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Kirschner Chelsea M - - 2013
Advances in hydrogel design have revolutionized the way biomaterials are applied to address biomedical needs. Hydrogels were introduced in medicine over 50 years ago and have evolved from static, bioinert materials to dynamic, bioactive microenvironments, which can be used to direct specific biological responses such as cellular ingrowth in wound ...
Ozkan Aysun - - 2013
Healthcare waste should be managed carefully because of infected, pathological, etc. content especially in developing countries. Applied management systems must be the most appropriate solution from a technical, environmental, economic and social point of view. The main objective of this study was to analyse the current status of healthcare waste ...
Williams Stephen P - - 2013
Perhaps individual wishes are not always acknowledged or accepted when it comes to end-of-life care. This possibility, in conjunction with the experiences of healthcare risk managers, should cause concern in the healthcare risk management community. One particularly concerning issue where a persistent failure to honor a patient's wishes exists is ...
Zachariadis Markos - - 2013
To explore the relational challenges for general practitioner (GP) leaders setting up new network-centric commissioning organisations in the recent health policy reform in England, we use innovation network theory to identify key network leadership practices that facilitate healthcare innovation. Mixed-method, multisite and case study research. Six clinical commissioning groups and ...
Youm Jiwon - - 2013
The Institute of Medicine outlined a standard for patient-centered care, which has become the centerpiece of healthcare reform in the United States. Shared decision-making interventions, which include decision and communication aids, are formal embodiments of this philosophy. Although the concept of shared decision making has been shown to be an ...
Mosadeghrad Ali Mohammad - - 2013
Many healthcare organisations have found it difficult to implement total quality management (TQM) successfully. The aim of this paper is to explore the barriers to TQM successful implementation in the healthcare sector. This paper reports a literature review exploring the major reasons for the failure of TQM programmes in healthcare ...
Bergman Edward J - - 2013
This article describes, analyzes, and advocates for management of clinical healthcare conflict by a process commonly referred to as bioethics mediation. Section I provides a brief introduction to classical mediation outside the realm of clinical healthcare. Section II highlights certain distinguishing characteristics of bioethics mediation. Section III chronicles the history ...
Jonas Wayne B - - 2013
Medical practices that reside outside the mainstream medical structures have existed for centuries, often waxing and waning in prominence and use for various reasons. Recently, there has been a resurgence in interest and use of such practices in the USA generally referred to under the label of 'complementary and alternative ...
Sørup Christian Michel - - 2013
The purpose of this study is to first create an overview of relevant factors directly influencing employee absence in the healthcare sector. The overview is used to further investigate the factors identified using employee satisfaction survey scores exclusively. The result of the overall objective is a management framework that allows ...
Adams Richard - - 2013
The purpose of the study is to test the utility of a taxonomy of innovation based on perceived characteristics in the context of healthcare by exploring the extent to which discrete innovation types could be distinguished from each other in terms of process antecedents. A qualitative approach was adopted to ...
Payne Julianne - - 2013
Since the 1970s, the healthcare industry has undergone significant changes. Using neo-institutional and resource dependency theories, the purpose of this paper is to explore how managers perceive constraint and enact agency amidst these historic challenges--perhaps most significantly, declining funding and increasing regulation. The data come from ten interviews with healthcare ...
Bauer Jeffrey C - - 2013
Few health professionals need to stay up-to-date on as many different problems and solutions as risk managers do. Consequently, a single solution that resolves several problems at once is really helpful for job performance, especially when it doesn't require duplicating effort in multiple areas. This article summarizes current literature about ...
Shiffman R N - - 2013
Clinical decision support (CDS) is a key tool for enabling evidence-based medicine and improving the quality of healthcare. However, effective CDS faces a variety of challenges, including those relating to knowledge synthesis, capture, transformation, localization and maintenance. If not properly addressed, these challenges can limit the effectiveness of CDS, and ...
Pachocki Krzysztof A - - 2013
Through its use of ionising radiation, the field of nuclear medicine forms a unique and significant part of medical diagnostics and patient treatment. Objectives. To assess the operational potential of nuclear medicine in Poland based on existing database/literature sources together with conducting a survey on the relevant healthcare facilities available, ...
Ubbink Dirk T DT Department of Quality Assurance & Process Innovation, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The - - 2013
Evidence-based practice (EBP) may help improve healthcare quality. However, not all healthcare professionals and managers use EBP in their daily practice. We systematically reviewed the literature to summarise self-reported appreciation of EBP and organisational infrastructure solutions proposed to promote EBP. Systematic review. Two investigators independently performed the systematic reviewing process. ...
McKinnies Richard C RC Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, College of Applied Science and Arts, School of Allied Health, USA. - - 2013
This study is a reanalysis of employer incentives for healthcare managers. In 2007, a survey was administered to determine the top incentives used in healthcare as well as which individuals are receiving the most creative incentive packages; technical, managerial, or executive employees. A similar survey was distributed in 2012 in ...
