Consumer-driven healthcare: How three organizations respond to the demands of patient-centered care

During the American Hospital Association's annual meeting Tuesday, the presidents and CEOs from Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Virginia, Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles and Trinity Health in Livonia, Michigan, discussed the new initiatives to address the demands of a consumer-driven market.

Non-toxic version of bacteria could help treat hospital-acquired infections

As hospitals struggle with the increasingly formidable challenge of antibiotic-resistant infections, a new study from the Journal of the American Medical Association offers one possible solution to combat a particularly dangerous superbug, Clostridium difficile.

Care quality no worse for ACA exchange patients

The Affordable Care Act has narrowed patient networks in California, but at no overall cost to care quality, according to a new study published in Health Affairs.

Washington best state for nurses; Louisiana the worst

​For the second year in a row, a state in the Pacific Northwest ranks as the best in the country for nurses, while a state in the South ranks as the worst, according to new research from the finance site WalletHub.


3 ways to fight 'improvement fatigue'

Healthcare leaders have a lot to accomplish as the industry moves from a volume-based model to a value-based one and as patient safety and care quality become more important than ever, but providers must safeguard against "improvement fatigue" during this process, futurist Ian Morrison writes for Hospitals & Health Networks.


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While adverse drug events are less likely in patients with diabetes when their doctors practice higher levels of e-prescribing, not all groups of patients are equally served by the practice, according to a study published Wednesday in the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.


The issue of poor interoperability between electronic health record systems took center stage at a Senate hearing Tuesday focusing on the promise of precision medicine.