Healthcare magazine

This Healthcare Magazine is the source for a plethora of unique Healthcare articles. Several notable figures in the medical industry, from top med schools and hospitals are featured in the Medical Sciences section, with their expert knowledge of the field.

Foreword

The adaptation continues

For healthcare providers it is important to remember that globalisation is here to stay..

Healthcare Management

Medical Tourism in India
Seeking a differentiator

There is a void in mainstream healthcare which is being effectively complemented by Ayurveda To that extent appropriately integrating the two will enable delivery of comprehensive health are services to the market..

Medical Tourism in India
Seeking a differentiator

Indias traditional medicine methods are popular abroad and Ayurveda in particular is a huge draw for tourists travelling to India..

Medical Tourism in India
Seeking a differentiator

Incorporating Ayurveda into mainstream medicine could be an advantage to Indian hospitals in the medical tourism market..

Medical Tourism
Role of telemedicine

Medical tourism has become an important alternative for patients to get timely treatment and to seek desired medical care in foreign countries Telemedicine can play a vital role in medical tourism through an evaluation of the involved business proces..

Managing End-of-Life Services
Experience from England

For years charities hospices and small teams of specialist nurses and doctors held the monopoly of responsibility for endoflife care Recently Primary Care Community services across England began to realise the importance of a coordination point for t..

Care Pathway for Total Hip Replacement
An innovative approach

Using clinical pathways to standardise care across the continuumfrom the physicians office to the OR recovery post operationimproves communication among the caregiving team The pathways are also a tool to educate and involve patients in their care as..

Care Pathways
The basics

Care pathways are considered to be one of the best tools hospitals can use to manage the quality in healthcare concerning the standardisation of care processes since they promote organised and efficient patient care based on evidence It has been prov..

Global Health Tourism with Qualified Rehabilitation

The international health tourism has increased in the last few years Rehabilitation can play a significant role in improving healthcare tourism prospects German experience in providing rehabilitation services illustrates the huge potential this secto..

Medical Sciences

Advanced Colorectal Cancer
Improving the survival rate

The management of Colorectal Cancer liver metastases has evolved over the past decade as a result of using more sophisticated imaging technology effective systemic therapies including multidrug treatment regimes with advanced surgical techniques This..

Treatment of Stroke
Acting on the symptoms

Prompt recognition of suspected stroke symptoms and immediate activation of Emergency Medical Services EMS are crucial to effective prehospital stroke care early access to stroke specialist services and successful management..

Heart failure management
Monitoring with implantable devices

Implantable devices including pacemakers defibrillators and cardiac resynchronisation systems may play a role in helping monitor the progress of heart failure in an individual patient..

Surgical Speciality

Trends in Surgery of Kidney Tumours
Shift to less invasive and nephron-sparing techniques

Indications for nephron sparing surgery are expanding In approach to partial nephrectomy open surgery is still the gold standard Laparoscopic approach is applied only in carefully selected patients This method is more challenging with a higher percen..

Treatment of Gastric Cancer
Role of radiotherapy

Radical surgery is the cornerstone in the treatment of gastric cancer but results in high locoregional recurrence rates and poor survival Therefore further improvement is sought in pre and postoperative multimodality approaches Highprecision modern r..

Transection of the Liver
Overview of techniques

Over the past 50 years the postoperative mortality from liver resection has fallen from 33 to 15 per cent Whilst this is multifaceted one key ingredient is our ability to transect liver parenchyma in a bloodless fashion The emerging new techniques fo..

Diagnostics

Asian Diagnostics Market
Emerging opportunities

Advances in nanotechnology and genomics have enhanced the role of diagnostics in the healthcare market allowing more tests to be performed at the pointofcare and facilitating the shift towards personalized medicine..

Diagnostics for the Developing World
Challenges and constraints

In view of limited funding for healthcare there is a great need and potential for simple high quality and affordable diagnostic products in the developing world At present Immunochromatographybased Rapid Diagnostic Tests are able to meet their requir..

Echocardiography
New and evolving roles

Echocardiography plays a key role in the diagnosis of many cardiac conditions and in the assessment of response to therapies Despite the emergence of new advanced diagnostic tools such as cardiac computer tomography and cardiac magnetic resonance ech..

Globalised Healthcare
What lies ahead

With the increasing complexity of globalisation escalating cost of healthcare and rapid advances in technologyboth equipment and ITthe challenges and choices facing the practising physician managers and leaders are daunting The effects of these chang..

Equipment Devices

Nano-Healthcare
Biotechnology & biomedical perspective of disruptive potential

Nanotechnology has all the potential to become a disruptive and revolutionary technology in terms of its healthcare application However there are a few ethical concerns which need to be sorted out before its widespread use in healthcare..

Devices for the Failing Heart
The future is here

Mechanical circulatory support is an important adjunct to the management of patients with advanced heart failure Technology advances in this area have improved overall survival The challenge for clinicians is to translate the clinical evidence into s..

Facilities Operations

State of Sustainable Design in Healthcare
A commentary

A more transformative vision of living and regenerative hospital buildings is beginning to coalesce worldwide Primarily this vision finds its roots in the connection between buildings and health..

Improving Reliability for Safer Care
A proactive approach

Reliability and safety are now essential components of healthcare However providing better care requires a proactive approach from the providers..

Patient Safety and Risk Management
A look at the basics

Even as modern healthcare continues to achieve excellent results all too often patients are put at risk either through errors or through failure to assess their needs properly manage their care and recognise deterioration..

Information Technology

Leveraging Authentic Health Information
Key to patient empowerment

Advancements in medical knowledge have led to increased complexity of care delivered by multiple teams often across organisations As the population ages delivering such care will become increasingly difficult Realtime digital medicine enabling patien..

Telehealth in Asia
Healthcare for the communities

The Internet and next generation communication technologies are revolutionising the delivery of care and are increasingly utilised to deliver better and more comprehensive care to communities that need it most Telecare or the delivery of care virtual..

Understanding SOA
Caring about IT architecture

Increasingly healthcare organisations are looking towards healthcare IT to help drive efficiencies and improve care quality However they need to sort out the common misconceptions regarding SOA before adopting it in their organisations..

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