Search Tag: patient outcomes

Cardiology Management

Cardiac Rehabilitation Underutilised by Clinicians

2017 22 Aug

Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a valuable treatment for a broad spectrum of patients with heart disease. Its use is supported by a robust body of research demonstrating improvements in cardiopulmonary fitness, psychological factors, and quality of life and reductions in morbidity and mortality. Despite this evidence, the value of CR is underappreciated... Read more

ICU Management

'Code ICU' and Improved Patient Outcomes

2017 11 Jul

A system of rapid review of critically ill patients in the emergency department (ED) is associated with reduced ED length of stay and improved intensive care unit (ICU) outcomes, suggests a new study to appear in Journal of Critical Care.You might also like: Fluid Responsiveness in Emergency CareIn 2012, a National Emergency Access Target (NEAT) system... Read more

Cardiology Management

New Surgical Techniques for Aortic Dissection

2017 13 Jun

A new study shows improved patient outcomes with extensive repair of aortic dissection. Findings are published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.Aortic dissection is a tear in the wall of the aorta which causes the inner and middle layers of the aorta to separate. Type A aortic dissection is one of the riskiest operations in cardiothoracic surgery.... Read more

Executive Health Management

Raising Care Standards to Enhance Patient Outcomes

2017 21 Mar

Executive summary Hospitals are under increasing pressure to improve their overall quality of care. In order to contend with this challenge, many hospitals have implemented measures to establish high-quality care standards. For the most part, hospitals have elected to establish clinical pathways designed to govern the entire care process, with impressive... Read more

Executive Health Management

Seven Innovation Strategies to Win Patients and Staff

2017 09 Feb

Seven Strategies Hospital Systems Can Pursue to Advance Their Clinical CapabiltiesHealthcare service providers face significant challenges in attracting patients and retaining qualified staff. The most obvious way to outshine one’s competitors is to offer superior clinical capabilities, but such innovations can seem prohibitively expensive. Read about... Read more

ICU Management

ICU Organisational Changes: Impact on Patient Outcome and Cost

2017 07 Feb

Changes in the organisation of the intensive care department over the past decades – including the implementation of the closed format and electronic patient record – have resulted in better patient outcome and reduction of cost, according to a review published in Journal of Intensive Care. In addition to planning for future improvements, the paper... Read more

Executive Health Management

ICHOM Australasian Forum: Catalyzing the Value Agenda

2017 03 Jan

The International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) is a non-profit organization founded by three esteemed institutions with the purpose to transform health care systems worldwide by measuring and reporting patient outcomes in a standardized way.Find ICHOM on Social Media    Read more

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