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Does my App look big in this?

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Photo: Woman holding a tablet [17/03/2015] The joint European Forum for Good Clinical Practice (EFGCP) and MedTech Europe Working Party announced the launch of its Workshop Report and resulting “Roadmap for Medical Device Development in Europe.” Does my App look big in this? - Read more

Life-threatening illnesses: Old blood as good as fresh blood

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Photo: Blood bag [17/03/2015] Just like milk and many other foods, blood used for transfusions is perishable. But contrary to popular belief, new research shows that blood stored for three weeks is just as good as fresh blood - findings published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.Life-threatening illnesses: Old blood as good as fresh blood - Read more

Twitter predicts health insurance marketplace enrollment

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Graphic: A hash under the magnifying glass [10/03/2015] An increase in Twitter sentiment (the positivity or negativity of tweets) is associated with an increase in state-level enrollment in the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) health insurance marketplaces. This points to use of the social media platform as a real-time gauge of public opinion and provides a way for marketplaces to quickly identify enrollment changes and emerging issues.Twitter predicts health insurance marketplace enrollment - Read more

Communication: How does the neighbor actually do it?

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[02/03/2015] In Europe, or rather: at least between Germany and the Netherlands, the answer to this question often is not more than a subject for jokes. A current research project about strategic communication in hospitals now wants to show that and how neighbors actually are able to learn from each other when they look to the other side of the fence.Communication: How does the neighbor actually do it? - Read more

Crisis Management: Keeping the big picture in mind

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[02/03/2015] How should a hospital best respond to an emergency and which types of crises should it be prepared for? We spoke with Professor Ronald Glasberg at the SRH Hochschule Berlin on this subject.Crisis Management: Keeping the big picture in mind - Read more

World Cancer Day (February 4th): "Not beyond us"

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Graphic: Official logo of World Cancer Day [26/01/2015] "Not beyond us" – this is the motto of World Cancer Day 2015. It means that the knowledge we have collected about cancer already contains a lot of solutions that we can and should use in the battle against the deadly disease.World Cancer Day (February 4th): "Not beyond us" - Read more

"We simply want to improve intensive care medicine"

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[22/01/2015] Something we learned from nuclear power plants: since 2010, peer reviews are being conducted in German intensive care units. These voluntary peer reviews are primarily intended to improve the quality of intensive care medicine. Ultimately, it is not just the patient, but also the hospital that benefits from this."We simply want to improve intensive care medicine" - Read more

"Art and culture are well suited for all areas of healthcare"

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[08/01/2015] Theater, choir, photography – art and culture soothe the soul. Professor Erwin Wagner of the University of Hildesheim Foundation, who founded the "KulturStation" project together with the AMEOS Clinic, is sure of this. Patients and associates of the hospital’s psychiatric unit were involved in artistic activities. The goal was to improve well-being."Art and culture are well suited for all areas of healthcare" - Read more

Worsening trends in headache management

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Photo: Man massaging his head [08/01/2015] Each year more than 12 million Americans visit their doctors complaining of headaches, which result in lost productivity and costs of upward of $31 billion annually. A new study by researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) suggests some of that cost could be offset by physicians ordering fewer tests and an increased focus on counseling about lifestyle changes.Worsening trends in headache management - Read more

Euthanasia – A Human Right?

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[01/12/2014] Several weeks ago on November 1, 2014, 29-year-old Brittany Maynard, who suffered from terminal brain cancer, took drugs to end her life surrounded by her family. This was preceded by months of despair and anguish, but also by love and a lust for life as the young woman describes in several videos she recorded to fight for the right to die with dignity.Euthanasia – A Human Right? - Read more

 
 

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