ICU and Emergency

New tool for detecting aneurysm risk in ER headache patients

Identifying headache patients who are at risk of aneurysms can be difficult as they often seem otherwise well. In view of this,... Read more

Bystander automated external defibrillator beneficial in OHCA

Current resuscitation guidelines recommend that bystander defibrillation be attempted as soon as an automated external defibrillator... Read more

Hospital factors may influence NIV outcomes even in low-evidence use

Strong evidence supports use of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) for patients with respiratory distress from chronic obstructive... Read more

Radiology and Imaging

Dose-reduction technique for CT-guided spine biopsies

CT-guided spinal procedures using CT fluoroscopy have become increasingly more popular because of its ease of localisation and... Read more

Improving radiologist communications to maximise value in breast imaging

There is a continuing demand to improve value in U.S. healthcare by decreasing costs and simultaneously improving quality of care.... Read more

MRI and clinical outcome in carotid artery stenosis after revascularisation

Researchers in Poland performed a prospective study to assess functional and cognitive outcome, with regard to cerebral flow on... Read more

Cardiology

SENIOR trial: Synergy stent with shorter DAPT better than bare-metal stent

Elderly patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) often receive bare-metal stents (BMS) instead of drug-eluting... Read more

Right heart failure in HFpEF: ESC position statement

For many years, the right ventricle (RV) was largely neglected in the consideration of left-sided heart failure. However, it is... Read more

Novel therapy for treating cardiogenic shock

A new study aims to assess the effectiveness of a novel therapy for treating cardiogenic shock and patients undergoing high-risk... Read more

Healthcare IT

Increasing importance of EHR-related risk-mitigation strategies

A new report from The Doctors Company, a physician-owned malpractice insurer, shows a significant increase in malpractice claims... Read more

AI tools: where to begin?

Amidst growing popularity of artificial intelligence-based technology in healthcare, two experts share insights that are valuable... Read more

What will the hospital of the future look like?

What will the hospital of the future be like? According to experts, the digitalised hospital of the future will have a clinical... Read more

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Machine learning detecting early brain tumour presence

By tapping the power of supercomputers, combined with machine learning algorithms, a team led by University of Texas at Austin... Read more

What could Price resignation mean for regulatory policy and physician community?

As secretary of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, Dr. Tom Price implemented some policy changes to ease the regulatory... Read more

Lab automisation leads to new revenue streams

On a daily basis, some 4,000 to 5,000 vials of blood are analysed at UAB Medicine's main laboratory. This may seem like a daunting... Read more

Blog

How can we improve gender parity in critical care medicine?

I think what is important is to have the leaders proactively thinking about... Read more

Healthcare Revolution in Africa through Public-Private Partnerships

Over the last twenty years, Africa’s population has increased by 2.5% per... Read more

Reinventing breast tomosynthesis

Expanding leadership based on clinical evidence In early September, Ho... Read more

How can the Internet of Things and people help improve our health, wellbeing and quality of life?

Prof. Maged N. Kamel Boulos introduces his Keynote talk at the 4th EAI... 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

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. Adrian Wong

Getting Started with Twitter

If you want to know how we practised medicine 5 years ago, read a textbook....

 Bettina Siewert

Building a new culture of safety

Providing employees with the right environment and skills   Human factors...

Dr. Andrew Prout

Precision Medicine in Sepsis

Multiple failed clinical trials testing immunomodulatory therapies for...

ICU-Related Dysphagia

Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Diagnostics and TreatmentDue to malnutrition...

Dr. Svetlena Taneva

Improving Healthcare: The Role of the Human Factors Specialist

What is human factors? How would you explain to a hospital director why...

 Sten M. Walther

Quality Management: The Role of Intensive Care Registries

To initiate, maintain and advance a quality improvement programme in your...

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