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Decision Support

Value Partnerships: A Game-Changer for Healthcare

2021 25 Aug

The healthcare industry continues to face significant challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic, an ageing population, and a consistent increase in the prevalence of chronic diseases are among the most urgent. Demand for quality care and delivering value to all stakeholders continue to be the primary goals for healthcare providers.   If the healthcare industry... Read more

IT Management

Investing in New Technology: When, Why and How?

2020 20 Nov

Faced with abundance of technologies on the market, healthcare leaders should weigh their adoption decisions carefully. There are five steps that can help in decision-making.   You might also like: Clinical AI Needs Dedicated Department   In his article for Harvard Business Review, Jon Glaser warns health leaders against... Read more

ICU Management

Making Decisions During ICU Night Shifts: Challenges and Considerations

2020 11 Aug

We review the decision-making processes during night shifts focusing on the perspective of residents and fellows. We explore nighttime decisions about extubations, ICU discharge, withholding/withdrawing and night shift cross-coverage. T aking a night shift in the ICU can be challenging, particularly from a resident/fellow perspective.... Read more

Executive Health Management

Supporting Diagnostic and Therapeutic Decision-Making Along the Patient Pathway

2020 09 Mar

Making the right decisions, patient by patient, day by day is at the core of what every healthcare provider must do. These decisions often have to be made fast, under the pressure of extremely high workload, complex bureaucracy and long working hours. Quick and easy access to information is critical here, and digitalization can contribute... Read more

IT Management

2017 15 Aug

  First of all, what is an Oracular Artificial Intelligence (OAI) system? Like any oracle, we describe it as any decision aid capable of providing its users with very accurate responses (ie, no more than one error out of 20) and little or no explanation for that advice. Deep learning systems that analyse masses in mammograms are an example of... Read more

ICU Management

Standards for Healthy Critical Care Work Environments Updated

2016 28 Mar

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has announced the publication of the 2nd edition of its Standards for Establishing and Sustaining Healthy Work Environments . The standards, first published in 2005, identified previously discounted systemic behaviours that can result in unsafe conditions, and focus on the human factor. The Association... Read more

Executive Health Management

3 Ways to Catalyse Healthcare Improvement

2016 07 Feb

Innovations are key to improving quality of care and lowering costs. Some innovations that work in one context, however, may not work in another. A Viewpoint article appearing in JAMA discusses how implementation science can be used as a framework for planning innovations in healthcare delivery. 1. A Framework Based on Implementation Science Implementation... Read more

Executive Health Management

Engaging Patients in Anaesthesia, Pain Relief Choice

2015 27 Oct

Shared decision making helps create a more patient-centred process. Now a new study finds that patients became more engaged in their anaesthesia and pain relief options after receiving "decision aids" in the form of informational brochures. The results were presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY ® 2015 annual meeting held in San Diego, California. Surgery... Read more

IMAGING Management

Expert: Paying Women to Have Mammograms 'Unethical'

2015 13 Sep

Paying women to have mammograms is unethical, according to a Viewpoint article published in JAMA by an expert from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Insurance companies typically offer cash payments ($10 to $250) for mammography completion. However, such incentives are "ethically troubling," says the article author... Read more

ICU Management

Avoiding Making Decisions for Sick Relatives May Lead to PTSD

2015 26 Jul

Family members who make major medical decisions for relatives in the ICU may suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) if they cope by avoiding the situation, according to a new study published in Critical Care Medicine . Researchers say family members tasked with the difficult role of decision-maker are better off health-wise dealing with the experience;... Read more