Search Tag: Productivity

Executive Health Management

2019 21 Mar

  Lengthening NHS waiting times, compounded by an ageing population and associated long-term conditions, is compromising the health of the UK workforce. We know workplace absence costs the UK economy £18 billion in lost productivity each year and that figure is expected to reach £26 billion by 2030. Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis alone... Read more

ICU Management

Scribes improve emergency physicians’ productivity

2019 06 Feb

A multicentre randomised trial in Australia demonstrated that the use of scribes improved emergency physicians’ productivity, particularly during primary consultations, and decreased patients’ emergency department length of stay. In addition, financial analysis based on gains in productivity and throughput supports implementation of scribes.... Read more

IMAGING Management

The promise of AI in radiology

2019 30 Jan

Needless to say, radiology plays a critical role in healthcare delivery. It is rare for a patient to pass through a hospital without requiring the opinion of a radiologist somewhere along their journey – be it in triaging patients in the ER , assessing the need for treatment, or evaluating the effectiveness of treatment.  Equally important is... Read more

Executive Health Management

How artificial intelligence spells real change for patients

2018 07 Nov

“At Affidea, the scale of our operation gives us unique capabilities in AI, including rich data sets which we can use to drive forward innovations in patient care both internally and with our partners. We want to help create a future where healthcare professionals can devote their time to doing what they do best – delivering the best possible care... Read more

Executive Health Management

Compassion

2018 07 Nov

The human dimension of productivity. Findings from recent studies on compassion in the workplace, the business case for compassion and some practical tips on how to create a more compassionate workplace. If you work in the healthcare sector, you agree that compassion is fundamental to patient care. The majority of the people... Read more

Executive Health Management

5 ways to reduce staff turnover

2018 01 May

Job satisfaction has often been equated with efficiency and productivity in the workplace. So what makes employees happy and successful at work? They need fair compensation, a safe environment, support from managers, empowerment to do their jobs the right way, time off to recharge, etc. The same is true for healthcare workers. In a recent blog post,... Read more

Executive Health Management

Harnessing Motivation to Change Doctor Behaviour

2015 08 Dec

Motivated physicians play an important role in providing high-quality healthcare. As such, policy makers and hospital leaders are continually looking for ways to optimise physician behaviour and ensure better care delivery. What's needed is to find the right mix of physician motivators to improve efficiency and productivity, according to a Viewpoint... Read more

IT Management

Why Level of EHR Satisfaction Varies Amongst Doctors

2015 30 Aug

Results of two recent surveys to gauge physicians' experience in using electronic health records (EHR) have revealed that, overall, physicians in large-group practices are having better EHR experiences compared to their colleagues in small and solo medical practices. "Larger physician organisations are much more satisfied because of their resources... Read more

ICU Management

Thermo Fisher Scientific Unveils New Solutions to Advance the Use of Clinical Testing

2015 27 Jul

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO), the world leader in serving science, has introduced new instruments and assays to expand the use of clinical testing, enhance laboratory productivity and ultimately improve patient outcomes. The new solutions were unveiled at the  2015 AACC Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo , Booth 3135, being held at the... Read more

IMAGING Management

RNSA 2013: Accelerated Image Comparison from Blackford Analysis

2013 01 Dec

First-time exhibitor Blackford Analysis is showing its innovative new software products, which are already showing dramatic productivity improvements in trials. Designed to be integrated directly into any image viewer, such as a PACS, Advanced Visualisation Viewer or Universal Viewer, Blackford Analysis’ products work seamlessly within existing... Read more