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Technology and Health Care is intended to serve as a forum for the presentation of original articles and technical notes, observing rigorous scientific standards. Furthermore, upon invitation, reviews, tutorials, discussion papers and minisymposia are featured.
The following types of contributions and areas are considered:
1. Original articles:
Technology development in medicine: New concepts, procedures and devices associated with the use of technology in medical research and clinical practice are presented to a readership with a widespread background in engineering and/or medicine.
Significance of medical technology and informatics for healthcare: The appropriateness, efficacy and usefulness deriving from the application of engineering methods, devices and informatics in medicine and with respect to public health are discussed.
2. Technical notes:
Short communications on novel technical developments with relevance for clinical medicine.
3. Reviews and tutorials (upon invitation only):
Tutorial and educational articles for persons with a primarily medical background on principles of engineering with particular significance for biomedical applications and vice versa are presented.
4. Minisymposia (upon invitation only):
Under the leadership of a Special Editor, controversial issues relating to healthcare are highlighted and discussed by various authors.
Abstract: Health professionals are on the front lines of healthcare delivery, due to the current shortage, and ageing of medical staff, their recruitment and retention are crucial challenges for health policy-makers and managers. To get the opinions of decision-makers and practitioners concerning importance of the quality of management to improve the healthcare system we conducted interviews with selected stakeholders. According to our respondents, the main challenge for the Polish healthcare system is an employment of an adequate number of medical staff. Adequate funding and proper fund allocation are indispensable. Respondents stressed that only properly trained and highly skilled managers are able…to meet the current challenges of the healthcare system.
Keywords: Quality of management, stakeholders, medical staff, healthcare system
Abstract: This contribution discusses the role of Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) in improving quality of care. The development of PROs in primary care using scoring methods on various domains such as trust, information, communication, clinical quality and access is important as a quality improvement tool, especially in the context of market disruption and disinvestment due to reforms of the welfare contracts.