All White Papers and Case Studies

Executive Health Management

7 Ways to Improve Patient Outcomes in the New World of Value-Based Care

2017 16 May

Introduction   Hospitals around the world are under increasing pressure to improve outcomes – whether because they are operating in a fee-for-performance or value-based care environment, or simply because today’s increasingly informed patients are deliberately pursuing treatment at facilities with a reputation for superior care.   Whatever your hospital’s... Read more

IMAGING Management

Regional Healthcare Initiatives in the UK: An Opportunity For Silo-Busting & Integrated Diagnostics

2017 02 May

Health authorities in the UK are developing regional initiatives to make significant improvement to health and care. The needs look beyond departmental and organizational boundaries, focusing on the needs of the local population.[1] (These initiatives are called STPs, sustainability and transformational plans). In this article, Chris Scarisbrick, Sectra... Read more

Executive Health Management

7 Ways to Maximize your Hospital’s Reputation

2017 07 Apr

Executive summary A hospital’s reputation can do much to help attract patients, qualified staff, and recommendations from referring physicians. This white paper examines the factors that shape hospitals’ reputations in the eyes of these audiences, the assumptions that patients make about hospital quality, the role of the Internet and public performance... Read more

IT Management

Taking the Mystery Out of Machine Learning

2017 06 Apr

Radiologists have been taught to fear machine learning.  It means what it says, a machine can learn.  It is an inherently frightening concept.  It is almost a shame to put such a label on the process, because it is not really new.  Remember Fuzzy Logic?  Neural Networks?  We were all impressed that a computer could recognize the letter “A”, but that... Read more

Executive Health Management

Raising Care Standards to Enhance Patient Outcomes

2017 21 Mar

Executive summary Hospitals are under increasing pressure to improve their overall quality of care. In order to contend with this challenge, many hospitals have implemented measures to establish high-quality care standards. For the most part, hospitals have elected to establish clinical pathways designed to govern the entire care process, with impressive... Read more

Executive Health Management

Overcome Staffing Challenges Through Greater Efficiency, Modernized HR Policies

2017 17 Mar

 Executive summary   In today’s competitive hiring environment, hospitals must do all they can to attract, retain, and develop their workforce. This white paper outlines measures for improving operational efficiency in a way that drives productivity as well as employee satisfaction. It also addresses how to build the kind of institutional climate... Read more

Executive Health Management

Seven Ways for Hospitals to Control Overhead Expenses

2017 17 Mar

Executive summary  As the costs of caring for patients continue to rise, hospitals all around the world are struggling to contain their operating expenses. This white paper presents seven strategies that successful hospitals have implemented to do just that:   • Tracking and classifying operating expenses • Reducing operating expenses that don’t contribute... Read more

Executive Health Management

Three Ways to Thrive in the Face of Today’s Cost Constraints

2017 17 Mar

Executive summary All around the world, today’s hospitals are operating in an environment of downward cost pressures, yet are being expected to demonstrate improved outcomes – which usually entails costly innovations to improve infrastructure, staffing, and technology. This white paper explores how such investments can actually lower costs by preventing... Read more

IT Management

Seven Steps to a More Efficient and Resilient IT Solution

2017 20 Feb

Efficient patient-centric care models require consolidating mountains of data. Acquisitions and regionalization further compound the challenge. How does an organization capitalize on what could easily become a liability? Fredrik Gustavsson, Sectra CTO, sums up the answer simply, “Don’t buy technology. Buy solutions for your clinical pathways.” In this... Read more

Executive Health Management

Seven Innovation Strategies to Win Patients and Staff

2017 09 Feb

Seven Strategies Hospital Systems Can Pursue to Advance Their Clinical CapabiltiesHealthcare service providers face significant challenges in attracting patients and retaining qualified staff. The most obvious way to outshine one’s competitors is to offer superior clinical capabilities, but such innovations can seem prohibitively expensive. Read about... Read more

