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ICU Management

Paediatric Communication Improves with Family Input

2015 10 Sep

Poor communication between medical teams and families can lead to errors and poor-quality care. New research has demonstrated that a multidisciplinary improvement team involving a family advisor can be effective in helping improve communication between care teams and families in paediatric intensive care units (PICUs)."Including a family advisor as... Read more

Executive Health Management

4 Ways to Reduce Waiting Times

2015 19 Jul

In order to provide better health care, it is important for hospitals to reduce their wait times, particularly in the emergency department (ED). It is a fact that patients who are treated quickly have better health outcomes as compared to those who have to wait for a long time. This is especially true for health conditions such as heart attacks and... Read more

Executive Health Management

Lean Six Sigma: Eliminating Wasteful Practices For Improved Efficiency

2015 04 Feb

Hospitals emergency departments are seldom praised for short wait times, adequate bed capacity and stress-free employees. Those things may be unattainable goals in public hospitals, but a new study from university researchers in Melbourne, Australia indicates that healthcare organisations can learn from a management style that works in other contexts.... Read more

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