Telemedicine and 5G – affordable and preventative healthcare without borders
The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the use of telemedicine across the world. The need to limit the impact of the virus has increased the acceptance of telemedicine by clinicians and patients alike. Hear about the importance of telemedicine and the digital transformation of healthcare.
Hospitals depend on energy to run their services, operate critical equipment and save lives. It's a vital operation but also an expensive one. Discover how hospitals can manage and reduce their energy use, and read about standards action many NHS trusts have been applying to reduce energy consumption and environmental impacts.
Building transparency into pharmaceutical supply chains
Global donor (pharmaceutical) organizations face a myriad of challenges and risks in their supply chains when monitoring donations of essential medical supplies to low-middle-income markets. Learn about these challenges and how they can be overcome by improving the visibility of medicines along the supply chain and capabilities of those involved.
How can we fix healthcare’s biggest technology issue?
Around the globe, there’s a growing body of opinion that suggests the most significant technical issue in healthcare to be solved is the challenge of siloed patient data due to the semantic interoperability issues and the resulting inability to produce a single unified lifelong patient electronic health record. Learn more about this technology challenge from Professor Michael Miller.
BS EN ISO 15189:2022 Focusing on patient care in medical laboratories
After a decade, the international standard on quality and competence in medical laboratories has been updated to increase the emphasis on patient care. This blog post outlines what’s covered in the new document.
BS EN ISO 10993-10:2023 Evaluating the impact on skin of medical devices
With a view to reduce the number of animal tests where possible, the standard on testing medical devices for skin sensitization has been revised. This blog post discusses the thinking behind the standard and the changes introduced in 2023.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and how standardization is driving change
Antimicrobial resistance is the ability of a microorganism to prevent an antimicrobial from working against it. While AMR occurs naturally and has always occurred, its rate and spread is accelerating. AMR has been described as one of the biggest threats to global public health today. Read this blog to find out more and how standardization is driving change.
Burnout, exhaustion and industrial unrest. After almost three years on the front line, hospital staff have had enough. While the rest of the world likes to think we have moved on from COVID-19, that’s easier said than done for healthcare workers. This blog explores how hospitals can protect the well-being of their workforce after COVID-19.
In this blog, hear from Kate Field, Global Head – Health, Safety and Well-beingof BSI who states that we must protect the well-being of adult social care workers. Learn more about the challenges to well-being in the social care industry, how the pandemic is having a massive added impact and what can be done.
Privacy considerations in the advancement of digital healthcare
In this blog, Conor Hogan, Global Practice Director – Data Governance, Digital Trust, BSI discusses privacy and data protection in the age of digital health. Healthcare organizations can adopt simple measures to embed and implement privacy by design strategies early in their development lifecycle to ensure that patient data and privacy rights are protected.
Healthcare systems globally are being challenged continually by demographic changes in population, increased patient demand and expectation, worldwide growth in chronic conditions, and shortages of clinicians and allied staff. Professor Michael Miller, International consultant in health informatics and eHealth strategy and systems, writes about the digital health landscape and the emerging trends in this area.
Defining the standards of virtual care for health and telemedicine after COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic led to a surge in the urgent need to connect health and care providers to their patients through remote appointments, and a need to address the ongoing concerns about how delivery of care would be maintained.
How standards help protect frontline healthcare workers
Healthcare services are united in facing the coronavirus pandemic, with many thousands of vital workers and carers at the frontline. Funding cuts, an ageing workforce, rising demand for services and a growing technology skills gap has driven shortages of healthcare workers globally. Find out how a standards-based approach can help.