Viral Therapy Shows Promise for Limb-Sparing Cancer Treatment
Viruses developed to target and kill cancer cells could boost the effectiveness of chemotherapy to the arms and legs and help avoid amputation,... Read more
Does Team-Based Care Improve Patient Satisfaction?
Team-based approaches to patient care are a relatively recent innovation in healthcare delivery. When properly implemented, team-based approaches... Read more
Dr. Angelita Habr-Gama Named Honorary Member by ASTRO
Internationally renowned surgeon Angelita Habr-Gama, MD, PhD, has been named the 2014 ASTRO Honorary Member by the American Society for Radiation... Read more
Joan Peppard To Lead Hospital Pharmacists in Europe
The next president of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) will be Joan Peppard, who will assume the role when Dr. Roberto... Read more
New Breast Cancer Detection Modalities: Implementation in a Busy Breast Unit
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
The NHS is constantly working to deliver health services which are safe, effective and provide a good experience of care. At some stage in our lives almost all of us will have cause to see a doctor – in our local general practice or in a hospital setting – and want to be sure that our doctors meet the high standards we expect. Every year doctors undergo... 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 04 Aug
How and why standardization can help healthcare providers build structure, improve quality, and gain efficiency Introduction Standards are vital in many industries – from power and manufacturing to banking and mobile communications. They improve efficiency, particularly in complex industries with complex processes. This is also true for healthcare.... 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
Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in Critical Care
Key Messages 1. We need to Identify high risk patients early on during... Read more
Perioperative Respiratory Management of Morbidly Obese Patients
Obese patients without other major co-morbidities are categorised as class... 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...
The 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, make the HAMILTON-MR1 the ideal...