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IMAGING Management

Agfa HealthCare Collaboration with VisionWare Takes Another Step Towards 360° Visibility

2016 10 Mar

Global agreement will give healthcare facilities access to accurate, complete and available patient and provider data• Agfa HealthCare can include VisionWare EMPI and EMPR in integrated care offers. • Embedded Master Data Management makes it possible to merge data from hospitals that use different patient IDs. • VisionWare was chosen for its performance,... Read more

ICU Management

Intensive Care Syndrome: Promoting Independence and Return to Employment (InS:PIRE)

2016 27 Sep

A New Model for ICU Rehabilitation It is now well established that many patients ‏and caregivers suffer physical, psychological ‏and social problems in the years ‏and months following critical care discharge ‏(Herridge et al. 2011). Similar to many centres, ‏our intensive care unit (ICU) had no follow-up ‏service available to support patients through... Read more

IT Management

HIT Disconnect Heading for Failure

2016 05 Sep

A trio of health and technology experts have said that the gulf between developers of health IT tools and the staff who use them is an obstruction to innovation in the sector. App, wearable and IT system creators fail to interact effectively or at all with patients and healthcare personnel. This results in a limited understanding of what end-users’... Read more

Health Management

Social Media Opportunities in Radiology

2016 25 Aug

 Why should radiologists engage in Twitter?   As the term "social media network" implies, using Twitter is about networking. The type of networking depends on your own or your group's needs. In the academic world, Twitter can serve as a tool to forge connections with other radiologists (not to mention physicians or even patients). As an individual,... Read more

IT Management

Prescription for ER Overuse: Engage Patients in EHR Use

2016 23 Aug

A marketing campaign is credited with driving patient awareness about how they can interact with EHRs, health data and patient portals in Louisiana. The state has long had poor healthcare ratings. Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum marketing and communications manager, Jamie Martin told HealthCareITNews that a partnership with the state department... Read more

ICU Management

Study: Measuring Respect for ICU Patients and Families

2016 04 Aug

A team from Johns Hopkins University has developed the “ICU-RESPECT” index to evaluate patient and family experiences of respect in the intensive care unit (ICU). The questionnaire was administered to patients and families in 5 ICUs, and showed high reliability and concurrent validity in ICU patients and families. The researchers describe it as a  a... Read more

Executive Health Management

Medical Malpractice Suits Deadline Extended

2016 07 Jun

Legislation before New York state lawmakers would have a significant impact on medical malpractice law by permitting patients to sue years after an alleged misdiagnosis or mistreatment.Presently, patients must file for such cases within 2.5 years after the alleged incident. The bill would amend the statute of limitations to when a patient first suspects... Read more

Executive Health Management

Medical Tourism: Informed Decisions Hard for International Patients

2016 06 Jun

International patients may not obtain full information needed in order to make informed decisions about care abroad. An article published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research said that while tourists traditionally leave high-income countries seeking lower-cost healthcare in middle and low-income nations now more patients are travelling to the... Read more

ICU Management

Shared Decision Making in the ICU - Recommendations

2016 22 Mar

Decision-making in healthcare can range along a spectrum - from shared collaborative decision-making by the patient (or surrogate) with the doctor - to the patient asking the doctor to make the decision. Decision-making in the ICU setting is often performed by surrogates, with the attendant stress of having to make a decision for someone else and the... Read more

ICU Management

Volume 16 - Issue 1, 2016

2016 11 Mar

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