a new imaging paradigm for gallbladder removal

New Imaging Technique Reduces Risk in Gallbladder Surgery

Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel) have developed a new imaging technique to reduce the risk of patients sustaining bile... Read more

surgical procedure

Study: Medication Errors Common in Surgery

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have found that some sort of mistake or adverse event occurred in 1 out of 2 surgeries studied... Read more

shared decision making

Engaging Patients in Anaesthesia, Pain Relief Choice

Shared decision making helps create a more patient-centred process. Now a new study finds that patients became more engaged in their anaesthesia... Read more

Perioperative Surgical Home model of care

Perioperative Surgical Home: Better Outcomes, Lower Costs

In its second year of implementation, the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) model of care led to improved quality of care and more cost savings... Read more

Patient & Doctor

Shared Decision-Making in Germany: Patient and Physician Perspectives

Shared decision making is now anchored in the Law on Patient Rights and the Professional Code for Physicians in Germany. Under this new model,... Read more

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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

The NHS is constantly working to deliver health services which are safe, effective and provide a good experience of care. At some stage in our lives almost all of us will have cause to see a doctor – in our local general practice or in a hospital setting – and want to be sure that our doctors meet the high standards we expect. Every year doctors undergo... Read more

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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

Standardizing Quality of Care

2016 04 Aug

How and why standardization can help healthcare providers build structure, improve quality, and gain efficiency   Introduction   Standards are vital in many industries – from power and manufacturing to banking and mobile communications. They improve efficiency, particularly in complex industries with complex processes.   This is also true for healthcare.... 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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 Parthasarathy Raghava, MS, M.Sc.(Hons.), BE(Hons.)

Current Developments in the European PCI Devices Market

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Dr. Gabriel Heras La Calle, MD

Getting Started with a Health Blog

The Internet is full of blogs. They are multi-themed sites, self-managed...

Dr. Ignacio Martin-Loeches, MD, PhD

Biomarker Guided Antibiotic Therapy: What’s New?

The aim of the present review is to summarise the current evidence for...

Prof. Michael Pinsky

35 Years of ISICEM

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 Kimberley Applegate, MD, MS, FACR

Kimberley Applegate

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Implementing Dose Monitoring Software In A Radiology Department

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