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
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
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
Conservative Fluid Management In Intensive Care Medicine
Asserting the existence of a state of permanent controversy is a staple... Read more
Redesigning Emergency Ambulatory Care with Point-of-Care Testing: Reduced Costs and Length of Stay
Many patients presenting to the hospital emergency department do not need... 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 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,...