In an exclusive interview with FierceHealthcare, Catherine Miller, R.N., J.D., risk management and patient safety specialist for the Cooperative of American Physicians Inc.' CAPAssurance Program, discusses how healthcare leaders can use rounding to improve patient safety at their organizations.
Four of the most popular ratings systems for hospital quality are often at odds, potentially confusing patients, according to an analysis published in Health Affairs.
Despite claims by healthcare economists that the medical community has exaggerated the scope of the potential doctor shortage, a leading association that represents medical schools and teaching hospital reports that the country will be short as many as 90,000 physicians by 2025.
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
Despite dramatic scientific and technological advances since the nursing profession began in the 19th century, nurses today confront many of the same challenges as those who pioneered the profession, including excessive patient loads, staffing shortages, long shifts and workplace bullying.
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While the Supreme Court's decision in King v. Burwell is still a long way off, the stock market's reaction to the start of oral arguments Wednesday indicates that many see hope for the survival of federal health insurance subsidies.
Research leaves little doubt that significant care quality disparities due to race, income, gender and even sexual orientation continue to trouble the U.S. healthcare system, but the greater challenge for providers is to pinpoint what to do about it, Permanente Medical Group CEO Robert Pearl, M.D., writes in a recent Forbes article.
Turnover among healthcare CEOs fell in 2014 but remains high, according to research from the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Without whistleblowers, the revelation that the Department of Veterans Affairs tried to cover up dangerous delays in care at its health facilities may not have ever come to light. But employees who expose wrongdoing still face reprisals in the VA system, even as it tries desperately to change, the Washington Post reports.
To address perception issues in the healthcare business, hospital leaders can take pointers from an unlikely source: the fast food industry, according to Becker's Hospital Review.
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The Apple Watch will debut in April without some of its highly anticipated health functions, but the market for wearable technology nonetheless remains poised to change the way the health insurance industry operates.