A set of transformative activities and investments is key to support delivery of the highest quality and most cost-effective care for patients, according an industry leader who spoke at the recently concluded Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Asia Pacific Conference 2019.
How do health systems create value? This is the question posed by Dr Anne Snowdon, professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at Odette School of Business in Canada, at the recently concluded Asia Pacific Conference of the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2019.
In providing value-based healthcare, the first step is to measure outcomes relevant to patients, according to a speaker who addressed healthcare professionals at the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Asia Pacific Conference 2019.
Focusing on value-based models of healthcare is the way forward, asserts Neil Patel, president of the consulting firm Healthbox, during his talk at the recently concluded Asia Pacific Conference of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2019. This, he adds, may require reassessment of priorities and disruptions of the industry.
A digital-first approach, iConnect, allows patients to have greater access to services and guidance and enables healthcare providers to deliver much better postdischarge care, according to Lim Cher Wee, chief operating officer of the Ministry of Health, Office for Healthcare Transformation of Singapore, in his presentation at the recently concluded AsiaPac19 Conference & Exhibition of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS 2019).
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Dr. Hsu Li Yang, Dr. Tan Thuan Tong, Dr. Andrea Kwa,
08 Jan 2021
Antimicrobial resistance has become increasingly dire as the rapid emergence of drug resistance, especially gram-negative pathogens, has outpaced the development of new antibiotics. At a recent virtual symposium, Dr Hsu Li Yang, Vice Dean (Global Health) and Programme Leader (Infectious Diseases), NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, presented epidemiological data on multidrug-resistant (MDR) gram-negative bacteria (GNB) in Asia, while Dr Tan Thuan Tong, Head and Senior Consultant, Department of Infectious Diseases, Singapore General Hospital (SGH), focused on the role of ceftazidime-avibactam in MDR GNB infections. Dr Andrea Kwa, Assistant Director of Research, Department of Pharmacy, SGH, joined the panel in an interactive fireside chat, to discuss challenges, practical considerations, and solutions in MDR gram-negative infections. This Pfizer-sponsored symposium was chaired by Dr Ng Shin Yi, Head and Senior Consultant of Surgical Intensive Care, SGH.
Spending too much time sitting cannot be good for the body, and rising to one's feet breaks up such a behaviour and yields small, but meaningful, reductions in certain cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, according to the results of a meta-analysis.
Use of thyroid hormone therapy does not seem to protect older adults with subclinical hypothyroidism against mortality, but it appears to confer survival benefits to those aged <65 years, results of a study have shown.