Patient Questionnaire Helps Measure Postoperative Disability
An international study suggests that a simple-to-use patient questionnaire can help doctors measure the risk of disability in patients following... Read more
Ebola: Local Health Departments' Role in Global Crisis
Experience with the Ebola outbreak highlights local health departments' essential role in responding to global health threats posed by infectious... Read more
Most Cancer Patients Prefer Shared Decision Making
Patient perceptions of care quality are increasingly considered in healthcare performance metrics. The Institute of Medicine has recommended... Read more
Excessive Patient Demands Not Driving Healthcare Costs
The high costs of healthcare are not driven by cancer patients requesting expensive tests or treatments beyond their doctor’s recommendations,... Read more
Looking Beyond Hospitals: Readmissions Affected By Community Characteristics
Hospitals have little or no control over some factors related to their readmission rates, such as poor access to community health facilities... Read more
Four Steps Within Your Stride: Surprising Insights from Implementing Value-Based Care Delivery
Radiology Workforce Outlook for 2017
What could possibly go wrong?: Thinking about the risks and benefits of medical treatments
Imagine travelling to Portugal or Cuba and that 100% of the population you see has diabetes! This sounds like a nightmare to me, and I would assume the same for you if you know the burden this disease represents for health systems. This science fiction scenario is no longer fiction in Mexico, we are one of the most affected countries in the world due to... Read more
Improve Yourself and Your Healthcare OrganisationOne of the most basic lessons you learn in first year business school is the SWOT analysis - strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. It's a great framework to apply to your business to understand what you do well, what you can improve on, and where the greatest threats to your organisation... Read more
Tremendous progress has been made in healthcare over the last forty years. However there are still three outstanding problems which are found in every health service no matter how they are structured and funded. One of these problems is huge and unwarranted variation in access, quality, cost and outcome, and this reveals a further two: Underuse... 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
Pain Assessment and Management for Intensive Care Unit Patients: Seeking Best Practices
This review article focuses on research-based advances in pain assessment... Read more
Pursuing a Culture of Safety: The Importance of Self-Regulation
Professional self-regulation is effective when dealing with staff with... Read more
Tomosynthesis for Breast Cancer Screening Programs
Early adopters of digital breast tomosynthesis in Spanish and Italian breast... Read more
The Clini-RF is a new type of freezer designed to rapidly freeze specimens for sectioning or processing. It has a rapid freezer tank which can hold object holders as well as hexane for immersion of the specimens. The Clini-RF eliminates the need to use...
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-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 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,...