ICU and Emergency

ARDS: Treat High-volume, Lower Mortality

Analysis of data from the large French CUB-REA database indicates that mortality from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)... Read more

According to a new study, patients with sepsis, a life-threatening complication of an infection, had delays approaching one hour in being given antibiotics when seen in emergency rooms that were overcrowded. The study was presented at the 2017 American Th

ER Overcrowding Delays Sepsis Treatment

Prompt antibiotic initiation is associated with improved mortality in sepsis and septic shock. However, new research shows that... Read more

Assessment of Post-ICU Functional Outcome

Poor functional status is common after critical illness, and can adversely impact intensive care unit (ICU) survivors’ abilities... Read more

Cardiology

One-Third of Deaths Worldwide Due to Cardiovascular Disease

According to a new study, cardiovascular diseases, including heart diseases and stroke, account for nearly one-third of deaths... Read more

No Improvement in Exercise Capacity With High-Dose Iron Pills

According to a study published in JAMA, high-dose iron pills did not improve exercise capacity over 16 weeks in patients with... Read more

17-fold Increase in Risk of Heart Attack Following Respiratory Infections

New research from University of Sydney shows that the risk of having a heart attack is 17 times higher in the seven days following... Read more

Radiology and Imaging
Key Traits of the 360-Degree Leader

Key Traits of the 360-Degree Leader

While the opportunities or ability to achieve full leadership potential may not be possible for each radiologist, the core leadership... Read more

Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Accurate, Faster, Less Painful

A new study shows that point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) assessment of distal forearm injuries in children is accurate, timely... Read more

Reducing Radiation Risk for Children With CAHD

New recommendations released for paediatric radiation safety were discussed during the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography... Read more

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT
Bouffant Surgical Cap (L) & Surgical Skull Cap (R)

Mandatory Headwear Does Not Reduce Surgical Site Infections

Surgical site infections are a costly health complication. Patients with such infections tend to have longer stays in both the... Read more

7 Reasons to Attend Paris Healthcare Week

The Paris Healthcare Week is scheduled to take place from the 16th to 18th of May 2017 in Paris Expo, Paris, France. The Paris... Read more

Reasons to attend Healthcare Workforce Planning Summit

Reasons to attend Healthcare Workforce Planning Summit

 “The primary reason for doing workforce planning is Economics. If done well, workforce planning will increase productivity, cut... Read more

Healthcare IT

People: From Security Threat to Line of Defence

Employees are regarded as the lifeblood of an organisation, yet they can also be its greatest cybersecurity threat. Breach reports... Read more

Growing Support for 'Internet of Things'

Internet of Things continues to make inroads in healthcare, thanks to growing support from industry leaders. A new report from... Read more

New CMS Centralised Repository for Registry Info

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has launched a new centralised repository for public health agency and clinical... Read more

Blog

What’s the future of intensive care medicine?

Over time, I think we are going to recognise that we can’t continue to... Read more

The Future - As Seen by Healthcare Service Providers

We asked healthcare service providers what they'll need to succeed. Some... Read more

Curing the NHS’ tech ailment

Digitisation is a term thrown around in the public sector, and the NHS... 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 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

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

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. h.c Peter Kapitein

Does More Value Naturally Lead to Better Care?

Value-based healthcare (VBHC) starts with the patient and uses patient-oriented...

Mag. Christian Marolt

No More Ransom

There are two simple yet effective preventive measures ‏that a public or...

Assoc. Prof. Julian Dobranowski

Structured Reporting in Cancer Imaging: Reaching the Quality Dimension in Communication

Medical imaging is uniquely positioned to play a pivotal role at many points...

Prof. Peter Pronovost

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

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

Dr. Marina Álvarez

Tomosynthesis for Breast Cancer Screening Programs

Early adopters of digital breast tomosynthesis in Spanish and Italian breast...

Prof. Necmettin Ünal

State of Intensive Care in Turkey

The history of intensive care (IC) in Turkey has followed a somewhat similar...

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