Search Tag: diagnosis

Executive Health Management

Disparities in Cancer Care

2015 06 Oct

In Europe, access to quality cancer remains a big issue. Great heterogeneity exists with respect to drugs, screening programmes and resources among different countries in Europe. The most neglected of all cancer populations comprise of those with lower rates of early diagnosis and treatment compliance. Migrants and refugees appear to be one of those... Read more

Executive Health Management

IOM Report: Teamwork Critical for Improved Diagnosis

2015 22 Sep

Data on diagnostic errors are sparse, few reliable measures exist and errors are often found in retrospect, an independent research committee has found with poor teamwork a chief cause.  “Diagnostic errors stem from collaboration and communication among clinicians, patients, and their families, a health care work system ill-designed to support the diagnostic... Read more

IT Management

IOM Report: IT Can Support Better Diagnosis

2015 22 Sep

  “A well-designed health IT system can facilitate timely access to information, communication among health care professionals, patients, and their families, clinical reasoning and decision making, and feedback and follow-up in the diagnostic process,” an independent research committee has said in its report released today. In its report... Read more

ICU Management

A.S.P.E.N. Fluids, Electrolytes, and Acid-Base Series and Certificate of Training Program

2015 21 Jul

A.S.P.E.N. is a new training series focusing on fluids, electrolytes and acid-base. If you need a better understanding of fluid and electrolyte management and if acid-base frequently puzzles you, then this training series is for you. Learn how to diagnose and treat the various extracellular and intracellular electrolyte disorders in your nutrition support... Read more

Executive Health Management

World CDx Boston 2015

2015 08 Sep

For the 6th time, the World CDx community will be coming together in Boston to showcase the very latest advancements in companion diagnostics and tailored therapies that are improving and refining personalized healthcare. With collaborations rife and the field rapidly coming of age, World CDx Boston 2015 will guide drug, diagnostic, and technology... Read more

Cardiology Management

Biosense Webster Launches CARTO® 3 System CONFIDENSE™ Module

2015 18 Jun

Module for Optimized High-Density Mapping During Catheter Ablation Procedures The CONFIDENSE™ Module's Proprietary Algorithm Streamlines Data Collection, Annotation and Validation for the Market-Leading CARTO® System Diamond Bar, Calif. - Biosense Webster, Inc., a worldwide leader in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, has announced... Read more

IMAGING Management

Agfa HealthCare Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for XERO®

2015 18 Jun

XERO “footprint” Viewer now provides easy unified access to patient images from different departments in either reference or diagnostic quality Mortsel, Belgium – “Full Fidelity View” enables retrieval of original renditions of stored CR, DX, CT, MR, CR and US images, for diagnostic purposes. More than 500 XERO Viewer solutions installed... Read more

ICU Management

Roche Receives FDA Clearance for the Cobas Cdiff Test to Detect Clostridium Difficile

2015 04 Jun

Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has provided 510(k) clearance for the cobas Cdiff Test to detect Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) in stool specimens. The cobas Cdiff Test targets the toxin B gene found in toxigenic C. difficile strains directly in specimens from symptomatic patients.... Read more

Executive Health Management

The Medical Memory Helps Information Recall

2015 31 May

A vexing problem that healthcare providers face is the challenge of explaining a serious diagnosis or complex procedure to a patient. Most of the time, it is difficult for patients to digest the information but at the same time, it is important for the patient to retain vital details and ask any questions they may have related to the diagnosis or procedure.... Read more

Executive Health Management

Public Not Aware of Dangers of Overdiagnosis

2015 25 May

According to new research published in the journal PLOS ONE, only one in ten Australians report being told about the risk of overdiagnosis by their doctors. Overdiagnosis is an increasingly recognised problem. Often, healthy people are screened for diseases such as prostate or breast cancer and are victims of unnecessary labelling and treatment.... Read more