Today’s healthcare providers are faced with the almost impossible task of increasing the standard of care afforded to each patient, while reducing the operational costs associated with providing this improved level of care. The care delivered throughout a healthcare facility is crucial to patient outcomes; from the emergency department through to outpatient operations, encompassing wound care, critical care and clinical care at the bedside..
e-Care, which spans the entire spectrum of patient care, is also a rapidly growing area, and one that healthcare professionals are embracing not only to improve the standard of care in areas including medication administration and patient education, but also to reduce spending. Throughout a patient’s stay in a medical facility, clinicians are faced with inevitable challenges including staff management and education, infection control and equipment failure.
Practical Patient Care is published specifically to provide medical practitioners and senior managers with the information they need in order to deliver successful care management strategies that will allow them to achieve their objective of improving patient care at a reduced cost..
Medical imaging has revolutionised healthcare delivery. By providing a direct route into the human body, it allows medical specialists to gain a more immediate and accurate understanding of a patient's condition than ever before. The next generation of imaging technology promises to be more powerful, further enhancing the ability of physicians to diagnose and treat an increasingly wide range of diseases at lower radiation doses.
Yet medical imaging is not only crucial for those directly involved in the imaging process or in diagnosis. Senior management depends on accurate imaging to improve efficiency in its facilities. Early and accurate diagnosis feeds directly into improved patient recovery times, shortened hospital stays and a reduced likelihood of costly interventions later on. As well as improving health outcomes, medical imaging can, therefore, reduce healthcare costs.
Medical Imaging Technology, which is published biannually, aims to satisfy the huge demand for information on medical imaging, a demand made not only by radiologists, but also by cardiologists, physicians and senior healthcare managers.