'Nurse intuition' may play a role in critical-care outcomes

"Nurse intuition" doesn't sound scientific, but it could play a key role in critical-care outcomes, according to a study published in DovePress

CDC confirms Zika in Brazilian babies killed by birth defect

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the presence of the Zika virus in two Brazilian babies who died of microcephaly, according to USA Today.

Women leaders could boost hospital profits

The upper echelons of most industries are often thought of as a man's world, and healthcare is no exception. But new research from the Peterson Institute for International Economics and EY indicates women taking the reins could boost a hospital's bottom line.

Value-based care models: Look to strategies that already work

The transition to a value-based care model is easier said than done. To actually make such a model work, leaders should look to practical strategies that have been successful for other organizations, according to a blog post for NEJM Catalyst.

Forward-looking boards of directors critical to rural hospitals' health

Too many rural hospital boards of directors "focus on things in the rear-view mirror," Tim Putnam, CEO of Margaret Mary Health, a small Indiana critical access hospital, tells Hospital & Health Networks.


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On the heels of opening its new telemedicine facility last fall, Chesterfield, Missouri-based Mercy Virtual agreed this week to form a partnership with University of North Carolina Healthcare in which the two systems will remotely share resources.


Southerners are more likely to be uninsured, have chronic illnesses and experience worse health outcomes than people in other areas of the country, and expanding Medicaid eligibility in Southern states would go a long way toward reducing these disparities, according to a brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation.