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Public Health & Associations

News on public health research and national as well as international health policies. Edited by MEDICA.de and several associations.

 
 

Higher risk of death at the weekend

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Photo: hand covered with tubes [08/09/2015] Patients admitted to hospital at the weekend are more likely to be sicker and have a higher risk of death, compared with those admitted during the week.Higher risk of death at the weekend - Read more

Small companions: How wearables change our lives

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[01/09/2015] They can be seen everywhere: at the wrists, in the ear, clipped to the belt. Wearables are small technical assistants who are built to collect and partially also to analyze data. Some of them collect measurable health data, others "only" count their user’s steps or measure the surrounding UV radiation. The fact is, however, that wearables are en vogue and are used for many different cases.Small companions: How wearables change our lives - Read more

Bioengineers advance computing technique for health care

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Photo: cell samples in a cluster analysis tool [13/08/2015] Rice University scientists have developed a big data technique that could have a significant impact on health care. Bioengineer Amina Qutub designed an algorithm called "progeny clustering" that is being used in a hospital study to identify which treatments should be given to children with leukemia.Bioengineers advance computing technique for health care - Read more

Best practices in hospital care

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Photo: Nurse doing a survey with a patient [11/08/2015] Based on responses to questionnaires and letters sent to CEOs and medical personnel from a nationwide sample of 53 hospitals, Johns Hopkins investigators have identified a handful of best practices they say are most likely to give patients a positive hospital experience, a sense of satisfaction and the feeling they come first.Best practices in hospital care - Read more

Improving health information exchange in ERs

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Photo: Nurses running with a patient lying in hospital bed [10/08/2015] An emergency physician-led workgroup has published five primary and seven secondary recommendations about how to maximize the value of health information exchange (HIE) in emergency departments. Improving health information exchange in ERs - Read more

Krankenhaus Rating Report: Not every hospital needs to be maintained

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Photo: Empty patient's room [10/08/2015] This year’s German Krankenhaus Rating Report concludes: the probability of insolvency for German hospitals continues to increase. More than ever, the demographic change demands a more efficient health care system. This also includes the closing of several hospitals, particularly in rural areas. The scheduled Hospital Structures Act is soon said to make this decision easier.Krankenhaus Rating Report: Not every hospital needs to be maintained - Read more

NICU admissions increase for normal birth weight and term infants

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Photo: Newborn in an incubator [05/08/2015] Neonatal intensive care units were originally created for newborns who are extremely ill and/or underweight, but a Dartmouth study finds that NICU admission rates are increasing for newborns of all weights. In effect, NICUs are increasingly caring for normal, or near normal, birth weight and term infants.NICU admissions increase for normal birth weight and term infants - Read more

Identifying risk for pulmonary complications with scoring system

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Photo: Man attached to mechanical ventilation [27/07/2015] Physicians have developed an analytical tool to identify surgical patients at risk for costly respiratory complications. This tool may help hospitals avoid those complications and their related costs as Medicare and commercial payers exert increasing pressure on them by eliminating payment for patient complications that occur after operations and may extend hospital stays.Identifying risk for pulmonary complications with scoring system - Read more

New material forges the way for 'stem cell factories'

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Photo: Man holding a vial [23/07/2015] If you experience a major heart attack the damage could cost you around five billion heart cells. Experts at The University of Nottingham have discovered the first fully synthetic substrate with potential to grow billions of stem cells. The research could forge the way for the creation of 'stem cell factories' - the mass production of human embryonic (pluripotent) stem cells.New material forges the way for 'stem cell factories' - Read more

Networking in OR: Secure and dynamic with OR.NET

Photo: Preview picture of video A lot of electronic devices have to work together flawlessly in the OR to ensure a procedure’s success. This does not always work, because different manufacturers use different communication systems. The partners working together in the OR.Net project want to change this by creating one standard for the networking of devices.Networking in OR: Secure and dynamic with OR.NET - Read more

 
 

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