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The Ministry of Health in Oman Moves from Analog to Digital Radiography

December 12, 2014 by Erica Carnevale

Hamdan Al Nasri, Head of Radiology Services, Ministry of Health, Oman, discusses how the organization has made the switch from analog to digital radiography, and the benefits that it has experienced since the switch has been made.[read more]

Global Health Looks to BRAC and Gates Foundation for Mobile Money

December 3, 2014 by Nicole Fisher

Bangladesh is going digital. Not in smart watches, sensor-based clothing or electronic health records, but in money. Mobile money. Money, that according to BRAC and the Gates Foundation could improve the economic and health outcomes of the country, especially of women and children.[read more]

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Prefilled Syringes: A Ready Answer to Saving Billions of Dollars and Mitigating Medical Errors

December 2, 2014 by Varsha Jain

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Within the $70 billion plus global market for injectable drugs, one specialty segment – the prefilled syringe – has garnered noteworthy popularity since the 1980s. Given that prefilled syringes have seamlessly adapted to contemporary medical demands, their popularity doesn’t come as a surprise.[read more]

When It Comes to Health Rewards, It Seems the World Is Flat

December 1, 2014 by Michael Dermer
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Ten years ago, rewards for healthy behavior barely existed in the United States and certainly were not prevalent throughout the world. But that's changing. Is it just a matter of time before every country has a health rewards program to drive consumer behavior?[read more]

7 Trends Driving Global Health and Life Sciences in 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC]

December 1, 2014 by Nicole Fisher

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There are presently massive shifts occurring in the competitive global landscape of health, and particularly in the life sciences. As we approach 2015, it is imperative that leaders in the health space understand the trends and shifts happening around them, not only in the US, but also in international markets, cities and service lines.[read more]

Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media: Lee Aase [PODCAST]

November 24, 2014 by Janet Kennedy

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Lee Aase defines the friendly part of social media. Lee is knowledgeable about communications, public relations and healthcare social media. He takes pleasure in sharing his experiences from his own team members at the Mayo Clinic to the global stage as a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda on Social Media.[read more]

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What Healthcare Can Learn from the G20 Summit

November 18, 2014 by Paul Tunnah

At the G20 summit taking place in Australia, the world’s leaders have gathered to discuss some of the most pressing global issues. If the world’s leaders can step away from their national tribes for a few days to tackle the big issues, maybe it’s something we should try on a more regular basis in healthcare?[read more]

Secrets of Population Health Management [INFOGRAPHIC]

November 7, 2014 by Abby Norman

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In the wake of Ebola, healthcare systems worldwide are focusing more than ever on defining – and refining – their population health initiatives. Hospitals that are moving towards population health initiatives now will be far better prepared for the overall shift to accountable care that’s on the horizon.[read more]

Ebola: America Driven by Fear

November 3, 2014 by Lisa Sams, MSN, RCN

Ebola is a nasty disease. But ignorance is worse. If you doubt this statement, take look at film clips from BBC World on the struggle to bring calm, through the use of the evidence, to the many frightened people in West Africa. Why, in America, where we have access to a 24/7 news cycle, has fear taken control of our brains?[read more]

7 Steps to Avoid Another Ebola-Like Pandemic

November 3, 2014 by Abby Norman

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For all the conversations happening about Ebola right now, startlingly few of them are practical. One question that all healthcare systems ought to be asking themselves right now is not only whether they are equipped to treat an Ebola patient, but whether they can afford it.[read more]

The One Way All Hospitals Can Save Lives And Money

November 2, 2014 by Nicole Fisher

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Each year, sepsis kills far more people than AIDS, prostate cancer, and breast cancer combined. The mortality rate for sepsis is approximately 35% — higher in developing countries — with patients who survive often struggling with physical impairment, muscle and nerve damage, cognitive changes and chronic organ failure.[read more]

Human Systems Start with...Humans

November 2, 2014 by Casey Quinlan

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The World Health Organization (WHO) invited yours truly to its First Global Experts' Consultation in service of building a WHO framework for patient and family engagement. I'll share is my perspective on the challenges, the opportunities, the pitfalls, and the hopes that - in my view, at least - emerged during those two days of global spitballing.[read more]