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4 Unsolved Challenges for Healthcare’s Digital Transformation by the end of 2021

What has been really improved by the COVID-19 pandemic is the adoption of technologies by healthcare providers. However, those will get the biggest return who will ensure not just the incorporation of digital innovation into their daily

5 Ways Biotech Is Ushering in a New Mode of Healthcare in 2021

AoS. 5 Ways Biotech. Source: unsplash

The pandemic has shifted the trajectory of healthcare technology with the increasing demand for rapid testing kits, medicines, and vaccines. To maximize manufacturing potential, the biotech sector is embracing technologies like artificial intelligence, data analytics, and automation.

Cultural competency/safety in healthcare

AoS.Cultural competency

There is current interest in cultural safety and cultural competence in tertiary institutions the world over. We need to learn it, teach it, and practice it. While this is true across the sector, my paper just focuses

Strong primary healthcare may reduce mortality

AoS. Strong primary healthcare may reduce mortality.

Healthcare is variably organized across the world. In some places, people attend medical specialists such as cardiologists and urologists directly. In other places, people attend primary care physicians for most health problems and, if necessary, they refer

2nd Annual Conference on Pediatric Nursing and Healthcare. Dubai, UAE. June 17-18, 2019

2nd Annual Conference on Pediatric Nursing and Healthcare

2nd Annual Conference on Pediatric Nursing and Healthcare scheduled during June 17-18, 2019 in Dubai, UAE which aims to keep you updated with the best and most advanced practices in the field of pediatrics, nursing and health.

The 4th Annual Healthcare PPM Toolbox. New Jersey, USA. February 7 – 8, 2019

Continuous Success of Growing Ecosystems for Pharma and Medical Devices Professionals.Project and portfolio management is more important than ever for the pharmaceutical industry where the patent expiration war is in full swing. That is nothing new –

Disparities resulting from variations in regional donor supply and liver transplant tourism

In the United States, the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) develops national policies that determine how donated organs are collected, matched, and distributed with candidates on the transplantation waitlist. Currently, the nation is divided into 11

What does it take to change your behaviour?

Many of the leading causes of illness and death in the world are caused by human behaviours, such as eating a poor diet, being physically inactive, and smoking. Interventions and policies designed to change these behaviours can

‘Uberizing’ home care in Ontario

A strong home and community care system can contribute considerably to a sustainable healthcare system and to improving patient care, reducing healthcare system costs, decreasing lengths of hospital stays and shortening wait lists for long-term care. Unlocking

International study of parents’ experiences when their baby was diagnosed with a limb difference

Dysmelia is a group of rare diseases involving limb differences. Rare diseases are those which affect less than 1 in 2000 people, but around 8000 rare diseases exist altogether and over 50 million people in the USA

Diversity in the health professions

Our country is becoming more diverse. It is predicted that 24 years from now, we will not have a majority group.  When combined, African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans and Native Americans will be the majority group. Since

UNC Medical Center reduces time patients wait for their chemotherapy

Lean and Six Sigma principles are used in manufacturing and more recently, healthcare, to eliminate waste, defects, and variability in processes. These philosophies are used to develop solutions to workflow challenges in an effort to improve process

Employing more nurse practitioners can lower health care costs

We all want to have access to health care when we are not feeling well and we want to do so without breaking our budget.  However there is growing concern about the availability of care and the

Spousal assaulters in outpatient mental health care

Domestic violence is defined as: ‘a physical, mental or sexual violation of the personal integrity of the victim by a person from the victim’s family circle. This includes (ex)-partners, family members and family friends of the victim’

Considering patient values and preferences in healthcare decision-making

Healthcare decision-making is one of the most challenging aspects of medicine. In the past, doctors often based their decisions on dogma or personal experience often influenced by their personal value judgments. With the advent of evidence-based medicine

A wearable UV-LED medical device for automatic disinfection of stethoscope membrane

The medical literature has demonstrated the importance of healthcare-associated infections ( HAI ), which are an huge worldwide problem because of health complications, mortality ( EU + USA 140.000 death/year ), length of hospitalization and costs for

Artificial agents, good care, and modernity

Technology has always been used in health care. But what about robots and other automation technology? What about artificial agents: technological entities that act in a health care environment? Should they be allowed to take over care

The challenge of creating specialist surgical centres in Australia

The past decade has seen an increasing number of publications linking improved surgical outcomes with increased surgical volume. But most of our hospitals are not set up as specialised centres concentrating on a small number of highly

Can a just society ration healthcare?

The gross domestic product (GDP) of a country represents the dollar value of all goods and services produced by that country over a period of time, usually a year. One can think of the GDP as the