ICU and Emergency

ECMO for Adult Respiratory Failure: 2017 Update

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) can support severe derangements in gas exchange in both acute and chronic respiratory... Read more

Operating theatre

Free Online Course on Perioperative Medicine from FutureLearn, UCL Launches

FutureLearn, the leading social learning company, in partnership with University College London (UCL), has launched a new online... Read more

New Dosing Models Increase Safety of Remifentanil

New dosing models have been developed that can provide the scientific basis for more accurate administration of remifentanil,... Read more

Radiology and Imaging

Cost-effective Lung Cancer Screening Programmes

For lung cancer screening programmes to be cost-effective, these should target high-risk people and identify non-cancer conditions... Read more

Researchers at MIT and other institutions have devised a way to boost the quality of low-resolution patient MRI scans so they can be used for large-scale studies. Images produced by their algorithm, shown in the center column, are much closer to high-reso

Researchers Use New Technique To Make Brain Scans Better

A team of researchers at MIT worked with doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital and other institutions to devise a way to boost... Read more

Radiation Dose Reduction for Common CT Examinations

Opportunity exists for substantial radiation dose reduction using existing computed tomography (CT) technology for common diagnostic... Read more

Cardiology

Heart Attack Shown to be 'Systemic Condition'

An acute heart attack (myocardial infarction) is a "systemic" condition with an impact upon the whole body and triggers responses... Read more

Dr. Ian Neeland

Mildly Obese Fare Better after Major Heart Attack

People who survive a major heart attack often do better in the years afterward if they're mildly obese, suggests new research... Read more

Zhen Qian, chief of Cardiovascular Imaging Research at Piedmont Heart Institute, and Kan Wang, a researcher at Georgia Tech.

3-D Models Improve Patient Outcomes in Heart Valve Replacements

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology and the Piedmont Heart Institute have used standard medical imaging and 3-D printing... Read more

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Tech's Role in Empathy-based Medicine

According to  Dr Jeremy Howick and Dr Sian Rees of the Oxford Empathy Programme, existing digital technologies need to be exploited... Read more

Medicare Penalty for 500K Clinicians

Some 501,933 clinicians in the U.S. will see a 2 percent reduction in Medicare payments this year for failing to meet the requirements... Read more

Cutting Drug Costs

Prescription drugs are high on the list of hospitals’ biggest expenses. Whenever prices of drugs go up, it's the hospitals that... Read more

Healthcare IT

Artificial Intelligence: Explosive Growth

Artificial intelligence is fast becoming integrated in the delivery of healthcare, and increasing use of the technology is expected... Read more

Hackers Target Junior Staff

Cybercriminals are adjusting their social engineering tactics to focus on the more vulnerable members of an organisation: the... Read more

Outsourcing: HIT Talent Shortage

The current infosec staffing crisis has led to hospitals' increasing reliance on service providers to help them with IT and data... Read more

Blog

How Does a Local Heart Foundation Benefit Research and Public Health?

HerzstiftungOlten is a local foundation connected to the Swiss Heart... Read more

New Philips Technology to Empower Emergency Departments

Philips innovation in advanced health technology is delivering next generation... Read more

What can IEEE Contribute to Better Healthcare?

I have been a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers... Read more

Why Have Procedure-Specific Postoperative Pain Guidelines?

The procedure specific postoperative pain management (PROSPECT) initi... 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

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

 Gianluca D'Agosta

Technology Supports Patients at Home

The European Union is not alone in facing unprecedented demographic changes...

 Nynke Kampstra

International Value-Based Healthcare: Cross-Collaboration First

Globally Comparing Outcomes for Pulmonary Sarcoidosis Pulmonologists have...

 Salvatore Maggiore

Protective Ventilation: When and Why to Individualize

ARDS is Heterogeneous Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a...

 Pēteris Zilgalvis

Big Data for Health in Europe

In 2010, the European Commission proposed the 10-year strategy, Europe...

Dr. Donald Voltz

Does Technology Gap Cause Medical Errors?

Hardly a day goes by without some new revelation of an information technology...

Dr. Christopher Cotton

Transforming Commissioning to Do More With Less: Making Taxpayers’ Money Go Further

How can health and social care commissioners in England reinvent the tools...

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