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Next generation of physician leaders & the 'triple aim' goals

There are important challenges in healthcare today, in particular regarding the needs to pivot from volume-based care to value-based care... Read more

Servant leadership: A journey, not a race

Amidst changing organisational mandates and employee expectations, leaders must learn new ways of leading. Old command and control styles... Read more

Short read: Improving risk literacy

The Harding Center for Risk Literacy, established in 2009, is a unit of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin. The centre... Read more

Engaging patients in the redesign of health care services can lead to reduced hospital admissions and more efficient and effective health care, a study led by Dr. Yvonne Bombard suggests.

Meet your new designer: the patient

Unlike providers who only see the care that they're directly engaged in, the patient sees “the big picture” of care – from the diagnosis... Read more

Time for a diet? Lean methodology in healthcare

Lean is an improvement philosophy made famous by the Toyota Motor Company. In the last decade and a half, Lean thinking was extended to... Read more

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Hello, my dear readers, Time flies, and here we are – in April 2021.   The last few weeks have been quite emotional because I started to review what has happened over the last 12-13 months, that is between March 2020 – April 2021.   I have only so much space to write down my thoughts here, but Jesus – we would need LIVES... Read more

Let’s start with a quip. When you want to become an oncologist, you only need three or four years of primary school. You need to be able to read and write. The pathologist will tell you what type of cancer the patient has, you can read in the protocol what to do, what the treatment is, and for the dose you need to know: ‘Is it a man or a woman,... Read more

If somebody had asked me this question, “How are you, nurse?” 6-8 weeks ago, I would have probably cried. The situation in Great Britain was pretty tough, worse than in March-April 2020, when the whole crisis of COVID-19 started for us in the UK! I guess no other European country had to go through that bushfire we have to go through with the... Read more

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Liver Fibrosis: Patients Can Be At Risk Of Death Even Without Exhibiting Symptoms

2020 18 Dec

1 in 5 advanced fibrosis patients evolves to cirrhosis in as little as two and a half years. The liver is the largest gland in the human body and, weighing roughly two kilograms, it is the second largest organ after the skin. Its varied functions include supplying the brain with glucose, filtering toxins out of the blood, producing proteins,... Read more

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Spotlight On: Sutter Health Fights Pneumonia One Toothbrush at a Time

2020 23 Apr

Pneumonia can be deadly in a hospital setting. Two main factors contribute to the approximately 20 percent mortality rate of this healthcare-associated infection (HAI). First, whatever condition brought the patient to the hospital in the first place has likely weakened them, making the patient more vulnerable to the illness. Plus, the germs that patients... Read more

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Spotlight On: Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Reduces CLABSI with APSS #2

2020 23 Apr

HAIs are costly both in terms of harm/mortality and cost. Close attention to aseptic practices and monitoring patients can greatly reduce the incidence of these infections. Central Line-Associated Bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are the most costly type of hospital-acquired infections, both in terms of morbidity and mortality, and financial... Read more

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Extracorporeal Lung Support in Trauma Patients

The rationale, indications and challenges of extracorporeal lung assist...

Prof. Stefan J Schaller

The Post-ICU Patient - Management of Long-Term Impairments After Critical Illness

Survivors of critical illness and their caregivers frequently face long-term...

Prof. Rowland Illing

The Affidea Effect: A Global Dose Data Management System

As the biggest independent provider of advanced diagnostic imaging services...

 Andrew Lovegrove

Workforce Planning – Can we Face the Future Without it?

Workforce planning aims to creat a sustainable workforce that is centred...

Dr. Theodoros Kyprianou

Seven steps to design, procure, implement and maintain a Clinical Information System for your ICU

How to design, procure, test, parameterise, implement and maintain a...

Dr. Job van der Heijden

TeleCardiology: Results of a Highly Successful Service in The Netherlands

Telemedicine Telemedicine is the delivery of healthcare and sharing...

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