Healthcare management

Healthcare management has huge demand these days as it really helps in managing a hospital or a medical office. The scope of Healthcare Management systems is increasing by each day and it is true for the entire world. Healthcare Management solutions are more than one factor that contributes to the increasing demand in the healthcare sector. Some of these solutions include improved awareness about Healthcare Management services, health policies and enhancement in the demand for world class health care facilities in Hospital management Asia. In an ever-changing world, healthcare management is essential to compete in the industry in providing better care to patients.

Precision Approaches

While talking about precision approaches in healthcare the words precision medicines pop up first in our mind Based on patients unique genetic makeup precision medicines are widely used to cure a number of deadly diseases which were literally impossible to treat in the past several decades


With the ongoing pandemic it is increasing common for people to experience heightened stressrelated ailments because of various economic and social disruptions The Asia Pacific population faces similar challenges like the rest of the world Workplace stress is on the rise

Priming Primary Healthcare Post-Pandemic

India has one of the largest primary healthcare setups in the world from an infrastructure perspective With our threetiered primary health system each subcentre covers a population of threetofive thousand people each Primary Health Centre PHC covers a population of twentytothirty thousand and a Community Centre around eighty thousand to a lac

Covid-19 Pandemic

The challenge of quality patient care in hospital systems

The author is of the opinion that TQM is a process which embraces the conscious striving for zero defects in patient care and caring the management of hospital organisations in cooperation with its workforce to improve processes in order to develop produce and provide all medical services which satisfy patients needs and expectations


Physical appointments even referrals have been declined due to pandemic as there was no active and physical consulting going on It has affected both inhouse patients as well as outdoor patients


The key to nutrition awareness in APAC

The AsiaPacific APAC region is home to some of the worlds fastest growing economies and ironically more than half of the undernourished children on the planet too In the wake of the pandemic government priorities are very much centred on containing the outbreaks and economic support measures while healthcare systems continue to operate under immens...

Winning The EBITDA

An ode to the team

Incoming business and the generated top line is the key for any business However little is recognised that the accrued efficacy of the top line to convert to real profit is finally determined by the bottom line and the many factors that affect it I would call it the dance of the devils

mHealth in China

A growing market

MHealth products provide online healthcare and medical services using mobile devices eg smartphones such as online consultation online diagnosis online health monitoring online healthcare and fitness management online doctor appointments and followups medicalhealthcare related information database access intelligent data processing health record da...

Reconstructing Quality Management Implementation in Healthcare Organisations

Evidence from a structured interview of twenty healthcare quality managers suggests a lack of managerial understanding but more importantly the belief in the holistic nature of quality management and improvement programmes in achieving improved standards of patient care There seems to be continued confusion as to what constitutes the implementation...

The Role of Nutrition in Healthy Ageing

Readiness to change our approach to healthcare for the elderly

The best part of living a good life is acquiring quality health especially through the golden and productive age and ensuring wellbeing and comfort through the less active years WHO has done enormous research and work in advocating healthy lifestyles and diets and defines Healthy Ageing as the process of developing and maintaining the functional ab...

Healthcare Accountability for Sustainable Care

COVID has pushed organisations across the globe into distress and healthcare organisations are no exception due to increased demand for services amid mounting financial pressures The pandemic has acted as a warning signal stressing on the importance of improving health surveillance systems and infrastructure public health interventions Emphasis lie...


Critical future factors for the next normal

We have certainly seen examples of both the successes and failures intrinsic in the management of the coronavirus crisis When history books are written the headlines will include the fact that COVID was the disruption few adequately planned for



Artificial intelligence is playing a major role in the development of various new kinds of products to help the people in the pandemic


In an increasingly diverse world hospital systems must be fundamentally aware of cultural differences and strategise ways to overcome challenges posed by the lack of people integration and respect of cultural differences and appreciate that the meltingpot era is over


We are seeing more emphasis placed on valuedriven care across emerging ASEAN and particularly in Singapore Clinicians are increasingly focused on delivering better value in addition to positive healthcare outcomes What this means for healthcare equipment providers is the need to demonstrate our clinical value through efficiencies that improve the p...


Emerging role of technology

Food and foodrelated safety has come to the fore because of the current pandemic Healthcare institutions and hospitals dealing with children and the elderly who are at a much higher risk need to provide more vigilance and scrutiny in the services they deliver


The king is back!

As markets in AsiaPacific gradually reopen and a sense of normalcy returns various analysts expect private hospitals to have a strong performance from second half of relying on pent up demand of patients for elective and chronic treatments


Doctor-patient relationship in the times of a pandemic

We have often heard of the adage A good physician treats the disease the great physician treats the patient who has the diseaseThe relationship patients have with their doctor involves a great amount of trust and vulnerability and like any relationship this too deepens with time


Universal Health coverage UHC is the platform that seeks to overcome inequality in tackling the service provision gap and financial gap that populations face The role of ICT to build the essential building blocks of UHC has been accepted However there are many areas that require further research and evaluation

How Conflict Between Medical Professionals Impacts Patients

In the United States the total financial blow of dealing with workplace conflict is estimated to be at US billion in paid hours or hours per week for each involved employee This is based on a May study commissioned by the CPP to analyse workers attitudes about conflict fulltime employees in nine countries around Europe and the Americas were surv...



