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Executive Health Management

Effect of Nurse Staffing Ratios on Sepsis Care

2020 29 Dec

While adherence to evidence-based protocols for sepsis care ('SEP-1 bundles') can help reduce in-hospital mortality and length of stay, a new U.S. study ( Lasater et al. 2020) says improving patient-to-nurse staffing ratios has greater impact on patient outcomes.   You might also like: How preventable are in-hospital sepsis-associated... Read more

Health Management

Volume 20 - Issue 10, 2020

2020 30 Nov

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Let’s Talk About High-Value Care

2020 27 Nov

Several experts from Dell Medical School, Santeon, Diabeter Nederland and Erasmus MC gathered on 26 November to discuss the challenges of high-value care (HVC) during the ongoing EIT Health Summit Series.   You might also like: New Era in High Value Care in Europe   The session focussed on three main HVC areas: outcomes; incentives... Read more

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Clinical Education During COVID-19

2020 25 Nov

The pandemic has changed the way care is delivered, with clinical staff fighting an unknown disease, others being assigned to previously unfamiliar areas, and medical students being involved as workforce. To adapt, clinical educators must change their ways of working and develop new methods of training delivery. The clinical education team at... Read more

IT Management

Investing in New Technology: When, Why and How?

2020 20 Nov

Faced with abundance of technologies on the market, healthcare leaders should weigh their adoption decisions carefully. There are five steps that can help in decision-making.   You might also like: Clinical AI Needs Dedicated Department   In his article for Harvard Business Review, Jon Glaser warns health leaders against... Read more

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Patient Safety in Primary Care: Do Clinicians and Patients View It Differently?

2020 19 Nov

New research shows that, in the primary care setting, both patients and practitioners perceive patient safety more in terms of work functions, which reflect grouping of tasks or responsibilities in delivery of care.   You might also like: Future of Patient Safety: What We’ve Learned from the Pandemic   In this study (Lai... Read more

IT Management

Benefits of Mathematical Optimisation in Healthcare

2020 18 Nov

Healthcare is playing catch-up with other industries – airline, retail, manufacturing – in terms of research and investment in artificial intelligence (AI), which has the potential to improve care delivery and patient outcomes. However, capturing this potential will require healthcare to first lay the foundation for the successful rollout of... Read more

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Volume 20 - Issue 9, 2020

2020 12 Nov

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New Care Delivery Paradigms

2020 22 Oct

The added value of shifting traditional inpatient surgeries to outpatient ambulatory care centres In 2014-2015, under increasing financial pressure, the inpatient hospital beds at ‘Clinique de la Basilique’ (Basilique Clinic) were converted and adapted for outpatient care. Despite challenges, the clinic succeeded in... Read more

Executive Health Management

Safe Return to Work for Healthcare Staff

2020 12 Oct

With the current COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare professionals face higher infection risk arising from both community exposure and occupational hazards. As noted in a new study by Harvard and Massachusetts General Brigham researchers (Shenoy et al. 2020), COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests show persistently positive results among healthcare workers.... Read more