Cardiology

Preterm Birth Linked to Risk of Heart Failure

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report that babies that are born preterm have a a higher risk of heart failure... Read more

Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering Beneficial for Heart Muscle

A new study conducted by researchers at Wake Forest Bapist Medical Center shows that aggressive lowering of blood pressure in... Read more

Chocolate Decreases Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

Findings of a large study conducted with men and women in Denmark show that consuming moderate amounts of chocolate is associated... Read more

ICU and Emergency
Bedside monitor showing early identification of sepsis, credit: American Thoracic Society

ATS 2017: Machine Learning May Help to Identify Sepsis Early

Using electronic health records (EHRs) to identify patients in hospital at risk for sepsis is now possible using machine learning.... Read more

Sepsis Care - Faster is Better

A University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine-led study covering nearly 50,000 patients from 149 New York hospitals provides scientific... Read more

ICU Admission for the Very Elderly: A Cost Analysis

Considering the poor clinical outcomes, and that many intensive care unit (ICU) admissions may be undesired by very elderly patients... Read more

Radiology and Imaging
UK Cyber-Attack, Radiology Response

UK Cyber-Attack, Radiology Response

As hospitals in the UK get back to normal service following the recent cyber-attack, radiologists, healthcare IT staff and technologists... Read more

Breast and Thyroid Cancer Screening for At-risk Survivors

Survival of childhood, adolescent and young adult (CAYA) cancers has increased with progress in the management of the treatments... Read more

MR Imaging Cost-effective in Prostate Cancer Detection

Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging–guided strategies for the detection of prostate cancer were cost-effective compared with the standard... Read more

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Physician Age Linked to Patient Mortality Risk

Results of a new study reveal that patients treated by hospitalists are more likely to die within a month of admission as compared... Read more

WannaCry Attack Highlights Concerns on Cybersecurity

The recent massive cyberattack that infected more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries, including hospitals in Britain, highlights... Read more

Bouffant Surgical Cap (L) & Surgical Skull Cap (R)

Mandatory Headwear Does Not Reduce Surgical Site Infections

Surgical site infections are a costly health complication. Patients with such infections tend to have longer stays in both the... Read more

Healthcare IT

Computer-Generated Doctor Explains Test Results

Imagine if you were able to view a video in which your physician would explain your medical test results in layman terms and also... Read more

Can Blockchain Dovetail with Healthcare Privacy Laws?

Blockchain has generated much interest and excitement in healthcare as this emerging technology represents a new paradigm for... Read more

People: From Security Threat to Line of Defence

Employees are regarded as the lifeblood of an organisation, yet they can also be its greatest cybersecurity threat. Breach reports... Read more

Blog

What’s the future of intensive care medicine?

Over time, I think we are going to recognise that we can’t continue to... Read more

The Future - As Seen by Healthcare Service Providers

We asked healthcare service providers what they'll need to succeed. Some... Read more

Curing the NHS’ tech ailment

Digitisation is a term thrown around in the public sector, and the NHS... Read more

High Time for Shift to a Better Model of Radiology

For the Russian state-based public healthcare system, the concept of v... Read more

How to Become a Cardiologist in 5 Steps

Like any other job, entering the field of cardiology requires academic... Read more

COMARE Report Response Designed to Improve Risk Management & Patient Care

Ahead of the introduction of the new Basic Safety Standards Directive... Read more

White Papers and Case Studies

7 Ways to Improve Patient Outcomes in the New World of Value-Based Care

Introduction   Hospitals around the world are under increasing pressure... Read more

Regional Healthcare Initiatives in the UK: An Opportunity For Silo-Busting & Integrated Diagnostics

Health authorities in the UK are developing regional initiatives to make... Read more

7 Ways to Maximize your Hospital’s Reputation

Executive summary A hospital’s reputation can do much to help attract... Read more

Taking the Mystery Out of Machine Learning

Radiologists have been taught to fear machine learning.  It means what... Read more

Raising Care Standards to Enhance Patient Outcomes

Executive summary Hospitals are under increasing pressure to improve t... Read more

Seven Steps to a More Efficient and Resilient IT Solution

Efficient patient-centric care models require consolidating mountains of... Read more

Breaking Down Silos: Delivering True Clinical Value From a VNA

The vendor neutral archive offers one of the best opportunities to join... Read more

The Road to Making Peer Review an Added Value—Not an Added Burden

Most radiology departments currently use some form of formalized peer review... Read more

Clinical And Economic Effects Of The i-Stat POCT Solution

INTRODUCTION   In Germany, emergency departments (EDs) often suffer fr... Read more

Establishment of Ambulatory Emergency Services at James Paget University Hospital

INTRODUCTION   A study of emergency admissions in England found that over... Read more

Canterbury Hospital, Australia

Located in Sydney’s Inner west, Canterbury Hospital has just over 200 beds.... Read more

European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 2015: Antibiotics

The European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases,... Read more

From Our Journals

 Lis Neubeck

Apps for Cardiovascular Disease: The Role of Avatars In Personalisation

How do we help people to improve their health after a heart event? Current...

 Theo Veldsman

Maturity Makes Great Leaders

There is a pressing need for intelligent leaders who are able to deal...

 Michelle Fakkert

Five Reasons Why Value-Based Healthcare is Beneficial

Patient-centered care is becoming a major topic in healthcare. Many initiatives...

Prof. Necmettin Ünal

Hot Topics in Intensive Care in Turkey

In Turkey intensive care was not a separate specialty for years, and was...

 Dennis van Veghel

Meetbaar Beter: Value-Based Healthcare for Heart Patients

Introduction Meetbaar Beter (En: Measurably Better) is a doctor-driven and...

 Achim Escher

Business Intelligence in Hospital Management

Challenges and Opportunities Using the Example of a Radiology Departme...

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