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ICU Management

Measuring ICU Performance in Value-Based Healthcare Era

2016 29 Jul

In the move to value-based payment for U.S. healthcare, performance measures will increase in importance, and will focus on clinical quality, resource utilisation, clinical practice improvement and meaningful use of electronic health record technology. Current performance measures, however, often lack validity and interdisciplinary measures are needed... Read more

ICU Management

Resource Allocation in Healthcare: Have We Misjudged Societal Values?

2016 30 May

Equitable HealthcareWith increased emphasis on financial constraint in healthcare, resource allocation discussions are heard more commonly in clinical departments. As agents of the patient, clinicians are faced with struggles to ensure that individual patients can receive costly treatments, despite growing demands for healthcare throughout society.... Read more

IMAGING Management

MIR 2015: Creating High Value Patient-Centred Radiological Care

2015 09 Oct

Creating a culture of high value patient-centred radiological care is achievable and has a strong business case, says Geraldine McGinty, New York, a strong advocate of patient-centred care and Imaging 3.0™. Speaking at the Management in Radiology (MIR) annual meeting in Barcelona, McGinty told a tale of two cities, illustrating how services in very... Read more

IMAGING Management

#UKRC2015: Higher Value Imaging According to Muir Gray

2015 29 Jun

The future is in our hands, according to Professor Sir Muir Gray presenting the Mayneord Lecture at UKRC 2015 in Liverpool today. Clinicians rather than health service commissioners need to be deciding how resources are spent on population imaging. “The future is something we have to imagine, design, plan and construct”, added Gray. Two healthcare revolutions... Read more

IMAGING Management

15 Ways to Add Value in Imaging

2015 15 Jun

Adding value in radiology can be as simple as remembering to introduce yourself when you contact a referring doctor, according to Nathaniel Margolis, MD and colleagues, writing in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  As healthcare transitions from volume-based to value-based (Imaging 3.0), they suggest 15 practical ways for trainees to... Read more

Executive Health Management

Medical Documentation: Fair Return on Time Investment?

2015 09 Mar

The documentation of patient information can occupy as much as half of a clinician’s working day, despite scant evidence that all of the collected information is valuable. Many medical records departments continue to use paper charts, which are more convenient for documenting a patient’s story. Hospitals which have transitioned to electronic medical... Read more

Executive Health Management

Health Economics: Treatment Values Are Equivocal

2015 05 Feb

A study from the University of Colorado Cancer Center suggests that medical breakthroughs may not be as valuable as they appear in scientific journals if their delivery to patients in the real world is not feasible. Understanding the health economics of a particular treatment involves calculating the incremental cost effectiveness ratio (ICER) which... Read more

IMAGING Management

MIR 2014: Pictures Have Power

2014 08 Oct

Who could imagine medicine without imaging, said Dr. Geraldine McGinty (pictured), speaking at the Management in Radiology (MIR) Annual Scientific Meeting in Bologna last week . McGinty, Chair, American College of Radiology’s Commission on Economics, outlined the Imaging 3.0 proposition, developed by the American College of Radiology to promote the... Read more

ICU Management

ICU-Customised Lab Value Ranges Reduce False Positive Alerts

2014 29 Sep

Early detection and response to abnormal laboratory values is crucial in critical care. However, traditional electronic medical record (EMR) interfaces mark laboratory tests as abnormal based on standard reference ranges derived from healthy, middle-aged adults. This yields many false positive alerts with subsequent alert-fatigue when applied to complex... Read more

IMAGING Management

Tactics For Optimising Modality Operations

2014 22 Jul

In the latest of their series on the Imaging Value Chain for the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR), Giles Boland, Richard Duszak Jr and William Mayo-Smith look at optimising modality operations. A successful imaging outcome for a patient requires that each step of the workflow, from examination request to timely communication of actionable... Read more

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