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Issue 40 | 2018

  • Foreword
  • Healthcare Management
  • Facilities & Operations
  • Information Technology
  • Advertorials

Issue 40



Time to shift gears!

According to the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies million Americans suffer from chronic pain Pain is a critical public health issue in the United States costing the society US billion equivalent to per individual every year However it is not just an American epidemic chronic pain affects the lives of billion across the world Du...

Healthcare Management

A US perspective

From the earliest beliefs in death being divine to the use of prayer and rituals to ward off evil spirits to the beginnings of science and medicine being codified by research scientific discovery and now to evidencebased practice pain remains difficult to comprehend and manage For hundreds of years the medical community believed th Century Frenc...

Creating the culture and mindset for patient safety

As the world moved into the safety record of commercial aviation in was big news was the safest year for commercial flight ever with one fatal accident for every million flights While may have been a bit of an outlier there is a clear trend of decreasing fatality in commercial aviation fatality risk dropped per cent from to This safety reco...

Your brand plan isn’t fit for purpose. Here’s how to fix it, easily.

In life science companies the brand plan is ubiquitous important and expensive Every brand has one it drives success or causes failure and brand teams invest huge amounts of time and money in the annual ritual of writing and executing this essential document And yet the brand plan itself if often an object of ridicule Once written it rarely beco...

The challenges of a changing world

Primary healthcare is the first level of contact of individuals and communities with the healthcare system The AlmaAta Declaration Health For All is broadly accepted to be a precise statement of the principles of primary healthcare With a few exceptions it was observed that a number of countries adopted targets and expressed their commitments to pr...

Facilities & Operations

Creating the culture and mindset for patient safety

Culture of a healthcare organisation impacts the mindset of employees and surrounding environment Considering organisations culture there are various aspects which should be assessed It starts from how the staff value the decision of senior new innovations and technologies that are applied in organisations risk taking capability alertness towards m...

Communication tactics that help patients transition and shorten stays and reduce readmissions

Whenever I work with a hospital or healthcare system to help them with communication processes I introduce this concept created by business guru and author Steven Covey that states begin with the end in mind This approach of reaching effective outcomes works with establishing and reaching most project management goals and objectives With patient...

Information Technology


Indias healthcare market is one of the fastest growing witnessing an overwhelming growth of nearly per cent in the recent years and rightly so The market value of Health Information Technology is pegged at USillion and expected to grow one and half times by The disruption in the sector is driven by technology innovations including IT biomedical r...

Is it helping or hindering health?

We live in an exciting technological time Every day technology accelerates and evolves changing the way we live and interact Such advances have affected the way we communicate work and travel

During the course of any clinical encounter a person discloses ultrasensitive healthrelated information to his provider to enable the latter to address his healthrelated problems better faster and hopefully cheaper Information that he would otherwise rather keep well under wraps Ethics demands all providers treat all information that their patients...


Katja Lemburg, EKF Diagnostics

Capillary blood fingerstick sampling is increasingly being used worldwide due to the growing availability of pointofcare POC testing Figure With anaemia affecting approximately per cent of the global population and a high prevalence in developing countries haemoglobin Hb is the most frequently performed test in POC haematology