The article addresses the determination of features of competition, its types and methods of raising the efficiency on the model of medical services market, which is forming in Russia nowadays. These features can arise because of a series of skewed incentives, faulty assumptions, unfortunate strategy choices, and counterproductive regulations that are understandable but inconsistent with how value is actually created in delivering health care.
The paper discusses factors impacting new medical technologies adoption in private hospitals of Saint Petersburg. I use interviews with hospitals' owners and top managers to study decision-making process of new medical technologies adoption. I outline common problems, associated with managing the introduction of new medical technologies in private sector, including: administrative barriers, medical staff, old technical requirements, price competition with public hospitals and strategic drawbacks in private healthcare policy.
In the early 1990s, a small group of individuals recognized how virtual reality (VR) could transform medicine by immersing physicians, students and patients in data more completely. Technical obstacles delayed progress but VR is now enjoying a renaissance, with breakthrough applications available for healthcare.
This book presents papers from the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 22 conference, held in Los Angeles, California, USA, in April 2016. Engineers, physicians, scientists, educators, students, industry, military, and futurists participated in its creative mix of unorthodox thinking and validated investigation. The topics covered include medical simulation and modeling, imaging and visualization, robotics, haptics, sensors, physical and mental rehabilitation tools, and more.
Providing an overview of the state-of-the-art, this book will interest all those involved in medical VR and in innovative healthcare, generally.