Search Tag: patient outcomes

Executive Health Management

Critical-Illness Events: Impact on Patient Outcomes

2017 03 Jan

  University of Chicago researchers have found that one patient’s critical illness may play a role in medical setbacks for other patients in the hospital, according to a research letter published in JAMA. The results also show that “critical-illness events” such as cardiac arrests in a hospital unit were also associated with delayed discharge from the... Read more

IMAGING Management

Molecular Imaging as Tool in Precision Cancer Care

2017 02 Jan

New molecular imaging technologies can make it easier to diagnose, monitor and treat cancers, and finding a way to use these noninvasive techniques more widely in clinical settings should be a top priority, according to experts from the Abramson Cancer Center and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.See Also: Multimodality... Read more

Executive Health Management

21st Century Cures Act: Impact on Hospitals

2016 27 Dec

  The new law, signed by President Obama just recently, focuses on key initiatives intended to improve access and treatment for various kinds of care. Experts say healthcare execs need to work closely with a variety of medical professionals – e.g., pharmacists, physician leaders, EHR vendors and IT employees – to use the law’s new provisions to make... Read more

Executive Health Management

Real Cost of Value-Based Care

2016 13 Sep

Three designated outcomes saw significant improvements following implementation of an analytic tool that allocates clinical care costs and quality measures to individual patient encounters according to a study appearing in JAMA.   The three outcomes were total joint replacement, laboratory testing among medical inpatients and sepsis management.   Fee-for-service... Read more

IT Management

EHI Live 2016

2016 02 Sep

THE UK’S LARGEST DIGITAL HEALTH SHOW AND ONLY DEDICATED INDUSTRY AWARDSEhi Live is where the UK’s eHealth community comes together to discuss and discover the latest challenges and developments in healthcare IT. A key event in the calendars of all those involved in digital health, ehi live provides a lucrative platform for solution and technology providers... Read more

Health Management

Healthcare Executive Alliance: Insights For Healthcare Leadership

2016 25 Aug

Healthcare organizations do a phenomenal job. Today, an increasing number of diseases are treated successfully and people enjoy a better quality of life even into old age. Yet, while much is being done to discover new ways to improve patients' lives, we now see radical changes to structures, incentives, and processes within healthcare to sustain provision for... Read more

Health Management

Improving Patient Outcomes

2016 25 Aug

HOW TO DEFINE, MEASURE, AND INCREASE POSITIVE AND REIMBURSABLE PATIENT CARE OUTCOMES Due to increasing cost pressure, established remuneration models for healthcare services are changing all around the world. As part of the move toward value-based care, patient outcomes are entering the spotlight. Thus, hospital managers face the challenge of improving... Read more

Executive Health Management

Improving Patient Outcomes

2016 04 Aug

How to define, measure, and increase a positive and reimbursable outcome for patient care   Introduction   Due to increasing cost pressure in the healthcare sector, established remuneration models for healthcare services are in transition around the world. Fees for performance and value-based systems are increasingly replacing fees for service. Major... Read more

Executive Health Management

Tips: Meeting Multi-cultural Needs in Ageing Patients

2016 12 Feb

The number of older adults representing minority groups is forecasted to increase by 39 percent by 2050 as compared to 21 percent in 2012. Most of the increases are expected to be among the Asian, Native, Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander populations. In addition, the proportion of Hispanic adults is projected to more than double over the next 40... Read more

Executive Health Management

Better Nursing Care, Lower Surgical Mortality

2016 29 Jan

A new study published in JAMA Surgery showed that patients undergoing surgery at hospitals that are recognised for nursing excellence and good nurse staffing (Magned hospitals) have better outcomes as compared to other hospitals. "We found that patients treated in hospitals with better nursing had significantly lower death rates after surgery," said... Read more


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