EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT
Patient Safety

Future of Patient Safety

The Patient Safety Global Action Summit 2016 took place in London last week with thought leaders gathering to discuss the future of patient safety. Reflecting... Read more

Readmissions Prevention

HOSPITAL Score Predicts Avoidable 30-day Readmissions

Researchers in an international, multicentre study found that the HOSPITAL score accurately predicted patients at high risk of a 30-day potentially... Read more

Physician empathy

Support for Enhanced Physician-Patient Communication Training

A study presented the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), links patient-perceived physician empathy with... Read more

Loyalty schemes

Customer Loyalty Programmes: Can Healthcare Learn from Airlines?

When you buy a cup of coffee, a load of groceries, an airline ticket or a tank of gas these days, you probably pull out a customer loyalty card... Read more

Anti-bacterial bandages for burns

Infection-fighting bandages for burn victims

A serious burn victim is immunocompromised and may be missing skin on parts of their body. This makes them very vulnerable to bacteria. Bandages... 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

From Our Journals

 Dan Conley

Two Paths for Medical Device Approval: FDA vs. CE

Several factors influence the length of time it takes for a medical device,...

Dr. Marilu Giacalone, MD

An Introduction to Robots in Anaesthesia

Technological advancement has made robots an integral part of several fields,...

A/Prof. Glenn Eastwood

Critically Ill Diabetic Patients

The Case for Liberal Glycaemic Management Background Several large ran...

Dr. Francis Zarb

Iodinated Contrast Media: Risks and Best Practice

The aim of administering contrast media in medical imaging is to improve...

Asst. Prof. Piyali Mitra Mathavan

Self-Assessment for Hospitals

Quality accreditation can provide a sustainable competitive advantage to...

 Shirley Cramer

Health and Wellbeing of the Workforce

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

hospital management, h-r management, quality management, healthcare managementHospital Management discussions to improve all outcomes, quality, patient safety, human resources in healthcare enterprises.

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