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Healthcare Bills in the Middle East
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:36:45 Z
Healthcare in the Middle East has become an increasingly heavy burden in recent years with chronic diseases a fast-growing problem for the GCC. At the Arab Health Conference in Dubai, healthcare providers and specialists from around the world were in attendance to not only announce their plans for the region but to also implement their strategies in a potentially lucrative market. Latest figures...

"No Needless" Frame Work
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:49:51 Z
My Favourite “no Needless” quality Improvement Frame work – no needless deaths – no needless pain or suffering – no helplessness in those served or serving – no unwanted waiting – no waste – no one left out

9 Reasons Why Physicians Don't Like EMR
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:49:26 Z
1) Time-Consuming Data Entry 2) User Interfaces That Do Not Match Clinical Workflow 3) Interference with Face-to-Face Care 4) Insufficient Health Information Exchange 5) Information Overload 6) Mismatch between Meaningful-Use Criteria and Clinical Practice 7) EHRs Threaten Practice Finances 8) EHRs Require Physicians to Perform Lower-Skilled Work 9) Template-Based Notes Degrade the Quality...

Bridging the Staffing Gap in Developing Countries
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:10:41 Z
The variation of size, distribution and composition within a county's health care workforce is of great concern. For example, the number of health workers available in a country is a key indicator of that country's capacity to provide delivery and interventions. Workforce training is another important issue. It is essential that human resources personnel consider the composition of the he...

TQM- Patient Outcomes
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:04:16 Z
As we discuss the components of TQM - Structure, Process and Outcomes, i would like to know how other organizations are dealing with improving quality of transition of care for patients upon discharge. Medication reconciliation stands out as one component of quality and patient outcomes that certainly needs improvement in order to improve the patient safety and reduce readmission rates. With my e...

Healthcare Management and Education in the Gulf Region
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:52:49 Z
The shortage of medical professionals is a more enduring, structural problem in the Gulf. The GCC has 1.05 physicians and 2.21 nurses per 1,000 population, which is not only below Western levels but less than the world average (1.4 physicians and 2.8 nurses per 1,000 population). There are also very limited medical education options in the region with hospitals depending heavily on expatriates. ...