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ICU Management

ESA2016: Death by Resuscitation?

2016 07 Jun

When anaesthesiologist Sharon Einav took her car to be repaired on the way to hospital one day, she wondered why the mechanic was just leaning on his car. It took a while to realise he was having a heart attack, she related at Euroanaesthesia 2016 in London in May. This lack of situational awareness was an example she used to show how the chain of survival... Read more

Health Management

Volume 16 - Issue 1, 2016

2016 27 Feb

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IT Management

IT Community Leader: “Don’t Give in to Cyber-Blackmailers”

2016 19 Feb

The European Association of Healthcare IT Managers (HITM) has disagreed with the FBI’s stance on how hospitals should deal with ransomware attacks. While last autumn the U.S. intelligence agency controversially advised organisations to give in to hacks who paralyse their IT systems and pay the ransom to regain access to information, the HITM says the problem... Read more

Executive Health Management

Evidence-based Practice: Shocking Low Implementation

2016 07 Feb

A new study reveals why healthcare organisations fall short of improving patient outcomes and reducing costs. The study is published in Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing. The survey, led by Bernadette Melnyk, dean of the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University included 276 chief nurse executives across the U.S. The objective was to gauge... Read more

Health Management

Antimicrobial Copper Touch Surfaces: Reduce Infections, Liberate Resources and Cut Costs

2016 05 Jan

The role of the environment in the transmission of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) is increasingly recognised, requiring a new approach to the selection of materials for objects frequently touched by healthcare workers, patients and visitors that can serve as reservoirs of infection. There are many technologies and materials on the market,... Read more

Health Management

Big Data: Opportunities for Healthcare Organisations

2016 05 Jan

Healthcare organisations need to make much better use of the health data that they hold and to share that use with other organisations in order to scale up their learning opportunities and improve the quality and efficiency of the healthcare they provide. At the level of the individual patient, guideline and decision support systems, notification and... Read more

Health Management

Hospital Magazines: Top Tips From an Expert

2016 05 Jan

Following HealthManagement. org's articles on blogging (La Calle et al. 2015) and tweeting (Wong and Mathieu 2015), in this issue, HealthManagement.org puts the hospital magazine in focus. Kathy Smith, Vice President of Marketing & Communications at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and director of the quarterly publication, Johns Hopkins Health, shares her... Read more

Health Management

Volume 15 - Issue 4, 2015

2015 30 Dec

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Executive Health Management

Patients Recording Surgery: Transparency or Medical Trainwreck?

2015 21 Dec

StatNews talks about the recent debate in healthcare over whether patients should be allowed to record their surgical procedures.  Jennifer Kritz, spokesperson for Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center communicates that the number of patients who wish to record their surgeries and the stages of care such as doctor instructions and physical therapy... Read more

Executive Health Management

Addressing Consumer Needs in Hospitals

2015 15 Dec

Findings of a new survey show that healthcare organisations do not have sufficient understanding of consumer needs nor effective strategies to meet those needs. The survey was conducted with an unidentified number of hospital and health system executives. Ninety-six percent of the respondents said that understanding patients as consumers is very important... Read more