New Care Model Targets Avoidable Hospitalisations For Frail Elderly
Researchers and clinicians at Indiana University (IU) and the Regenstrief Institute have developed a new model aimed at reducing unnecessary... Read more
Headache Treatment Should Include Lifestyle Counselling
More than 12 million Americans annually visit their doctors complaining of headaches. Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in... Read more
ACS Launches Multimedia Campaign to Attract Young Surgeons
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has launched an initiative to increase its member base by drawing the next generation of young surgeons.... Read more
Online Self-Scheduling Boosts Clinical Productivity and Patient Engagement
Online appointment scheduling by patients has the potential to save the healthcare industry more time and money than sophisticated new telemedicine... Read more
Can we evaluate and treat the patient as a whole?
Artificial Intelligence: a next way forward for healthcare
Every two years, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) organises a conference that brings together 500 health industry executives from around the globe for networking and enriching discussions. For the 8th IFC Global Private Healthcare Conference, held in Miami on March 27–28, we also unveiled a bold new initiative that aims to prod the industry... Read more
There are few who doubt that Brexit – whenever and however it happens – will have an impact on the NHS. There will be implications for access to, or cost of, drugs and other physical resources, as well on its ability to maintain sufficient workforce capacity and skills. What is unclear is whether that impact, will be as daunting as the Y2k threat... Read more
While the staffing crisis facing the NHS has been well-documented , the mechanics behind how Trusts secure skills, and how this contributes to the problem is rarely discussed. The fact is that NHS Trusts are frittering away millions of pounds each year through inefficient, disjointed staffing strategies, and small tweaks in terms of... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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,... Read more
Omitting Routine Chest Radiographs in Intensive Care Units
The Economic Impact We studied the economic impact of omitting routine... Read more
Embracing Safety as a Science: We Need to Tell New Stories
Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM, is Director, Armstrong Institute for... Read more
Evidence for using first-line coagulation factor concentrates for trauma- induced coagulopathy
Fibrinogen limits coagulopathy and massive bleeding, has less t... Read more
Would you use a dirty ultrasound probe on yourself?
Making the ultrasound scan a safer examination. A sonographer... Read more
This fully featured ICU ventilator is the first ventilator able to be used at a magnetic field strength of up to 50 mT. The HAMILTON-MR1 combines reliability and high performance with patient-adaptive modes that support advanced lung-protective strategies,...
The HAMILTON-C3 ventilator is a modular high-end ventilation solution for all patient groups. Offering a number of unique features, the HAMILTON-C3 is one of the first ventilators featuring the “Ventilation Autopilot” INTELLiVENT-ASV®. The HAMILTON-C3’s...
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