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#EuSEM18: Sepsis in the emergency department - what antibiotics?

Doctors are responsible for reducing antibiotic usage in their hospital, region and country. At the same time, emergency medicine... Read more

Sepsis process and outcomes improvement associated with mandatory reporting

A state-wide mandated public reporting of compliance with protocols to treat severe sepsis and septic shock appears to improve... Read more

#EUSEM18: Sepsis in the over 70s presents differently

Patients over 70 who present to the emergency department with sepsis have a higher disease severity, and therefore different... Read more

Radiology and Imaging

Study: need for rigorous QI methods in radiology

Use of iterative cycles to refine interventions reflects engagement of the most basic proven quality improvement (QI) methodology.... Read more

Tetris-like program can detect breast tumours faster than current methods

Artificial intelligence-based techniques are helping researchers at the University of Adelaide’s Australian Institute for... Read more

New CMR protocol diagnoses heart ailments faster, cuts costs

A new rapid imaging protocol for diagnosing heart disease has been shown to improve care and reduce costs in a resource-poor... Read more

Cardiology

Is it time for translation of ticagrelor?

Ticagrelor is more efficient than clopidogrel in attenuating myocardial structural and functional alterations post-myocardial... Read more

Lifestyle changes can reduce need for BP meds

Among obese men and women with high blood pressure, lifestyle modifications could help reduce their need for antihypertensive... Read more

Avoid white-coat hypertension with home monitoring

An intervention that helped patients monitor their blood pressures at home resulted in improved hypertension control and... Read more

Healthcare IT

Just what is the cost of robotic surgery?

The use of robotics surgery, especially in the U.S. and other developed countries, is on the rise despite evidence questioning... Read more

Infosec third-party risk management

Prominent CISOs from leading health systems and hospitals in the USA have launched a new initiative to better manage information... Read more

Robots to train surgeons for intricate procedures

A "new age of surgery" is coming to Australia with the establishment of a robot academy that will train surgeons to perform... Read more

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Next generation of physician leaders & the 'triple aim' goals

There are important challenges in healthcare today, in particular regarding the needs to pivot from volume-based care to... Read more

Servant leadership: A journey, not a race

Amidst changing organisational mandates and employee expectations, leaders must learn new ways of leading. Old command and... Read more

Short read: Improving risk literacy

The Harding Center for Risk Literacy, established in 2009, is a unit of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in... Read more

Blog

How cloud technology is changing the healthcare system

Today the healthcare system is being totally transformed by the use of... Read more

Epinephrine for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Insights from the PARAMEDIC2 trial and future improvements Perkins et... Read more

A patient-centred approach to mammography

Head radiologist provides feedback on department’s three-year use of... Read more

Healthcare of the future: Disney’s ‘Black Mirror’

We are getting used to hear that all sorts of technological innovations... Read more

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

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

White Papers and Case Studies

Telemedicine – a new model for pre-hospital ultrasound?

FUJIFILM SonoSite’s M-Turbo point-of-care (POC) ultrasound systems will... Read more

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

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

7 Ways to Maximize your Hospital’s Reputation

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

Seven Steps to a More Efficient and Resilient IT Solution

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

Breaking Down Silos: Delivering True Clinical Value From a VNA

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

Clinical And Economic Effects Of The i-Stat POCT Solution

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

Establishment of Ambulatory Emergency Services at James Paget University Hospital

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

Canterbury Hospital, Australia

Located in Sydney’s Inner west, Canterbury Hospital has just over... 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. Jean-Louis Vincent MD, PhD

Editorial: Safety

The publication of the landmark Institute of Medicine report To Err is...

 Dirk Colaert MD

Semantic Technology Enables Smart Computers

As healthcare faces up to the promises and challenges of big data, H...

Dr. Thomas Hemmerling MSc, MD, DEAA

An Introduction to Robots in Anaesthesia

Technological advancement has made robots an integral part of several...

Dr. Rolf Gomes BE, MBBS, FRACP

Designing a Specialist Cardiologist Service for Rural Australia

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Australia. However,...

 Ian Weissman

Value-Based Radiology: View from the United States

As the United States moves to value-based healthcare, how should radiology...

 Nicole O'Callaghan

a Canadian Critical Care Knowledge Translation Network (aC3KTion Net)

A Quality Improvement Initiative The Canadian Institutes of Health...

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