ICU and Emergency

CEUS - increasing use in emergency and critical care

Point-of-care ultrasonography has distinct advantages over computed tomography (CT) in terms of portability, cost, lack of ionising... Read more

Study: global differences in blood transfusion practice

A large worldwide study of patients admitted to the ICU shows clear differences in transfusion practice in different geographic... Read more

SeptiCyte LAB: new test aims to make sepsis molecular

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition and early detection is critical to ensure that the patient receives timely and appropriate... Read more

Cardiology

Exercise is safe, beneficial for heart failure

Amongst patients with heart failure (HF), exercise therapy is positively associated with lower mortality and higher survival rates,... Read more

3D printing technology reduces risks of TAVR complications

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a procedure used for intermediate, high-risk, and inoperable patients with severe... Read more

Length of hospital stay impacts outcomes post TAVR

According to new research, patients who stay in the hospital for more than 72 hours when undergoing transfemoral transcatheter... Read more

Radiology and Imaging

AI and radiology: collaboration is key

Artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning have been met with great interest by the medical community. Particularly in the... Read more

MRI: rapid determination of implant safety status

Safety screening is an essential prerequisite to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Radiologist approval is often required to determine... Read more

Ultra-high resolution CT for noninvasive peripheral angiography

Peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) is a common condition associated with arterial wall degeneration mainly caused by... Read more

Healthcare IT

How to turn around failing EHRs

Electronic health records were supposed to cut medical costs by driving down administrative expenses. However, despite a wider... Read more

Blockchain healthcare IT set for huge growth by 2025

The need to improve interoperability and security of the healthcare information systems is a major factor for the growing adoption... Read more

Portfolio of healthcare apps moves to cloud

Hospitals and other healthcare facilities with tight IT budgets can turn to Mercy Technology Services for help with their cloud... Read more

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Bedside art therapy for cancer patients

A brief bedside visual art intervention (BVAI) facilitated by art educators improved mood and reduced pain and anxiety in a study... Read more

Preventing healthcare violence

A new California law that became effective only recently is welcome news to many healthcare professionals, especially nurses who... Read more

Supply chain management in the operating room

In a hospital, the operating room is one of the costliest units to run. A new study by Cardinal Health suggests that better supply... Read more

Blog

Smartphone-assisted neuroendoscopy

Several high-definition neuroendoscopes are commercially available, which... Read more

A glimpse into the life of an ICU nurse - 2: Mr. Reed

A week later, Mr. 'Reed’ came into our ICU at 5 am. The sun was already... Read more

Ultrasound to detect secondary brain injury

When a patient suffers from traumatic brain injury (TBI), there aren’t... Read more

Cost Improvement Programmes should be more than just the money, money, money

You might remember 1976. The summer was sweltering, Concorde took to the... 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

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 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

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

 Sonia Belfiore

Patients' Rights Have No Borders

Seeking Healthcare in Another Member State  The diversity of health...

Prof. Ingrid Egerod

Critical Care in Denmark

Interview with Professor Ingrid EgerodProf. Ingrid Egerod, RN, MSN, PhD...

Prof. Stephen Baker

Is radiology a vital speciality?: Reflections on medium term prospects

Comparing radiology to living at or near the ocean allows the threats to...

 Colin Wright

Person-centred approaches: a new core skills training framework

Colin Wright, Framework Development Manager at Skills for Health, provides...

Dr. Shabbir Syed-Abdul

Social media in healthcare: opportunities and challenges

Opportunities and challengesTips and pointers from FutureLearn trainer...

 Richard L. Baron

Richard L. Baron

President, Radiological Society of North America“Show respect for all...

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