Pharmacists' Workload Contributes To Errors
High workloads for pharmacists increase the potential for medication errors, says a new study by University of Arizona College of Pharmacy researchers// published in the May issue of the journal Medical Care.
The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by College of Pharmacy professo...
High Hospital House Staff Workload Associated With Worse Patient Outcomes
A heavier workload
for hospital residents on patient admission days was associated with increased length of hospital stay, total costs and risk of inpatient death//, according to a report in the issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.
New duty-hour reduction requirements for house staff—th...
EDI Health Group Continues to Drive Growth of EDI Processing Services in the Dental Healthcare Industry Through Addition of 25 New Connections in the First Half of 2009
"The first half of 2009 brought significant growth to EHG as a number of healthcare industry payers sought to improve efficiencies and reduce workload
to enhance the level of customer service that they provide to their clients," stated EHG President Scott Wellwood. "The comprehensive EDI-based servi...
Abbott Launches New Instrument to Complete Family of ARCHITECT Immunochemistry Analyzers
...h an extensive menu of diagnostic tests and a large sample and reagent load-up capacity, the ARCHITECT c4000 and ci4100 can consolidate a laboratory's workload
to increase efficiency and save costs. ARCHITECT instruments are simple to operate with advanced sample management capabilities from the innovative t...
Need for At-Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Underscored by High-Profile Cardiac Deaths
... Association (AHA)(3) since it can help signal impending cardiac distress caused by high blood pressure.
High blood pressure increases the workload
of the heart and arteries in order to maintain the body's necessary blood flow. It causes your heart to pump harder and requires the arteries to carry...
Masimo Debuts New Rad-8(R) Pulse Oximeter to Largest Gathering of Sleep Specialists From Around the World at SLEEP 2009
...accurate in detecting true desaturation events, including brief dips in oxygen saturation as well as larger ones, but could also "significantly reduce workload
and improve reliability of desaturation detection" over other pulse oximeters. Study findings confirmed that Masimo detected 98.6% of true desaturatio...
Compressus Initiates Enterprise Workflow Management Implementation at Radiology Associates of Fox Valley
...on from Compressus is designed to support a facility's current and expanded workload
and provide an infrastructure for sustained growth. Building the functiona...on, and efficiently transmit images and cases between sites for consults or workload
balancing, the MEDxConnect generates significant workflow improvements and ...
Compressus Delivers Imaging Productivity & Efficiency Improvements in Next Generation MEDxConnect(TM) Workflow Management Solution
...nhanced study distribution algorithms can be utilized to optimize physician workload
across the Enterprise. For example, sub-specialization can be optimized whi...on, and efficiently transmit images and cases between sites for consults or workload
balancing, the MEDxConnect generates significant workflow improvements and ...
Stem cell transplant in mouse embryo yields heart protection in adulthood
...seen in the progression towards heart failure. Overall, the group treated with stem cells displayed a favorable disease course, with superior exercise workload
capacity and stress test performance, as well as increased survival.
"Preemptive stem cell-based intervention in utero thus provides a strategy to...
Monitoring System Stops Hospital Infections with Traffic Light Camera to Capture Hand Hygiene Violators
... monitoring system assures patients virtual 100% compliance with hand washing protocol by all hospital personnel while at the same time reducing staff workload
by eliminating many unnecessary hand-cleaning procedures! Utilizing a proprietary concept, the patient is completely surrounded by an invisible, elect...
Workload in Medical Technology
Velos, Inc. Releases Software to Support Cancer Centers With New Workflow and Content for NCI Clinical Trials Reporting Program
...sources on trials judged most likely to facilitate advances in treatment. However, they are not without complexity, and they impose a significant new workload
on the cancer care and research community. Our effort with this new release of capabilities is to minimize effort and maximize automation in support o...
Ethicon Endo-Surgery Studies Presented at DDW Demonstrate Potential of Pure NOTES Surgery With Company's Toolbox
...gators specifically cited the retraction abilities of the grasper and improved visibility of the provided by LVM, the latter which greatly reduced the workload
on the surgical team.
About the Ethicon Endo-Surgery Toolbox for Natural Orifice Surgery
The content of the investigational Ethicon Endo-Sur...
Nation's Laboratory Response Network Marks First Decade of Protecting Public Health
.... A diverse membership of state and local public health labs, veterinary, agricultural, military labs, water and food testing laboratories tackled the workload
using standardized methods and tests to assure accuracy and consistency across the network.
In 2003, the LRN added a chemical component, the Labo...
Coalition for 21st Century Medicine Issues Statement in Opposition of Genentech Petition to Restrict Lab Use of Diagnostic Tests for Physicians and Patients
... available. Genentech also entirely overlooks the costs to FDA of reviewing these submissions, and the impact on FDA's ability to handle its existing workload
of diagnostic products.
