Arab Health 2019: Be at the Forefront of Healthcare Advancements
The 44th edition of Arab Health Exhibition & Congress will cover the latest updates and insights into cutting-edge procedures, techniques and skills across 11 CME-accredited conferences.
A New Vision for the Healthcare Landscape with Blockchain
From enhanced data security, digital patient identities and potential improvements in Precision Medicine and R&D, Blockchain offers a promising new paradigm. There are many opportunities with utilising it in healthcare with immediate benefits.
Connected Care: The New Healthcare Paradigm
In an era of technological dominance, Connected Care is becoming the model of healthcare delivery that everyone is hedging their bets on and it is now at a critical juncture in terms of its adaptation into mainstream healthcare delivery.
What Makes an Exceptional Healthcare Leader?
There is now an increasing need for leaders to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to respond to different challenges such as how to lead across different levels of healthcare in a timely, cost-effective and seamless manner.
Infection Prevention Buy-In is Essential to Antibiotic Stewardship Efforts
Infection preventionists continue to be fully invested with patient safety, including antibiotic stewardship activities. Fully leveraging AS activities can ensure less antibiotic use, less antibiotic resistance and MDRO development, and less adverse events.
How Printing and Mobile Technology can Improve Patient Safety
At the heart of this medical revolution is the use of printing technology and mobile computers to ensure smooth operations are achieved in hospitals. This can help reduce human errors, ensure data is used to its maximum benefit and drive cost savings.
First Minimally Invasive Total Gastrectomy in Dubai Saves Life of Young Cancer Patient
Life was going on until one-day, 38-year-old engineer Ghulam Abbas needed to make a choice – life without a stomach, or death from stomach cancer. He was diagnosed after he walked into Rashid Hospital’s Gastroenterology clinic complaining of sudden weight loss.
Creating a Patient-Centred Hospital of the Future
Shedding light on how digitalisation has provided opportunities to change the traditional way in which healthcare is delivered, recently, GSD held an event titled “The Hospital of the Future – GCC Healthcare Strategies Towards 2020”.
Integrating Africa: Bridging the Health Gap
Social and economic development has significantly improved across the African continent and there is great potential to achieve more. One of the primary obstacles is the large burden of disease, which continues to be a barrier to faster development.
Local Pharmaceutical Production: A Strategic Decision to Achieve Universal Health Coverage
Private health insurance companies in Kenya informed losses claiming that over 40 per cent of health expenditure go into pharmaceuticals. If we compare this with international standards, we find out that Kenya is spending almost double in pharmaceuticals.
East Africa: The Next Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Platform
Health is a major challenge for Africa where HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria, and a myriad of other diseases, kill millions of people each year. This terrible human cost is a major factor that impedes the continent’s efforts to escape poverty.
Brand Building Beyond Labels
For most people branding begins and ends with the name, logo and tagline. Many healthcare providers do compromise on the brand by relegating it to one support department who will manage the social media and will print some brochures.
Common Complications of Bariatric Surgery
It is beyond doubt that obesity is a global pandemic, with the World Health Organization approximating 2.3 billion adults to be overweight and >700 million to be obese in 2015. It is a chronic illness identified in children, adolescents, and adults worldwide.
The Shisha Habit: A Global Epidemic
Shisha contains tobacco, exposing its users to nicotine, tar, carbon monoxide in addition to heavy metals, such as arsenic and lead. Hence, diseases like heart disease and cancer, which are characteristic of cigarette use are encountered by shisha smokers.
Three Critical Steps to Business Continuity of Healthcare Organisations
The key to surviving and thriving in the new healthcare landscape is a reliable, comprehensive business continuity plan. A keystone of a business continuity plan in this context of digital transformation is availability.
Building a Transformational Quality Programme
The need for transformative change in healthcare has never been greater. We face pressures from regulators, payers, and patients to provide safe, high-quality, affordable and accessible care.
Transforming a Hospital’s Culture Through Continuous Pursuit of Excellence
When confronted with a crisis, most hospitals mobilise their staff to put out the fire, offer congratulations all around and go back to their previous routine. But three years ago, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago decided to transform its culture.
Breaking the Habit
Addiction — once thought of as a moral failing — is now widely recognised as a disease. Specialists from London’s Harley Street Medical Area talk to Arab Health Magazine about how rounded, personalised treatment can help people fight this highly destructive illness.