ICU and Emergency

How effective are ICU telemedicine programmes?

Critical care is both resource intensive and costly, consuming nearly 15 percent of all hospital costs in the United States.... Read more

When is mechanical ventilation harmful to the lung?

Ventilator-induced lung injury is a multifaceted problem that has progressively become a preoccupation for intensivists and... Read more

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Talking about money in the ICU

Do financial considerations about treatment occur during the ICU stay? A study of electronic medical records found that 4% had... Read more

Radiology and Imaging
This week, PLOS Medicine launches our Special Issue on Machine Learning in Health and Biomedicine.

Neural network trained to interpret chest x-rays

Researchers in the United States trained a convolutional neural network (CNN) – a deep learning technique – to detect signs... Read more

Is walk-in CT better than an appointment system?

Long access time to computed tomography (CT) facilities is a problem in many hospitals. Walk-in is an intervention that eliminates... Read more

Radiologists as changemakers

The term “social entrepreneur” was coined by Bill Drayton, who also founded Ashoka, an organisation that supports social... Read more

Cardiology

Hypertension before age 40 poses heart/stroke event risk

A Duke Health-led study finds that young adults with high blood pressure before age 40 have greater risk for cardiovascular... Read more

Does inhaled inorganic nitrite improve heart failure patients' exercise capacity?

According to a new study in JAMA, the use of an inhaler with inorganic nitrite was not effective in improving exercise capacity... Read more

Using home BP data for assessing quality of hypertension care

A Viewpoint article in JAMA recommends that quality measure stewards allow healthcare organisations to use home blood pressure... Read more

Healthcare IT

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

Will GDPR scupper blockchain?

Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has stirred much debate over internet privacy. Essentially, the GDPR aims... 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

Dr. Matti Reinikainen

Benchmarking: Lessons Learnt

Benchmarking —comparing your own results with those of others—has the...

 Bernd Montag

Healthcare Executive Alliance: Insights For Healthcare Leadership

Healthcare organizations do a phenomenal job. Today, an increasing number...

Prof. Lluís Donoso Bach

Care Continuum

The care continuum is well upon us and has become a rapidly evolving concept...

 Helen Ashley Taylor

The ICU-Hear Project: Introducing Live Music for Critically Ill Patients

The ICU-Hear project delivered by the charity Music in Hospitals™ provides...

 Anna Sort

The Role of Gamification and Engagement Design in the Future of Healthcare

Gamification is on the rise right now as a powerful tool to change...

 Uta Melzer

Confronting Risk

That the use of ionising radiation for medical purposes holds both tremendous...

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