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Executive Health Management

2022 01 Jul

I have lymphoma. Is that my problem or that of my physician? Or perhaps the problem of research and industry? It is indeed my problem and I need my physician badly. She can only do her work when good science is being done and when the healthcare industry provides her with the right treatments. There is a lot of work and cooperation that needs to happen,... Read more

Delirium: How Can We Protect Our Patients? Detection and Treatment Strategies

2022 25 May

In this article, the authors aim to summarise the current management of delirium, emphasising new publications and possible new studies that will shed light on delirium management strategy. Introduction According to an updated nomenclature of delirium after an interdisciplinary panel of experts from ten medical societies (Slooter et al.... Read more

Trust in Healthcare Declines Amongst US Doctors, Patients During Pandemic

2021 31 May

Physicians and patients report a loss of trust in the U.S. healthcare system since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and doctors’ trust in healthcare organisation leadership also lowered according to a recent survey. However, health consumers’ trust in doctors themselves has generally has held steady during the pandemic, and physician respondents... Read more

Singapore AI Strategy: Focus on Chronic Disease Prevention

2019 19 Nov

Technology has played a big role in making Singapore's healthcare system one of the most efficient in the world. However, a fast-ageing population, as well as the growing burden of chronic diseases and rising cost of healthcare, can weigh heavily on even the most effective healthcare systems.     It came as no surprise therefore that the... Read more

Topol: NHS has no time to waste

2019 19 Feb

With healthcare technologies (including genomics) expected to have a significant impact on patient care over the next two decades, the NHS must now focus on building a digitally-ready workforce to use these new technologies and maximise their benefits, says The Topol Review , a new report by Eric Topol , MD, Executive VP and Professor, Molecular... Read more

New indications for coronary CT angiography

2017 19 Sep

The time has come The latest in CCTA and how the quality and timeliness of diagnosis can be improved. Since the beginning of the 21st century coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA ) has turned from a research tool with ill-defined indications into the recognised cardiac imaging modality with proven clinical and prognostic... Read more

Behind closed doors – Point of Care Foundation

2017 19 Sep

A recent Point of Care Foundation report provides insights into the pressures faced by British healthcare staff and how these can be overcome.   How employers feel at work has been the subject of debate for quite some time, particularly within the healthcare sector. It is widely agreed that staffs’ happiness largely depends on the environment... Read more

The patient voice in Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: an Edinburgh perspective

2017 15 Sep

This article will explore the ERAS Programme and provide a unique insight into perspectives and realities of surgical recovery. It will highlight the current evidence versus patients’ perceptions and expectations.   Background   The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programme has been implemented in many surgical units around the world... Read more

The hidden faces of sepsis, what do they tell us? Focal points for improving patient outcome

2017 15 Sep

Based on the patients’ perspective Nutma sheds light on the hidden faces of sepsis, calling for more expertise on sepsis sequelae. She also offers recommendations to improve recovery and outcome.   It wasn’t until 2007, after my illness that: “I came to understand the extensive process of recovery after critical illness. Moreover, I came to... Read more

Volume 17 - Issue 2, 2017

2017 28 May

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