Search Tag: Risk

IT Management

2018 20 Jun

What could the new data protection law mean for health sector leaders? The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on 25 May 2018, replacing the 1995 Data Protection Directive. Directly binding and applicable in all EU states, the GDPR aims to protect the data and privacy of the European population by giving... Read more

Executive Health Management

General Data Protection Regulation and healthcare

2018 23 May

What could the new data protection law mean for health sector leaders? The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect on 25 May 2018, replacing the 1995 Data Protection Directive. Directly binding and applicable in all EU states, the GDPR aims to protect the data and privacy of the European population by giving... Read more

Health Management

Risk & Danger

2017 19 Sep

Without risk there is no progress or development. But risk, as with any professional action, needs to be identified and managed if its potential is to be harnessed optimally. A strong position on risk management is essential in today’s rapidly-changing healthcare world to avoid danger; danger in cyber security, danger in staff care and, critically,... Read more

Health Management

What could possibly go wrong?: Thinking about the risks and benefits of medical treatments

2017 19 Sep

How much do clinicians—and patients—really know about the likely outcomes of the decisions they make, and how can we help them know more? Should I start taking statins? Should I go for a breast cancer or prostate cancer screening test? Or even just should I take another ibuprofen for my backache—that headline about them potentially causing... Read more

Health Management

Improving risk literacy

2017 19 Sep

Developing risk literacy could greatly benefit healthcare   What research is undertaken at the Harding Center for Risk Literacy?   Our goal is to help people in their struggle to understand and assess risks and to facilitate better risk-related decisions. Our primary focus has been on healthcare where transparent risk communication can... Read more

Health Management

Infographic: Risk

2017 19 Sep

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IMAGING Management

Study: False-Positive Mammograms May Point to Increased Breast Cancer Risk

2015 08 Dec

A new study has found that women with a history of a false-positive mammogram result may be at increased risk of developing breast cancer for up to 10 years after the false-positive result. The study, by Louise M. Henderson, PhD, assistant professor of radiology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and colleagues is published in... Read more

IT Management

When Analytics Doesn't Show The Real Picture

2014 28 Jul

Recent changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are intended to further strengthen efforts to improve patient care in the U.S. As a result, hospitals in the country are required to be paid based on how much they improved their patients' health and not on the number of tests and procedures performed. Some data brokers or vendors... Read more

IMAGING Management

Radiation Risks in Paediatric CT: An Evaluation

2014 16 May

An online survey of members of a national Canadian PEM physician association was conducted to gauge possible malignancy risks from diagnostic tests that are conducted on children in the emergency department. The study was specifically related to head computed tomography (CT).     There is no doubt that CT is one of the most important diagnostic... Read more

ICU Management

ISICEM 2014: Astute Medical to Host Acute Kidney Injury Symposium

2014 18 Mar

Event Highlights Routine Use of The NephroCheck ® Test For AKI Risk Assessment Millions of hospitalised patients are affected by acute kidney injury (AKI) globally each year, making this a significant health threat.  An educational symposium being held on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 12:30 local time during the 34th International Symposium... Read more