Search Tag: emergency departments

Executive Health Management

2017 19 Jul

Philips innovation in advanced health technology is delivering next generation Minicare point-of-care-in-vitro diagnostics systems to help support improved clinical decision-making that will ultimately benefit physicians, patients and hospital systems.   Such devices can help deal with the biggest issue that emergency departments face on a dailybasis... Read more

Cardiology Management

Single Troponin T Result Could Safely Rule Out MI in the ED

2017 18 Apr

High-sensitivity assays for cardiac troponin T can quickly and safely rule out myocardial infarction (MI) in patients presenting to emergency departments (ED) with possible emergency acute coronary syndrome, according to a meta-analysis published in Annals of Internal Medicine. A single troponin T concentration below the limit of detection in combination... Read more

IMAGING Management

Surge in CT for Minor Injuries in California

2016 19 Jan

A new study shows increased use of CTs in patients with non-serious injuries, such as fractures or neck strain, treated in emergency departments at California hospitals. The UCSF-led study, which tracked the use of the imaging from 2005 to 2013, found that CTs were more likely to be ordered in hospitals that were designated high-level trauma centres.Some... Read more

Executive Health Management

4 Ways to Streamline ER Use

2016 18 Jan

In a commentary published in Becker's Hospital Review, Chis Van Goder, the CEO of Scripp's Health highlights that emergency departments face the  problem of increased load of non-emergency patients.  Despite the fact that hospitals and healthcare systems have been consistently expanding or building new emergency departments, they are still not enough... Read more