EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Four-steps to fight back against EHR burnout

Burnout among U.S. physicians seems to have reached epidemic proportions. As shown in several recent studies, nearly half of U.S. practitioners... Read more

Doctors and patients harnessing the healing power of stories

"What patients bring to their clinicians is their stories," writes behavioural scientist Thomas Egnew. It is through these stories that clinicians... Read more

The stethoscope is built using 3-D printed parts, and recycled plastic tubing.

3D printable stethoscope ready in hours for crisis zones

The utility of stethoscope may have diminished with the advent of more sophisticated diagnostic tools such as ultrasound and CT. However, in... Read more

High healthcare costs but poor outcomes in U.S.

New Harvard-led research shows the U.S. spent nearly twice as much as other high-income countries on medical care in 2016, yet had poorer population... Read more

Closing the heart disease mortality gap between men and women

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women. Previous studies have shown that women with STEMI (ST elevation myocardial infarction,... Read more

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The role of social value for stakeholders is larger than ever – in healthcare as well as in other sectors because most organisations, public and private, are interested to know about the value they create for society. The financial aspects are not enough for this purpose since there is a need to identify the actions that create value,... Read more

Dr Javier Dávila is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Throughout the 2000s he advised to Mexico’s Secretaries of Health and was Head of Medical Education, Research and Health Public Policies in Mexico. From 2012 to 2015, he served as Medical Director of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS). Presently, Dr Dávila is working to... Read more

COVID-19 is already a severe public health emergency for citizens, societies and economies of 164 countries, inducing not only a major and unprecedented economic shock but also a social turmoil. According to a survey by McKinsey & Company (Craven et al. 2020), the COVID19 outbreak could potentially result in the decrease of global GDP of 2,5-2%... Read more

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Executive Health Management

Evaluation of the Microbial Tightness of Mini-Spike® 2 Chemo V - A Closed System Transfer Device

2019 08 Aug

In vitro study validating the microbial barrier function by means of airborne contamination Jürgen Gebel, Sapuna Kuriakose, Barbara Grüter, Martin Exner; University of Bonn Hospital, Institute for Hygiene and Public Health, Germany   BACKGROUND Nosocomial infections pose a major problem in the healthcare system because they contribute... Read more

Executive Health Management

Closed Infusion Systems Including Caresite® Extension Set Prevent Microbial Contamination

2019 08 Aug

In vitro study validating the microbial barrier function of closed infusion systems against microbial touch- and airborne contamination  Dr. Jörg Brünke, QualityLabs BT GmbH, 90411 Nuremberg, Germany   BACKGROUND Healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) are a major problem for healthcare systems as they contribute to increased morbidity and... Read more

Executive Health Management

Evaluation of the Microbial Tightness of the Safeflow Valve - A Closed System Transfer Device

2019 08 Aug

In vitro study validating the microbial barrier function by means of airborne and touch contamination Juergen Gebel, Sapuna Kuriakose, Barbara Griiter, Martin Exner; University of Bonn Hospital, Institute for Hygiene and Public Health, Germany BACKGROUND Nosocomial infections pose a major problem in the healthcare system because... Read more

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 Emily Farrow

Embedding sustainability into clinical medicine and medical education

Why it should and how it can be done How one healthcare body is...

Prof. Paola Taroni

A multimodal system for the diagnosis of breast cancer: the SOLUS project

SOLUS is developing a multimodal breast imaging system involving diffuse...

 Dennis van Veghel MSc

Meetbaar Beter: Value-Based Healthcare for Heart Patients

Introduction   Meetbaar Beter (En: Measurably Better) is a doctor-dr

 Shirley Cramer

Steering the Integration Agenda: Stable Leadership Needed

Service Integration Overcoming barriers between the health and care...

Dr. Nieves Larrosa MD, PhD

Improving diagnostic stewardship by using new microbiological technologies

Describes an episode of sepsis in a leukaemia patient, whose treatment...

Prof. Johan G. (Hans) Blickman MD, PhD, FACR, FAAP

How to... Assess Staff Performance in the Imaging Department

Implementing good staff assessments in the medical imaging department...

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