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IT Management

Outsource or Upgrade? 5 BIG Big Data Questions

2016 04 Jan

Big data analytics is increasingly becoming more integral to the way health providers interact with patients. This trend is likely to continue, especially with expanding use of mHealth tools such as smartphone apps and wearable devices.   2015 may have been a big year for healthcare big data analytics, but the next 12 months are likely to bring even... Read more

Executive Health Management

Back to School: Report Card Feedback Effective for Training Surgeons?

2015 22 Dec

One-on-one feedback and written report cards are effective tools for helping surgery residents do better in preventing dangerous blood clots among hospitalised patients, according to a new Johns Hopkins study published in Annals of Surgery. Researchers explain that the feedback strategy was designed to enhance the use of correct therapy in surgery patients... Read more

IMAGING Management

4 Low-Cost Ways to Improve Your Radiology Service

2015 14 Dec

With the trend towards value-based reimbursement, providers are exerting more effort to improve quality of healthcare services. It's important to note that quality service delivery is determined on an individual basis, through patient-as-customer perceived satisfaction, which may be very different from essential clinical outcomes, according to an article... Read more

Executive Health Management

The Show Must Go On?

2015 29 Sep

A paper published in the journal Organizational Dynamics provides a leadership learning framework developed as a result of the authors' research with Broadway producers. This framework will enable individuals to develop personal leadership learning strategies as well as encourage organisations to provide opportunities that foster effective leadership... Read more

IMAGING Management

10 Ways to Foster Creativity

2015 19 Sep

Innovation and creativity can help you become more productive, according to an Opinion article in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. If you think you're not the creative type, the article includes 10 simple strategies intended to promote creativity."It’s not that some people are naturally creative and others are not," writes Puneet Bhargava,... Read more

ICU Management

Paediatric Communication Improves with Family Input

2015 10 Sep

Poor communication between medical teams and families can lead to errors and poor-quality care. New research has demonstrated that a multidisciplinary improvement team involving a family advisor can be effective in helping improve communication between care teams and families in paediatric intensive care units (PICUs)."Including a family advisor as... Read more

Executive Health Management

Multi-source Feedback Improves Surgeon Performance

2015 30 Aug

A performance evaluation tool widely used in industry is effective in assessing surgeons' adherence to standards of excellence and promoting changes in behaviour to improve surgical practice and teamwork, according to a new study published online by the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Researchers at Ariadne Labs, Boston, applied multi-source... Read more

IT Management

Three Steps to Thinking Like a Leader

2015 11 Aug

Certain desirable skills and attributes can help you become a leader — that's according to competency-based models. But to be an effective leader, you need to adopt a mental model that makes it possible to acquire those skills and demonstrate those attributes/behaviours in the first place, according to Eric J. McNulty, director of research at the National... Read more

IMAGING Management

Low-tech Tool Benefits Radiologists

2015 14 Jun

In an era of sophisticated business analytics and elaborate social media campaigns, one low-tech tool remains useful: a survey of key stakeholders. For the Department of Radiology at New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center, use of this low-tech tool has made a lot of difference in terms of service quality improvements and greater collaboration... Read more

ICU Management

Sleep Loss Hinders Decision-Making in High-Risk Situations

2015 12 May

Results of a new study, reported in the journal Sleep, provide a new understanding of how sleep deprivation can lead doctors, first responders, military personnel and others in a crisis situation to make catastrophic decisions. For the first time, researchers at Washington State University created a laboratory experiment that simulates how sleep loss... Read more


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