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Image: Two images of wasted surgical supplies after a UCSF neurosurgery procedure (Photo courtesy of Christopher Moriates/ UCSF).

Operating Room Waste Incurs Heavy Financial Burden

A new study reveals that on average, almost USD 1,000 of disposable operating room (OR) supplies go unused, and are discarded after surgery. More...
19 Sep 2016
Image: The EarlySense system sensor pad (Photo courtesy of EarlySense).

Inpatient Remote Monitoring Can Save Hospitals Billions

Contact-free continuous monitoring (CFCM) of patients in their hospital beds could save the healthcare sector billions of dollars. These are the latest findings of Frost & Sullivan, an international market research firm. More...
06 Sep 2016
Image: Patients in the orthopedic ward at Luis Razetti Hospital (Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela) (Photo courtesy of the NYT).

Venezuela Hospitals Face Major Healthcare Crisis

An economic crisis fueled by rampant corruption and chaos have resulted in a medical crisis that is sweeping Venezuela, with no solution in sight. More...
29 Aug 2016

Diverse Language Needs Challenge U.S. Hospitals

A new study reveals that more than a third of the hospitals in the United States do not offer patients language assistance, and in areas with the greatest need, about 25% of facilities fail to provide such services. More...
29 Aug 2016
Image: The IBM Watson healthcare platform (Photo courtesy of IBM).

IBM Watson to Improve Cancer Treatment in China

Twenty-one hospitals in China will adopt the IBM Watson Healthcare platform as part of a multiyear push toward personalized and evidence-based cancer treatment. More...
24 Aug 2016
Image: New research shows female academic physicians at public medical schools in the U.S. receive a lower average salary than their male counterparts (Photo courtesy of Thinkstock).

Female Physicians Earn Less Than Their Male Colleagues

Researchers at Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA, USA), the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research (Cambridge, MA, USA), and other institutions analyzed salary information data for 10,241 academic physicians (34.7% women) at 24 public medical schools in 12 U.S. states with salary information published online, in line with Freedom of Information laws. They then linked the data with detailed information on sex, age, years of experience, faculty rank, specialty, scientific authorship, funding, clinical trial participation, and Medicare reimbursements. More...
18 Jul 2016
Image: Microbe accumulation in the indoor environment (Photo courtesy of Yale University).

Architectural Design Should Promote Microbial Exposure

A new study suggests that building design and operation should encourage beneficial microbial exposure, rather than focus on the disinfection of transmittable, toxic, or allergenic agents. More...
18 Jul 2016


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