Search Tag: Patient Safety

IT Management


2016 13 Nov

Advantech, a leading provider of medical computing systems for digital healthcare applications, is pleased to announce the cooperation between Mobitrace and Advantech with regard to the Mobitrace Solution and the Advantech medical tablets, like the MICA-071 Pocket Pad. Mobitrace, a Belgian company is an innovative healthcare IT provider focusing...Read more

ICU Management


2017 21 Feb

Adding a patient-created video testimonial to a living will or "POLST" form makes it easier for medical providers to interpret patients' wishes for critical versus end-of-life care, according to a study published in Journal of Patient Safety. "Our study shows that medical professionals are more likely to reach a consensus after viewing a video testimonial,...Read more

Health Management


2017 19 Sep

Outlines the frequency of adverse effects, prevention and management, and focuses on acute reactions which may occur after intravascular injection of contrast agents, the risk of deterioration in renal function after iodine-based agents, and current anxieties about the long-term safety of gadolinium-based agents.   Contrast agents (or...Read more

Health Management


2017 19 Sep

Although healthcare workers have a responsibility to raise concerns about patient safety and unethical or illegal conduct, if they do so they are often treated badly.   Healthcare workers have a responsibility to raise concerns about patient safety and unethical or illegal conduct. Yet those who raise serious concerns are often treated badly...Read more

Executive Health Management


2018 28 Nov

By now, everyone is familiar with the impact that a shortage of nurses has on healthcare organisations. In any hospital, nurses are one of the highest budget components, and not just because of absolute employee numbers. Excessive overtime and the stress associated with it increases costs twice: first with the increased rate of pay, and second with...Read more

Executive Health Management


2018 22 Nov

Robotic assisted surgery is fast becoming a preferred mode of surgery in many hospitals across the globe. Yet, is robotic assisted surgery all it’s cracked up to be? We examine the da Vinci Surgical System to find out. With the da Vinci Surgical System, a cutting edge robot manufactured by the American company Intuitive Surgical and featuring a magnified...Read more

Executive Health Management


2018 23 Nov

Mobile phones (including SMS), email, instant messaging apps, and social media platforms all provide us an easy way to communicate with co-workers and other people. While technology is associated with communication efficiency, the question is "Are we able to communicate effectively?" Especially for hospital and health system leaders, there are certain...Read more

Executive Health Management


2019 19 Mar

Dr. Peter Pronovost is a world-renowned patient safety champion, critical care physician, a prolific researcher, publishing over 800 peer review publications, and a global thought leader, informing US and global health policy. His scientific work leveraging checklists to reduce catheter-related bloodstream infections has saved thousands of lives...Read more

Executive Health Management


2020 29 Sep

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Executive Health Management


2019 12 Dec

Before work days, nurses sleep 83 minutes fewer than on their days off, which negatively impacts patient safety and care. According to a new study (Witkoski Stimpfel et al. 2019) published in Sleep Health , the journal of the National Sleep Foundation (USA), nurses get under 7 hours of sleep prior to their shifts. You may also like:...Read more

IMAGING Management


2020 26 Feb

  The heavy workload radiologists deal with means that the potential for errors may increase. Misdiagnosis of intracranial haemorrhage (ICH) can lead to an adverse impact on patient outcomes.   You might also like: AI and Radiology: Not Ready For Prime Time   Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have released a...Read more

Executive Health Management


2020 21 Apr

A research predicts a decline in cancer mortality rates in 2020 in the EU. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic cancer patient safety is compromised, but can still be improved with certain policies.   You may also like : Prostate is Now Most Common Cancer   Cancer in the EU Total cancer mortality rates in the...Read more

ICU Management


2020 01 Dec

One of the most enjoyable sessions at Euroanaesthesia 2020 this year was the pro-con debate. The debate this time was on the topic: is technology the final answer for perioperative patient safety? Two experts, Dr. Daniel Arnal from the  Hospital Universitario Fundación Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain, delivered the pro argument, while Prof. William Harrop-Griffiths from...Read more

Executive Health Management


2022 10 Jan

Northwell Health has announced the appointment of  Peter Silver, MD, MBA , as senior vice president and chief quality officer. Dr. Silver spent the last 35 years in the health system as part of the Department of Pediatrics, serving most recently as medical director of  Cohen Children’s Medical Center . Dr. Silver was part of a leadership...Read more

Executive Health Management


2022 27 May

The In Vitro Diagnostic Devices Regulation 2017/746 (IVDR) was passed by the European Union back in April 2017 to address concerns surrounding patient safety and transparency since an estimated 70% of clinical decisions revolve around in vitro diagnostic devices.  Major changes from the old regulation include greater third-party oversight required...Read more

Executive Health Management


2022 11 Jul

Sparrow physician Paul Entler, D.O., a strong advocate for patient safety and improved quality, has been named Sparrow Health System’s Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer. Dr. Entler succeeds the retired Karen Kent VanGorder, M.D., who served as the health system’s Senior Vice President and Chief Medical and Quality Officer....Read more

Executive Health Management


2022 07 Sep

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Women's Health


2023 23 Jun

According to new data out of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the overall volume of screening mammograms has not returned to pre-pandemic levels, even after more than two years since the COVID-19 shutdown.   The team analysed screening mammogram volumes before and after a state-mandated COVID-19 shutdown. They observed screening trends in 2020 during...Read more

IMAGING Management


2023 14 Jul

Located on the outskirts of the capital city of Bucharest, Global Medical Health is a top-tier diagnostic clinic offering a full range of medical services. Established to provide the highest level of care, it is a state-of-the-art facility that brings together leading Romanian and foreign specialists who have already made significant contributions...Read more

Decision Support


2022 05 May

Traditionally, the use of healthcare services begins with an in-person appointment with a primary care physician, but being seen often takes days or weeks. As a consequence of the evolution of information technology infrastructure, the ability to deliver digital access to healthcare services has developed. The advantages are many, including eliminating...Read more