Search Tag: Metrics

How to choose clinical communication tools

2019 02 Apr

Communication plays a big role in human interaction. In healthcare, effective communication between care providers, and with their patients, is a must. This is because poor communication can adversely impact patient care or even cause medical errors.   The advent of multi-use smartphones and mobile devices, including mobile apps and portals,... Read more

Most Cancer Patients Prefer Shared Decision Making

2015 16 Feb

Patient perceptions of care quality are increasingly considered in healthcare performance metrics. The Institute of Medicine has recommended that physicians accommodate patient preferences for decision making, which may be shared to different degrees between patients and physicians during treatment. A new study links physician-controlled decisions... Read more

Better Postoperative Outcomes Not Tied To Metrics Reporting

2015 06 Feb

Improved surgical outcomes are not related to the use of systems which capture and report postoperative metrics. Hospitals which participate in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) did not differ from non-NSQIP hospitals in terms of better surgical outcomes, according to Mayo Clinic researchers. The report appears in the Journal... Read more

MIR 2014: Radiology - A Bright Future?

2014 07 Oct

While the radiology workload is increasing, radiologists are expected to just do more, said Prof. Erika Denton (pictured), National Clinical Director for Diagnostics, National Health Service (NHS) England, speaking at the Management in Radiology (MIR) Annual Scientific Meeting in Bologna, 2-3 October 2014. Change is needed, and data about services is... Read more