Seattle Children's Hospital is notifying 12,000 families after learning that some surgical equipment at the Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center was incorrectly sterilized, CBS News reports.
Encouraging hand hygiene among hospital employees is a top priority in the healthcare industry, but improving it may require closer monitoring and the threat of penalties for non-compliance.
As hospitals become increasingly willing to listen to nurses' opinions in healthcare facility design, a book coming out this fall will help guide nurses through the redesign process. Multiple contributors will discuss topics including innovations led by nurses and trends affecting design.
Two more participants may exit the Pioneer ACO program due to lackluster financial performance--just days after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced its accountable care organizations saved $411 million last year.
What if patients thought of getting healthcare, even paying insurance premiums, more like treating themselves to new jewelry than forking out cash for a necessary evil? That's one aspiration of Zoom (formerly Zoomcare), the Portland–Oregon based company planning to redesign a full array of medical and health insurance services to create an "insanely great experience" for its target customer base, according to an article from Fast Company.
Long Island-based North Shore-LIJ Medical Group has started posting reviews of its doctors online, making it the first large medical group in the New York metropolitan area to do so.
A critical decision on ownership nearly four decades ago ensured the future survival of one Arizona community hospital but potentially led to the recent closure of another, according to an article in the Silver City Daily Press.
In an exclusive interview with FierceHealthcare, Global Transitional Care CEO Rani Khetarpal discusses how transitional care service providers can help prevent readmissions and improve patient care.
Surgical outcomes are equally safe for surgeons who worked a late shift the night before as those who didn't, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The push for patient-centered care and improving population health has led to increased collaboration among hospitals, according to a nationwide survey from the American Hospital Association.
Even as the government claims preventable hospital readmissions have dropped, a dramatic increase in hospitals' use of observation status and emergency care in lieu of readmission suggests many providers are gaming the quality standards.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services released new guidance to help healthcare organizations provide care to homeless individuals in advance of a disaster.
Medicare accountable care organizations generated $411 million in total savings in 2014, but few of the Pioneer and Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs qualified for bonuses in the second year results of the program, according to the latest data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. But the financial metrics only tell some of the story, according to ACO leaders interviewed this morning.
Hospital chief executive officers, take note: If you ever need to apologize for corporate wrongdoing, it's best you look sad while you say you're sorry, according to a new study published in the September 2015 issue of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.
Reducing medical errors is a major priority for the healthcare industry, and now legislators and patient safety advocates are exploring a potential solution to the problem: Cameras in the operating room.
Although the hospital industry largely tracks care quality and patient safety by measuring individual adverse event rates, monitoring a hospital's total patient harm rate could be far more effective, according to Hospitals & Health Networks.
The revamped 17-story Parkland Hospital in Dallas features 862 single-patient rooms that are ready to accommodate a growing number of obese patients,The New York Times reports.
Nurses are in high demand in the healthcare industry--but only if they have experience, according to an article in Comstock's.
Second opinions have long been an option for patients, but there is now a growing number of online services dedicated specifically to providing patients with another perspective on their diagnosis, according to The Wall Street Journal.