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IMAGING Management

Cutting Low-Yield Imaging Through Collaboration

2019 30 Oct

Radiology care means ensuring optimal use of imaging for diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Needless to say, radiologists play an important role in helping referring physicians avoid ordering imaging tests that provide not much diagnostic value – and unnecessarily expose patients to radiation.     That's certainly the main reason behind the American... Read more

IT Management

Optimising Healthcare Data for Improved Patient Care

2019 16 Oct

Harnessing the power of healthcare data is key to developing innovative solutions that lead to better patient care.   At Medtronic , two key approaches enable the medical device company to utilise data on people's health to help hospitals become more efficient and effective in their delivery of care. The first one entails developing devices that... Read more

Executive Health Management

Consumer Tech Promotes Patient Engagement

2019 26 Aug

Summary: How can healthcare leverage mHealth and the parallel movement towards consumerism to better patient engagement?   In 2012, my passion for healthcare deepened when my wife, Janet, was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer. She received wonderful care from her healthcare providers, but Janet and I often felt that we were left to make... Read more

Executive Health Management

‘The Death of Cancer’ - The Patient Perspective

2019 26 Aug

Summary: Cancer affects everybody's life at some point. ‘The Death of Cancer,' written by one of oncology's leading figures, Dr Vincent T. DeVita, documents his own journey for the cure. Dr Peter Kapitein gives his personal review on the book.   In 2005 I was diagnosed with lymph gland cancer and became interested in the medical industrial... Read more

Executive Health Management

Hypertension – Prevention is Better Than Cure

2019 26 Aug

How can we get the most common, costly, and modifiable cardiovascular risk factor under control?     Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death with an upward trend beyond 30% and a tripling in costs between 2010 and 2030, placing a significant economic burden on public healthcare services. 1,2,3 The most common risk factor... Read more

Executive Health Management

Transforming Colorectal Surgery Outcomes

2019 26 Aug

How End to End Enhanced Recovery and Prehabilitation Transformed Colorectal Surgery Outcomes   Complications in all types of surgery place a significant burden on patients’ quality of life and on all clinicians involved in the care pathway. In laparoscopic colorectal surgery, anastomotic leaks are of great concern to surgeons and can place considerable... Read more

IMAGING Management

Patient-Centred Radiology

2019 06 Aug

Patients today are taking a more active role in their health, and in response to this, more emphasis is being made to keep the patient at the centre of care. Especially in radiology, more areas of the field are focussing on patient-centred healthcare experiences. Initiatives such as the co-location of radiologists and clinicians and creating easy-to-understand... Read more

ICU Management

Results of Hamilton Medical Online Survey on Patient-Ventilator Asynchronies

2019 25 Jun

Our online survey about how you handle patient-ventilator asynchronies is now closed and the winners have been drawn! The majority of survey participants consider asynchronies to be either very critical or extremely critical for patient safety (66%) and patient comfort (77%). Waveform analysis is the most common method of monitoring and recognizing... Read more

Executive Health Management

Smile at the doctor - you may receive better care

2019 21 Mar

Under most conditions, positive social interactions have beneficial implications for employee performance, say Tel Aviv University researchers Several studies recently undertaken by The Tel Aviv University revealed that positive interactions with patients improved team performance under most conditions. Yet these generally positive... Read more

IMAGING Management

Current situation of interventional radiology in Europe

2019 28 Feb

Interventional radiology (IR) helps provide new, not previously, feasible treatments for patients. An IR approach is less invasive to the patient, such that many surgical procedures have been replaced or enhanced by the provision of IR services.  To learn more about the current practice of IR throughout Europe, the European Society of Radiology... Read more