HOSPITAL Score Predicts Avoidable 30-day Readmissions
Researchers in an international, multicentre study found that the HOSPITAL score accurately predicted patients at high risk of a 30-day potentially... Read more
Support for Enhanced Physician-Patient Communication Training
A study presented the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) , links patient-perceived physician... Read more
Customer Loyalty Programmes: Can Healthcare Learn from Airlines?
When you buy a cup of coffee, a load of groceries, an airline ticket or a tank of gas these days, you probably pull out a customer loyalty card... Read more
Can we evaluate and treat the patient as a whole?
Artificial Intelligence: a next way forward for healthcare
PART 1 It is important to differentiate between the terms of costs, cost containment, expenditures, and price. Cost is usually the amount spent to produce goods or services. Cost containment is a dominant problem in the health care field, but not addressed from a comprehensive management and policy perspective. In order to... Read more
The factors that may influence the shift of the supply are the change in costs for suppliers, change in medical technology and change in many physicians in the healthcare industry. On the other hand, the factors that may influence the shift of the demand are the change in population or market size, change in patient preferences, change in the price... Read more
Unmonitored opioid deaths at home after surgery. Primum Non Nocere. First, do no harm. These wise words form the basis of the oath sworn to our patients. With the vast array of treatment models, administration, and decisions in medicine today, this oath is more poignant than ever. Medical Errors are the third leading cause... Read more
2019 30 Apr
Mexico City’s historic Hospital Español is the first International hospital to earn the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s prestigious five-star ranking. Their entry into the PSMF’s five-star Hospital Program was officially announced at the 7th Annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit in January 2019. Founded in 1842, Hospital... Read more
2017 16 May
Introduction Hospitals around the world are under increasing pressure to improve outcomes – whether because they are operating in a fee-for-performance or value-based care environment, or simply because today’s increasingly informed patients are deliberately pursuing treatment at facilities with a reputation for superior care. Whatever... Read more
2017 07 Apr
Executive summary A hospital’s reputation can do much to help attract patients, qualified staff, and recommendations from referring physicians. This white paper examines the factors that shape hospitals’ reputations in the eyes of these audiences, the assumptions that patients make about hospital quality, the role of the Internet and public... Read more
Groundbreaking Pain Management Initiatives in Europe
The Active Citizenship Network has launched a prize for good practices... Read more
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...
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...
This fully featured ICU ventilator is the first ventilator able to be used at a magnetic field strength of up to 50 mT. The HAMILTON-MR1 combines reliability and high performance with patient-adaptive modes that support advanced lung-protective strategies,...