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Spotlight on: Emory Healthcare’s Work to Reduce HAIs

2018 03 Dec

For Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare, providing high quality, safe, patient and family centered care is at the core of their mission.  Like other top-ranked hospitals in the country, which treat the sickest patients, Emory is Georgia’s “medical safety net” – the place where other hospitals send their patients with the most serious and complex health... Read more

The patient, the whole patient and nothing but the patient

2018 07 Nov

The patient, the whole patient and nothing but the patient. Clinical competence and limiting factors. In this short opinion piece, carer and consumer advisor Belinda MacLeod-Smith challenges us to consider crucial elements of whole patient care, and how they can be impacted by limiting factors. Caring for someone with ongoing, occasionally... Read more

How the simple ingredient of delight can transform healthcare

2018 22 Sep

A small dose of ‘magic’ in the healthcare setting can lead to a more efficient experience. With an emphasis on health rather than sickness, healthcare can make simple but profound adjustments to align for a healthcare experience patients can actually look forward to. Healthcare futurist, entrepreneur, professor of molecular oncology, author... Read more

Executive Health Management

2017 18 Apr

I am writing this blog on a train to Manchester, conscious that I have already missed the Editor's deadline by a few days. I am not sure why, but my chosen title has been more challenging than I expected.   At first I wondered about using my Dad's experience of being a stroke patient as my starting point for a diatribe on 'Do Patients Matter?'... Read more

Executive Health Management

2017 08 Mar

“Good morning Mr. Smith. Good to see you, how are you doing? You’re looking for a new car? That’s good news. We decided that it’s going to be a Ford Focus, ST, 2.0 Eco-boost, 184 KW, 6-gear. Let’s see in our stock if there is a possibility for you to choose the colour—otherwise it will be a red one." Does this conversation look strange to you? I hope... Read more

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... Read more

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

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... Read more

Patients Recording Surgery: Transparency or Medical Trainwreck?

2015 21 Dec

StatNews talks about the recent debate in healthcare over whether patients should be allowed to record their surgical procedures.  Jennifer Kritz, spokesperson for Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center communicates that the number of patients who wish to record their surgeries and the stages of care such as doctor instructions and physical... Read more