The historically high-traffic emergency department serves as hospitals' admissions department more than ever before, according to a Healthcare Daily article.
Ten cities have the best healthcare in the country, based on market and hospital performance for populations, according to a new report from iVantage Health Analytics.
Hospitals that have visible and accessible chief nurses and also involve nurses in care-delivery decisions offer better quality of care, according to a new study published in The Journal of Nursing Administration.
Hospital CEOs around the country raked in big bucks in 2011 and 2012, with CEOs at the 10 highest-grossing non-profit hospitals earning an average of $3 million, Becker's Hospital Review reported.
In late 2013, the federal government proposed broad new disaster preparedness regulations for hospitals and other healthcare orgnaizations, but a leading hospital trade group says the costs are too prohibitive and could run as high as $225 million, the New York Times reports.
Rep. Jim Renacci (R-Ohio), along with a bipartisan group of legislators, introduced a bill this week to adjust the formula the Department of Health and Human Services uses to penalize hospitals with high readmission rates.
In the face of budget cuts, consolidations and mergers, hospitals that want to expand their markets must get back to basics and focus on capacity, efficiency and service, according to a Becker's Hospital Review article.
Rural health, already in crisis due to many states' failure to expand Medicaid and a federal government proposal to recertify critical access hospitals, now faces another challenge: a desperate need for healthcare workers.
Successful patient engagement programs require three essential components, according to a new brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Specialist nurses are a valuable tool in caring for patients with diabetes, according to new research presented at the annual Diabetes UK Professional Conference, Diabetes.co.uk reported.
Hospital CEO turnover reached a record high in 2013, according to a report from the American College of Healthcare Executives.
In the wake of a recent study that found patient-centered medical homes don't significantly improve quality or save money, a congressional agency is now questioning the model and its payment mechanisms.
A recent study shows pain control is tied to patient satisfaction, and one way hospitals can help patients manage pain and boost their organizations' satisfaction scores is to follow the lead of an outcomes-driven, interdisciplinary approach developed by the VA to treat pain.
Physician assistants and nurse practitioners are more likely than physicians to advise patients who have chronic illnesses on how to live healthier lives, according to a new study published in Preventing Chronic Disease.
Doing nothing for a moment before making a final decision actually helps people come to better conclusions, according to research published in the journal PLoS One.
Hospitals' lack of standardized infection control practices for multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB) may contribute to an increase in multidrug-resistant bacteria, according to a study from the the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Research Network published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.
A Bloomberg News report describes what it calls a "heart surgery factory" at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City. But the practice of scheduling emergency procedures in order to maximize reimbursement is widespread, according to Forbes.
Postsurgical pain evaluations correlate with overall patient satisfaction scores during hospital stays, according to a new study presented at the American Academy of Pain Medicine's 30th Annual Meeting.
The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) should create a standardized national strategy for value-based purchasing, similar to the existing National Quality Strategy, argues a new study conducted by the RAND Corporation for HHS.