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.


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...

Assessments and the Crucial Role it can Play while Preparing Future Leaders in the Healthcare Space

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 Growing Trend of Open Innovation

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...

Rising to the Health Equity Challenge

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...

Managing and Delivering Healthcare

Looking forward to challenges

The growing demand for the quality healthcare and the absence of delivery mechanisms pose a great challenge the key growth inhibitor includes fastest growing population and informal costs Healthcare industry should be able to carry out planning monitoring and controlling the delivery system in affordable cost In response new service models delivery...

Recruiting Medical Staff

It is the culture not the money

Engagement starts before the first day of work The competition to recruit and the great advantage to permanently retain the best clinicians is not accomplished by money or flashy perks It takes clarity of purpose lived values and real communication The payoff is efficiency quality and growth The shortage of high quality medical staff can be a cr...

Reactive, Acute Care to Proactive and Preventive Care

By engaging patients

Healthcare systems around the world are recognising the shift from reactive acute care to proactive and preventive care This comes at a time when countries are facing the challenges of an ageing population which in turn has an impact on the healthcare system with potentially unsustainable rise in healthcare spending Japan Korea Australia and Singap...

Nurses are Expected to Embrace Technology

Who is there to address their woes?

Historically nursing in India had evolved under British rule The British Medical Services later known as the Indian Medical Services were the first to develop nursing as a profession in India Nursing as a profession has evolved over the years from being an art based human approach to a technology oriented science subject The role of nurses has c...

National Health Policy

A welcome move in the healthcare industry

A health policy is a structured framework of a set of decisions and plan of action undertaken to achieve specific healthcare goals within the society These health policies help the government to implement and monitor various health services across the country to ensure basic health benefits reach citizens across all demographic and economic class W...

Healthcare Business Models in Southeast Asia

Evolution is vital

Despite an increasing demand for higher quality healthcare fuelled by an expanding middle class the private healthcare industry has lost some of its lustre Hospitals in general are seeing a triple threat of general decline of medical tourism reduced margins and an increasingly competitive environment While external demand looks promising in the lon...

Becoming World Class, with Class

Conventional wisdom and thousands of business books spend an endless amount of time talking about the keys to outgrowing outprofiting and outmaneuvering your competition Many will use this wisdom to attempt to crush those in their path resulting in occasional usually shortterm success But there is another way There is another way to be successfulno...

ACO meets Triple Aim and save $millions

The Triple Aim as described by Berwick states that the health of populations should be improved and at the same time the costs of the healthcare system should be reduced What is new in the Triple Aim is an emphasis on the experience of the patient in the healthcare systemThese three aims can take place without incurring additional costsIn fact the...

Eat or Be Eaten

Winning the merger endgame in Asian healthcare

A birds eye view of the global healthcare landscape reveals a market in consolidation and the implications for Asia are well worth considering In healthcare MA activity worldwide topped B With deals valued at B Asia accounted for per cent of the global pie For some healthcare players the endgame might be more apparent than others If youre not at...

Locating India on Medical Tourism Map

The word tourism adds a new dimension to the concept of Wellness where medical value is added to the travel of tourists seeking healthcare beyond borders It is this value of service for which patients prefer to undertake travel rather than using medical services available in their own country According to a Grant Thornton study Medical tourism i...

Hospital for Sale Lease

The hospital market in your hands

I am passionate about creating out of the box solutions for problems which affect mass population worldwide I see myself as a change agent catalyst team builder and a venture capitalist for various businesses across industries worldwide

Healthcare Outsourcing

Prior to conceptualising Omega Healthcare in you had a sizeable amount of experience within the realm of Healthcare Outsourcing Kindly shed some light on your journey thus far I started my career in early as a Charge Entry Payment Posting Executive A good schooling from Kendra Vidyalaya that m

How Asian Healthcare Leaders Can Benefit From ISO 9001:2015

Against a backdrop of rising incomes and an increasing population the healthcare system in Asia faces a landscape of major opportunities and challenges Navigating that landscape can be made easier by incorporating ISO a popular quality management system standard used around the world which provides more efficient ways of working better cost contro...

Medical Tourism

‘Win-Win’ for India!

By far Wikipedia has had the simplest definition of medical tourism Medical tourism is the travel of people to a place other than where they normally reside for the purpose of obtaining medical treatment in that country Although it is quite a new concept to a larger majority of people across the globe medical tourism is not something that started i...

China’s Private Hospitals

Set for Growth

Changing demographics and lifestyles in China are the reasons behind emerging opportunities for foreign companies to operate hospitals clinics and care homes in the country And the need is now widening to include primary care rehabilitation and elder care The range of incentives for foreign investors is increasingly wide But there remain hurdles to...

A Guide to Guard

Exploring different approaches for engaging physician leaders to deliver cost-effective and high quality care

When the Institute of Medicine published To Err is Human Building a Safer Health System in the report received a broad range of responses This was the first time most Americans had even heard of medical errors let alone that preventable errors were the cause of almost deaths and cost US billion in unnecessary healthcare expenses

Managing Change

An essential element of healthcare success

Imagine the healthcare leadership that says We want to be the best but we dont want to change anything Sadly this is a sentiment echoed far too often throughout the healthcare delivery organis

Are Healthcare Professionals Prepared to Succeed?


Health is being embedded in the growth story of the country as India charts an impressive growth curve that is being recognized at various global platforms JP NaddaUnion Health Minister Unlike a few decades ago the Indian healthcare industry is attracting more and more companies looking to enh

Evidence-based Medicine and Outcomes Analysis

An evaluation

A new paradigm for determining diagnosis and prognosis is evolving that is set to revolutionise the way patients are managed thereby increasing effectiveness without compromising productivity or quality of care provided It is called practising evidencebased medicine Clinical practice is changing due to rapid advance

ACO Movement in the United States?

The movement to grow Accountable Care Organisations ACOs in the United States is now more than member strong As we move from an economic system based on feeforservice and volume to one based on paying for quality and value many changes will take place The changes are expanded culture of quality and accountability creation of new business models ide...

Planning for Healthcare Demand and Growth in Southeast Asia

The healthcare delivery market in Southeast Asia valued at US billion remains significantly underpenetrated and underprepared This is reflected in the high growth rate of per cent clocked yearonyear The region accounts for per cent of the worlds population and per cent of the worlds disease burden yet commands only per cent of glob

How Information Therapy can Heal the Indian Healthcare System

In most instances a cardiologist has no idea what the patients gastroenterologist is doing and they are so focused on treating the heart or the liver that they sometimes forget that these belong to a human being The only way to reform the healthcare ecosystem would be to make it patientcentric Patients or their relatives friends are intelli

The Future of Healthcare

It’s Connected, Personal and Team-based

In Asia the share of population above years old is rapidly increasing and the region will be home to half of the worlds elderly and bear half the global burden of chronic conditions by Compounding this demandside challenge growth in workingage population is not keeping pace In China alone by the workingage population will drop

From Drawers to Digital

Evolving health ecosystem in India

Digitising healthcare is a vision aimed at making the world an even smaller place and bringing the patient closer to the provider if not physicallyvirtually Digital healthcare essentially circles around two main areas in healthcare accessibility and affordability This visionencompasses digitising all patient health records through an EMR or EHR int...

Person-centred, Consumer, or Patient Engagement?

Engage who?

People who are engaged in managing their health and healthcare can have better outcomes and lower healthcare costs In a study of more than patients at a healthcare system in Minnesota Judith Hibbard et al found that patients with low activation scores had costs that are eight to per cent higher than patients with the highest activation levels...