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Issue 39 | 2018

  • Foreword
  • Healthcare Management
  • Medical Sciences
  • Diagnostics
  • Facilities & Operations Management
  • Information Technology
  • Advertorials

Issue 39



The zero harm way

Despite nearly two decades of intense improvement efforts healthcare continues to be plagued by serious quality and safety problems Too many patients suffer from preventable infections falls with injury medication errors and other adverse events Mark Chassin President and CEO of The Joint Commission As

Healthcare Management

Health equity is a hot topic It is a common issue rolled out by leaders when describing their vision for their highperforming healthcare institutions It receives thoughtful nods clear verbal support and declarations of it being a priority But if they are pressed to describe specific progress they are makingor even what exactly they include in their...

Approaches is Stimulating Health Innovation

Singapores thriving entrepreneurial startup environment is a case in point Singapores government has recognised the value of innovative thought leadership and entrepreneurial experimentation and has set about providing the infrastructure and support needed to foster them with a variety of accelerator and incubator spaces National University of S...

Healthcare has become one of Indias largest sectors both in terms of revenue employment The total industry size is expected to touch USD billion by The hospital segment is highly fragmented with per cent of the hospitals being established and operated by doctors trusts and the balance are being managed by corporate hospitals chains The age old...

The contemporary healthcare ecosystem is a complex entity It is driven by huge expectations limited by scarce resources and rampant with comorbidities and complexities Combine this with an ageing population multiple interpersonal relationships within hospitals and less than optimal usage of information technology and you have an environment that is...

Medical Sciences

The simultaneous assessments of medical care quality and outcomes are equally essential However routine measurement of patients Quality of Life QOL requires intensive attention QOL instruments measure individuals own views of his wellbeing The core components of QOL are physical psychologicalemotional functional and workoccupational QOL has been co...


Shaping the transformation of the healthcare industry

The transformation were witnessing in the healthcare industry today is unparalleled and sets the tone for the evolution we will witness over the next decade I see three major drivers that will shape the future of our industry

Facilities & Operations Management

It is the duty of care providers to realise that a hospital is more than a business it is an imperative service to patients and families and supporting them morally at the most challenging and critical times of their lives are our duty Apart from keeping patients informed and engaged mollifying the censorious environment and ensuring that the patie...

Small things make a big difference in healthcare

On May th on a flight back home after a speaking engagement in Atlantic City I suddenly fell ill I was too weak to walk and I had to be taken off the airplane in a wheelchair and brought to my local ER The following morning I was transported by ambulance to the Intensive Care Unit ICU at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston I was sick...

Surgical care is a fundamental part of healthcare around the globe Ensuring surgical safety in operation theatres is the need of the hour A safe and salubrious operating theatre is achieved only through careful planning maintenance and periodic checks as well as proper ongoing training for staff An operating theatre is a complex system with nume...

Information Technology

ED Capacity during Times of Surge

Emergency departments by nature exist to take care of those that are critically ill and demand attention of an immediate nature to lessen mortality They require personnel with special skills to be able to discharge their required functions most effectively For a number of reasons such personnel are not available in sufficient numbers at the best...

The term AI or Artificial Intelligence was first introduced by Mcarthy in I personally feel that the A in AI should stand for Augmenting Amplifying Accelerating and Assisting and in an Ambient milieu What is artificial in AI AI is after all an extension a by product of the Natural Intelligence which Homo Sapiens are endowed with Augmented intell...


Delivering solutions for the future of medtech

Innovative medical technology is an increasingly important driver for delivering efficiencies in the global healthcare system Through advances in medical technology precision engineering micromanufacturing processes and IT medical devices and solutions have become more sophisticated accurate and effective