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Researchers Create a New Self-Cleaning Surface that Repels even Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs

December 16, 2019

Researchers at McMaster University have developed a brand new self-cleaning plastic surface capable of repelling all forms of…
How and why medical facilities are targeted by hackers

October 23, 2019

One of the most worrying recent cybersecurity statistics is the prevalence of attacks conducted against medical facilities. According…
Swimming toward an ‘internet of health’?

October 4, 2019

In recent years, the seemingly inevitable “internet of things” has attracted considerable attention: the idea that in the…
Artificial intelligence could help reduce hospitalizations for GI condition

September 27, 2019

When patients with ulcers or other conditions that cause bleeding in the stomach or intestines go to the…
Doctors have such a stressful job that they often turn to alcohol

May 17, 2019

There are very little jobs as stressful as being a doctor. Long working hours, huge cost of a…
Why doctors’ handwriting sucks? And is it actually dangerous?

December 30, 2018

Some stereotypes are stupid. They have nothing to do with reality and are terrible in their meaning. However,…
Tips on Preparing Your Medical Practice for a Mobile CT Rental

November 29, 2018

For most medical facility owners and managers, providing patients with access to the best equipment possible is a…
Hospital Quality Improves Over Time with EHRs, Study Finds

July 11, 2018

An examination of how the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) affected the quality of hospital care between…
Study finds politeness, compassion and a sense of humour prompt NHS feedback

November 8, 2017

The research by Paul Baker and Gavin Brookes at Lancaster University was based on an analysis of more…
Inpatient satisfaction improved by five-minute intervention, study finds

October 18, 2017

As hospitals seek to improve inpatient satisfaction, one effective way takes only a few minutes and no expensive…
Study reveals benefits of having GPs in Emergency Departments

October 10, 2017

A new study from the University of Liverpool provides evidence that locating a General Practitioner (GP) in a…
Which Specialist Do I Need?

September 29, 2017

What is a nephrologist, otolaryngologist or physiatrist? You’re not the only one who’s stumped. If you ever find yourself…
Soon hospital beds will take their own baths

August 9, 2017

Researchers and hospital employees are developing robots that can transport hospital beds to an automatic washing facility without…
Engineers demonstrate large-scale ‘germ trap’ solution for hospitals

July 28, 2017

When an infectious airborne illness strikes, some hospitals use negative pressure rooms to isolate and treat patients. These…
Advancing the Safe Use of Healthcare Products QuickFire Challenge

April 12, 2017

Johnson & Johnson’s Office of the Chief Medical Officer (OCMO) works to ensure that the safety data underpinning…
Are hospitals entirely clean? Scientists identified a source of a dangerous infection

February 13, 2017

Everyone, who for some reason or another has to stay in a hospital and have a surgery, expects…
Wages low, injuries high for emergency medical workers, study says

February 10, 2017

Wages in the emergency medical service industry are low, employees work long hours often without rest and meal…
Germ-zapping robots put to the test to combat hospital-acquired infections

January 11, 2017

A research team led by Keith S. Kaye, M.D., M.P.H., director of clinical research in the Michigan Medicine…
Rx opioid poisonings nearly double among toddlers, teens

November 1, 2016

Thousands of children are hospitalized annually for prescription opioid poisonings, and in recent years, hospitalization rates have nearly…
Hospitals that send the most heart patients to the ICU get the worst results, study finds

August 4, 2016

Patients who suffer heart attacks, or flare-ups of congestive heart failure, can be cared for in a variety…
Efforts to lower hospital admission rates may also reduce readmissions

July 7, 2016

Public health programs and initiatives that aim to lower hospital admission rates may also reduce readmissions, despite the…
Surgery surprise: Small rural hospitals may be safer and less expensive for common operations

May 19, 2016

They may be in small towns. They may only have a couple of surgeons. But for common operations,…
Connecting with patients via internet may help them to avoid hospitalization

March 23, 2016

Staying in hospital is no fun for many reasons, but sometimes it is necessary. Sadly, sometimes, particularly after…
How Running A Modern Hospital Can Be Like Playing A 90’s Video Game

March 14, 2016

Ah, the 90’s, the decade that gave us the Spice Girls, the X­Files and the dreaded Furby (aka…
Poor Communications, Premature Discharges Linked to Patient Readmissions, Study Shows

March 8, 2016

Hospitals face penalties for readmitting recently discharged Medicare patients, but in 27 percent of cases readmissions could be…
First of Its Kind Smart Lighting Testbed in Hospital Inpatient Setting

January 25, 2016

In an effort to study the effects of lighting on human health and diseases, the Smart Lighting Engineering…
Misuse of alcohol is a huge financial burden for health care systems

December 31, 2015

The great winter holidays are often celebrated with alcohol. However, a new study from Newcastle University shows that…
Less than half of U.S. hospitals require flu shots for staff, study suggests — despite risk to patients

December 10, 2015

Within weeks, flu will start spreading across North America, sickening millions of people. It will hit people with…
Drug-resistant E. coli continues to climb in community health settings

October 15, 2015

Drug-resistant E. coli infections are on the rise in community hospitals, where more than half of U.S. patients…
Rudeness Damages Medical Staff Performance

September 17, 2015

Researchers have proven that rudeness — like poison in the water cooler — is toxic in the workplace,…
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