As the healthcare industry becomes increasingly technology-focused, leaders without a background in tech may find it overwhelming. That's why it's essential they understand several key terms and concepts, according to Managed Healthcare Executive.
A new Consumer Reports series examines the rise of antibiotic-resistant superbugs, calling the dangerous infections the "health crisis of this generation."
The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation proposes national recommendations to better manage patient medications in order to reduce hospital readmissions.
In all the furor leading up to the Supreme Court's ruling Thursday to uphold federal subsidies, you may have missed a story in FierceHealthcare this week about a lawsuit involving an anesthesiologist's shocking behavior in the operating room.
Shocking because the tirade, which was accidentally caught on tape, featured an outrageous and, frankly disgusting, exchange between Tiffany Ingham, M.D., and her surgical team, in which she called the unconscious patient a "retard" and a "wimp" and also speculated that he was gay due to his alma mater, the University of Mary Washington, a former women's college.
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Increasing numbers of nurse practitioners who enter the healthcare field could help fill the gap created by a shortage of primary care physicians, according to an opinion piece on the Health Affairs Blog.
The healthcare field has made great strides in preventing adverse events that cause physical harm to patients, but one Boston hospital thinks it's time that hospital quality improvement programs also work to prevent emotional harm that damages a patient's dignity.
The Department of Health and Human Services has launched a National Ebola Training and Education Center to ensure American providers can safely identify, treat and transport any future patients infected with the deadly virus.
Less than 6 percent of people who experience cardiac arrest outside of a hospital survive, while less than a quarter of hospital cardiac arrest patients survive, according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine.
As the healthcare industry transitions from a volume-based to a value-based model, more healthcare organizations are adding the position of chief quality officer to their payrolls, according to Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality.
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