How patient-centered care helped an Arkansas hospital cut readmissions by 90%

One Arkansas hospital system has cut readmissions nearly 90 percent by addressing both direct and indirect contributing factors, according to Executive Insight.

Five charged in $600M spinal surgery fraud scheme

The former chief financial officer of a California hospital is one of five people changed in a $600 million healthcare kickback scheme,

'Flying ICUs': Medical helicopters provide advanced care for rural patients

Medical helicopters so well-equipped that one hospital leader calls them "flying intensive care units" are helping people in the rural upper Midwest get emergency medical care that otherwise would be out of reach, the Duluth (Minnesota) News Tribune reported.

Coordinated, multihospital effort improves ER patient flow

A collaborative effort by 42 hospitals in 16 U.S. communities to improve patient flow in their emergency departments led to measurable improvements at two-thirds of the hospitals, according to a study published in the December issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety.

Hunger carries $160B a year in healthcare costs

Food insecurity led to healthcare costs of $160 billion in the United States last year, according to a study commissioned by the charitable Bread for the World Institute.


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After failing to devise a way to replace the state's managed care organization tax, California lawmakers are facing a $1.1 billion hole in next year's health budget,  Kaiser Health   News  reports.


Two of the men Pamela Wible, M.D., a family practice physician, dated in medical school took their own lives. Eight physicians in her small town committed suicide. Writ large, physician suicide is a public health issue: More than one million patients lose their physicians each year because those physicians take their own lives. In a recent interview with Christine Sinsky, M.D., from the American Medical Association, posted on the KevinMD blog, Wible offered several steps the medical community can take to help prevent additional physician suicides.