Search Tag: patient safety

ICU Management

Human Factors in Critical Care Medicine

2020 11 Aug

The lack of non-technical skills is associated with poor performance and patient harm in medicine. H uman Factor (HF) is an established scientific discipline that studies the interrelationship between humans, equipment, and work environment. Core aspects of HF, widely known as non-technical skills (NTS), include three dimensions... Read more

Health Management

Crossing the Rubicon to a Digitally Enabled Medical Care

2020 03 Aug

The COVID-19 pandemic has become a catalyst for healthcare to embrace digital care. Affidea Group is already on this path and has outlined four priority areas to ensure the best possible care delivery for patients, doctors and providers. Key Points Due to the need of minimal physical contact, the pandemic accelerated the healthcare’s transition... Read more

IT Management

Questions to Ask About Chatbots

2020 28 Jul

The application of conversational agents (CAs, or chatbots) in healthcare is just beginning, but there are a number of c linical, legal, and ethical aspects to be considered by clinicians and organisations.   You might also like: Chatbot Use in Mental Health: Decisive Factors   The COVID-19 pandemic has been a catalyst... Read more

Executive Health Management

The Future is Digital

2020 09 Mar

The debate about Artificial Intelligence (AI) versus healthcare personnel shows no sign of abating. While we can safely say that the role of physicians is not under any serious threat from technology, AI will be critical in managing data for more efficient diagnosis, workflow and patient care. ‘The Future is Digital’ offers exciting views on data... Read more

Executive Health Management

The Digitalisation of Healthcare

2020 09 Mar

Summary: Where can digitalisation in healthcare be applied to yield quantum leaps in efficiency, cost-savings, patient safety and care quality? Almost no other area in healthcare offers so much potential for increasing process efficiency, for improving medical quality as well as patient safety, and finally, for achieving sustainable economic... Read more

Executive Health Management

Single Patient Safety Database for NHS and Private Care

2020 27 Feb

Patient safety data across the UK public (National Health System, NHS) and private healthcare sectors to be gathered in a single online database. Two organisations, NHS Digital and the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) have opened a consultation on the database as part of the next phase of the Acute Data Alignment Programme (... Read more

IMAGING Management

White Paper Reveals What Radiologists Really Feel About AI

2020 21 Jan

Radiologic technologists are, on the whole, positive about the future role AI in imaging according to a recent white paper published by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists Foundation.   Named The Artificial Intelligence Era: The Role of Radiologic Technologists and Radiation Therapists , the 21-page white paper gathered data and... Read more

IT Management

Swiss Hospitals Successfully Trial Blockchain Medical Device Tracking

2020 16 Jan

Swiss hospitals have announced successful processing on a trial of medical device orders via the Blockchain.   The Cantonal Hospital Winterthur, the Cantonal Hospital Baden, the University Children's Hospital Zurich and the Spitalregion Fürstenland Toggenburg along with two medical device suppliers Anandic System Medical and ITRIS Medical undertook... Read more

IMAGING Management

Royal College of Radiologists to new UK Government: Prioritise Cancer Care

2019 23 Dec

The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) in the UK has called on the new Conservative majority Government to prioritise and boost funding for five areas across NHS imaging and cancer care.   You might also like: Brexit: Wreaking Havoc in Healthcare?   “You have the power and the opportunity to give patients a sustainably... Read more

Executive Health Management

Pharmacists’ Involvement Improves Patient Outcomes

2019 15 Dec

Additional attention from pharmacists towards patients, such as educational talks about prescribed medications, may lead to increased level of patient satisfaction during hospital stays. This is the conclusion of the study, Pharmacists Transitions-of-Care Service Improves HCAHPS Scores and Decreases 30-day Hospital Readmission , conducted... Read more