Medical Documentation: Fair Return on Time Investment?
The documentation of patient information can occupy as much as half of a clinician’s working day, despite scant evidence that all of the collected... Read more
Insurance Status Affects Outcomes For Brain Tumour Patients
Uninsured brain tumour patients or those who use Medicaid experience longer hospital stays and are more likely to develop medical complications,... Read more
Overdiagnosis Risk In Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening
It is unknown whether the benefits outweigh the risks of screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). AAA involves the swelling of the main... Read more
US Outspends Europe On Cancer Care But Mortality Remains High
A report that presents results “substantially contrary to previous findings” suggests that cancer mortality rates in the United States have only... Read more
Lost Funding Threatens Training of Primary Care Physicians In Shortage Areas
A new report estimates that the defunding of medical residency training programs in underserved areas of the United States will affect millions... Read more
Four Steps Within Your Stride: Surprising Insights from Implementing Value-Based Care Delivery
We asked healthcare service providers what they'll need to succeed. Some of the answers will surprise you.I recently had the honor of giving the key note speech at the Healthcare Business International Conference 2017, where 570 healthcare industry CEOs from 50 countries gathered to share their perspectives on what to expect in healthcare over the next... Read more
Healthcare without IT is unthinkable these days, as it plays an increasingly important role in many work processes. This trend is set to continue, and medical equipment and IT will be linked even more closely in the future. Intelligent technology investment strategies will therefore need to be more holistic to be effective going forward. Besides... Read more
I am writing this blog on a train to Manchester, conscious that I have already missed the Editor's deadline by a few days. I am not sure why, but my chosen title has been more challenging than I expected. At first I wondered about using my Dad's experience of being a stroke patient as my starting point for a diatribe on 'Do Patients Matter?' It would... 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 your hospital’s... 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 performance... Read more
2017 21 Mar
Executive summary Hospitals are under increasing pressure to improve their overall quality of care. In order to contend with this challenge, many hospitals have implemented measures to establish high-quality care standards. For the most part, hospitals have elected to establish clinical pathways designed to govern the entire care process, with impressive... Read more
Medication Compliance Aids - Towards Smarter & Safer Use
Medication compliance aids (MCAs) are used extensively in Bristol. In July... Read more
Health and Climate Changes: The importance of the Role of the Health Sector
The Challenge of Our Times Recent years have seen an increasing awareness... 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 Most Advanced Toolkit for Engineering on Anatomy The Mimics Innovation Suite puts the most advanced and certified toolkit at your fingertips. Solve the toughest challenges in Engineering on Anatomy. Researchers and engineers from around the world...
Certified Hospital Applications from Surgical Planning to Patient-Specific Treatment The Materialise Mimics Care Suite is the essential, certified platform for image-based planning and Medical 3D Printing in hospitals. With one package, you can address...
Based on the long-established and reliable OTF/AS cryostat, the new OTF5000 brings the extensive range of Bright cryostats completely up to date. New styling coupled with improved user ergonomics, the latest blade systems in the ever-reliable and powerful...