Search Tag: Hospitals

Executive Health Management

Study Finds Gaps in Best Methods for Cleaning Hospital Rooms

2015 13 Aug

A new systematic overview published in Annals of Internal Medicine finds a lack of evidence as to which methods are most effective at reducing health-care associated infections (HAIs). The study shows gaps in best methods for cleaning hospital rooms, gaps that should be filled keeping in mind the fact that nearly 75,000 HAI-related deaths occur in the... Read more

Executive Health Management

Reassessing Hospital Cost Management

2015 10 Aug

According to Bruce Halowell, the Managing Director of Navigant Healthcare, many top-level managers in hospitals focus on the wrong issues and too many healthcare facilities overlook management duplication.  "Everybody merged together and bought lots of hospitals. It's a duplication of leadership. We have systems with five hospitals within 10 miles... Read more

Executive Health Management

2015 04 Aug

Dr Simona Agger Ganassi, Architect and Urban Planner, is the Chairman of the Board (2015-16) of EuHPN -   European Health Property Network, in which she represents SIAIS, the Italian society of Architecture and Engineering in Health.   EuHPN ( www.euhpn.eu ) is a foundation based in The Netherlands, created in 2000 by representatives of Health... Read more

IT Management

2015 28 Jul

Marie Ennis-O’ Connor is a social media consultant in the field of healthcare, advising the sector through  www.hcsmmonitor.com . She co-founded Europe’s first breast cancer social media chat and is a founding member of Health2.0 Dublin, part of the Health2.0 international movement. She is also a writer and speaker on the rise of the e-Patient – the... Read more

Executive Health Management

How Productive are Patient Satisfaction Surveys?

2015 20 Jun

According to a recent report from The Hastings Center, a nonpartisan research institute, patient satisfaction surveys may be doing more harm than good. While the intention of patient satisfaction surveys may be to evaluate the performance of an organisation or a service, the report suggests that the survey may end up increasing the cost of healthcare... Read more

Executive Health Management

Hospitals Not Making Enough Effort to Prevent C. difficile Infections

2015 29 Apr

According to a survey of a national random sample of hospitals, nearly half of American hospitals aren't taking the steps required to prevent a gut infection that kills nearly 30,000 people annually and sickens hundreds of thousands more. The survey was conducted by a team from the University of Michigan Medical School and VA Ann Arbor Healthcare... Read more

IT Management

Healthcare Data Breaches

2014 07 Sep

There have been several news stories recently related to sophisticated data breaches of confidential data in hospitals and healthcare organisations. Early this year, two healthcare organisations lost tens of thousands of data records because of lost USB flash drives and data sticks. The extent of data breaches was large enough to cause the HIPAA to... Read more

Executive Health Management

VTE No Measure for Hospital Quality

2014 18 Aug

The rate of Venous Thromboembolism Events (VTE) is a key measure used by the Centres for Medicare and Medicaid Services to assess a hospital's quality performance. A recent study, however, suggests that VTE may not reflect quality at all. Instead, it directly reflects how frequently a hospital conducts imaging tests to diagnose the condition. The more tests,... Read more

Cardiology Management

EMS System Can Improve Survival from Cardiac Arrest

2014 29 Jul

A new emergency medicine system that sent patients to designated cardiac reviving centres increased the survival rate of victims of sudden cardiac arrests dramatically. The study was conducted with patients in Arizona and has been published in Annals of Emergency Medicine.   The study was conducted through the Save Hearts Arizona Registry and Education-SHARE... Read more

Executive Health Management

Economist Says Hospitals Will Drive Growth in Europe

2014 24 Jun

The European Association of Hospital Managers (EAHM) will welcome best-selling author and economist Leo Nefiodow as the keynote speaker at its 25th EAHM Congress in September. Nefiodow wrote ‘The Sixth Kondratiev’, which discusses how healthcare will be the next economic growth vehicle, and addresses the changing role of hospitals as... Read more