Emerald publishes the largest range of management journals in the world and so it is no surprise that we frequently rub shoulders with some of the top thinkers in business.
We are aware that effective action requires a balance of theory, practical advice and tips from those who have made a difference. With this in mind we bring you our guru interviews – the latest word in management from the experts in their field.
Please note: job titles and positions for interviewees are correct at time of publication.
Dr Ernest Madu is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of the Heart Institute of the Caribbean Ltd. Prior to his role at the Heart Institute, Dr Madu was on the faculty of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He is an expert in non-invasive cardiovascular diagnostics, with broad training and experience in all areas of cardiovascular diagnosis.
David Whitlinger serves as the director of Healthcare Device Standards and Interoperability for the Intel Corporation in its Digital Health Group. Mr. Whitlinger is responsible for Intel's healthcare device interoperability strategies and the standards development to support those strategies. He is currently leading a large, cross-industry consortium, the Continua Health Alliance, focused on the establishment of an ecosystem of interoperable, personal telehealth systems.
Faith Mwangi-Powell is the Executive Director of the African Palliative Care Association. She is also a member of the advocacy committee for the Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance ( WWPCA).
Kevin Dean is the Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) Managing Director of Connected Health. He has experience in numerous aspects of health IT strategy and execution. In this interview he discusses the concept of "Connected Health", the benefits of ICT in healthcare, and the barriers to technology adoption.
Brian James has worked in the UK's National Health Service for 30 years, with 20 years of that time spent at Executive or Director level. His experience spans strategy, hospital management, business development and information management and technology. In this exclusive interview, find out what he has to say about today's NHS, the BBC mini-series featuring Sir Gerry Robinson, and the concept of Patient Choice.
Dr. Sherry Cooper is Global Economic Strategist and Executive Vice-President of the Toronto-based BMO Financial Group. Over recent months Dr.Cooper and her BMO colleagues have undertaken an intensive research project on the potential human and economic consequences of a global influenza pandemic evolving from the bird flu virus. Read part two of her interview here.
Dr. John Wright is Director of Clinical Governance & Operations Medical Director at Bradford Royal Infirmary in the UK. Responsible for developing clinical excellence in secondary care, Dr. Wright is also a visiting Professor at two UK Universities and Chair of NHS LINKS which promotes international health links with developing countries.
Jerry Sanders began his professional career in international finance and corporate law at a New York City law firm. He then went on to lead The Shaw Group, an incubator of medical device companies, and is now the founder and Managing Director of San Francisco Science, a company which develops "break-through" technologies to solve existing medical problems.
Dr. Sherry Cooper is Global Economic Strategist and Executive Vice-President of the Toronto-based BMO Financial Group. Over recent months Dr.Cooper and her BMO colleagues have undertaken an intensive research project on the potential human and economic consequences of a global influenza pandemic evolving from the bird flu virus.
Marcus Longley is senior fellow and associate director at the Welsh Institute for Health and Social Care at the University of Glamorgan. He has worked in the UK's National Health Service for 14 years, in a variety of managerial and planning posts. Read what he has to say about healthcare schemes, service quality and making the most of skills in health services.