Scott Jason J Witham Health Services, Lebanon, IN, USA. - - 2013
How leaders deal with a variety of feelings will deduce how successful they are in dealing with the daily challenges of being in a leadership position. Successful healthcare leaders are those who lead with heart and possess the soft skills needed to positively influence others. All humans have two minds: ...
Hu Shanlian - - 2012
Abstract Objective: To analyze the achievements, issues and policy recommendations for implementing essential medicine system in China after a 3-year effort. Methods: Policy documents analysis and Literature reviews are conducted. Results: From 2009-2011, a series of national essential medicine (EM) policies has been established which contain EM list, organizing production, ...
May Carl - - 2012
An innovation is almost never a thing-in-itself. To be sure, there is often what looks like a thing - a newly invented or modified way of thinking or acting, or an artifact, or a system - that is identified in everyday talk as something new. In healthcare, as in almost ...
Hugman Bruce - - 2012
The history and characteristics of bureaucracy1 are examined with a view to understanding the impact of the bureaucratic mindset on medicines' regulation, the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare delivery with a focus on risk communication, pharmacovigilance and patient safety. Controversies and allegations relating to common, negative effects of bureaucratic regulatory and ...
Lavoie-Tremblay Mélanie - - 2012
Purpose: The recent introduction of a project management office (PMO) in a major healthcare center, led by a nurse, provides a unique opportunity to understand how a PMO facilitates successful implementation of evidence-based practices in care delivery. Design: A case study with embedded units (individuals, projects, and organization). In this ...
Morris Heather - - 2012
Most babies are likely to get nappy rash at some time. It's usually a mild condition which can easily be treated, but understandably is a cause for concern to parents. Community healthcare professionals are likely to be asked for advice and this article aims to give a practical overview of ...
McAllister Todd N - - 2012
Cell-based therapies (CBTs) have been hailed for the last two decades as the next pillar of healthcare, yet the clinical and commercial potential of regenerative medicine has yet to live up to the hype. While recent analysis has suggested that regenerative medicine is maturing into a multibillion dollar industry, examples ...
Snook Robert - - 2012
Robert Snook, director and general manager of Portakabin Hire, offers some practical advice to, as he puts it, 'help healthcare providers rapidly expand hospital facilities to reduce patient waiting times with no compromise on the quality of the accommodation'. He argues that hired modular buildings can offer a considerably faster ...
Perna Gabriel - - 2012
Thanks to the rampant digitization of healthcare data, breaches have become commonplace in an industry that lacks advanced security practices. In this industry-wide report, those who have dealt with breaches implore others to shore up internal security practices and be transparent. As one CIO keenly notes, "we're all in this ...
Reilly Nick - - 2012
Excellent standards of cleanliness are more important for healthcare facilities than in virtually every other type of building, and well-managed drainage systems play a crucial part in this. business and commercial, utilities, public sector, and facilities management clients. Nick Reilly, director at UKDN Waterflow, discusses best practice in this area ...
Zacharias David G - - 2012
Embryonic stem cell (ES) technology has advanced considerably within the past three decades and has gained prominent distinction within the emerging field of regenerative medicine. As it now enters the nascent stages of clinical application, many hopes and expectations arise along with questions as to where the technology will go. ...
Panughpath Sridhar G - - 2012
The use of mobile devices is revolutionizing the way we communicate, interact, are entertained, and organize our lives. With healthcare in general and radiology in particular becoming increasingly digital, the use of such devices in radiologic practice is inevitable. This article reviews the current status of the use of mobile ...
Frolic Andrea - - 2012
Canadian ethicists have a long legacy of leadership in advocating for standards and quality in healthcare ethics. Continuing this tradition, a grassroots organization of practicing healthcare ethicists (PHEs) concerned about the lack of standardization in the field recently formed to explore potential options related to professionalization. This group calls itself ...
Kwon Juhee J Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755, USA. - - 2013
Securing protected health information is a critical responsibility of every healthcare organization. We explore information security practices and identify practice patterns that are associated with improved regulatory compliance. We employed Ward's cluster analysis using minimum variance based on the adoption of security practices. Variance between organizations was measured using dichotomous ...
Chism Marlene - - 2012
Energy takes on many meanings depending on the context, but for the purposes of the workplace, I refer to energy as the force that serves to either propel us to greater purposes or destroy us with our drama. As it relates to the healthcare setting, our energy can help us ...
Goldberg Michael J - - 2012
Evidence-based medicine and its quality work products enter current clinical practice at a time when physicians face a confusing, contradictory, and changing practice environment. Disparate expectations by patients and policy makers; physician conflicts of interest, and an assumption that doctors control the cost of healthcare, contribute to fears that evidence ...
Harlos Karen - - 2012
Objective: We synthesized the management and health literatures for insights into implementing evidence-based change in healthcare drawn from industry-specific data. Because change principles based on evidence often fail to be translated into organizational practice or policy, we sought studies at the nexus of organizational change and knowledge translation. Methods: We ...
