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Executive Health Management

7 Ways to Improve Patient Outcomes in the New World of Value-Based Care

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

Cardiology Management

Ivabradine Does Not Improve HFpEF Patient Outcomes

2017 08 May

A randomised trial has just been completed in which patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) were treated with Ivabradine. Currently, there is no known effective treatment for reducing morbidity and mortaility in patients suffering from HFpEF. See Also: Azithromycin Not Linked to Increased Arrhythmia Risk HFpEF patients tend... Read more

Executive Health Management

Inclusive Discharge Planning Process Reduces Readmissions

2017 10 Apr

Integration of caregivers into the discharge process for elderly patients can reduce the risk of hospital readmission. A study led by the University of Pittsburgh Health Policy Institute showed that discharge planning process that involved family members or unpaid caregivers was associated with a 25 percent fewer readmissions at 90 days and 24 percent... Read more

ICU Management

Categorisation of Survival and Death after Cardiac Arrest

2017 14 Mar

Most cardiac arrest (CA) patients remain comatose post resuscitation, prompting goals-of-care (GOC) conversations. Researchers studying the impact of these conversations on patient outcomes have found that most CA survivors due to family wishes despite poor neurological prognosis die or have poor outcomes at one-year. The findings will be published... Read more

ICU Management

The Importance of Correctly Identifying Patients with Sepsis

2017 01 Mar

An Editorial in the journal Chest emphasises the need to develop highly accurate, flexible methods for identifying patients with septic shock to ensure these patients are appropriately treated and hospitals are reliably assessed for treating these patients. Sepsis is now the most costly hospital condition and the most common diagnosis among patients... Read more

Health Management

Seven Innovation Strategies to Win Patients and Staff

2017 16 Feb

Healthcare service providers face significant challenges in attracting patients and retaining qualified staff. The most obvious way to outshine one’s competitors is to offer superior clinical capabilities, but such innovations can seem prohibitively expensive. Read about seven strategies that hospital systems can employ to advance their clinical capabilities,... Read more