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ICU Management

Open Clinical Trials: Are We Nearly There Yet?

2016 23 Jun

Laser imaging of sites in Cambodia has revealed details of ancient cities unknown till now to archaeologists. Will it take as long to reveal clinical trials data? OpenTrials is described as an “open free database and web service to identify, aggregate, store, match, index and share all available documents and data on all clinical trials.” It is a collaboration between... Read more

ICU Management

Transparency Aim in Swiss ICU

2015 21 Aug

New statistics have been released by the Federal Office of Public Health on intensive care in Swiss hospitals. The objective is to boost transparency and to allow patients and doctors to choose the most appropriate care. The public health office publishes data on the quality of acute care in Swiss hospitals every year. The data covers 165 facilities... Read more

Executive Health Management

Lessons from Greek Crisis and Healthcare

2015 26 Jul

Mismanagement of the government-run healthcare system has been a significant contributor to Greece’s debt crisis, according to a health policy and management expert. A lack of accountability in the system helped create a culture of overtreatment and overspending, Dr. Martin "Marty" Makary, of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, writes... Read more

Executive Health Management

Effectiveness of Cross-Border Healthcare

2015 05 Jul

European Patients Forum (EPF) organised a major European conference on cross-border healthcare in Brussels, Belgium. Patient leaders from across the EU and National Contact Points (NCPs) met together to discuss on the implementation of the Directive. The patient discussions reveal that both patients and their representative organisations play a key... Read more

Executive Health Management

6 Top Physician-Leadership Tips

2015 19 May

At the recent Becker's Hospital Review 6th Annual Meeting in Chicago, the shortage of physician-leaders was in the spotlight.Bhagwan Satiani, MD, MBA, professor of clinical surgery, medical director of vascular labs at The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus and director of the FAME Faculty Leadership Institute made some interesting... Read more

Executive Health Management

Medical Malpractice Nondisclosures - Fit for Purpose?

2015 12 May

According to an article published by JAMA Internal Medicine, most medical malpractice settlements include nondisclosure clauses but there is little standardisation or consistency in their application.   The review was conducted by William M. Sage, MD, JD, of the School of Law at the University of Texas at Austin, and co-authors who examined restrictions... Read more

Executive Health Management

Online Physician Profiles Include Patient Feedback

2015 21 Feb

Rush University Medical Center (Chicago, IL) has begun adding the results of patient surveys to the profiles of individual physicians on its website ( Rush has added the patient evaluation scores to about 100 physician profiles since the beginning of 2015 and expects to reach approximately 180 in all. The profiles appear on the site’s... Read more

Executive Health Management

Transparency in Pricing May Lower Claim Payments

2014 22 Oct

According to a new study published in JAMA, searching a health service pricing website before using the service results in lower payments for clinical services such as laboratory tests and imaging.     Due to changes in the healthcare insurance market, more and more insured patients now have to bear a greater proportion of their healthcare costs.... Read more

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