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In-hospital Mobility Works for Patients’ Posthospital Function

2016 17 Jun

Decreased mobility during hospitalisation for older adults is associated with increased risk of death, nursing home admission and functional decline. University of Alabama at Birmingham investigators found that patients who participated in a mobility programme were less likely to experience a decline in mobility when compared to the usual care provided... Read more

Short of Talent? Follow Example of Baseball’s ‘Harvesting’ Programme

2016 10 May

A leading IT security expert suggests that healthcare organisations should follow professional baseball teams' lead and develop farm leagues to harvest talent they can ultimately employ to secure their networks.  “Even when we were in the desktop/laptop/mobile phone world, there already was a shortage of cybersecurity professionals, people... Read more

HOSPITAL Score Predicts Avoidable 30-day Readmissions

2016 12 Mar

Researchers in an international, multicentre study found that the HOSPITAL score accurately predicted patients at high risk of a 30-day potentially avoidable readmissions. "Interventions to reduce readmissions are demanding and complex. We need to target patients who are most likely to benefit, which means identifying who is at high risk for avoidable... Read more

CHINA MED 2016

2016 25 Mar

CHINA MED is one of the most influential exhibitions in Chinese medical instruments and equipment industry, which is co-organized by the Health Department of General Logistics Department of Chinese People’s Liberation Army, China World Trade Center Co., Ltd.and Hui Tong Xingye International Exhibition (Beijing) Co., Ltd. As the first UFI-approved... Read more

Uganda International Medical & Lab 2016

2016 09 Feb

Medical and Healthcare systems around the world are facing an exceptional change. While healthcare is primarily organized within national geographies, the issues are truly global. Growing population and consumer expectations are creating significant challenges and opportunities in these sectors. UIML Expo  is purely a dedicated International Exhibition... Read more

Where Would You Like to Die?

2016 25 Jan

If you compare how people near the end of life are treated in the U.S. and other regions of the world, you will find very specific differences. In the U.S, such patients are typically attached to tubes and machines. They also have to go through invasive procedures and because of the fact that they are inundated with all these measures, most of the... Read more

Building the Future of Health

2016 01 Jun

Building the Future of Health is a large international conference that will take place in June 2016 in Groningen, the Netherlands. It marks a fundamental change in how we think about our built environment, public health and our healthcare system. Read more

Best Hospital Communicators: No Medical Background?

2015 17 Dec

Communication is one of the most critical elements of quality patient care. However, it can be difficult to accomplish effective communication during handoffs in the hospital.  Internists Janice Kwan, MD, MPH, and Matthew Morgan, MD, MSc, FACP at Mount Sinai evaluated if patient navigators would be able to resolve this problem at Mount Sinai.  The... Read more

Baxter Appoints Michael F. Mahoney to Its Board

2015 26 Oct

Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) announced it has appointed to Baxter’s Board of Directors Michael F. Mahoney, president and chief executive officer of Boston Scientific Corporation. Mahoney will serve on Baxter’s corporate governance and compensation committees. “Mike’s significant knowledge of the global medical products business and his track... Read more

Hospital Readmission Rates

2015 20 Sep

According to results of a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, social and clinical characteristics of a hospital's patient population may have an impact on a hospital's readmission rates.  Medicare penalises hospitals that have higher than expected rates of readmissions within 30 days of discharge. The penalties are imposed to ensure hospitals... Read more