The Coalition for 21st Century Medicine is committed to the development and dissemination of novel, scientifically robust...
Sunshine Heart Announces IDE Approval To Begin C-Pulse U.S. Clinical Feasibility Trial
...ople with heart failure. Through the use of counterpulsation
technology, C-Pulse(TM) is designed to increase cardiac output while
reducing the heart's workload
for ventricular loading. Sunshine Heart
listed on the ASX in September 2004 has a presence in Australia, New
Zealand and the United States of America....
Quark Pharmaceuticals Appoints New Chief Medical Officer
...n, adds to the depth of
our team as we aggressively expand our clinical trials program. With his
addition, we are well prepared to meet the increasing workload
extensive clinical pipeline." Currently Quark is conducting a Phase I/IIa clinical trial for its lead
product candidate, RTP801i-14, a siRNA c...
Tight Glycemic Control in the ICU
...uglycemic range to help prevent hypoglycemia.
Continuous glucose monitors will be the optimal solution for avoiding hypoglycemia and decreasing workload
in the ICU. Many research groups have been working on their development. There is an approved device for detecting glycemic excursions in outpatient...
Workload in Medical Products
Data Pro Analyser
Description:...ed of a normal biochemistry laboratory and runs a wide range of special and esoteric tests. It has all the features a modern lab requires to run their workload
and meet QC and data management requirements....
Description:... The 1000 plate capacity MG-1000 is the big Daddy of anaerobic workstations. Two people working side by side can handle a huge workload
in those labs that need it. Place a spiral plater and/or colony counter inside for real-time growth and analysis without compromising your strict ana...
Roche/STAGO STA Compact
Description:...immunological, latex based .coagulation tests.The medium-throughput analyser offers continous loading of primary tubes, 45 reagents onboard, walk-away workload
of 96 samples and positive sample identification...
Description:... The Urisys 1800 System is the proper work area solution to manage your daily urinalysis workload
in a convenient and efficient way.
The progressive semi-automated Urisys 1800 analyzer is designed for optimized work and data flow, supported by op...
Cobas Integra® 400
Description:...nomics. This supports the very broad menu and ease-of-use required for true workload
consolidation, leading to efficiency gains only possible with only one anal...r small to mid-size laboratories. Flexible system for consolidating routine workload
with a capacity of 36 tests (including 4 ISE: Na+, K+, Li+, Cl-) on board a...
Advia 1200 Chemistry System
Description:...hemistry family and is based on the same proven reliability.
With the speed of 1200 tests per hour, the ADVIA 1200 system can keep up with workload
requirements whether it is acting as a primary analyzer or as a backup to a...
Company:Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics
Description:..., auto dilution, auto pretreatment, and dual clot detection. The analyzer uses random access and continuous process for maximum throughput and greater workload
The system features an easy to use operator interface and user definable reschedule and reflex testing parameters for true result revi...
Company:Tosoh Bioscience Inc.
Description:..., and for epitope enhancement during immunohistochemistry staining.
It is designed for greater flexibility to meet the growing workload
demands. This user friendly instrument will free up technical time for more complex procedures. The Shandon TissueWave will consistently deliver excel...
Description:...t counts with automatic verification by focused-flow impedance provides enhanced information for platelet analysis. If abnormal samples or high-volume workload
are part of your daily challenge, the CELL-DYN 4000 will deliver quantifiable economic and clinical benefits for your leading-edge laboratory.
Description:...of reliable service while providing whisper-quiet operation. The hyperbolic workload
control provides consistent patient workload
regardless of pedaling speed....
Workload in Biological News
ESA's Earth observation missions: Sharing teams and facilities boosts efficiency
... job satisfaction and providing quick back-ups for each other.
"Yes, we've been able to optimise personnel, and, with common training, our overall workload
can be better managed. The engineers have greater satisfaction - they can rotate between different phases of each mission and this gives them much mor...
ID Solutions Achieves Full-Production Delivery and Payment for Fingerprint Processing Software for TWIC
...wless performance on
this challenging program. As of this date, TSA has processed over 515,000
applications through the ID Search Engine, with current workload
approximately 3000 applications per day. With no reported instances of
false matches, this represents over 130 billion match operations without a
ID Solutions Awarded Full-Production Order for Fingerprint Processing Software for TWIC
...ady exist in the approved/enrolled database.
As of this date, TSA has processed over 340,000 applications through
the ID Search Engine, with current workload
in excess of 3000 applications
Today's TWIC program, and ID Solutions' contribution to it, is
considered to be an initial phase covering US...
BIO-key(R) Receives $335,000 Contract Award From Baltimore Police
...cense plate or driver's license and
report the results back to the requesting officer. "Extending MobileCop to
more officers significantly reduces the workload
on our busy dispatchers,"
said Frank Zapushek, BPD's mobile data System Administrator. "At the same
time, it allows officers on the street to get crit...
