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February Issue #39

February Issue #39

The Smart Magazine About Medical Technology Innovations

Patient Comfort




Dear readers,

 

Comfortable and friendly environments that suit the needs of individual patients can accelerate recovery times and minimize hospital stays. In this e-mag you’ll read about new equipment that is being developed to enhance patient comfort. Artistic and architectural concepts are also being created to have a positive impact on patient well-being, anxiety, stress and pain resistance.

We also investigated the digital future for healthcare in Africa for this issue and talked to the CEO of Deepomatic who explained how artificial intelligence will create an “augmented worker/doctor.” Last but not least, don’t miss the op-ed on cybersecurity in 2019 or our presentation of two start-ups that attended the Arab Health show in January.

 

Happy reading!

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    Katherine Whelan

    Katherine Whelan is a British journalist based in London. She has been health correspondent for The Times and has written for a variety of other national newspapers and magazines.


    Brian Beary

    Brian Beary is an independent writer, journalist, and editor based in Washington DC. He writes for, and appears on, a diverse range of print and audiovisual media outlets.


    Monica Hutchings

    Monica Hutchings is a Canadian writer and translator who has worked on everything from technical descriptions to academic journals. She is also our in-house English translator.


    Abigail Saltmarsh

    Abigail Saltmarsh is a freelance journalist with 25 years’ experience for national magazines (The New York Times, International Herald Tribune).


    Dimitri Dubuisson

    Journalist for 12 years, Dimitri Dubuisson is based in Brussels and covers mainly medical, health and social topics.


    Daniel Allen

    Daniel Allen is a writer and a photographer. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including CNN, BBC, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, National Geographic Traveller, Discovery Channel.


    Celia Sampol

    Celia Sampol has been a journalist for 15 years. She worked in Brussels and Washington for national medias (Agence France Presse, Liberation). She’s now the editor-in-chief of MedicalExpo e-magazine.


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