ICU and Emergency

Noise pollution in hospitals a growing problem

Noise levels in hospitals regularly exceed international recommendations, and the problem is getting worse, according to an... Read more

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Metabolic-based biomarkers have potential to triage children with sepsis

A new study has validated potential biomarkers for a sepsis-triage model to distinguish sepsis patients requiring care in the... Read more

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Study: Long-term impact of crystalloids vs colloids after major abdominal surgery

A 1-year follow up  of patients randomised to receive hydroxyethyl starch solution or balanced crystalloid solution as part of... Read more

Radiology and Imaging

Radiology departments use cross collaboration for capital planning

Radiology practices rely on having the type of equipment and capacity they need to provide and maintain success and sustainability.... Read more

Cost-effectiveness analysis for radiology

Ongoing advances in technology provide radiology with solutions that have improved diagnostic quality, reduced the harm posed... Read more

Prof. Rowland Illing, Affidea

Affidea celebrates International Day of Radiology – by looking to the future

International Day of Radiology  November 8th is a historic date for healthcare. On this date, 123 years ago, Wilhelm Röntgen... Read more

Cardiology

#AHA18: Just in - new cholesterol management guidelines

Heart experts have just released new cholesterol management guidelines at the  AHA Meeting  in Chicago. The new guidelines... Read more

#AHA18: Stress doubles the risk of Type 2 diabetes in women

We are all aware that risk factors like obesity, high blood pressure, and an inactive/sedentary lifestyle can cause Type... Read more

Cardiologists and radiologists need to work together – IDoR 2018

This year, the theme for the International Day of Radiology was cardiology. Special focus was given on the need for increased... Read more

Healthcare IT

Hit or hype? 4 ways blockchain can transform healthcare

Amidst the hype and heated debate (is it really secure?), blockchain is starting to make its presence felt in healthcare... Read more

How can the simple text cut costs?

High-volume hospitals often encounter problems in booking and managing patient appointments. Take North Florida Women's Care... Read more

How to build a secure cybersecurity dashboard

The protection of patient data is of paramount importance to health systems. One way to achieve this is to have cybersecurity... Read more

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Short read: motivate staff with animation

Whether you need to teach staff new procedures at work or simply want to motivate them, animated video is an engaging and... Read more

MEDLAB Laboratory Management

MEDLAB: Lab management or leadership - what's the difference?

  MEDLAB Europe continued today with a packed session focusing on laboratory management. Chaired by Dr Ernesto Casis, Clinical Director... Read more

Who needs women as leaders?

The Women of Impact (WOI) for Healthcare started in 2013 with only 20 members. Since then the group – comprising of women... Read more

Blog

Making healthcare delightful

Healthcare futurist, entrepreneur, professor of molecular oncology,... 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. Peter Pronovost MD, PhD, FCCM

Embracing Safety as a Science: We Need to Tell New Stories

Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM, is Director, Armstrong Institute for...

Dr. John Prowle MA MB BChir MSc MD FRCP FFICM

Organ cross-talk in shock and critical illness

Organ cross-talk is a popular mechanism invoked to explain the...

 Christian Hartmann

Hyperthermia. An amplifier for radiation therapy.

Hyperthermia can further enhance the therapeutic outcomes of radiation...

Dr. Carrie Goodson MD, MHS

Physical rehabilitation in the ICU: understanding the evidence

Reviews the latest evidence evaluating physical rehabilitation in the...

Dr. Brian O’Gara MD

Airway Pressure Release Ventilation: What's Good About It?

The use of APRV has many proposed benefits for patients with lung injury....

 Samna Ghani

The future of healthcare: Turning challenges into opportunities

Providing value-based care will be one of the driving forces in the...

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