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Executive Health Management

Meet your new designer: the patient

2018 31 Jul

Unlike providers who only see the care that they're directly engaged in, the patient sees “the big picture” of care – from the diagnosis to treatment of an ailment, including (outpatient) support services. This kind of experience gives patients a different view on what happens in hospitals and other health services. And their "insights” can be... Read more

Executive Health Management

General Data Protection Regulation and healthcare

2018 23 May

What could the new data protection law mean for health sector leaders? The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect on 25 May 2018, replacing the 1995 Data Protection Directive. Directly binding and applicable in all EU states, the GDPR aims to protect the data and privacy of the European population by giving... Read more

Health Management

The payer determines, but it is not the patient

2018 20 Feb

In healthcare patients are not consumers with the economic power they have in other markets, but the arguments for patient involvement are compelling. "Healthcare is like dog food business." Here we hear an American explaining that in healthcare, just like in buying dog food, the consumer is not the one who determines what is on the menu, nor the... Read more

Health Management

Let's change before we have to

2018 25 Jan

T h e r ac e i s o n t o i m p l e m e n t t e c h n o l o g y e f f e c t i v e l y f or i m p r ov e d l i a i s i n g a n d b e t t e r h e a l t h o u t c o m e s. Healt h technolog y ca n chang e healthcar... Read more

Health Management

2084 Infograph

2018 25 Jan

A snapshot on the future of healthcare. Read more

IMAGING Management

Patient and Staff Radiation Exposure in Hybrid OR

2017 02 May

New research shows that working conditions in a vascular hybrid operating room (HOR) are safe in terms of patient and staff radiation protection. However, researchers say doses are highly dependent on the workload and further research is needed to evaluate any possible radiological deviation of the daily working conditions in the HOR. The findings... Read more

ICU Management

Volume 16 - Issue 4, 2016

2016 30 Nov

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ICU Management

Patient Handoff Protocols

2016 30 Nov

Whether they are called handoffs or handovers, it is known from the literature that the transfer of patient information between caregivers at shift changes has the potential for error. Although the U.S. Joint Commission requires healthcare providers to implement a standardised approach to handoff communication as a national patient safety goal, clear... Read more

Executive Health Management

Body Cams to Fight Patient Violence

2016 20 Sep

Patient violence against healthcare workers is becoming such a serious problem in Queensland, Australia that the authorities are rolling out body cameras to protect staff.   The aim of the body cams is two-fold; to discourage violent attacks and to make police prosecution of offenders easier.   The cams are part of a range of measures the... Read more