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EU embarks on three year-long road to liberalise services

MEPs on Wednesday (15 November) voted overwhelmingly in favour of the draft directive, previously also approved by EU member states. EU internal... Read more

GPs threaten to snub NHS database

The Guardian newspaper poll of 1,026 GPs and hospital doctors found many doubted the security of the new system. Four out of five thought the... Read more

HSE may backtrack on commitment not to cap number of GPs

The Chairman of the Irish Medical Organisation Read more

Court action to follow EU working time deadlock

The legal action comes after governments were unable for the fifth time in a row to resolve the problem which has been dragging on for half... Read more

Hospital kitchen hygiene 'poor'

Which? reviewed hygiene inspection reports for 50 hospitals and found evidence of cockroaches, mice and mouldy cooking equipment. An online... Read more

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  It might sound absurd, but most hospitals have no idea how good they are. Physicians have a strong internal drive to provide the best possible care for their patients and to continuously improve quality of care. But how do they know if they succeed?   Right now, we have a situation in healthcare where treatment results are not or are very minimally... Read more

What are your key areas of interest and research? I am fascinated with pathophysiology in general. As an illustrator, I enjoy the opportunity to express my creativity and explore how the human body works. I feel lucky to be a PA in the field of internal medicine, where I get to help patients with a wide spectrum of issues. It’s very rewarding to take... Read more

Robert W. Wachter, MD is Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where he also directs the Division of Hospital Medicine. Author of 250 articles and 6 books, he coined the term “hospitalist” in 1996 and is generally considered the “father” of the hospitalist field, the fastest growing... Read more

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Executive Health Management

The Keys to Staying Competitive in Today’s Healthcare Market

2016 26 Oct

Six things your competition is probably already thinking aboutIntroduction   The conversation in healthcare today is no longer about whether competition is good or bad. It’s about who’s eating your lunch and what to do about it.   As more and more countries adopt market-based approaches for healthcare delivery, executive attention will continue to... Read more

Executive Health Management

Improving Patient Outcomes

2016 04 Aug

How to define, measure, and increase a positive and reimbursable outcome for patient care   Introduction   Due to increasing cost pressure in the healthcare sector, established remuneration models for healthcare services are in transition around the world. Fees for performance and value-based systems are increasingly replacing fees for service. Major... Read more

Executive Health Management

The Value of a Good Reputation

2016 03 Aug

How healthcare providers can improve their reputation to attract more patients and qualified staff   Introduction   Whether in consumer goods, financial services, or medical technology, a company’s reputation is key to its commercial success. Brand awareness and a good reputation produce trust, and sustained trust is priceless.   Although it is difficult... Read more

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Dr. Dong Chan Kim

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Omitting Routine Chest Radiographs in Intensive Care Units

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Regina Holliday and the Walking Gallery

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Big Data and the Future of the Care Continuum

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Health and Wellbeing of the Workforce

Workforce Health Must Be a PriorityThe National Health Service (NHS) must...

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