The October edition of Healthcare Global is live.

By Catherine Sturman
Thelatest edition of Healthcare Global is now live! The healthcare industry continues to face a multitude of challenges. From limited budgets to the us...

The latest edition of Healthcare Global is now live!

The healthcare industry continues to face a multitude of challenges. From limited budgets to the use of outdated legacy equipment no longer fit for purpose, organisations have placed their attention firmly on the delivery of patient care, with little focus paid towards digitisation. In this month’s Healthcare Global, BlackBerry’s Global Healthcare Lead, Sara Jost discusses how the company seeks to guarantee technological excellence across the healthcare industry by working with customers, carriers, distance integrators, distributors and independent service centres (ISCs), in order to sell essential health IT services and products.

“A lot of healthcare organisations are implementing electronic medical records; whilst this is a very powerful tool, it is being implemented on an IT infrastructure that is not ready to handle it. Wi-Fi is not strong enough to handle voice-over-IP, networks can be hacked and equipment can fall to MEDIJACK,” she says.

“I view this as a barrier because organisations decide to just go with what is good enough instead of truly looking at what they could achieve if they deployed a stronger solution.”

Looking at the way in which technology is transforming the screening process for cardiac drug approval, Healthcare Global also spoke with co-founder of Novoheart, Kevin Costa, to find out how the company is revolutionising the flawed process for screening new drugs.

Lastly, this month’s issue also looks at the top CEOs transforming the healthcare industry, based on a list written by Robert Reiss and his team at The CEO Forum Magazine for Forbes. Also included are the key healthcare events and conferences for this calendar year, plus an in-depth report on Metro South Health.

We hope you enjoy the magazine, and as always we welcome your feedback on Twitter: @HealthcareGlbl.

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