Search Tag: quality improvement
Study: need for rigorous QI methods in radiology
2018 13 Sep
Use of iterative cycles to refine interventions reflects engagement of the most basic proven quality improvement (QI) methodology. However, a new systematic review has found that fewer than half (46 percent) of published imaging QI projects used repeated test of change to refine an intervention. "Engagement of iterative cycles was associated... Read more
How can quality improvement be learned in bite sizes?
2018 24 Aug
Quality Improvement (QI) methods in healthcare are normally delivered through classroom-based education. This traditional way of training individuals creates an abundance of barriers such as financial outlay, geographical spread of learners, suitable time and venues for hosting training sessions etc. for educating multi-professional groups who need... Read more
If you had a magic wand, what is one thing you would change about healthcare and why?
2018 14 Apr
Nurses leading through innovation The one thing I would change to improve our healthcare system won’t take magic —it’s achievable today. I would empower all direct care nurses as bedside leaders, innovators and catalysts for change. Why? Because empowering our clinicians at the front line of care results in better patient... Read more
Bringing new technologies to anaesthesia: are we there yet?
2017 22 Nov
Maxime Cannesson, MD, PhD, is Professor of Anesthesiology and Vice Chair for Perioperative Medicine at UCLA. He is the Technology, Computing, and Simulation section editor for Anesthesia & Analgesia. His research interests focus on new technologies applied to anaesthesia and the intensive care unit. We live in a wireless world as consumers,... Read more
Artificial Intelligence: Explosive Growth
2017 28 Jun
Artificial intelligence is fast becoming integrated in the delivery of healthcare, and increasing use of the technology is expected to result in quality improvement and cost reduction. A new study shows that a variety of clinical AI applications will translate into savings of up to $150 billion in healthcare costs over the next 10 years.... Read more
SALUS-2nd European Healthcare Design 2016
2016 27 Jun
Global forum, holistic approach Providing an interdisciplinary forum for policy advisors, researchers and practitioners from around the globe, the 2nd European Healthcare Design 2016 (EHD 2016) Congress & Exhibition will be held on 27–28 June, 2016 at the Royal College of Physicians in London, UK. Organised by Architects for Health and SALUS Global... Read more
Hospital Meals: Sit Up for Better Health
2016 28 Mar
New research published in Journal of Advanced Nursing has confirmed what healthcare professionals have always known; patients often eat poorly, and that the hospital mealtime environment may contribute to this problem. Wiley researchers observed 601 meals in four hospital wards during 2013 and made the following interesting findings: · ... Read more
High Reliability Health Care Summit 2016
2016 22 Feb
In the quest to eliminate preventable harm and consistently deliver outstanding care, many health care organizations seek to learn from the successes of high-reliability organizations (HROs). HROs operate in complex, dynamic environments where there is constant risk of catastrophic failure. Yet these organizations perform well day after day because... Read more
Is Your Radiology Department Rapid Response Ready?
2015 15 Dec
Mock codes can be useful exercises to identify inadequacies in systems, standards of care, and teamwork that could be remediated in order to optimise patient care and safety, according to a report published in the Journal of Radiology Nursing . Using in situ mock codes can continue to provide practice for responders — both noncode team and code team... Read more
'Collaboration' Biggest Challenge for Healthcare Lean Management
2015 28 Sep
Use of Lean management methodology to improve care efficiencies is new for healthcare. A new report in The Journal of Nursing Administration describes how a Lean-based in the emergency department of a large hospital significantly reduced patients’ wait times and length of stay, while improving patient throughput and satisfaction level. The approach... Read more