Radiology and Imaging

Balancing Radiation Doses

According to a new study, radiation doses for common CT scans can be safely and effectively reduced and more consistently administered... Read more

Radiologists as Data Scientists of Medicine

Radiologists as Data Scientists of Medicine

Emerging technologies – such as machine learning and data analytics – will provide enormous opportunities for radiologists to... Read more

Benefit-Risk Assessment in Diagnostic Imaging

Benefit-Risk Assessment in Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic imaging has many effects and there is no common definition of value in diagnostic radiology. A new study proposes using... Read more

ICU and Emergency
EHR-Integrated Automated SOFA Score Calculator

EHR-Integrated Automated SOFA Score Calculator

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have developed an algorithm for sepsis detection based on the new Sepsis-3 definition. Their near real-time automated... Read more

Fluid Responsiveness in Emergency Care

Fluid Responsiveness in Emergency Care

While fluid responsiveness is directly relevant to emergency care, a systematic review has found very little evidence (489 patients... Read more

Respiratory Compromise as a New Paradigm

Acute respiratory compromise refers to a condition characterised by a deterioration in respiratory function with a high likelihood... Read more

Cardiology

Initial Noninvasive Testing for CAD Diagnosis

The use of coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) to evaluate suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) is associated with... Read more

A New Cause of High Plasma Triglycerides

A high-fat diet is known to cause a condition known as hypertriglyceridaemia. New research from UCLA shows that antibodies, which... Read more

Stem Cell Patch Improves Heart Failure Symptoms

New research from Japan suggests that patching a damaged heart with a patient's own muscle stem cells may be a viable therapy... Read more

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Inclusive Discharge Planning Process Reduces Readmissions

Integration of caregivers into the discharge process for elderly patients can reduce the risk of hospital readmission. A study... Read more

Trump Budget Cuts Threat to AHRQ's Future

The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is responsible for making healthcare safer and more effective. While... Read more

5 Top Cost Cutting Mistakes in Healthcare

Confronted with pressure to reduce costs, many healthcare providers are making counterproductive changes that sometimes actually... Read more

Healthcare IT

Hackers Shift Focus to Unstructured Data

The number of healthcare records accessed by cyberattacks in 2016 is lower compared to the previous year's tally, according to... Read more

'Social Feed' Keeps Patients Updated on Care

CareLoop system offers both clinicians and patients a social-style method for keeping up to date on care. It works like Facebook... Read more

CMS Urged to Reduce EHR, Meaningful Use Burden on Doctors

Difficulty in meeting documentation requirements is a common complaint among physicians. Thus, the call by various medical groups... Read more

Blog

Do Patients Matter?

I am writing this blog on a train to Manchester, conscious that I have... Read more

Prevention is the Best Form of Medicine

Hospitals and other healthcare organisations (HCOs) are increasingly singled... Read more

A Second Opinion

What would you single out as a career highlight?Combining my loves of medicine... 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 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

Overcome Staffing Challenges Through Greater Efficiency, Modernized HR Policies

 Executive summary   In today’s competitive hiring environment, ho 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

Radiologists—3 Vital Areas Oncologists Want You to Improve

We asked 50 oncologists how they perceive the service from radiology and... 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

 Girendra Sadera

A Librarian in the Critical Care Team

Knowledge about current research evidence is required by clinicians in...

Dr. Roger Harris

SMACC Chicago

Social Media and Critical Care (smacc)’s third meeting takes place in Chicago...

 Michael E. Porter

Value-Based Healthcare in 2017

Porter and Teisberg introduced value-based healthcare (VBHC) in their seminal...

Sir Morten Elbaek Petersen

Morten Elbæk Petersen, CEO, sundhed.dk

“Understand stakeholders’needs and strategies –sometimes before they areaware...

Prof. Jan De Waele

New Antibiotics for Abdominal Infections: What Can We Expect?

Recently a number of new antibiotics or combinations for complicated ‏...

 Shashank Patil

POCTED: Use of Point of Care Test Devices in Emergency Department

Use of point-of-care test devices in the emergency department has ‏shown...

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