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Health Management

Volume 19 - Issue 2, 2019

2019 22 Feb

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Executive Health Management

Artificial hype

2019 22 Feb

Radiologists, more than any other medical specialty, feel the professional and emotional ‘whiplash’ that began five or so years ago. Vanishing jobs (transforming radiologists into production units) for cost over quality for our patients, to the current shortage and need for more radiologists. AI introduced the threat that automation would take what... Read more

Executive Health Management

Why embracing Artificial Intelligence is beneficial for all

2019 22 Feb

In many ways Artificial Intelligence (AI) may seem like a new concept in healthcare, mainly due in part to the recent traction the topic has made in the news in the last few years. It has even been falsely sensationalized, to further elevate buzz, as a tool that will one day replace clinicians altogether. The truth, though, is that companies like Hologic,... Read more

Executive Health Management

Artificial Intelligence in healthcare: What is versus what will be

2019 22 Feb

Artificial intelligence will alter healthcare as we know it, augmenting some jobs and outright replacing others. Though we can’t be sure when this will happen, what’s most important for now is understanding what AI is and what it isn’t.   At medical conferences and in hospital cafeterias, few topics come up more frequently, or cause more confusion... Read more

Cardiology Management

Machine learning tool to recognise cardiac arrest in emergency calls

2019 15 Feb

Emergency medical dispatchers fail to identify approximately 25% of cases of out of hospital cardiac arrest, thus lose the opportunity to provide the caller instructions in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. This study examined whether a machine learning framework could recognize out-of-hospital cardiac arrest from audio files of calls to the emergency... Read more

ICU Management

New algorithm reduces testing for ICU patients

2019 30 Jan

Enrolling seriously ill patients in intensive care units for clinical trials is often a big challenge for investigators. This is one reason why there is a dearth of evidence-based guidelines in critical medicine. For instance, ICU doctors often face a dilemma when it comes to ordering lab tests for specific patients.   While ICU doctors are... Read more

IMAGING Management

The promise of AI in radiology

2019 30 Jan

Needless to say, radiology plays a critical role in healthcare delivery. It is rare for a patient to pass through a hospital without requiring the opinion of a radiologist somewhere along their journey – be it in triaging patients in the ER , assessing the need for treatment, or evaluating the effectiveness of treatment.  Equally important is... Read more

IT Management

Why is New Zealand a leading light in EHR machine learning?

2019 29 Jan

Data forms an important part in clinician decision-making. This is one reason electronic health records serve as a useful and easy-to-access source of patient data and other information needed by care teams. How to make the most of valuable patient data in EHRs and put it to work for better personalised care will require more advanced technologies,... Read more

Executive Health Management

Digitizing healthcare

2019 21 Jan

Affidea launches new digital tools in its network to improve patient experience and boost operations workflow. Affidea, the leading pan-European provider of advanced diagnostic imaging, outpatient and cancer care services, has announced the launch of two new applications to drive forward the digitisation of its operations and increase productivity... Read more