Search Tag: Guidelines

IMAGING Management


2013 06 Mar

Repeated patient imaging is not always an extravagance leading to  excessive and unnecessary health care costs, according to a new report.  The report by the American College of Radiology's Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute provides guidelines for health policy researchers to evaluate the appropriateness and efficiency of repeat medical...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 03 Apr

The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) has published evidence-based recommendations on the use of imaging of the joints in the clinical management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The task force of experts included rheumatologists, radiologists, methodologists and experienced rheumatology practitioners from 13 countries. Thirteen key questions...Read more

Executive Health Management


2013 04 Apr

The emergence of molecular diagnostic testing in lung cancer offers new hope for patients battling the number one cancer killer in the United States and abroad. Now, for the first time after a decade of biomarker testing in lung cancer, a uniform approach for testing for the EGFR mutation and ALK rearrangement along with the availability of targeted...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 08 Apr

The European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics (EFOMP) has recently published a policy statement with recommendations on managing safety in MRI units.  An EU Directive on occupational exposure to electromagnetic fields is being revised. It is likely affect MRI practice, particularly in relation to  management of safety, user guidelines,...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 23 Apr

A recently published article in BMC Medicine presents the updated Scandinavian Neurotrauma Committee (SNC)  guidelines for initial management of minimal, mild and moderate head injury in adults. The guidelines are primarily designed as evidence and consensus-based guidance for physicians who are not experts in the field and   with the Scanadivian...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 29 Apr

Joint European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation (ECCO) and European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR) evidence-based consensus guidelines have been published online in the Journal of Crohn's and Colitis.  Endoscopy is a well-established and uniformly performed diagnostic examination for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)....Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 13 May

New guidelines from the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) recommend offering low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) scanning for lung cancer screening to people with a significant risk of lung cancer due to age and smoking history. 
The guidelines recommend offering LDCT scanning to individuals at high risk of developing lung cancer, as part...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 20 May

A best practice guide on referring patients for imaging has been published by the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Royal College of Radiologists and the Society and College of Radiographers in the UK. The guide outlines improvements for patients by ensuring that timely and appropriate medical imaging services such as scans are provided to...Read more

ICU Management


2013 20 Nov

As stated in a recently published report by the national health policy institute NEHI entitled ‘Emerging Best Practices for Tele-ICU Care Nationally’, the use of tele-medicine in intensive care units is about to undergo significant transformation with emerging best practices driving scalability, diversity and competition and providing valuable precedents...Read more

Cardiology Management


2013 12 Dec

With heart failure being a significant cause of childhood health conditions and death, new guidelines have been issued in order to assist healthcare providers both in the emergency departments and primary care to identify and treat heart failure in children with undiagnosed heart disease and symptoms of possible heart failure. Developed by...Read more

Executive Health Management


2014 15 Jan

UK researchers warned that thousands of children could be dying since the World Health Organization has not updated guidelines for treating children going into shock. Critics claimed the advice to give large quantities of fluid was deadly, and found it "disappointing and puzzling” that the last update published in 2013 did not recommend a...Read more

Executive Health Management


2014 17 Jan

Findings from a psychiatric study conducted by Seena Fazel, M.D., of the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, and her team of colleagues, show that patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) have a higher risk of premature death, particularly from suicides, injuries and assaults. According to the study background, TBI is a substantial cause of disability....Read more

IMAGING Management


2014 21 Jan

COCIR, the voice of the European Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry launched a new initiative as part of its Self-Regulatory Initiative on eco-design, providing recommendations to users of Computed Tomography scanners on how to save energy.  These recommendations come at a time when energy-saving is at the top of healthcare authorities’...Read more

Executive Health Management


2014 27 Jan

Record breaking visitor numbers expected at Arab Health Exhibition & Congress as 400 additional exhibitors are showcased in the new hall   A record breaking number of healthcare trade professionals are expected to attend the 39th Arab Health Exhibition & Congress which was inaugurated this morning by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy...Read more

ICU Management


2014 30 Jan

According to a new study, the largest of its kind, U.S. hospital intensive care units (ICUs) show uneven compliance with infection prevention policies. The findings are published in the February issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC),...Read more

ICU Management


2014 03 Feb

Lidco Group Plc, the cardiovascular monitoring company, welcomes the publication of The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (‘AAGBI’) guidelines for the perioperative care of the elderly and a paper from Dr David Green and colleagues at Kings College Hospital.   The recommendations within the AAGBI guidelines and the direct...Read more

Executive Health Management


2014 04 Feb

According to a new study published by JAMA Internal Medicine the consumption of added sugar, which as per definition is added during the processing or preparing of foods, not naturally occurring as in fruits and fruit juices, is associated with increased risk for death from cardiovascular disease (CVD).   Many US adults consume...Read more

IMAGING Management


2014 07 Mar

COCIR, the non-profit voice of the European Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry, and ESR held a Joint Session at 2014 European Congress of Radiology (ECR) entitled “How does integrity affect our daily lives? A joint radiologist/industry initiative”.  The aim was to share information on integrity relating to the everyday activities...Read more

IMAGING Management


2014 07 Mar

COCIR has welcomed the EuroSafe Imaging campaign launch, whose main objective is patient and healthcare worker safety.  A European Society of Radiology (ESR) initiative, the launch is taking place at the 2014 European Congress of Radiology (ECR) with a poster exhibition and a new dedicated website.

 The EuroSafe Imaging campaign promotes...Read more

IT Management


2014 03 Apr

COCIR, the non-profit trade association of the European Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry launches the 4th edition of its eHealth Toolkit which focuses on how modern data-driven approaches can improve healthcare quality in a cost-effective manner. The Toolkit also highlights Big Data’s societal value and the contribution of eHealth...Read more

ICU Management


2014 15 May

Telemedicine still surrounded by confusion, industry organisations aim to clarify matters The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the American Telemedicine Association have drafted policies and guidelines aimed at clarifying the confusion which currently surrounds telemedicine. This demonstrates the challenge many healthcare providers...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 28 May

A study in the May 28 issue of JAMA analyses variations in over 600 recommendations for practice guidelines by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) published or revised since 1998. All of the recommendations were class I, referring to procedures and treatments which should be performed or administered. Those recommendations,...Read more

Executive Health Management


2014 17 Jun

Safe healthcare organisations need to anticipate and prevent harm to patients. In this article, a framework for measuring and monitoring healthcare safety is presented.  The framework, developed by the Health Foundation  has potential uses in supporting healthcare organisations to understand how safe their servies are and in identifying the relative...Read more

Executive Health Management


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

ICU Management


2014 27 Jun

Despite the trauma associated with invasive surgery, standard surgical protocols often restrict a patient’s diet and exercise before and after an operation. Doctors are beginning to question the wisdom behind such procedures, which were probably originally put in place to benefit surgeons more than patients. If patients are able to prepare for and...Read more

IMAGING Management


2014 05 Aug

Use of imaging referral guidelines has been shown to improve appropriateness of imaging, reducing numbers of examinations typically by  20%. In the UK, the relatively low per caput dose (<20% versus 48% in the U.S.) is attributed largely through the appropriate use of clinical radiology. Imaging referral guidelines with dose information are required...Read more

ICU Management


2014 02 Sep

Professor Armand Girbes is an esteemed member of the ICU Management Editorial Board.  Since 2001 he has been Professor in Intensive Care Medicine at the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam since 2001.  We asked Professor Girbes our 7 questions:  1. What are your key areas of interest and research? Hypoperfusion and reperfusion Mild...Read more

Cardiology Management


2015 17 Feb

Coronary patients in Europe are not meeting lifestyle, therapeutic and risk factor targets after hospitalisation A new approach to the secondary prevention of coronary disease is called for The large majority of coronary patients in Europe are failing to achieve their lifestyle, risk factor and therapeutic targets as set out in the latest prevention...Read more

Executive Health Management


2015 16 Apr

Leading infectious diseases experts have released new guidance for healthcare facilities looking to establish precautions for visitors of patients with infectious diseases. The guidance looks to reduce the potential for healthcare visitors in spreading dangerous bacteria within the healthcare facility and community. The recommendations are published...Read more

Executive Health Management


2015 14 Jun

While guidelines from professional associations have sought to discourage use of certain preoperative tests considered to be of low value and high cost, there have been no significant changes over a 14-year period in the rates of several kinds of these pre-surgical tests. The findings are from a new study by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center...Read more