Search Tag: Hospitals

IT Management

5 Factors Influencing Future Role of Healthcare CIO

2019 10 Jun

As the healthcare sector undergoes digital transformation, what does this mean for the contribution the CIO is making to his or her organisation? A report published by MedCityNews identifies five factors that are shaping the changing role of the CIO in healthcare.   You might also like: Move over CIO: enter Chief Digital Officer... Read more

Executive Health Management

2019 03 Jun

RAIN Radio Frequency ID (Passive UHF RFID) technology has transformed various industries over the past two decades, yet the limitations of fixed readers in both accuracy and range have constrained deployment, leaving many organisations reliant on the more accurate but resource draining manual handheld readers or very expensive RFID active tags systems.... Read more

Executive Health Management

Value-oriented management

2019 22 May

A leadership model for the health care sector   In medical institutions, leaders are required to ensure, through delegation of responsibility, that working conditions are characterised by interdisciplinary thinking, team-oriented work and ongoing improvement.   Leaders in the health sector must be aware of the fact that hospitals operate... Read more

Executive Health Management

New hospital policies and procedures required for patient safety

2019 22 May

Eighteen Actionable Patient Safety Solutions are the key to zero preventable patient deaths in our hospitals.   What are the patient safety processes that every hospital administrator and healthcare professional should adopt today to avoid preventable patient harm and death in hospitals?    It’s an unfortunate fact of the medical profession... Read more

Executive Health Management

2019 21 May

It is not uncommon that healthcare management teams are heavily pressed for time. Why should they put AI solutions for their radiology department on their priority list? In this blog post, we propose 4 reasons why board members of hospitals and private clinics should put AI in radiology on their agenda and develop a strategy for incorporating AI solutions.... Read more

Executive Health Management

Sustainable healthcare: The Danish model that's streets ahead

2019 26 Feb

Similar to other wealthy developed countries, Denmark is facing challenges from an ageing population with more chronic disease. The problem is aggravated by a younger population whose addiction to fast-food and practice of other unhealthy habits lead to chronic illness.   You might also like: Prepare your hospital for the future... Read more

ICU Management

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: Spotlight on Sepsis

2018 30 Dec

In 2015, UPMC a global multi-hospital system that has over 40 hospitals and 85,000 employees, began a new sepsis initiative to increase the speed of identification and treatment of sepsis patients. According to the CDC, sepsis is a major cause of preventable patient deaths in hospitals. It’s estimated one in three patients who die in hospitals... Read more

Cardiology Management

Cardiovascular outcomes at top-ranked vs. nonranked hospitals

2018 06 Dec

A new study conducted by the US News & World Report (USNWR) top-ranked hospitals in terms of cardiovascular care and patient outcomes and compared them to nonranked hospitals.  The objective of the study was to determine whether USNWR top-ranked hospitals performed better than nonranked hospitals. The performance measures that were evaluated... Read more

ICU Management

Noise pollution in hospitals a growing problem

2018 19 Nov

Noise levels in hospitals regularly exceed international recommendations, and the problem is getting worse, according to an editorial in the BMJ by a research team from King's College London and the University of the Arts London (UAL). You might also like : Music room soundproofing to reduce hospital noise Excessive noise can impact patients'... Read more

Health Management

Medical errors: is prevention possible?

2018 21 Aug

How the Patient Safety Movement is striving for zero preventable deaths by 2020 A patient death is distressing enough, but when the cause is a lack of hospital safety culture and it could have been prevented, healthcare needs to act. Now. A health crisis across the globe is claiming over 4.8 million lives every year. It’s devastating... Read more