Many African-Americans have a gene that prolongs life after heart failure
...s have heart failure, and it results in about 300,000 deaths each year. Beta blockers slow heart rate and lower blood pressure to decrease the heart's workload
and prevent lethal cardiac arrhythmias.
While Caucasians with heart failure participating in clinical studies of beta blockers have shown clear be...
Two NIH initiatives launch intensive efforts to find roots of common diseases
...s of patients for such a large number of variants would be prohibitively expensive. Fortunately, a major shortcut has been discovered that reduces the workload
about 30-fold. The International HapMap Project, led by the NIH and completed in October 2005, demonstrated that the 10 million variants cluster into ...
Sexual reproduction delays aging in a mammalian species
... counterparts. The researchers were also able to show that this pattern was not caused by differences in intrinsic biological quality, social rank, or workload
between breeders and non-breeders.
These findings provide unexpected new information for understanding the evolution of life histories, and they s...
Workload in Biological Technology
Optimal Reading Services Group, Inc. Receives Investment from Health Evolution Partners
...s access to experienced radiologists for full and after-hours coverage, certified subspecialists, and proven patient-centric quality methods. Through workload
re-balancing and technologically-enhanced processes, Optimal enables healthcare delivery organizations to interpret an increased volume of radiology s...
Premier Research Names Hal Ward, R.Ph., PharmD as Executive Director, Global Pharmacovigilance
...rting, implementation of quality assurance and quality improvement plans, implementation of training and SOP programs, measurement of productivity and workload
efficiency, and client satisfaction. Prior to joining Covance in 2006, Hal led the Global Medical Affairs Compliance Training team at Wyeth. He also l...
Bio-Optronics Adds Innovative Electronic Data Capture (EDC) Solution to Clinical Conductor Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS), Continues to Improve Workflow and Productivity
... site efficiency and productivity, handles the complete enterprise workflow, from business development, to patient databases, recruitment, scheduling, workload
planning, finances, and complete oversight and reporting. The academic medical center CTMS solution adds research administration capabilities and cust...
Masimo Initiates Full Market Release of First-Ever Noninvasive Continuous Hemoglobin Monitor
...ration, and I'm glad we did! SpHb has reduced the traumatic experience for pediatric patients, increased the satisfaction of parents, and reduced the workload
on our nursing staff, phlebotomist and laboratory personnel."
Madhava Karunarathna, MD, OB/GYN at Balangoda Hospital in Sri Lanka, stated, "Wit...
NVIDIA CUDA Technology Dramatically Advances the Pace of Scientific Research
... GeForce(R) GTX 280-based system processes workload
on the NVIDIA GPU
and is based on an NVID... 965 CPU, 2GB DDR2 DRAM and
processes the workload
in 391 seconds. "Fastest consumer multicore
CPU-based system" processes the entire workload
on CPU and is based
on an ATI Radeon HD48...
ICU Medical Inc. and Health Robotics Announce Compatibility of CytoCare(TM) Robot and CLAVE(R) Needle-Free Connector to Enable Safer Hazardous Drug Handling
...to spike the
IV Hazardous Drugs Containers prior to preparation such as the CLAVE(R)
Needle-Free Connector, so that we can simultaneously decrease the workload
our pharmacy technicians while protecting nursing personnel from unnecessary
exposures to chemotherapy and other hazardous drugs. This will enable ...
Ground Zero Pharmaceuticals Announces Expansion of Regulatory and Product Development Consulting Services
...n related developments, GZP has augmented its staff in the Regulatory
and scientific areas to further improve its efficiency in handling the
attendant to the growth of both its client base and new
programs from existing clients. This includes the addition of Anthony Shaw
and Greg Coulter wi...
Medicsight Receives Brazilian State Food and Drug Administration Approval for ColonCAD Software
...Medicsight, commented: "The approval of Medicsight's
ColonCAD(TM) software is great news for patients. It will also be a bonus
for radiologists, whose workload
is growing rapidly, both due to the rising
prevalence of colorectal cancer and the advances in imaging technology
which have led to a substantial incr...
New CO-oximetry Module for the ABL80 FLEX Blood Gas Analyzer
Radiometer's products and services simplify and automate all phases of
acute care testing, so hospitals can get fast results, reduce workload
the risk of errors, and improve cost effectiveness. For more information,
visit http://www.radiometeramerica.com .
Liko Introduces Two Additions to Its 'Stat' Family of Low Friction Sheets
...actured of extremely low friction fabrics, the new products are
designed to reduce skin abrasions to the patient while also minimizing the
during a variety of commonly encountered patient
transfer and repositioning maneuvers.
Liko's new Stat HandySheets are designed to be used in pairs ...