Why Do Hospitals Need Lean?
Healthcare providers may have heard about the benefits of applying lean methodologies, but where should they begin and how can they demonstrate the benefits? To find out more, Healthcare IQ got in contact with one of the pioneers in applying lean to healthcare, David-Ben Tovim, Director of Redesigning Care and Clinical Epidermology at Flinders Medical Centre Australia.
Delivering World-class eHealth Solutions: Interview with the CIO of Apollo Hospitals Group
Managing the healthcare IT of a single hospital is challenging enough, but how about for an entire group of healthcare facilities spread across the whole of India? This is the challenge that Arvind Sivaramakrishnan, CIO of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise faces as he plans and manages the ehealth strategy for a total of 53 hospitals, 100 clinics, 1,700 pharmacies and 350 telemedicine centres. Download this exclusive interview to discover how he manages this challenge and the future of ehealth implementation at Apollo Hospitals Group.
Asia’s Leading Healthcare IT Implementations & Market Summary
Did you know that approximately 1/3 of all hospitals that have achieved HIMSS Analytics stage 6 are located in Asia. Did you also know that due to rapid population and economic growth, APAC will require about 180 million new hospital beds by 2020, meaning that this balance is rapidly shifting! Download this exclusive article to discover Asia's leading hospitals and learn how the Asian market is developing.
Overcoming Challenges Developing Physicians into Leaders
Physicians are talented hardworking individuals but when the time comes to move into a leadership position, the skills required are significantly different and many find the transition a challenge. Download this article to discover what makes this transition so difficult, what can we do to assist and what impact will this have on healthcare.
An Inside Look at Australia's First Fully Digital Hospital
St Stephen’s Hospital Hervey Bay is Australia’s first fully integrated digital hospital and a great example of how digital technology has been incorporated throughout all phases of a project. Download this article to read an interview with the project leaders and discuss how cutting edge technology was incorporated into every aspect of the planning and design phase.
Overcoming Hospital Design and Development Challenges: Interview with Daljit Singh, President of Fortis Healthcare
Hospital design and development is fraught with complications such as stakeholder collaboration, construction quality and timely delivery. In this exclusive interview, IQPC talks with Daljit Singh, President of Fortis Healthcare Limited to discover his biggest challenges, his strategies to overcome them and the key lessons learnt from his years of experience in the industry.
State of Patient Care and Hospital Efficiency in Asia [SPECIAL REPORT]
Time is ticking. Unsafe medical practices and patient care are now at a serious state and there are significant concerns that it’s just a matter of time before it becomes critical. In fact, the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that ‘nearly one in ten patients is harmed while receiving health care in well-funded and technologically advanced hospital settings.’ There is no doubt that patient care, particularly in Asia, with its many developing countries, needs serious attention. In this Special Report, find out what the healthcare community is doing about it, why these challenges need to be addressed soon and how hospitals can improve efficiency and quality now and into the future.
Big Debate: What Big Hospitals Want Big Pharma to Realize
At about US$300 billion a year, the global pharmaceuticals industry wields a huge amount of influence in the healthcare sector. Along with medical institutions and hospitals, big pharma is a dominant force that could make a big difference. In the face of the great debate on patient care and safety, what do hospitals really want pharmaceutical companies to realize? How would big pharma benefit from it?