Wilson Nathan W - - 2012
From the period immediately following the second world war, western (orthodox) medicine - both as a philosophy of medicine and as a professional guild of medical professionals actively practicing medicine - has made progress in leaps and bounds, especially considering the advances in technology and associated enterprises. Over the last ...
Hassali Mohamed Azmi - - 2012
The study aims to evaluate general public perceptions regarding the use of Traditional and Complementary Medicines (TCM) for aphrodisiac purposes. A questionnaire based, cross-sectional study was undertaken. Respondents were selected in the state of Penang, Malaysia. A total of 392 respondents were included in the study. Descriptive statistics were used ...
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Globalization-the increasing transnational circulation of money, goods, people, ideas, and information worldwide-is generally recognized as one of the most powerful forces shaping our current and future history. How is it affecting healthcare, and in that context, what is the purpose and significance of Global Advances in Health and Medicine (GAHM), ...
Talaulikar Vikram - - 2012
Evidence based medicine (EBM) has transformed the way healthcare is delivered all over the world. It combines individual clinical expertise with best available research evidence so that the patients get a high standard of care. The growth of information technology has provided us with tools which enable us to scrutinise ...
Walter Tony - - 2012
The sociology of death, dying and bereavement tends to take as its implicit frame either the nation state or a homogenous modernity. Between-nation differences in the management of death and dying are either ignored or untheorized. This article seeks to identify the factors that can explain both similarities and differences ...
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Science, technology, and medicine (STM) are not immune to the widespread and persistent crises that have defined the 21st century. We, the editors of Global Advances in Health and Medicine (GAHMJ), a new scholarly medical journal, believe that solutions in healthcare will be ones that accelerate the application of global ...
Childs M Adam - - 2012
To assess the surgeon factors influencing the surgical treatment decisions for symptomatic stone disease. The factors influencing the selection of shock wave lithotripsy (SWL), ureteroscopy, or percutaneous nephrolithotomy to treat symptomatic stone disease are not well studied. Electronic surveys were sent to urologists with American Medical Association membership. Information on ...
Oroz C - - 2012
The prompt and effective treatment of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) may reduce the risk of complications such as infertility, ectopic pregnancy and pelvic pain. We conducted a national audit to investigate the treatment of women diagnosed with PID and associated rates of partner notification in genitourinary (GU) medicine clinics during ...
Boisvert Sue - - 2012
The theme of this year's annual American Society for Healthcare Risk Management conference is Getting to Zero™: the Power of One™. The widespread use of mHealth exemplifies the power of one. The power of one user to apply technology to change the way healthcare is delivered at the bedside, in ...
Silva Valter - - 2012
Healthcare decision-making is complex and should involve healthcare professionals, patients and the best level of evidence. The speed of information production creates barriers against keeping up to date. In this light, methodologists have proposed a new type of study: overviews of systematic reviews (OoRs). The aim here was to introduce ...
Hulse Nathan C - - 2012
In this manuscript, we present an overview of the clinical knowledge management strategy at Intermountain Healthcare in support of our electronic medical record systems. Intermountain first initiated efforts in developing a centralized enterprise knowledge repository in 2001. Applications developed, areas of emphasis served, and key areas of focus are presented. ...
Mahawish K - - 2012
Acute hemiparesis is a common cause of presentation to hospital. In the majority of cases the cause is acute stroke, which is ischaemic in 80% of cases. This article aims to provide the reader with a practical approach to the initial management of suspected stroke.The problem-based format highlights some of ...
Card Alan J - - 2012
In this article we call for a new approach to patient safety improvement, one based on the emerging field of evidence-based healthcare risk management (EBHRM). We explore EBHRM in the broader context of the evidence-based healthcare movement, assess the benefits and challenges that might arise in adopting an evidence-based approach, ...
Manikandan S - - 2012
Essential medicines lists have been shown to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care delivery when combined with proper procurement policies and good prescribing practices. The Ministry of Health, Government of India revised the National List of Essential Medicines of India (NLEMI 2011) in June 2011, eight years after ...
Clyne Wendy - - 2012
Non-adherence to prescribed medication is a pervasive problem that can incur serious effects on patients' health outcomes and well-being, and the availability of resources in healthcare systems. This study aimed to develop practical consensus-based policy solutions to address medicines non-adherence for Europe. A four-round Delphi study was conducted. The Delphi ...
Liebman Michael N - - 2012
A new section of the Journal of Translational Medicine is being introduced to encourage rapid communication of methods and results that utilize computational modeling and epidemiologic approaches in translational medicine. The focus will be on population-based studies that extend towards more molecular level analysis. Submission of studies involving methods development ...
Su Lin Lin - - 2011
Massive obstetric haemorrhage is a major contributor towards maternal morbidity and mortality. The main causes are abruptio placentae, placenta praevia and postpartum haemorrhage. Clinicians managing pregnant women should be equipped with the knowledge and skills for managing massive obstetric haemorrhage to institute timely and appropriate life-saving treatment. Prompt resuscitation and ...
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