As the issue of violence directed at healthcare workers gains ever more attention, research shows that nurses and doctors suffer some of the worst abuse at the hands of their own colleagues.
While some hospitals use the old-fashioned concept of the house call to provide better post-discharge care, other organizations take the idea even further by treating certain patients entirely from the comfort of their homes, according to post on the New York Times' Well blog.
As controversy continues to swirl around superbug outbreaks in U.S. hospitals, a new study sounds the alarm that shortages of key antibiotics could make drug-resistant bacteria an even bigger threat to patients.
" ... a simple touch, a nod, a gesture that lets the patient know that you see them as more than a diagnosis and are engaged and listening to them gives the healthcare provider credibility, forms a trust between patient and provider and starts the relationship off in a positive way to achieve goals."
I am fortunate to be surrounded by amazing healthcare practitioners who demonstrate healthCARING every day. Be it within my family: bride (registered nurse), mother (x-ray technician / vascular technologist/mammographer), sister (registered ICU nurse), cousin (nurse leader), sister-in-law (social worker); my co-workers: physicians, nurses, therapists; and my friends: physicians, physical therapists, behavioral health practitioners (psychiatrist, psychologist, etc.), and specific to this post, an amazing home health nurse.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.