It’s no news that individuals are exposed to daily background radiation, including cosmic, terrestrial, and internal one. Fortunately, the amount is not big enough to cause real damage to the human organism. However, medical procedures as x-ray, computed tomography, fluoroscopy, and nuclear medicine imaging — those using ionizing radiation to generate images of the body — may negatively affect the DNA. And exceeding permissible doses may lead to the development of carcinogenic tumors.
If your facility’s staff is stressed out about the hassles associated with emergency department scheduling processes, you’re not alone. Unpredictable and inaccurate manual on-call schedules can take a toll on staff members up and down the organizational ladder. Thankfully, physician on-call scheduling software can relieve stress by automating time-consuming processes and delivering accurate, real-time EMTALA schedules.
The Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA) stipulates that if an individual comes to an emergency treatment facility in need of care, the hospital must either treat the individual to stabilize the medical condition or transfer the individual to a facility that can treat the condition. In any event, a hospital must provide medical care, regardless of the individual’s insurance status or ability to pay.
Consumers today expect technology to be not only fast, but readily available and intuitive as well. With smart phones, tablets and other everyday technologies, we have become accustomed to searching for and finding what we need instantly. Healthcare informatics professionals are no different. Just 10 years ago, people accepted that software might take longer to answer a question, run calculations or even move to another screen.
The healthcare industry is in the midst of a dramatic digital transformation, marked by a host of new back-end technologies that promise to modernize hospitals and lay the foundation for a truly digital workplace in the year ahead. Hospitals and healthcare systems are challenged with striking a delicate balance between running a smooth, efficient operation while remaining flexible and devoted to patient care in a modern age. This creates significant procurement challenges, requiring hospitals to embrace new technologies and innovations at a seemingly breakneck pace while also keeping an eye on the bottom line.
PatientKeeper recently named Christopher Maiona, M.D., as the company’s new Chief Medical Officer. Maiona will serve as PatientKeeper’s senior clinical leader, and brings nearly 20 years of expertise in hospital medicine to the company, both as a practicing physician and as an executive at provider organizations.
Today’s consumers have increasingly higher expectations. Thanks to their experience with online retailers, which leverage big data and sophisticated analytics, consumers have become accustomed to receiving personalized offers that meet their needs without them having to sift through extraneous, irrelevant information. In fact, 62 percent of consumers are highly in favor of personalized offers and promotions based on previous experience, according to Infosys.
MEDISCA, the industry leader in providing high quality compounding solutions and services to pharmacists worldwide, announced today that it will host the first-ever World Congress of Compounding on October 27-28, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV.
Masimo, announced recently the findings of an abstract presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Network for the Advancement of Patient Blood Management, Haemostatis and Thrombosis (NATA), in which researchers investigated the utility of Masimo noninvasive and continuous hemoglobin (SpHb®) in supporting and enhancing red blood cell (RBC) transfusion best practices as part of post-operative patient blood management