Longevity has been one of the greatest benefits of advances in medicine and better prevention strategies across the world Globally population of people over years is increasing at a faster rate than any other population group More and more people are living longer albeit with comorbidities This means that the need for health and care services for...

Lean and Service

Go hand-in-hand

Lean is not mean In fact lean must mean an intended service one with a welldefined service level to meet the expectations of any person or for that matter any process A process is made to ensure the replication of a set of expected results In fact one can build up expectations for our brands and ensure that they are maintained by lean methods


A healthcare provider can today virtually appear on a screen and most often make a reasonable diagnosis and give proper advice reviewing available investigations

Decentralisation of Southeast Asia's Healthcare Ecosystem

Following the money

For decades hospitals in Southeast Asia functioned as the central hub for patients to receive healthcare Patients needing diagnosis and treatment from the mild to the severe converge together at the hospital In a trustbased industry like healthcare hospitals are the paragon


Often patients must travel a long distance to access healthcare services that may not be available close to their place of residence


An overview

The term hack generally signifies writing a computer programme for enjoyment while thon is taken from the word Marathon denoting a specific clearly defined difficult timerestricted objective involving concentrated effort


Smart is an oftenused word today with varied and interlinked meanings

Blockchain in Healthcare

Keeping patient data safe and secure

For the reader who is not accustomed to blockchain technology here is one of the most complete definitions provided by Deloitte


An overview

Advances in neurosciences are redefining and enhancing our understanding of how we make decisions in general and how consumers make decisions from a marketing perspective


The reality

Employment opportunities in the healthcare industry and in particular in the nursing field are expected to grow over the next ten years


Feeforservice is on its last legs in the United States


The symphony

Communication and Information CI forms the base of care delivery and many times the outcomes of situations

Advancing the Role of Entrepreneurship

Healthcare in developing countries

The United Nations UN has recognised the need for a holistic approach of sustainable development where health environment and social wellbeing are being targeted together through the new global Sustainable Development Goals SDGs In the healthcare sector Universal Health Coverage UHC is the platform that seeks to overcome inequality in tackling the...

The Science of Healthcare Delivery

Construct and its impact on service delivery

There are many aspects to healthcare delivery the spread aided by market factors government policy and regulations the enablers like IT digitisation connected health etc the support ecosystem like pharma and device etc and the delivery construct at the organisational level


Globally healthcare systems are under pressure to improve quality and patient outcomes using evidencebased interventions Many healthcare organisations are turning to industrial improvement approaches such as the lean management system S model Six sigma etc to enhance quality and safety

The Science of Healthcare Delivery

The Science of Healthcare Delivery can spiral the ecosystem to elevate the health index of citizens ensuring lower spend on curative This science has the ability to transcend the challenges through the supplication of basic needs through the layers of the pyramid of the existing systems also sideways to help better the generic civic amenities avail...


Healthcare administrators are responsible for the overall management of a hospital starting from managing finances and handling the daily operations Here the priorities keep on changing constantly Improving Care management would help hospitals to improve their financial performance if they strengthen customer loyalty build reputation and brand and...


Recently we had the opportunity to listen to a very senior paediatrician in Bangalore India talk about the kind of technologies which will empower clinicians It was inspiring to see an expert with such a vast experience talk about technology thats needed to make his diagnosis more objective and to improve patient care We were able to discuss and co...

Patient Experience

The past, the present, and the future

The term patient experience is subjective to the factors not directly associated with the quality of processes The measurement of patient experience is complicated by numerous terms and usages that have been applied Therefore patient experience is seen as a central out

Virtual Patient Advocates

To Be . . . or Not to Be?

As a speaker and consultant on ways for medical personnel to be more effective communicators with their patients I am often described by people as a patient advocate That I am not its not because I dont believe patient advocacy but it simply wasnt my experien

Space Medicine as a Speciality

Improbable yes; impossible no

The recent announcement by ISRO Indian Space Research Organisation that India would be embarking on a Human Space Programme Gaganyaan scheduled for launch in December has excited hard core telehealth evangelists in India India will now be the fourth country in the world after Russia USA and China to launch a manned space flight Monitoring in real...


Better hires, better outcomes

Radical transformation is underway in healthcare The industry is grappling with massive changes in areas such as regulation competition delivery consumerism technology operations The accelerated speed of change leaves little room for hiring missteps And in healthcare poor hiring decisions endanger not only the business but also the patients F...


In relation to patient safety

The healthcare system in India provides great discrepancy in quality To maintain the quality of healthcare system and to protect the health and safety of patients comprehensive vigilance is required Materiovigilance and haemovigilance programs have evolved to reduce the likelihood of recurrence of the harmful incidents thereby improving the quality...


Does Malaysia Healthcare have what it takes?

What are the major initiatives required to become a Number One Global Medical Travel Destination Firstly we focus on creating awareness of Malaysia Healthcares worldclass quality accessible and affordable service offerings through our branding campaigns and marketing initiatives both locally and internationally explained Sherene Azli CE

Steps to Establishing Effective and Long-Lasting Patient Family Advisory Councils

In our valuebased system of healthcare its more imperative today than ever before to involve patients and family members in their own care A Patient Family Advisory Council PFAC can offer hospitals and h


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...

Less is More

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...

High Reliability in Healthcare

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...

Pain and the Patient Environment

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...

The High Reliability Challenge in healthcare, continuing the journey

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...

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