Many Severe Sepsis Survivors Experience Preventable Readmissions
Rehospitalisation within 90 days is common for survivors of severe sepsis, in which internal organs begin to shut down in response to serious... Read more
Physician-Pharma Conflicts of Interest Matter To Clinical Trial Participants
New research suggests that multiple sclerosis (MS) patients are interested in knowing the details of their physicians’ financial relationships... Read more
Medical Documentation: Fair Return on Time Investment?
The documentation of patient information can occupy as much as half of a clinician’s working day, despite scant evidence that all of the collected... Read more
Insurance Status Affects Outcomes For Brain Tumour Patients
Uninsured brain tumour patients or those who use Medicaid experience longer hospital stays and are more likely to develop medical complications,... Read more
Overdiagnosis Risk In Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening
It is unknown whether the benefits outweigh the risks of screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). AAA involves the swelling of the main... Read more
New Breast Cancer Detection Modalities: Implementation in a Busy Breast Unit
Chronic stress and constant feelings of insurmountable responsibilities can lead to burnout in even the most dynamic and passionate of professionals. Excessive working hours and a lack of time to relax, combined with poor job satisfaction and a lack of control over your environment can lead to experiencing intense fatigue and disengagement. Burnout... Read more
We now live longer but increased life expectancy has led to more pressure on healthcare services. The Design Council in the UK is involved in an innovative new drive to improve the experience for all concerned. Called Transform Ageing this new cross-sector initiative brings together people in later life, social entrepreneurs and health and social care leaders... Read more
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
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
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
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
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Infection
The ICU ResponseInfection with the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus... Read more
a Canadian Critical Care Knowledge Translation Network (aC3KTion Net)
A Quality Improvement InitiativeThe Canadian Institutes of Health Research... Read more
Creating a Safety Network for Use in a Clinical Environment
Developing Medical Device Plug-and-Play InteroperabIlity&nbs Read more
Insights Into Personality: Implications in Physician Profiles
According to a scientific study published in 2013 by acclaimed NASA to... Read more
The fully featured ICU ventilator, HAMILTON-MR1, guarantees uncompromised continuous ventilation care from the ICU to the MRI scanner and back. Its reliability and high performance, with advanced lung-protective strategies and patient-adaptive modes,...
The HAMILTON-C3 ventilator is a modular high-end ventilation solution for all patient groups. Offering a number of unique features, the HAMILTON-C3 is one of the first ventilators featuring the “Ventilation Autopilot” INTELLiVENT-ASV®. The HAMILTON-C3’s...
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...