Cardiology

Study: physical activity better than weight loss for heart patients

New research finds that increased physical activity, not weight loss, gives individuals with coronary heart disease a longer... Read more

U.S. study: social isolation increases mortality in heart failure patients

Among heart failure patients, feelings of social isolation are associated with increased risk of hospitalisation or death,... Read more

PCI with medication better than standard treatment for heart disease patients

A new analysis of an international clinical trial ("FAME 2") shows that percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), along with... Read more

Radiology and Imaging

Volunteers provide teleradiology services to besieged areas in Syria

Syria's healthcare system is also a victim of the ongoing conflict in this Western Asian country. Amidst reports of selective... Read more

Leveraging AI algorithms to meet clinical needs in radiology

Use of artificial intelligence (AI)-based techniques continues to expand in radiology and other areas of medicine. In fact,... Read more

Mitigating radiation risk in medical imaging: expert opinion

In medical imaging, the level of radiation dose and risk is varied but is generally low. Despite the low magnitude and high... Read more

ICU and Emergency

Standardised communication and procedures to improve patient transfer from ICU to ward

Transfer of patients from the intensive care unit (ICU) to a general hospital ward is often challenging and inefficient, resulting... Read more

Procalcitonin does not curb antibiotic use for lower respiratory tract infection

In the Procalcitonin Antibiotic Consensus Trial (ProACT), the use of a procalcitonin-guided antibiotic prescription guideline... Read more

Central venous oxygen desaturation during early sepsis linked to higher mortality

In the ALBIOS trial, persistence of low (<70%) central venous oxygen saturation (ScvO2) during early sepsis was associated... Read more

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Control infections with leadership rounding

Leadership rounding is known to be an effective way to boost staff morale and keep them connected with your hospital. According... Read more

5 ways to reduce staff turnover

Job satisfaction has often been equated with efficiency and productivity in the workplace. So what makes employees happy and... Read more

Big data in healthcare

Data abounds in healthcare, and the amount of health data is bound to increase at a more rapid pace in the next several years... Read more

Healthcare IT

Boost to England's health cyber security following £150 investment

£150 million will be spent on NHS cyber security over the next three years¸ reducing the impact of an attack, announced... Read more

Google and Fitbit collaborate on tech and wearables

Fitness wearables and apps help patients to take a more active role in their wellness and chronic disease management. While data... Read more

Tech and the genome sequence: the story so far

It took about 10 years to complete the first-ever full human genome sequence – at a hefty cost of $3bn (£2.2bn). With advances... Read more

Blog

Machine ethics and "Artificial Morality": Can and should machines act morally?

Machine ethics is a new field of research at the interface of computer... Read more

INTUBE study: airway management practice in critically ill patients

Why study endotracheal intubation? Endotracheal intubation (ETI)... Read more

Can we put true value back into radiology?

The radiology department has transformed from a unit of collaboration... Read more

Patient blood management before surgery

The motivation for implementing Patient Blood Management is based... 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. Andreas Valentin MD, MBA

Safe Transport of Critically Ill Patients

The transport of critically ill patients for diagnostic or therapeutic...

 Adam Layland DipHE, MSc, MCPara, MIHM, MCMI, FInstLM, AIRHC

Appraisals in Healthcare: Are Traditional Performance Appraisals Suitable for Healthcare Workers?

Further work is required in healthcare settings to create productive...

Sir Muir Gray CBE, FRCPSGlas, FCLIP

Value-Based Healthcare Revolution Ahead

  Tremendous progress has been made over the last forty years due...

 Patience Fagbenro

Strategic product approval for health companies and regulators

Streamlining regulation for better healthcare outcomes Rationalising...

Dr. Roberto Oggioni

Treating Complications from Abdominal Surgery

Case Report Using Nonbronchoscopic BAL Use of the HALYARD* Mini-BAL...

Dr. Edewede Oriwoh MSc, PhD

Edewede Oriwoh

Independent Cyber-physical Security Researcher Anyone who...

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