Executive Health Management

COVID-19 Outbreak Declared a Pandemic

2020 11 Mar

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, ie the ‘worldwide spread’ of a new disease.   You may also like: COVID-19 Forces Healthcare Congresses Cancellations   “We have never before seen a pandemic sparked by a coronavirus,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of... Read more

Executive Health Management

Alcohol-Based Scrubbing: Potential for Savings

2020 03 Mar

Eliminating water from presurgical hand preparation and instead adopting exclusive use of alcohol-based hand scrub may save modern health care facilities millions in costs and potentially conserve water resources.   You may also like : Robots Cut C.difficile Transmissions   A new study ( Javitt et al. 2020 ) found that at a... Read more

IMAGING Management

Emergency COVID-19 Lectures at ECR

2020 27 Feb

The European Society of Radiology (ESR) is broadcasting a special lecture series on COVID-19 online to both the medical profession and the general public.   The ‘ Late-breaking "Trending Topic" session’ will be available online and will focus on the “experience and challenges in imaging and beyond”.   You might also like: Chest... Read more

IT Management

Israeli Hospital Prepares Telemedicine for COVID-19

2020 12 Feb

WHO renamed COVID-19 on February 11 in a bid to avoid inaccuracies or de-stigmatisation stemming from the name of the coronavirus.   Meanwhile, the respiratory virus has opened doors to technological applications that range from telemedicine to AI integration.   You might also like: Novel Coronavirus: New Name, New... Read more

Executive Health Management

Coronavirus 2019-nCoV Continues to Spread

2020 07 Feb

The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) continues to grow. WHO and other institutions and organisations around the world are trying to implement measures to contain the outbreak and find treatments.   You may also like: WHO Declares Public Health Emergency   WHO is convening a global research... Read more