Hospice Positively Impacts Medicare Hospitalisations and Spending

A study published in the 12 November issue of JAMA reports that hospice care for Medicare patients who are terminally ill with cancer is associated... Read more

Emergency Admissions to Hospital via A&E Up, via GPs Down

According to analysis published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, the number of emergency admissions to hospital via A&E departments... Read more

Functional Medicine: A Holistic Treatment Approach

The Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, OH, USA) formally opened its Center for Functional Medicine (CFM) on 23 September 2014, making it the first... Read more

Biomarker Tests Reduce Unnecessary Antibiotic Prescriptions

On-the-spot tests for bacterial infections, which only take about three minutes to process, may help to reduce excessive use of antibiotics.... Read more

Texas Patient Centre is Truly Patient-Centred

UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas (Texas, USA) dedicated the new William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital on 30 October, ahead of its... Read more

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The healthcare challenges created by an ageing population are well documented. But with the NHS coming under ever increasing pressure to address bed blocking that is acknowledged to affect service provision across every hospital, the problems associated with elderly patients – especially with so many living alone – is fast becoming a priority. Yet... Read more

More than 115 Americans die from opioid overdoses daily, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The cost to deal with opioid drug abuse, including healthcare, lost productivity, criminal justice involvement and addiction treatment, has climbed to over $78 billion a year. To say this is a large problem would be an understatement.... Read more

Over the last twenty years, Africa’s population has increased by 2.5% per year and by 2050, the population is expected to rise to about 2.4 billion, with some of the countries doubling or even tripling their numbers; making Africa the region with the largest population growth. This places the continent in a favourable position with a large proportion... Read more

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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

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

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

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