Tag: "efficiency" at medical news
RAND, Health Dialog form alliance to create tools to evaluate health-care quality and efficiency
...st-in-class capabilities for measuring quality and efficiency
in the U.S. healthcare market. Under the agreeme...hat are leading efforts to improve the quality and efficiency
of healthcare in the United States and abroad, said George Bennett, Chairman and CEO of Health Dialo...
New oxidation methods streamline synthesis of important compounds
... century is the need to significantly increase the efficiency
with which carbon frameworks can be constructed and functionalized. Chemists at the University of Illinois are helping to meet this challenge by developing a class of carbon-hydrogen catalysts that are highly selective, reactive and tolerant of other...
University hospitals wins multiple national IT awards for electronic patient data bank
...benefits include improved patient care, safety and efficiency
as clinicians have instantaneous access to medication and allergy information and are able to communicate test results to patients more quickly. Patients no longer need to retell their medical history again and again because all of that informati...
Health reform bills could improve quality and efficiency, but fall short of national plan
... the potential to significantly affect quality and efficiency
in the nations health care system, had bipartisan ... over 20052007 designed to advance the quality and efficiency
of the health system. They include bills related to: Medicare prescription drug coverage Med...
The future of biofuels is not in corn
... demand. Conversely, modest increases in auto fuel efficiency
standards of even one mile per gallon for all cars and light trucks, such as those passed by the Senate last month could cut petroleum consumption by more than all alternative fuels and replacement fuels combined. Corn ethanol is the wrong biofu...
Scaling up HIV prevention programs is cost effective
Scaling up HIV prevention programs can increase efficiency
and thus prevent more HIV infections, according to a study published in the online open access journal BMC Health Services Research. Each doubling of a programs scale can reduce costs by around a third, and some large programs are ten times more effi...
ACP supports improved access to information on relative strengths and weaknesses
...e the greatest impact in improving the quality and efficiency
of care provided. it should support the development of all levels of evidence including formal review and synthesis of evidence already available in the clinical literature and the initiation of new research in priority areas where such evidence d...
Brightening prospects of using fluorescent nanotubes in medical applications
...s containing trillions of nanotubes with a quantum efficiency
of 1 percent, a factor of 100 better than previous...rs had expected this approach to boost the quantum efficiency
by five to ten times. The fact that the improvement was considerably larger 20 to 100 times came a...
Aluminum foil lamps outshine incandescent lights
...th further engineering, to approach or surpass the efficiency
of fluorescent lighting. The plasma panels are als...preliminary plasma lamp experiments, values of the efficiency
known as luminous efficacy of 15 lumens per watt were recorded. Values exceeding 30 lumens per wat...
Exercise test may help predict mortality risk in heart failure patients
...dy was to evaluate a test that measures the lungs' efficiency
at consuming oxygen and expiring carbon dioxide. T...y. For the study, researchers measured pulmonary efficiency
by analyzing oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide expiration during an exercise session on a statio...
Detecting cold, feeling pain: Study reveals why menthol feels fresh
...h surfaces below 10 degrees C, though with reduced efficiency
-- the next step, says Julius, will be to illuminate this residual aspect of cold sensation. The finding is the latest of a series of discoveries led by the Julius lab on the molecular mechanisms of temperature sensation and pain. In 1997, the lab ...
Vacuum cleaning ineffective in allergy avoidance
...he most important aspect to look for is HEPA (high efficiency
particulate air filter) filtration which is finding its way into some very affordable models." Dust mite allergen exposure can be reduced by: Washing bedding items weekly in hot water (55 degrees C or more, special anti-mite additives provide li...
Study: Chain-owned nursing homes hurt by too much standardization
... concludes that chains must balance administrative efficiency
with the local needs of the individual chain-owned facilities to optimize patient care. This paper is part of a larger study that was funded by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation on how nursing home chains vary in approaches to deliver...
JCI table of contents -- May 17, 2007
...es of tissue ischemia and in doing so boosting the efficiency
of cell-based therapies for vascular disease. TI...nge that will do you no good The diversity and efficiency
of mechanisms by which the immune system combats infection results in a delicate balance between pro...
Commercializing university research -- Hopping robots, liquid shoes, electricity from heat
...re based LED, which promise high carrier injection efficiency
and consequently LED efficiency, improved light extraction efficiency, and low-cost fabrication. Potential market this technology include light emitting diodes, solid state lighting, displays, traffic lights, back-lighting for LED displays, and other...
Smokeless cannabis delivery device efficient and less toxic
...e vaporizing device. Since it replicates smokings efficiency
at producing the desired THC effect using smaller amounts of the active ingredient as opposed to pill forms, this device has great potential for improving the therapeutic utility of THC," said study co-author Neal L. Benowitz, MD, UCSF professor of m...
Panbio files first patent application for Homogenous Assay Technology
...eed to theimmunoassay process, which would improve efficiency
and expand capacity. The technology represents a potentially great advance in medical and veterinary diagnostics.Reduced diagnostic test processing times down to as little as 10 minutes are possible, downfrom up to three hours using current technolog...
UN engages banks to light up rural India; Solar loans, energy access transform life for poor
...ose required to meet reading needs adequately. The efficiency
of these lamps is not even 10 percent of the most ...er harmful gases while burning, and due to its low efficiency
contains large amount of unburned hydrocarbons and soot. And since a majority of homes in rural Indi...
Increasing survival of organ transplant patients by reducing time interval for transported organs
...s. The amount of life years gained through better efficiency
within the organ transport system is astonishing, continued Dr. Rosengard. ...
Pharmacists' workload contributes to errors
...d to decrease pharmacist workload and increase the efficiency
of prescription receipt and fillingalso were associated with an increase in the number of prescriptions dispensed for medications that could interact. "It appears that prescription volume is exceeding capacity and that automation and other pharmac...
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