Search Tag: efficiency

Health Management

2024 24 May

  Experts in public healthcare procurement explore the benefits of value-based procurement on patient care, efficiency, and innovation within the framework of European legal directives and Spanish regulations.   Key Points Effective value-based procurement requires inclusive leadership and stakeholder engagement, including public administrations,...Read more

IT Management

2023 14 Sep

The analysis of clinician feedback is critical for pinpointing three fundamental pillars essential to Electronic Health Record (EHR) satisfaction: (1) a high level of user expertise, (2) an organisation-wide sense of shared ownership, and (3) EHR technology that aligns with users' specific requirements, often referred to as personalisation. This report...Read more

ICU Management

2023 30 Aug

Mindray has unveiled exciting upgrades to its A7 and A5 anesthesia systems under the A Series Anesthesia. The brand-new enhancements incorporate innovative technologies that empower anesthesiologists to deliver precise anesthesia, leading to greater patient safety and efficiency throughout the perioperative period.   The demand for high-quality...Read more

Executive Health Management

2023 11 May

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2022 12 May

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Enterprise Imaging

2020 25 Sep

Over the years, there has been significant technological advancement in the healthcare industry. However, for many healthcare systems, this advancement in technology is not accompanied by advancements in IT interoperability and security. This has resulted in inefficiencies across the system that prevent optimum utilisation of resources, which, in effect,...Read more

Executive Health Management

2020 09 Mar

Summary: Where can digitalisation in healthcare be applied to yield quantum leaps in efficiency, cost-savings, patient safety and care quality? Almost no other area in healthcare offers so much potential for increasing process efficiency, for improving medical quality as well as patient safety, and finally, for achieving sustainable economic...Read more

Executive Health Management

2019 13 Nov

Summary: A new initiative, called ACS THRIVE (Transforming Healthcare Resources to Increase Value and Efficiency), was launched this summer to help hospitals and surgical practices improve patient outcomes while lowering the cost of delivering care. A collaboration between the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and Harvard Business School's (HBS)...Read more

IT Management

2019 20 Jun

A report published by Deep Knowledge Analytics shows that AI-Friendly chiefs are more likely to help drive their organisation to success.   Researchers did a deep dive with 50 pharma and tech corporations and discovered that when CEOs and board members embraced AI, it indicated R&D efficiency and the likelihood of more success in drug discovery....Read more

IT Management

2019 06 Mar

  Amazon Web Services (AWS) is supporting machine learning in patient care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) with an academic research grant.   With a range of AWS machine learning services, the Harvard Medical School -affiliated teaching hospital will explore new ways that the technology can enhance clinical care,...Read more

IMAGING Management

2019 06 Feb

Executive Summary Artificial intelligence ( AI ) is clearly the new trend in automation. This article, "The AI-powered radiologist" , authored by Dr. María Jesús Díaz Candamio , a radiologist at the Servicio de Radiología, Hospital Universitario de A Coruña (Spain), highlights the advances in AI technology that will propel a revolution in...Read more

Executive Health Management

2019 21 Jan

The new role of hospitals and the triple aim challenge Rather than being an unaffordable luxury, automation can quickly deliver an impressive return on investment. The list of advanced technology and automation in healthcare is growing, from using Amazon Echoes to provide adult social care (paconsulting.com/our-experience/argenti-using-technology-to-drive-social-care-tRead more

IMAGING Management

2018 11 Dec

Radiologists burnout at a higher average rate then doctors that practice in all other medical specialities. There are a variety of factors that lead to symptoms of burnout in the medical profession but for radiologists the major cause is the extreme pressure to do more in less time. Coupled with bureaucratic workload routine, a decreasing sense of...Read more

Executive Health Management

2018 22 Sep

Today’s clinical laboratory faces increased patient volumes, a rise in chronic illnesses and more educated patients demanding real-time information — all leading to rising costs. As a result, laboratories are often an easy target for budget cuts because decision makers are focused more on cost instead of total value. Solutions, such as headcount...Read more

Executive Health Management

2018 01 May

Job satisfaction has often been equated with efficiency and productivity in the workplace. So what makes employees happy and successful at work? They need fair compensation, a safe environment, support from managers, empowerment to do their jobs the right way, time off to recharge, etc. The same is true for healthcare workers. In a recent blog post,...Read more

Executive Health Management

2017 11 Jun

According to a study by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the IE Business School, public hospitals that generate more scientific publications are more efficient at attending patients. Findings of the study are published in the journal Research Policy. Study researchers also analysed the reduction in health care costs that could be associated...Read more

Executive Health Management

2017 17 Mar

  Executive summary   In today’s competitive hiring environment, hospitals must do all they can to attract, retain, and develop their workforce. This white paper outlines measures for improving operational efficiency in a way that drives productivity as well as employee satisfaction. It also addresses how to build the kind of institutional...Read more

IT Management

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

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

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

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...Read more

IT Management

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

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

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

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...Read more

Cardiology Management

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

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? ...Read more