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Health Management

Patient Identification: Executive Summary

2016 13 Nov

For its fifth Deep Dive analysis of a patient safety topic, ECRI Institute PSO selected patient identification. Safe patient care starts with delivering the intended interventions to the right person. Yet, the risk of wrong-patient errors is ever-present for the multitude of patient encounters occurring daily in healthcare settings.   Many patient identification... Read more

ICU Management

New App for Patients Who Can't Speak

2016 07 Nov

An app for patients who cannot communicate has been developed by Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre’s intensive care department. The app (voICe) was released in Dutch in 2013 and is now available in English. It consists of 50 pictograms, for adults and children, grouped in 6 themes, that speak and show the text. When the pictogram is touched,... Read more

Executive Health Management

Doctor Discrimination: How to Deal With It

2016 31 Oct

Following an incident of discrimination against medics in an emergency department led to a team of Stanford University School of Medicine doctors detailing a strategy for how medics, both residents and physicians, can respond to discrimination from patients and their families.   In the incident, the father of a little boy asked an intern working in... 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


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