Predicting Patient Hospitalisation: PCPs vs. Algorithms
A new study shows that primary care physicians (PCPs) were as effective as commonly used predictive algorithms in identifying patients at high... Read more
Coaching Patients for Surgery Lowered Stays, Saved Money
Patients entering the hospital can often benefit if they prepare their mind and body beforehand. This can be achieved through minor adjustments... Read more
Inclusive Discharge Planning Process Reduces Readmissions
Integration of caregivers into the discharge process for elderly patients can reduce the risk of hospital readmission. A study led by the University... Read more
Four Steps Within Your Stride: Surprising Insights from Implementing Value-Based Care Delivery
We asked healthcare service providers what they'll need to succeed. Some of the answers will surprise you.I recently had the honor of giving the key note speech at the Healthcare Business International Conference 2017, where 570 healthcare industry CEOs from 50 countries gathered to share their perspectives on what to expect in healthcare over the next... Read more
Healthcare without IT is unthinkable these days, as it plays an increasingly important role in many work processes. This trend is set to continue, and medical equipment and IT will be linked even more closely in the future. Intelligent technology investment strategies will therefore need to be more holistic to be effective going forward. Besides... Read more
I am writing this blog on a train to Manchester, conscious that I have already missed the Editor's deadline by a few days. I am not sure why, but my chosen title has been more challenging than I expected. At first I wondered about using my Dad's experience of being a stroke patient as my starting point for a diatribe on 'Do Patients Matter?' It would... 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 your hospital’s... 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 performance... 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, with impressive... Read more
Antimicrobial Copper Touch Surfaces: Reduce Infections, Liberate Resources and Cut Costs
The role of the environment in the transmission of healthcare-associated... Read more
Technology Update: Meritas POC Analyzer - Best Decision at POC
There has been a lot of talk at the ESC Congress about sustainable cardiology... Read more
The HAMILTON-T1 combines for the first time the functionality of a fully featured intensive care unit ventilator with the compactness and ruggedness required for transport. This is why the HAMILTON-T1 enables you to provide optimal ventilation therapy...
The Clini-RF is a new type of freezer designed to rapidly freeze specimens for sectioning or processing. It has a rapid freezer tank which can hold object holders as well as hexane for immersion of the specimens. The Clini-RF eliminates the need to use...
The Most Advanced Toolkit for Engineering on Anatomy The Mimics Innovation Suite puts the most advanced and certified toolkit at your fingertips. Solve the toughest challenges in Engineering on Anatomy. Researchers and engineers from around the world...
Certified Hospital Applications from Surgical Planning to Patient-Specific Treatment The Materialise Mimics Care Suite is the essential, certified platform for image-based planning and Medical 3D Printing in hospitals. With one package, you can address...