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IT Management

CHIME & AEHIS: Suggestions to Lawmakers for Better Cybersecurity

2016 23 May

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS) have prepared a written statement for lawmakers offering suggestions for improvement of IT security in healthcare. Referring to a recent Ponemon Institute report on the dangerous state of healthcare cybersecurity,... Read more

IMAGING Management

Screening Recommendations

2016 18 Jan

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has published final recommendations on screening for breast cancer following an in-depth review of the science on the benefits and harms of screening mammography, and a detailed review of input received from the public and healthcare professionals on its 2015 draft recommendation. The recommendations,... Read more

ICU Management

End-of-Life Care: Doctors Should Help Kin Make Decisions

2015 18 Jun

Most deaths in the ICU follow a decision to limit life-sustaining therapies and, according to a Loyola University Medical Center critical care physician, doctors have a responsibility to provide recommendations to families of dying patients. Family members or other surrogate decision makers often have no experience in making end-of-life decisions for... Read more

Executive Health Management

Wide Variation In Clinical Guidelines For Rectal Cancer

2014 30 Nov

According to a new study by researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of rectal cancer from five highly regarded organisations in the US, Europe and Canada all give different recommendations. The guidelines from the five organisations have been published within the last... Read more

Cardiology Management

Psychosocial Factors in Cardiology

2014 10 Jun

Psychosocial factors such as anxiety, depression or low social status not only increase risk for cardiovascular disease, but lead to worse prognosis after disease onset. Evidence for the importance of psychosocial factors in cardiology is outlined in an updated position paper from the German Society of Cardiology “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kardiologie... Read more