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

Healthcare in India
A picture of contradictions

whatever you can rightly say about India the opposite is also true Professor Joan Robinson as quoted by Dr Amartya Sen..

Healthcare Management

The \\\\\\\'vital signs\\\\\\\' of Performance Improvement in Cardiac Outcomes

Every healthcare executive administrator and clinical staff member has heard and understands the phrase vital signs The vital signs play an important role in monitoring the wellbeing of the patient Using the analogy of vital signs author explains the..

Palliative Care
Reaching out to patients with heart failure

Patients with end stage heart failure and their carers carry a prolonged and heavy symptom burden that affects all domains of life Moreover access to supportive and palliative care is patchy and recognition of the dying stage remains poor Extending p..

Cultural,Social & Linguistic Barriers
Can they be overcome?

Cultural social and linguistic barriers are a great challenge for healthcare providers In order to overcome these barriers clinicians must rethink their daily clinical work The data compared in this article show that immigrants in Europe differ from ..

Ensuring Patient Safety
Role of regulation

Rules and regulations can only be truly effective in contributing towards patient safety if individual healthcare practitioners take on accountability for their own actions and omissions..

The Electronic Health Record
Delivering healthcare for the 21st century

An enhanced Appreciation of the connection between quality and coast has made the question of massmarket penetration of the EHR an issue of broad importance..

Direct Practice Medicine
Better outcomes, lower costs

Direct Practice Medicine DPM is a new model for healthcare that emphasises a deepening of the doctorpatient relationship It eliminates the disruptive impact of set pricing of healthcare services and the control of reimbursements by thirdparty payers ..

Healthcare Disparities
Closing the gap

Eliminating healthcare disparities is the need of hour The author discusses various optionsincreasing selfawareness among physicians increasing minority representation in the workforce and collecting data and evidence based medicine to increase the q..

Decision-Based Evidence Making
Developing tools and strategies for comparative effectiveness

Despite the publication of over 18000 Randomised Clinical Trials RCTs each year available clinical evidence is often of limited quality Generating the evidence needed to support an evidencebased healthcare system will require collective effort and ne..

Effective Leadership for Patient Safety
Lessons from the \\\'Safer Patient Initiative\\\'

Achieving success in the area of patient safety requires leaders to adopt a new approach..

21st Century Healthcare
New paradigms

The 21st century is the century of the patient or the citizen who might become a patient Many health services are now based on a paradigm which assumes that the patient or citizen is competent and should be fully involved..

State of Indian Healthcare
A need for uniformity

The major challenge for Indian healthcare today is to provide a modicum of uniformity in healthcare services throughout the country..

State of Indian Healthcare
Unfolding opportunities

Private Sector now provides more than 70 per cent of the healthcare in India The growth of private healthcare has had many positive impacts on the healthcare scenario in India..

Medical Sciences

Transcriptional Control of Heart Failure
Recent developments

Heart failure is a major health problem worldwide Current therapies manage the symptoms of heart failure New experimental findings suggest possible future therapies that arrest the development of heart failure..

Stroke Assessment
A medical emergency

Early recognition of stroke signs and symptoms by the public and professionals rapid transfer of the stroke patient to hospital early stroke specialist assessment and treatment including thrombolysis and transfer to a specialist acute stroke unit are..

Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
Anaesthesia concerns

As it has been realised that western diagnosis criteria for obese and metabolic syndrome do not hold true for Asian patients anaesthesia care providers should be completely aware of the pathphysiology risks and difficulties encountered by obese patie..

Surgical Speciality

Assessing surgical outcomes
New techniques

Methods that assess individual patient variables would appear to offer the best methodology for assessing surgeon and anaesthetist performance..

Diagnostics

PACS
Role of the end-users

To fully achieve the benefits of PACS the endusers both radiologists and referring physicians need to make some necessary efforts..

PET-CT
A step towards personalised radiation medicine

The introduction of functional data into the radiotherapy treatment planning is currently the focus of commercial technical scientific and clinical development The integrated Positron Emission Tomography Computer Tomography PET CT offers a lot of a..

Lab-on-chip
Innovative approach towards telemedicine in primary care

The project POCEMON uses telemedicine to enable pointofcare monitoring of diseases such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis..

Predictive, Preventive & Personalised Medicine
A novel strategy for healthcare

Predictive medicine is a new philosophy in the healthcare and novel strategic activity aimed at a potential application of innovative biotechnologies in the prediction of human pathologies a development of welltimed prevention and individual therapyp..

Equipment Devices

Artificial Intelligence
Applications in healthcare

For improving the efficiency of treatments and avoiding costs by minimising the risks of false diagnosis it is important to integrate Artificial Intelligence tools in everyday medical applications This facilitates more targeted preoperative planning ..

RFID for Medical Devices
An exciting future

Imagine an RFID tag travelling through the human body such as in SciFi movie Fantastic Voyage In biotechnology bioengineering and healthcare RFID has a lot of interesting research opportunities..

Facilities Operations

Surgical Workflow
Methods and applications

Given a great demand for a rigorous analysis of surgical interventions Surgical Workflow Analysis proves to be a powerful methodology to understand and describe surgical procedures..

Reducing ICU Mortality
Strategies for the 21st century

Over the years Intensive Care Units have become the hot corner of hospitals In the near future new automated systems will ease ICU patient monitoring and secure delivery of sophisticated treatments..

Information Technology

Telehealth
Strategies for successful, cost-effective implementation

Telehealth is best used in patients with illnesses that respond to monitoring and rapid intervention It is ideal for patients with heart failure because the weight monitoring provides information that is responsive to health interventions..

Home Telehealth
Understanding the outcomes

The use of telemedicine to embrace the home as a health venue recognises the possibility to maintain patient independence for rehabilitation and disease management..

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