Within radiology, workforce challenges are particularly severe as the workforce has not grown in line with the significant increased demand for medical imaging. Medical advances have meant that there has been a rapid increase in the number and complexity of scans but not enough radiographers to perform the scans or radiologists to report them. Read what Dr Farzana Rahman has to say.
McDermott advises healthcare staffing shortages from patient-facing roles to technical positions is a real concern. Burnout among healthcare workers was at a crisis level before the pandemic, and two years of dealing with COVID-19 drove burnout rates even higher. A global report reveals 47% of healthcare workers plan to leave the field by 2025. Read on to learn more.
Robin Farmanfarmaian writes, "There are many cutting edge AI startups advancing predictive care in disease and illness management. When combined with clinical grade medical devices in the home, the combination enables personalized care, tailored to the individual in real-time in their daily environment."
While robotic endoluminal surgery has many clear advantages, a key goal and a considerable challenge has been the ability to access a target location in the body with all the surgical instruments necessary to perform a procedure. For example, as seen with intraluminal surgery, endoscopists may use a colonoscope or an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) scope to perform therapeutic interventions, but treatment can be limited due to available technology that requires them to perform procedures using only one very specialized instrument at a time. Read on.
Ms. Knue writes, "Every day, 1-in-31 U.S. hospital patients contract an infection associated with their hospital care. Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) have high morbidity and mortality, and the top 5 infection causes cost the healthcare system $9.8 billion annually. As health systems explore approaches to decrease that number, one strategy to consider is a mobile medical equipment management (MME) program. Read on to learn more.
"Connectivity can be a huge benefit if it means getting information to a doctor more efficiently, being able to monitor vital signs, or even having two different medical devices talk to each other to help manage care. But as with most technology applications, those benefits also make devices more vulnerable to cyber threats," writes Mr. Harvey. Read more on what he has to say.