The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has reversed its position on the timeline for implementing the Meaningful Use incentive program, and will propose an extension of Stage 2 through 2016 and beginning Stage 3 in 2017 for those providers that have competed at least two years in Stage 2.
As the healthcare industry tries to address the nationwide obesity crisis, one California hospital has figured out a way to help its dangerously overweight workforce shed pounds by developing a corporate health plan around social sharing and gamification, according to BenefitsPro.
Hospitals and health systems across the country are teaming up with different community organizations to help improve their populations' general health, according to a report by the Association for Community Health Improvement.
Digital updates on emergency room wait times may reduce stress and make patients more manageable, according to an article in Slate.
The number of healthcare-acquired infections reported at California hospitals dropped slightly from 2011 to 2012, according to data released by the California Department of Public Health.
More than half of Americans think the federal government should scale back the Affordable Care Act or repeal it, according to a Gallup poll released Friday
A series of nurse-led initiatives in Indiana improved patient outcomes and is projected to save healthcare organizations more than $5.2 million, lending credence to calls for expanded responsibilities for nurses, according to Infection Control Today.
Community hospitals aren't capitalizing on clinical research to generate revenue, recruit and retain physicians, or enhance their impact on the community, a new GuideStar Clinical Trials Management survey found.
Despite a recent report that there are fewer jobs for nurses in hospitals, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has good news for students graduating this May from entry-level baccalaureate (BSN) and master's nursing programs: New data shows they are much more likely to receive a job offer upon graduation than any other field.
Patients at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals do not have adequate protection from doctors with a history of subpar treatment, according to a new report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Confidence about the economy and the future is high among healthcare workers, according to the latest edition of the Randstad Healthcare Employee Confidence Index.
Holidays are a time for family and friends to gather and enjoy each other's company while swapping presents and eating meals together. But for patients and families stuck in the hospital during the holiday season, it can be a painful and lonely experience.
The federal government could save $283 million to $560 million or more per year if Medicare had the flexibility to reimburse emergency medical services (EMS) for managing selected 911 calls other than transport to an emergency room, according to a new study published in Health Affairs.
Though urban legend stigmatized frequent emergency room patients as mentally ill substance users who drain the healthcare system of millions of dollars and contribute to overcrowding, most ER superusers actually have chronic diseases, according to a new study published in Health Affairs.
A new study in The Journal of the American Medical Association shows hospitals can significantly reduce medical errors by adopting standardized communication during patient handoffs without burdening existing workflows.
Intermountain Healthcare, a 22-hospital system based in Salt Lake City, will offer spousal benefits to same-sex couples who have legally married in states where same-sex marriage is recognized starting in 2014, according to Deseret News.
Eleven hospitals across the country are participating in the American College of Cardiology's (ACC) new pilot patient navigator program to help support heart attack and heart failure patients most at risk for readmission
Emergency room type 1 observation units could reduce readmissions and healthcare costs by nearly $1 billion a year, according to a new study published in Health Affairs.
A new lawsuit filed against the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops highlights growing concerns that Catholic hospitals are guided by religious, not medical, concerns and are denying appropriate care to patients.