IMAGING Management

Breaking Down Silos: Delivering True Clinical Value From a VNA

2017 09 Feb

The vendor neutral archive offers one of the best opportunities to join together imaging and other valuable data from across diagnostic modalities, to the entire hospital and beyond. How can we ensure the underpinning technology works for everyone’s needs? Sectra’s Chris Scarisbrick explores.Why we need a VNA—joining up diagnostics across the enterpriseImaging... Read more

IMAGING Management

The Road to Making Peer Review an Added Value—Not an Added Burden

2016 13 Dec

Most radiology departments currently use some form of formalized peer review and those that do not will soon as a result of upcoming legislation. However, many radiologists claim that previous attempts at peer review failed to accomplish the goals of identifying and meeting learning objectives, enhancing performance and improving patient outcome. Instead,... Read more

ICU Management

Clinical And Economic Effects Of The i-Stat POCT Solution

2016 09 Dec

INTRODUCTION   In Germany, emergency departments (EDs) often suffer from overcrowding, which may lead to stressful working conditions, increased risks for patients and costs for additional staff, as well as for investments in equipment. Furthermore, overcrowding has the potential to extend patient waiting times, in some cases rising up to 6 hours and... Read more

ICU Management

Establishment of Ambulatory Emergency Services at James Paget University Hospital

2016 09 Dec

INTRODUCTION   A study of emergency admissions in England found that over a quarter of admissions did not require an overnight stay (length of stay [LoS] of zero).1  This suggests that many emergency patients could benefit from ambulatory emergency care (AEC).1   Fundamental to AEC is the identification and management of patients with acute medical... Read more

IT Management

Canterbury Hospital, Australia

2016 15 Nov

Located in Sydney’s Inner west, Canterbury Hospital has just over 200 beds. DT Research and its partner, HPA supplied 49 Carts with DT592BU Medical-Cart Computers to Canterbury in June 2016. Canterbury uses Surginet (Cerner) for theatre & recovery eMR applications on their PC’sSource & Image Credit: DT Research Read more

IT Management

The Concord ICU, Australia

2016 15 Nov

The Concord Repatriation General Hospital (The Concord) is a 750 bed teaching hospital with the University of Sydney. The initial EMR rollout occurred for this site prior to HPA becoming involved. The opportunity for the ICU project came about through Dr. Mark Kol and his unique requirements for the carts. DT Research + HPA’s solution was applauded,... Read more

IT Management

Royal North Shore Hospital & Gosford Hospital, Australia

2016 15 Nov

The Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) is one of Sydney’s largest Public Hospitals. Located on the Lower North Shore of Sydney, RNSH has approximately 600 beds. DT Research and its partner HPA have currently supplied 170 DT593BU Medical-Cart Computers for their first roll out of Electronic Medical Records, and we envisage further will be rolled out over... Read more

IT Management

Hunter New England Local Health District, Australia

2016 15 Nov

HNE have started their rollout of EMR, and DT Research and its partner HPA (Hospital Products Australia) have suppled 11 DT592BU Medical-Cart Computers to this Local Health District. They are currently utilizing their eMED carts for The Clinical Applications Portal or CAP as it is commonly known. A web based application which displays patient documents,... Read more

IT Management

Ensign Group, USA

2016 15 Nov

The Ensign Group provides skilled nursing and assisted living services, physical, occupational and speech therapies, home health and hospice services, and other rehabilitative, healthcare and diagnostic services for both long-term residents and short-stay rehabilitation patients at 119 post-acute, assisted living and seniors housing facilities, nine... Read more

IT Management

Los Angeles Jewish Home, USA

2016 15 Nov

The nonprofit Los Angeles Jewish Home, one of the leading senior healthcare systems in America, uses the DT Research Medical Cart Computer to serve over 6,000 seniors every year. LA Jewish Home also serves more than 5,000 people through in-your-home and community health programs, and by using the battery powered Medical Cart Computers which can operate... Read more