EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Most Cancer Patients Prefer Shared Decision Making

Patient perceptions of care quality are increasingly considered in healthcare performance metrics. The Institute of Medicine has recommended... Read more

Excessive Patient Demands Not Driving Healthcare Costs

The high costs of healthcare are not driven by cancer patients requesting expensive tests or treatments beyond their doctor’s recommendations,... Read more

Looking Beyond Hospitals: Readmissions Affected By Community Characteristics

Hospitals have little or no control over some factors related to their readmission rates, such as poor access to community health facilities... Read more

Surgical Site Infection Tops List of Reasons for Unplanned Readmissions

Hospital readmissions present a major challenge for administrators working to reduce costs and improve care quality metrics. It is not only chronic... Read more

Better Postoperative Outcomes Not Tied To Metrics Reporting

Improved surgical outcomes are not related to the use of systems which capture and report postoperative metrics. Hospitals which participate... Read more

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  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

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

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The Keys to Staying Competitive in Today’s Healthcare Market

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

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

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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 Gunnar Strandberg, PhD

Emergency Intraosseous Access: Novel Diagnostic and Therapeutic Possibilities and Limitations

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Moving from “Learning by Doing” to Simulation

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Interoperability: Slow Progress But Willingness to Improve

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 Flavia Machado, MD

Editorial Board Welcomes New Member

Prof. Flavia Machado has recently been welcomed to the Editorial Board...

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Health and Wellbeing of the Workforce

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 Rowland Illing, DM MRCS FRCR

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