Search Tag: efficiency

IT Management

Better Alert Management Needed for EHRs

2016 21 Mar

Interoperability has its advantages with information sharing across networks helping improve efficiency in patient care. But it also comes as no surprise that there are also costs to being connected as has been shown by a study on emails connected to Electronics health Records (EHRs) Researchers in Texas undertook a study on email overload and found... Read more

Executive Health Management

Physician Burnout is Worsening

2015 03 Dec

An update from a three-year study that evaluated burnout and work-life balance reveals that burnout among American physicians is worse today than it was three years earlier. The study was conducted by Mayo Clinic researchers in collaboration with the American Medical Association and the findings appear in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. “Burnout manifests... Read more

Executive Health Management

Efficient hospital design on EuHPN agenda

2015 09 Nov

The European Health Property Network (EuHPN) puts efficiency of healthcare buildings in focus at its annual workshop event taking place in Brussels next week.   Through two days of plenary sessions and interactive debate, delegates concentrate on finding practical value in evaluation: learning from the past, understanding how to assess and use evidence,... Read more

Executive Health Management

Sweden Experiments with Six Hour Nursing Shifts

2015 22 Sep

A small group of elderly-care nurses in Sweden have made changes to their work schedule in order to improve quality and efficiency. The nurses have switched from an eight hour to six hour working day for the same wage. This is the first controlled trial of shorter hours in Sweden. The nurses who are part of this change feel that they are much more alert... Read more

IT Management

Bespoke Software Program Cuts Costs

2015 20 Sep

With increasing emphasis on value-based care, hospitals are coming under pressure to find ways to optimise staff and resource utilisation that leads to improved care quality and cost reduction. To save costs, hospitals must first find out exactly how much they are spending.A bespoke software program has helped the University of Utah Healthcare with... Read more

ICU Management

Maquet - powered by success: Heinz Jacqui, CEO

2015 28 Jul

Maquet CEO Heinz Jacqui gives an interesting insight in his leadership style, the goals and expectations for the company’s future.Since his first days at Maquet in 2012, Heinz Jacqui has been driven to transform a collection of individual companies into a unified process-oriented global player. “We need to focus on the clinical outcomes and economical... Read more

Executive Health Management

Medtronic and NGC to Partner Up

2014 01 Sep

Medtronic Inc. announced this week that it has acquired NGC Medical S.p.A. (NGC), a privately-held Italian company. The company was acquired for $350 million. Medtronic already owned 30% of NGC before this acquisition. With this new partnership, NGC will serve as the Managed Services arm for Medtronic's Hospital Solutions business.Medtronic is committed... Read more

IMAGING Management

Tactics For Optimising Modality Operations

2014 22 Jul

In the latest of their series on the Imaging Value Chain for the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR), Giles Boland, Richard Duszak Jr and William Mayo-Smith look at optimising modality operations. A successful imaging outcome for a patient requires that each step of the workflow, from examination request to timely communication of actionable... Read more

Cardiology Management

See more, Work More Efficiently: Siemens Solutions for Cardiology

2013 05 Sep

To support patients, physicians and clinical staff, Siemens has developed products and solutions especially tailored to the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. These include a new cardiac catheter, clinical IT, applications for computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging and a new system for cardiac molecular imaging. The World... Read more

Executive Health Management

HosPilot: Intelligent Energy Efficiency Control in Hospitals

2013 01 Jul

Hospitals consume enormous amounts of energy. Just think about all the equipment and processes in hospitals; 24/7 heating and lighting teamed with, among others, ventilation, sterilisation, laundry and food preparation. The big question, then, is how exactly do we go about introducing energy saving techniques and materials into our hospitals? Hospitals... Read more

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