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Hospital logistics: between numbers, data and products

Dear Sir or Madam,

Hospitals with several hundred beds and thousands of inpatients and outpatients have to be supplied with countless products every day. In order to achieve this logistical masterpiece, a systematic interplay of digitization and manual work is necessary. We looked over the shoulder of the logistics company Buttkereit during their daily work at the Knappschaftskrankenhaus in Bochum. See more in our video.

I wish you a warm week,

Elena Blume
Editorial team
image: 12 - 15 November 2018, MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine in Düsseldorf

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Topic of the Month: Brazil and Colombia
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Brazil and Colombia: medical device markets under the microscope

Topic of the Month

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Brazil and Colombia have a combined population of nearly 257 million people – for all intents and purposes, a huge market for internationally active medical device manufacturers. Yet political and economic instability has put the brakes on these markets in recent years. What do manufacturers need to know about both places and what does the future of this industry sector look like in this region?
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Brazil and Colombia: medical device markets under the microscope
South America – Medical technology in Brazil and Colombia

Research & Technology

Mother's depression might do the same to her child's IQ

Study finds maternal depression negatively impacts a child's cognitive development, infancy through age 16.
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Basel researchers succeed in cultivating cartilage from stem cells

Stable joint cartilage can be produced from adult stem cells originating from bone marrow. This is made possible by inducing specific molecular processes occurring during embryonic cartilage formation, as researchers from the University and University Hospital of Basel report in the scientific journal PNAS.
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Injecting gene cocktail into mouse pancreas leads to humanlike tumors

Novel technology developed at UT Health San Antonio gives rise to mouse pancreatic tumors that have the same traits as human pancreatic cancer. A U.S. patent is pending on the invention.
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Hospital logistics – Digitization meets manual labor


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Countless items and products have to get to the right destination in a hospital every day. A complex process runs behind all this, where nothing works without digitization. Still, it also involves a good amount of manual labor. We went behind the scenes to see how hospital logistics work at the University Hospital Knappschaftskrankenhaus in Bochum and the Buttkereit Company in Dortmund.
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Hospital logistics – Digitization meets manual labor
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