Search Tag: physicians

Executive Health Management

Tech-Savvy Doctors Improve Patient Care

2014 05 Aug

Health technology, which lets physicians access real-time data critical in making care decisions, can do a lot towards improving quality of care. As such, technology can be expensive for hospitals. This question then arises: Is it worth the cost? Generally, for health systems, getting doctors' support to cut costs is always a big challenge. "Traditionally... Read more

IT Management

Study: Handheld Computers Enhance Clinical Decision Making

2014 15 Jul

Use of smartphones and tablets among health professionals has been on the rise in recent years. These handheld devices offer easy access to vast amounts of information via the internet and healthcare applications (apps). Today's clinicians use handheld computers to search the internet for evidence and guidance on drugs and clinical conditions, use... Read more

Cardiology Management

AHA Study: End-Of-Life Care Discussion Still Uncommon

2014 06 Jun

Though recommended by the American Heart Association, it appears that the subject of death is still not a common topic of discussion with only 12 percent of healthcare providers reporting having routine annual conversations about end-of-life care with their heart failure patients. Findings from a survey completed by close to 100 physicians,... Read more

Executive Health Management

Bust that Stress! Tips for Healthcare Providers

2014 02 Jun

In most jobs, recognising and learning to manage daily stress is critical to a successful performance. Healthcare industry workers are particularly prone to pressure, having to complete quotas and targets and assist patients around the clock. They are frequently faced with life-or-death scenarios, traumatic events or overflowing waiting rooms. ... 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 Evidence Andrew Brandeis, MD, founded the company after... Read more

ICU Management

Telemedicine Guidelines to Address ICU and Patient Safety

2014 15 May

Telemedicine still surrounded by confusion, industry organisations aim to clarify matters The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the American Telemedicine Association have drafted policies and guidelines aimed at clarifying the confusion which currently surrounds telemedicine. This demonstrates the challenge many healthcare providers... Read more

ICU Management

Study: Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Overdiagnosed and Overmedicated

2014 21 Feb

In a recent study published in the March edition of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, a team of researchers share their findings on the diagnosis and treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). With the aims of quantifying and characterising unjustified antimicrobial use for VAP as well as identifying risk factors associated... Read more

Executive Health Management

Philips Announces Milestone in Largest Ever Sleep Apnea Clinical Trial

2014 19 Feb

Sleep Apnea cardioVascular Endpoints (SAVE) study examines impact of leading obstructive sleep apnea treatment on cardiovascular disease Royal Philips, a major sponsor of the Sleep Apnea cardioVascular Endpoints (SAVE) study, has announced that the study has reached its enrollment goal of 2,500 patients, spread across seven countries and 84... Read more

Executive Health Management

Study Investigates Online Physician Rating Sites’ Influence

2014 19 Feb

A new study investigating the US population’s awareness of online physician ratings sites has found that 65% of respondents are aware of these ratings, with roughly one-fourth reporting usage of these sites. The full findings are published in the February 19 issue of JAMA.   Background information in the article states that while patients were... Read more

Executive Health Management

Cook Medical Introduces EchoTip ProCore Endobronchial Ultrasound Needle

2014 18 Feb

Cook Medical is introducing the first endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) needle in the US and Europe that can acquire histological samples. The EchoTip ProCore Endobronchial Ultrasound Needle gives physicians the ability to retrieve both cell and tissue samples from lymph nodes or tumors in the pulmonary area. The EchoTip ProCore EBUS needle is... Read more