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IMAGING Management

Point-of-care Ultrasound Helps to Enhance Patient Care in Emergency Medicine

2017 29 Jul

Point-of-care ultrasound is used on a daily basis to help assess and treat patients attending the emergency departmentLondon’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital relies on point-of-care ultrasound to help assess and treat patients in its emergency department. EMED consultant Dr Parmy Deol explained: “The emergency department uses ultrasound on a daily... Read more

Executive Health Management

A Little R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

2017 18 Jul

Cultivating a culture of respect and trust among staff is important to the success of an organisation. It can also be a big factor in improving patient care, as shown by the experience of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.     At NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, executives found that cultivating a “culture of respect” among staff meant simply listening to... Read more

IMAGING Management

Radiology Unit: Improving Patient Care and Quality

2017 11 Jul

A dose management system (DMS) is essential to improving patient care and quality in a hospital's radiology unit or department, according to a new study published in the journal Physica Medica. You might also like: Radiation Dose Reduction for Common CT Examinations "It [DMS] can be configured to the needs of medical physicists, radiologists, technologists,... Read more

IMAGING Management

Radiologists Eye More Active Role in Patient Care

2017 20 Jun

In line with the shift from a volume- to a value-based system, radiologists are keen to have a more active role in patient care, despite constraints of time and workload, according to a new study published in the journal Radiology.Communication between patients and radiologists is a key element of patient-centred care, which focuses on the patient’s... Read more

IT Management

Precision Medicine - Key Challenges

2017 05 Jun

Evolving technology is seen paving the way for wider use of precision medicine in patient care. Further, more cost-effective gene sequencing and federal projects such as the Precision Medicine Initiative and the Cancer Moonshot help to advance progress in this field.  However, there are also substantial obstacles facing personalised medicine, including... Read more

Executive Health Management

Using Technology to Enhance Patient-Physician Interactions

2017 29 May

Electronic health records (EHRs) are essential to providing medical care for patients. With the growing use of EHRs, the computer has become an integral part of a clinical office examination room. If used effectively, in-room technology will both enhance patient care and engender a greater degree of patient trust in their provider, according to an article... Read more

Executive Health Management

7 Ways to Improve Patient Outcomes in the New World of Value-Based Care

2017 16 May

Introduction   Hospitals around the world are under increasing pressure to improve outcomes – whether because they are operating in a fee-for-performance or value-based care environment, or simply because today’s increasingly informed patients are deliberately pursuing treatment at facilities with a reputation for superior care.   Whatever your hospital’s... Read more

Executive Health Management

2017 09 May

We asked healthcare service providers what they'll need to succeed. Some of the answers will surprise you.I recently had the honor of giving the key note speech at the Healthcare Business International Conference 2017, where 570 healthcare industry CEOs from 50 countries gathered to share their perspectives on what to expect in healthcare over the next... Read more

Executive Health Management

Three Ways to Thrive in the Face of Today’s Cost Constraints

2017 17 Mar

Executive summary All around the world, today’s hospitals are operating in an environment of downward cost pressures, yet are being expected to demonstrate improved outcomes – which usually entails costly innovations to improve infrastructure, staffing, and technology. This white paper explores how such investments can actually lower costs by preventing... Read more

IT Management

Cognitive Computing Used to Fight Physician Burnout

2017 07 Mar

Healthcare leaders continue to find ways to address the problem of physician burnout as this impacts on patient care. At the Cleveland Clinic, cognitive computing is now used to reduce clinician workloads as well as simplify workflows and increase efficiency.See Also: Burnout: Practical Psychological Strategies to Cope Through a collaboration with IBM,... Read more