Foreword

Foreword

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

No more a good-to-have

Providing healthcare services means the timely use of health services to achieve the best possible health outcomes

Emergency Care Services in India

Technology as a key enabler

Emergency care is all about the quick response accessibility and availability of essential services The quality and accuracy of the information available and relevant data obtained during an emergency incident are the key factors that determine the outcome and its success

Fostering Healthcare Perspectives

An Executives Special Issue

Digitisation has radically altered the publishing industry over the years Irrespective of technological developments print medium has its own place in the industry

MedTech Innovations

Shaping the future of healthcare

Healthcare is shifting from the traditional providercentric inpatient setting to patientcentric virtual consultations with increased remote care monitoring

Telehealth

Driving the future of digital health

Technological advancements and the advent of modern care delivery models have in a way narrowed down the gap between physical and virtual healthcare environments Since the COVID public health emergency has increased the utilisation of technology to safely access and deliver healthcare

Outpatient Cancer Care

Improving efficacy and quality of life

The onset of the COVID pandemic resulted in increased use of telemedicine and video consultations A majority of hospitals and healthcare facilities across the globe have become COVID care centres in the past months

PANDEMIC SURGE

Time to stay strong

It has been more than a year since the COVID pandemic hit the global population but the situation still hasnt come under control Countries such as the US India Brazil Italy and others are witnessing the new wave hitting hard with exponential rise in COVID patients

Digital Healthcare Landscape

Infrastructure holds the key

It was a year ago that China announced the lockdown of Wuhan city in a bid to contain the explosion of COVID the novel coronavirus In the weeks that followed the global population witnessed an unprecedented spread of virus that has claimed more than two million lives

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Our journey with healthcare

A look at the global healthcare landscape indicates how the COVID pandemic has exposed the weaknesses that exist in presentday health systems It is clear that sustainable health remains a goal that is far from being achieved what with quality of healthcare and equitable care being a common challenge for countries irrespective of their economic deve...

Promoting Cultural Diversity for Improved Healthcare

At a time when several countries across the world have been fighting the COVID pandemic another issue garnered attention the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the police

Virus outbreaks

Making health systems resilient and responsive

Over the last decade the planet has dealt with several virus outbreaks viz HN Swine Flu Middle East Respiratory Syndrome MERS and Ebola These viruses turned out to be deadly with high fatality rates but were probably not as devastating as the Spanish Flu While the world largely has been free from the abovementioned virus outbreaks countries such as...

Continuous Surveillance

For an effective patient safety system

Hospitals and healthcare systems have come under huge scrutiny by healthcare regulators for ineffective addressable of hospitalacquired illnesses

Blockchain

Enabling a safe and secure integrated healthcare ecosystem

A latest report from IBM indicates an average size of data breach is above records and an average cost of breach is US million

NURSING

Building a future-ready workforce

Healthcare’s Digitalisation

Towards a better future!

Digital health has been around for quite some time Advancements in technology rising demand for better care and governments focus on improved health economy have contributed to the digital transformation in the healthcare sector

Virtual Hospitals

The next wave?

Imagine a scenario where the multispecialty hospitals worry less about patient walkins and focus more on offering clinical healthcare from a distance Here doctors and patients are not bound by the physical walls as hospitals make better use of digital technologies for providing virtual healthcare to patients No were not talking about an imaginary w...

Digital Transformation in Healthcare

With digital transformation the consumer rather than the technology is in the drivers seat and this matters Forbes Digital transformation has been the buzz word across industries the world over Healthcare as a sector has been relying on technology to provide better care in an efficient and effective manner Technology has revolutionised the

Deep Learning in Medical Imaging

Opportunities galore

Medical imaging plays a vital role in clinical practice Advancements in machine learning especially deep learning have contributed to a better understanding of medical images Deep learning helps in providing accurate prediction from datasets and can diagnose disease as accuratelyas expert physicians

Pain Management

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...

Achieving High Reliability

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

Innovations and Regulations in Healthcare

Bridging the Gap

Healthcare systems around the world have been grappling with challenges of meeting the everincreasing demand for better care Innovation and technological advancements have played a key role in improving care However innovation does not necessarily limit to new products or technologies More often than not innovation can happen around organising or e...

Healthcare in Southeast Asia

Opportunities and challenges alike

The Southeast Asias emerging countries are expected to witness tremendous growth in healthcare spending by These include Indonesia Philippines and Vietnam which are witnessing a widening reach and expansion of their healthcare systems to serve thousands of patients that have for long been deprived of proper care According to the Economist Intellig...

Artificial Intelligence

Redesigning healthcare

Evolving usage of technology in our daily lives is changing the healthcare industry to a great extent Machine learning and Artificial IntelligenceAI are already facilitating significant advancements to drive efficiencies and improve the quality of care This transformation is promising to continue its significance in the coming years Every day an...

Connected Devices -Bridging the healthcare information gap

The growth in connected medical devices and mobile medical apps can boost longterm patientengagement New data from Juniper Research suggests that the number of Internet of Things IoT connected devices would be US billion in up from US billion in The proliferation of connected devicesaccounting for US billion in and an expected US billion by in...

Augmented and Virtual Reality in Healthcare

Tools for providing better care

From Telemedicine to PHRs to EMRs to mHealth technology has for long been at forefront of providing better healthcare services to patients From digitization to mobile revolution healthcare industry has seen it all The world is slowly moving from mobile to wearable devices thanks to disruptive technologies like Virtual Reality VR and Augmented Reali...

Managing Change

For successful transitions

Its never easy but is always necessary Culture change is harder than trying to go in and fix something But culture change is important because otherwise you dont have sustainabilityJoseph Fortuna Chair of the American Society for Qualitys Healthcare Division Change is an essential conc

Healthcare in Southeast Asia

Poised for growth

Rapid economic growth and growing populationhave combined to create a critical situation forSoutheast Asian governments Even as thespending on healthcare systems in the regionhas increased with the increase in incidences ofadverse health conditions it looks like demandis outstripping the supply of healthcare in theregion

Healthcare Technology

The altering landscape

Digitisation of processes has opened up a vista of opportunities for healthcare providers to deliver high quality services efficiently Innovations such as optical scanner needlefree diabetes care and remote stroke diagnosis help practitioners better diagnose the diseases and perform relevant surgical procedures Healthcare technol

eHealth Revolution

New paradigm for healthcare information technology

We are moving towards a digital era where more and more things are electronic so more so than ever before the healthcare provider needs to know everything about it Kurt Long CEO FairWarning

The adaptation continues

The global market place continues to be a test for healthcare providers The technology boom combined with trends such as rising costs shortage of healthcare professionals growing consumerism and a greater than ever focus on patient safety have meant that providers are in a seemingly endless cycle of adaptation Like in other

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