Search Tag: patient-centred care

ICU Management

Patient-Centred Critical Care for Multimorbid Patients

2021 14 Sep

Our population is ageing, and with increasing longevity, the prevalence of chronic conditions is also increasing. Multimorbidity is thus becoming a major challenge in the world of critical care.   Multimorbidity refers to the co-occurrence of two or more chronic conditions in an individual. The combination of certain diseases in patients can trigger... Read more

ICU Management

12 Things to Do to Improve Wellbeing in the ICU

2021 19 Apr

An overview of strategies and measures that can be implemented to improve wellbeing of staff and patients in the ICU. 1. Make the patient the centre of our preoccupations This is the first principle of wellbeing in the ICU and should be written in large letters when one enters an ICU. Wellbeing must concern first and foremost the patient.... Read more

Executive Health Management

Reimagined Hospitals Infographic

2020 29 Jan

What will the Reimagined Hospital look like?  Read more

Executive Health Management

Digital Transformation for More Effective Healthcare: Inspiring VBHC Initiatives

2019 13 Nov

Summary: By combining digital transformation with the core VBHC initiatives, we can provide effective, patient-centred care for the future. The way the healthcare sector is currently organised is not financially sustainable. To provide qualitative, patient-centred and effective care in the future, a different mindset on valuing health outcomes... Read more

Executive Health Management

Value-based healthcare and the doctor-patient relationship

2019 22 Feb

The doctor-patient relationship can be considered a gateway to value-based care. Healthcare organisations that want to implement a value-based care model need to see the patient as their most important long-term asset.   What is value-based care?   Value-based care refers to a care-delivery model that is based on delivering... Read more

IMAGING Management

An optimal learning and working environment for radiology residents

2018 31 Oct

In the newest revision of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Common Programme Requirements, substantial changes were made to section VI now entitled “The Learning and Working Environment.” The  revised section VI shifts away from a primary focus on duty hours towards an emphasis on culture of safety, professionalism,... Read more

Executive Health Management

The need and speed of cooperation instead of competition in research

2018 22 Sep

Questions that need to be answered taking into account benefits for the patient. Academic rivalry is not in the patient’s interest, and as long as patients are not involved in healthcare and healthcare research on an equal basis there will be no solutions for the questions that need answering. Leó Szilárd wrote in 1948 The Mark Gable... Read more

ICU Management

LIVES 2017: The patient is at the centre

2017 05 Oct

“Keeping the patient at the centre of everything we do” was the key message from the U.S. Society of Critical Care Medicine President, Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, RN, FCCM, who reinforced the increased focus on patient- and family-centred care in a presentation to the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine’s 3oth annual congress, which met in... Read more

Executive Health Management

Lean Management Supplements Value-based Care

2017 20 Jun

Patient-centred care is at the heart of the value-based system. But relying on value-based care alone to improve quality and outcomes may not be enough, especially amidst uncertainty brought about by regulatory and political changes. With the transition moving at an “uncertain tempo,” this leaves healthcare organisations with a mix of value-based... Read more

Health Management

Value-Based Healthcare in 2017

2017 16 Feb

Porter and Teisberg introduced value-based healthcare (VBHC) in their seminal 2006 book, Redefining Health Care. At the time, several sceptics raised questions about the evidence and practicality of its prescriptions. One reviewer noted, “There are few data to support their concepts. … no one has tried anything like the approaches they suggest.” A... Read more