Search Tag: patient information

ICU Management

Six ICU Patient and Family Info Resources

2015 09 Jun

Information in plain language at a confusing and stressful time can be of great help to patients and their friends and families both during and after a stay in the ICU. Here are ICU Management’s selection:   My ICU care - Society for Critical Care MedicineIncludes information on decision making, participating in care, what questions to ask, why patients... Read more

Health Management

When the HIS Lights Go Out

2014 08 Nov

Key Points• Article discusses the contingency measures envisioned in KBC Zagreb in case of total or partial HIS outage • Important issues highlighted in case all technical risk mitigation measures failed • Scenarios described: total HIS outage or subsystem failures/disconnections for short and longer period of time • Procedures for off-HIS operation... Read more

Executive Health Management

Access to E-Health Data Outweighs Privacy

2014 24 Jun

For half of UK patients with chronic medical conditions, the ability to access and control their health data online takes precedence over privacy risks associated with electronic health records. An Accenture Patient Engagement Survey conducted between 21 February and 16 March 2014 polled 519 healthy people and 500 individuals in the UK who had... Read more

Executive Health Management

EU Patient Safety Progress Report

2014 23 Jun

The European Commission has published a patient safety package detailing progress made in recent years and existing barriers yet to be overcome. The establishment of national programs for patient safety and the implementation of systems for reporting adverse events related to hospitalisation represent two of the most improved areas. Challenges remain... Read more

IT Management

Google ‘Fit’ Wants Your Health Data

2014 17 Jun

When developers meet later this month at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco, they can expect to hear more about the company’s plans to challenge Apple’s recently-released HealthKit framework with its new Google Fit. The health service will collect and combine data from electronic health devices and apps, positioning the company for competition with... Read more

IT Management

Implementing Electronic Medical Records: What Do Users Think?

2014 17 Jun

Implementing electronic medical records (EMR) in a healthcare organisation is a major innovation, which does not always run smoothly. Although barriers to, and facilitators for, implementation have been researched, their relative importance to end-users has not been clearly understood. Recently published research in Implementation Science found that... Read more

Executive Health Management

Transparency Matters: New EMA Agreement

2014 16 Jun

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has come to an agreement about its policy pertaining to the publication of clinical trial data, which will allow the agency to proactively share study results that are submitted with applications for marketing authorisation. The policy will enable academic and non-commercial researchers to download, save and print... Read more

IT Management

A Peer Review Platform for Physicians

2014 16 May

A California startup has developed a tool that allows medical professionals to share their knowledge, and opinions, of various treatments on a point-of-care platform. SharePractice provides peer reviews of procedures and products to facilitate clinical decision-making.Experience as EvidenceAndrew Brandeis, MD, founded the company after he and his fellow... Read more

IT Management

Major Healthcare IT contract Awarded to Siemens

2014 31 Mar

Two Dutch university hospitals awarded €50 million contract One of the largest Healthcare IT contracts to date for SiemensSiemens’ Healthcare Sector has won contracts from two Dutch university hospitals, the Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam (Erasmus MC) and University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), to supply, implement, and support the... Read more

IT Management

WoHIT 2014: Introducing Patients’ Empowerment

2014 26 Mar

The relationship between doctor-patient in the 2.0 eraThe democratisation of new technologies and particularly Internet has fundamentally changed the relationship between patient and caregiver. "Patient Empowerment" will be one of the highlighted topics of WoHIT 2014 Nice from 2 to 4 April.In a context where chronic diseases, especially diabetes, are... Read more

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