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How Effective are Online Ratings of Doctors?

Physician ratings websites are intended to make patients better-informed consumers of healthcare, but some doctors worry that complainers will... Read more

Outsourcing healthcare services

Successful Outsourcing Relationships

Clinical outsourcing can be an important strategy for health providers, in particular those seeking to add specific clinical expertise or make... Read more

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Preventing Infections during Healthcare Laundry Process

According to a review published online in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of... Read more


How Productive are Patient Satisfaction Surveys?

According to a recent report from The Hastings Center, a nonpartisan research institute, patient satisfaction surveys may be doing more harm... Read more

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Hospital Model Predicts Mortality

According to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, a new tool can help clinicians assess hospital patients' risk of... 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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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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 Miquel Ferrer, MD, PhD, FERS

Candida Spp. in the Respiratory Tract

A Real Causality With Worse Outcomes or Just a Marker of Severity? Candida...

Dr. David Wilson

David Wilson

1. What are your key areas of interest and research? Occult fractures and...

 The patientsafe team

Patient Safety and Social Media

Patientsafe represents a group of healthcare staff focused on introducing...

 Dominic Giles

Redesigning Emergency Ambulatory Care with Point-of-Care Testing: Reduced Costs and Length of Stay

Many patients presenting to the hospital ‏emergency department do not need...

 Yanira Guerra

Radiology At the Crossroads

Radiology is now at a crossroads. Let us expand the ‏metaphor. If we are...

Prof. Dr. Geert Meyfroidt, MD, Phd.

Sedation in Acute Brain Injury: Less is More?

Over the past decades, landmark interventional studies in general inte...

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