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IMAGING Management

Missed Appointments: What Can Radiologists Learn from Service Sector?

2019 27 Sep

  Researchers have suggested Imaging departments and centres look to the service industries for ideas on how to address missed appointments.   You might also like: How-to 'Twitter': Starter's Guide to Navigating the Radiology Twitterverse   Authors Jill Elizabeth Speece, of Atascadero, California-based Radiology Associates,... Read more

Executive Health Management

How Culturally-Sensitive Care Can Improve Your Bottom Line

2019 12 Jun

In a globalised world, Dr. Pepi Burgos has seen first-hand how a culturally-sensitive approach to patients can contribute to an effective and efficient use of healthcare resources.  As a Lecturer, Researcher and Intercultural Trainer, she tells HealthManagement.org why healthcare managers can’t overlook tailored care.   Healthcare has a... Read more

IT Management

Chatbots: what the future holds

2018 11 Dec

With staffing shortages a perennial problem in many hospitals, it comes as no surprise that patients' interactions with healthcare AI chatbots are also on the rise. In some instances, speaking to a chatbot, instead of a nurse or doctor, is how patients get in touch with healthcare providers these days. It is estimated that the number of chatbot interactions... Read more

ICU Management

ISICEM18: What you need to know about ICU cost control

2018 27 Mar

Controlling ICU costs requires good interdisciplinary communication and optimised resource allocation and use. It does not mean that patient outcomes will be compromised. Taking on budgeting can be daunting, but there are key points to bear in mind, according to Jukka Takala, professor of Intensive Care Medicine in the University of Bern, Switzerland,... Read more

IT Management

Cybersecurity on a Budget

2017 01 Aug

Budgetary constraints often make it difficult for some hospitals to protect highly sensitive health information. But infosec experts say organisations just have to be creative to find the best approach to meeting security needs in the absence of a bigger budget. One option is to get a vendor who is able to recommend the needed technology and other... Read more

Executive Health Management

From “Basket-Case” To Top Hospital

2014 02 Jun

When Circle Holdings took over the 40 million-pound debt of Hinchingbrooke Hospital in the town of Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire in 2012, it was the first time a private firm had stepped in to manage a struggling NHS hospital. Two years into the 10-year deal, the facility’s deficit has been reduced and it is expected to break even in 2014. 'Dysfunctional'... Read more

Executive Health Management

Accenture: 33% of European Hospitals Report Operating Losses

2014 10 Apr

Accenture’s recent ‘European Hospital Rating Report’ has conducted an in-depth review of the 2011 financial statements from more than 1,500 public and privately owned hospitals hospitals across Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Norway, and Switzerland. In Spain only private hospitals were included, as sufficient public hospital data... Read more