In this special report, FierceHealthcare examines best practices for care coordination to ensure patients receive the right care, in the right place and at the right time.
The costs of emergency surgery are soaring, but research published Wednesday in JAMA Surgery found that just seven procedures accounted for 80 percent of admissions, inpatient costs, complications and deaths.
The modern era of healthcare heavily emphasizes rapid evolution and the need for innovation and reform, but this emphasis has come at the expense of reinforcing several universal values, according to a Forbes column.
High-quality patient experience is always a concern for me, as I believe we must make our patients' time with us as pleasant as possible. Until recently, though, I haven't had much experience as a patient myself. The most serious procedure I have ever had done in a hospital is an inguinal hernia repair, and my experience was very good. That couldn't have anything to do with the fact that I was also the CEO of that facility, right?
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A six-step hand-washing process developed by the World Health Organization is more effective than the three-step approach suggested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a study has found.
Healthcare's transition from fee-for-service to value-based care models is hitting teaching hospitals especially hard. However, if such hospitals strengthen their ties to integrated delivery networks that emphasize primary care and multispecialty group practice, they can significantly improve their chances of a successful transition, argues a post from the NEJM Catalyst blog.
The more they witness the suffering of patients, the more likely already-stressed physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers will experience compassion fatigue, according to an article in U.S. News & World Report.
A Minneapolis medical center has looked to an unlikely source for architectural inspiration: Apple.
Workplace violence is rampant in healthcare but several factors make the problem difficult to assess and solve, according to a new article in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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