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UK Society Issues COVID-19 Imaging Statement

2020 10 Mar

Radiology departments should be prepared for an increase in the number of cases of COVID-19, the British Society of Thoracic Imaging has said in a statement.   The organisation was commenting as the number of cases and deaths from COVID-19 increased in the UK and strict shut-down measures were implemented in Europe’s hardest-hit... Read more

New Blockchain body promotes the tech in healthcare

2019 05 Feb

Blockchain is said to be what healthcare needs to address numerous issues and concerns related to data storage, security and privacy, as well as sharing and exchange of information. With sophisticated encryption methods and decentralisation, advocates note, data cannot be more safe in the blockchain. Still, many healthcare organisations have expressed... Read more

IMAGING Management

2018 06 Jun

Radiomics is a hot topic in radiology. A steadily increasing number of researchers across the globe is engaging in radiomics and applying it to a large number of imaging data. “Radiomics” means the extraction of a large number of quantitative imaging features from routinely acquired imaging data (e.g, x-ray, ultrasound, CT, MRI, PET) in order to... Read more

Standards for Healthy Critical Care Work Environments Updated

2016 28 Mar

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has announced the publication of the 2nd edition of its Standards for Establishing and Sustaining Healthy Work Environments . The standards, first published in 2005, identified previously discounted systemic behaviours that can result in unsafe conditions, and focus on the human factor. The Association... Read more

Best Practices for High Patient Ratings

2015 13 Aug

A Johns Hopkins study finds that simple, low-tech practices can make a big difference in improving patient ratings for hospitals. The findings have been published in the journal Medical Care. Some of the key findings of the study include: * Hospitals can improve patient experience by ensuring they do simple things like ongoing rounds by nurses and... Read more

EU Patient Safety Progress Report

2014 23 Jun

The European Commission has published a patient safety package detailing progress made in recent years and existing barriers yet to be overcome. The establishment of national programs for patient safety and the implementation of systems for reporting adverse events related to hospitalisation represent two of the most improved areas. Challenges remain... Read more