Zimmer Biomet Connected Health Innovation Award is an esteemed competition for individuals, groups and organizations from all countries within EMEA region, where participants present digital technology-enabled innovations that tackle unmet needs in healthcare. These year’s award finals were in the Swiss town Winterthur, in the Zurich canton, where ADORA won an excellent second place. As part of…Read More →
While they may not make the headlines often, surgical errors are a serious and widespread issue that hospitals face on a daily basis. According to a 2014 analysis performed by the Patient Safety in Surgery Journal, between 46% and 65% of complications in hospitals occur during surgery.
So apart from hospital-acquired infections (or surgical-site infections), which already take a heavy toll on patient health annually, surgical errors also constitute a serious issue for all involved. Read on to find out more about various types of errors that occur during surgery and how hospitals can address these effectively.Read More →
n the operating theater, tools will generally perform the way they’re supposed to, but there can be complications stemming from factors in between. A scalpel will reliably cut, but a problem can arise from improper sterilization. Similarly, medical professionals carry out their jobs with the utmost precision, but one of the biggest pitfalls is in the space between them—communication.
An exhaustively researched, peer-reviewed study by the British Medical Journal found that lack of communication was the primary factor contributing to complications from surgery. The study laid out how better communication at every stage of the surgical process was crucial for improving not only patient safety, but the working process for hospital staff.
Good communication in the operating room is important, and can be achieved with both improved technology and the implementation of best practices. Here are ways to prevent communications failure in the operating room, for the sake of patients and staff.Read More →
Despite the great advances of modern medicine, various challenges still exist that make operations risky for patients. From surgical-site infections to long anesthesia time, problems remain that can cut down on the quality of patient care and cause losses to hospitals. Finances, human capital and hospital efficiency are all at stake.
The hope is for solutions that offer quick and significant, yet safe, advancements that improve healthcare quality. What are the challenges to reducing anesthesia time and what possible solutions are there for anesthetists and surgeons?Read More →
Physician retention is one of the greatest challenges of every hospital. Globally, doctor turnover is high in numbers with up to 25% of physicians quitting their job within three years of being hired. Additionally, the price of having to recruit new and capable doctors and especially specialized ones, such as surgeons, is also high. It ranges between tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars for a single doctor.
Retaining them, on the other hand, has been shown to generate profits for hospitals that are in the millions. Not to speak of the benefits for a hospital’s culture and environment to have motivated and professional employees. Given these numbers and the financial and overall damage that hospitals sustain when physicians leave, what can hospital management do to retain doctors?Read More →