Search Tag: Patient

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 state government’s... Read more

ICU Management

Don't Forget to Ask! The Patient and Relative Perspective

2016 11 Mar

There has been good progress in the last decade to ensure that the patient voice is heard at all levels, including in research and service planning. However there is still more to be done, and this article sets out the case for meaningful intensive care patient and relative involvement and how this can be achieved. Why Involve Former Intensive Care... Read more

IMAGING Management

#ECR15: Toshiba Satellite Lunch Symposium: New Detector Technology Improves Patient Safety

2015 25 Feb

Toshiba Medical Systems invites you to the educational event "New Detector Technology Improves Patient Safety" during ECR to learn more about how we are bringing innovation to life. In addition to two lunch symposia, which we will be hosting on Thursday and Friday, our comprehensive hands-on workshop program throughout the day from Wednesday to... Read more

Cardiology Management

Patient's Attitude to CHF Impacts Quality Of Life

2015 12 Jan

It's a self-fulfilling prophecy: failing to accept illness is associated with poorer quality of life in patients with chronic heart failure. According to a research study in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, patients with lower illness acceptance also suffered low energy levels, limited mobility, negative and draining emotional feelings,... Read more

ICU Management

Study: Renal Denervation Fails to Lower BP

2014 04 Apr

A recent study, presented at the meeting of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in Washington and published by the New England Journal of Medicine, has cast a doubt over therapy used in more than 80 countries and prescribed to treat hypertension that does not respond to drugs.Renal artery denervation is an intervention in which nerve connections... Read more

Health Management

Medical Tourism in Cyprus: Challenges and Prospectives

2014 08 Mar

Authors:Marios GeorgiouMedical Laboratory Technician Karaiskakio Foundation MSc in Health Services ManagementMamas Theodorou, PhD Associate Professor in Health Policy and PlanningOpen University of CyprusAbstractThe main objectives of this study were the investigation of the current state of affairs and perspectives pertaining to medical tourism in... Read more

IT Management

HIMSS 2014: Barco to Premiere Industry’s Only Interoperable Bedside Patient Engagement Platform

2014 20 Feb

Barco, a global leader in healthcare visualisation and IT systems, will demonstrate its turnkey patient engagement and clinical collaboration solution, CareConnex, representing the optimum platform for bedside interactive patient care. Available in a variety of integrated hardware/software options, CareConnex is uniquely interoperable with hospitals’... Read more

Executive Health Management

Philips Announces Milestone in Largest Ever Sleep Apnea Clinical Trial

2014 19 Feb

Sleep Apnea cardioVascular Endpoints (SAVE) study examines impact of leading obstructive sleep apnea treatment on cardiovascular diseaseRoyal Philips, a major sponsor of the Sleep Apnea cardioVascular Endpoints (SAVE) study, has announced that the study has reached its enrollment goal of 2,500 patients, spread across seven countries and 84 hospitals... Read more

IT Management

Partners HealthCare At Home Strengthens Services with Philips

2014 14 Feb

Leading Massachusetts Home Health Provider Aims to Reduce Readmissions and Improve Care Coordination with Philips Hospital to Home programPartners HealthCare At Home has selected Royal Philips support its growing telemonitoring services, providing improved clinical oversight for newly discharged patients and those with chronic conditions, such as congestive... Read more

Executive Health Management

Canadian study: Annual Screening Does Not Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths

2014 13 Feb

According to a new Canadian study published on the website of the British Medical Journal, yearly breast screening of women aged 40-59 does not reduce mortality from breast cancer beyond that of physical examination or usual care. In addition, screening resulted in over-diagnosis (22%), representing one over-diagnosed breast cancer for every 424 women... Read more

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