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IT Management

Doctors Pinpoint EHR Frustrations

2016 23 Aug

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has highlighted the features of EHRs that frustrate doctors so much. It is a well-known fact that, for all of the benefits that EHRs bring to healthcare, many physicians find their use a frustrating experience. The piece, written by MDs affiliated with the Stanford University... Read more

ICU Management

Closer Collaboration Between Nurses and Physicians May Minimise VAP Risk

2016 17 May

Greater collaboration between ICU nursing and medicine could help to minimise ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), according to a study that will be presented at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2016 International Conference in San Francisco on 17 May. Previous research has shown that a better nurse work environment and a closed ICU doctor staffing... Read more

ICU Management

Clinical Care, Emotional Labour and Empathy

2016 02 Feb

Empathy should not only be expected from doctors, but should be actively promoted, assisted and cultivated in the profession, argue Angeliki Kerasidou and Ruth Horn from the Ethox Centre, University of Oxford, writing in BMC Medical Ethics . They contend that doctors need space to acknowledge and reflect on their feelings and have support for their... Read more

Health Management

Insights Into Personality: Implications in Physician Profiles

2016 05 Jan

According to a scientific study published in 2013 by acclaimed NASA toxicologist Dr. John T. James, an estimated 210,000 to 440,000 people die each year due to preventable medical errors (James 2013). Further examination reveals that medical errors would then be the third largest cause of death in the United States (Allen 2013). A driving component... Read more

Health Management

Volume 15 - Issue 4, 2015

2015 30 Dec

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Executive Health Management

Doctors Need Training in Care of Dying

2015 14 Sep

According to two experts on palliative care, the recent guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on care of the dying provides evidence but not much help at the bedside.  Jonathan Koffman and Katherine Sleeman, from the Cicely Saunders Institute in London said in an interview at the London Science Centre,... Read more

ICU Management

ISICEM15: Pepe’s Pointers for Dealing with the Media

2015 20 Mar

Paul Pepe’s 30 years as a public official (now in Dallas, Texas) and emergency medicine physician have given him plenty of experience of dealing with the media. Admitting that at first he tended to shy away from media contact, he said that experience has taught him some golden rules for public speaking and dealing with the media. Speaking at the International... Read more

Executive Health Management

How Well Do We Know Doctors?

2014 23 Dec

In the BMJ's weekly quiz for doctors, 50 respondents were asked to define their personality. The results reveal a wide choice of adjectives related to their working style, their personality, and their attitude among others. The most popular adjectives included competitive, committed, conscientious, determined, driven, exacting, hardworking, obsessional,... Read more

IMAGING Management

#RSNA14: Primary Physicians Not Well Informed about Breast Density

2014 04 Dec

A survey of primary care physicians in California, 10 months after enactment of state breast density legislation, found that nearly half of the primary care physicians who responded were not aware of breast density legislation, according to Kathleen Khong, MD, from the University of California Davis, who presented the results at the Radiological Society... Read more

Executive Health Management

Study: SBAR Tool Improves Team Communication

2014 03 Jun

A team of Canadian researchers investigating the use of a communication tool within an acute healthcare organisation reports that dialogues improved among staff and between staff, patients and their families. Communication was evaluated before and after implementation of the tool, with participants self-reporting their levels of satisfaction. Leadership... Read more