ICU and Emergency

'Code ICU' and Improved Patient Outcomes

A system of rapid review of critically ill patients in the emergency department (ED) is associated with reduced ED length of stay... Read more

Clinical Predictors of Early Death from Sepsis

Patients with severe sepsis who experience rapid, early deterioration and death are of particular concern. However, given the... Read more

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

Radiology and Imaging

Radiology Unit: Improving Patient Care and Quality

A dose management system (DMS) is essential to improving patient care and quality in a hospital's radiology unit or department,... Read more

Improving Radiology With AI

The impact of artificial intelligence technology is becoming more widespread in healthcare. However, rather than feeling threatened... Read more

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

Cardiology

TAVR Improving with Advanced Technologies

This year 2017 marks the 15th anniversary of the first transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) performed in Rouen in April... Read more

Higher BMI Increases Risk of CHD, Hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes

New findings confirm previous evidence that higher body mass index (BMI) is associated with an increased risk of cardiometabolic... Read more

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

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Do You Have Exec Calibre?

In large centres or hospitals, it's not uncommon for healthcare professionals to take on leadership roles — i.e., managing a... Read more

Fake News Woes in Healthcare

Social media platforms and other modern channels of communication make it easier for people to interact and share information.... Read more

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

Healthcare IT

Staff Training to Prevent Hacking Attacks

Insider-caused breaches have proved to be costly for a number of companies, according to a report from cybersecurity firm Forcepoint.... Read more

Risk Management: Cybersecurity

A cyberattack does not occur spontaneously for it requires some planning and preparation. These attacks make use of a variety... Read more

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

Blog

Apps on Intensive Care

  My app on Intensive care Complete: ABG is for bedside diagnosis. It uses... Read more

What Steps are Needed for Value Based Healthcare?

Tremendous progress has been made in healthcare over the last forty years.... Read more

Are Wearables Dangerous for Health?

It’s been repeatedly stressed by healthcare practitioners how beyond a... Read more

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

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

Prof. Dr. Geert Meyfroidt

The AKIpredictor: An Online Calculator to Predict Acute Kidney Injury

Acute kidney injury (AKI), a rapid decline in renal function, is highly...

 Simon Bocher

Vasoactive Drugs in Sepsis

In this update review on vasoactive drugs in sepsis, we focus on the ‏most...

 Rui Almeida

Radioprotection in Chest CT: An Approach with Bismuth Breast Shield

The main goal of this study was to assess the viability of the bismuth...

Dr. med. Orpheus Kolokythas

SOCRATES: An Electronic Evaluation System to Advance Medical Trainees

Developing thorough competency in both specialty and professionalism is...

 Dennis van Veghel

Meetbaar Beter: Value-Based Healthcare for Heart Patients

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

 Diku Mandavia

Ultrasound-Guided Procedures: Financial and Safety Benefits

Ultrasound Guidance Improves the Safety and Success of Needle Procedures The...

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