Automatic donor registration – A global view

Automatic donor registration

June’s Monthly Pulse asked about automatic donor registration. Some countries (for example, Spain and France) have automatic organ donor registration, where everyone is considered to want to donate their organs in the event of brain or cardiac death unless they…

Burnout and stress within the medical community

Burnout

"Burnout and stress within the medical community" is a topic that is currently of high interest and concern, with some tragic cases emerging across Europe. Statistics show that approximately one-third of doctors report experiencing burnout at some point in their…

Emerging technology and the healthcare sector

According to PwC Health Research Institute’s Annual Report, 2017 is the year to prepare for the eventual arrival of emerging technologies and their impacts on business models, operations, workforce needs, and cybersecurity risks. Here’s what we found out when we…

Celebrity endorsement in healthcare campaigns

Celebrity endorsement

Celebrity endorsement in healthcare campaigns is a very common form of marketing strategy. It involves celebrities or high profile figures using their social status to help promote a product, service or raise awareness on environmental, social, or health matters. Evidence…

Physician revalidation process

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Physician Revalidation process, which aims to demonstrate an acceptable level of competence in doctors, is attracting increasing interest worldwide. Especially since the definitions and mechanisms of revalidation vary significantly across countries – there’s no accepted ‘best practice’. While in the…

Patient’s Use of the Internet for Medical Information

The creation of the internet has improved the accessibility and easy dissemination of information. However, the unlimited bounds of cyberspace have resulted in a collection of a predominantly disorganised resources. There are opposing opinions here: whilst many physicians perceive internet…