As hospitals focus more on quality measures and lowering readmissions, they also look to cut back on diagnostic errors, which occur in about 5 percent of U.S. adults, accumulating in as many as 12 million outpatient diagnostic errors each year, according to a study published in the BMJ Quality & Safety.
Hospitals must do a better job of enforcing hand-washing rules, especially for nurses, to counter "unacceptable and avoidable" hospital infection rates, according to new guidance from the U.K.'s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
The Census Bureau plans to change its annual survey so drastically that it may be difficult to determine the effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act, reports the New York Times.
The American Hospital Association asked the National Quality Forum (NQF) to implement recommendations to risk adjust quality measures to account for sociodemographic factors such as Medicaid status, income, education and homelessness in a letter this week.
New Hampshire's attorney general will appeal a judge's ruling that the state's hospital tax, which brings in $185 million a year, is unconstitutional to the state Supreme Court, Boston.com reported.
One year after the tragic and deadly bombing, Boston hospitals are prepping for the Boston Marathon, including staffing extra workers, implementing new notification and chain of command procedures, and sending medical worker volunteers to the race itself, WBUR, Boston's NPR news station, reported.
Although nurses are known for their work as caregivers, educators and hospital unit administrators, the role they play in research is often not recognized, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
More than 100,000 medical professionals, including doctors, nurses, medical technicians and aides, either abuse prescription drugs or are addicted to them, according to USA Today.
About 21 million American adults had diabetes as of 2010, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The findings could impact hospitals' newly prioritized battle for population health.
SC Supreme Court upholds state regulation of hospital expansions; Special nursing care reduced CRBSIs in outpatient settings;
Good employers and leaders will create and foster more engaged employees, which help make organizations more productive and successful, according to a Gallup article.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week released new proposed fire safety standards for hospitals and other healthcare facilities.
Two hospitals in the northeast will join forces in hopes of bringing the region lower-cost medical services, the latest of several mergers in the area, the Boston Globe reported
Departing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius acknowledged Sunday in a televised interview that the timeline for rolling out HealthCare.gov was wrong and the technical glitches that plagued the website were the lowest point of her five-year tenure.
Building a brand is essential for any hospital or healthcare system to attract and retain new patients, as well as top physicians during an era of consolidations, mergers and closures, according to a blog post on Nursescount.com.
Public hospitals could save almost $430 million a year by expanding responsibilities for nursing assistants, allied health assistants and registered nurses, according to a new report from the Grattan Institute.
More experienced nurses deliver better patient care and shorten length of stay, according to an study published in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.
President Barack Obama this morning nominated Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.