Radiology and Imaging

Understanding the role of community-based academic radiologists

The practice of radiology has historically ranged along the continuum of community-based private practice and academic practice.... Read more

New flexible x-ray detector that conforms to patient's specification

University of Surrey researchers have developed a new flexible x-ray detector that they claim can achieve high sensitivity... Read more

Abdominal auto-contouring method for MRI-guided adaptive radiotherapy

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided adaptive radiation therapy (MR-ART) consists of daily modification of the radiation... Read more

ICU and Emergency

Music helps prevent delirium in elderly critical care patients

A randomised controlled trial demonstrates that music intervention to prevent delirium among older patients is one of few... Read more

Jason Sperry, M.D., UPMC trauma surgeon, holds a bag of plasma. Dr. Perry led a clinical trial that determined that two units of blood plasma given to trauma patients on a medical helicopter boosts their odds of survival by 10 percent.

PAMPer trial: plasma transfusion effective in prehospital setting

In injured patients with severe bleeding, prehospital administration of plasma may help reduce the risk of downstream complications... Read more

For the first time in the US, a blood test will be available to help doctors determine if people who've experienced a blow to the head could have a traumatic brain injury such as brain bleeding. Until this point, physicians have relied on subjective marke

ALERT-TBI study supports new blood test for detecting brain injury

Detection of intracranial injuries relies on head CT, which is overused and resource intensive. Blood-based brain biomarkers... Read more

Cardiology
Dr. Amit Khera is Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of UT Southwestern's Preventive Cardiology Program.

Online tool improves heart attack, stroke risk prediction

New research sponsored by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration is beneficial to both astronauts and the... Read more

Optimizer® Smart device being tested in new cohort study

Thomas Jefferson University has announced implantation of the first Optimizer® Smart investigational device in a patient... Read more

SPRINT MIND Study: blood pressure treatment reduces risk of dementia

High blood pressure is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease worldwide. Now, results from the U.S. government-funded... Read more

Healthcare IT

Do these 3 CIO priorities match yours?

In today's fast-paced world, where technology evolves by the day, IT decision-makers are always on the lookout for new trends... Read more

Short read: How you drive may be a clue to how you lead

In his book "Digital Transformation", Professor Werner Leodolter, Dipl.Ing. Dr.techn., describes the ever increasing collaboration... Read more

You say tomatoes, I say tomaahtoes: EHRs need common standards

There is a lot of variability in the way electronic health records are actually used by physicians, which highlights the... Read more

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Time for a diet? Lean methodology in healthcare

Lean is an improvement philosophy made famous by the Toyota Motor Company. In the last decade and a half, Lean thinking was... Read more

Short read: 4 manageable steps to value-based healthcare

Previously the concept of value in healthcare was frowned up as “a utopian vision”; however, today this concept is widely... Read more

Medical errors: caused by burnout or unsafe healthcare settings?

Medical errors are said to be responsible for 100,000 to 200,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. While medical errors are common,... Read more

Blog

A patient-centred approach to mammography

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

What is #hellomynameis day?

23 July marks international #hellomynameis day, the campaign which... Read more

A letter to Kathy - from an intensive care nurse

As a nurse working in intensive care I have moments in which emotions get... 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

Dr. Daniel Martin BSc, MBChB, FRCA, FFICM, PhD

High Altitude Research and its Relevance to Critical Illness

Critical illness can be considered as the body’s failure to compensate...

 Steve Rowland-Jones

Bringing live music to adults and children across healthcare

Founded in the same year as the NHS and celebrating its 70th birthday...

Prof. Maxime Cannesson

Bringing new technologies to anaesthesia: are we there yet?

Maxime Cannesson, MD, PhD, is Professor of Anesthesiology and Vice...

Mag. Christian Marolt

Christian Marolt

Executive Director, HealthManagement.org Secretary-General of the European...

Professor Hugo Saner

Hugo Saner

Senior Consultant -University Clinics of Cardiology, Switzerland Research...

 John Deverell CBE

Crises in health sector and pharmaceutical companies

A crisis action plan is necessary to avert negative fallout  ...

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