Most states have dismal records for the information they provide to consumers on the quality of healthcare that physicians provide, according to the latest report card from the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute.
Proper, accurate measurement is crucial to addressing the growing issue of medical misdiagnosis, according to an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Houston, Texas, is the best metropolitan area for registered nurses, according to a new analysis from tech startup SpareFoot and Indeed.com.
A New Jersey health system's aggressive push into accountable care and population health management is already showing signs of success, according to Healthcare Informatics.
The horrifying attacks on restaurants, clubs and cafés in Paris last week have resulted in a call by U.S. federal agencies for healthcare providers and hospitals to review their disaster plans and to exercise "enhanced vigilance" in the days ahead.
The embattled Department of Veterans Affairs is set to unveil the New Veterans Choice Program, its plan to combine its private physician networks to Congress, according to the Washington Post.
Hospitals will now be held accountable for the quality of care they deliver to Medicare patients who have hip and knee replacements, under a new bundled payment initiative aimed to save the Medicare program $343 million over the next five years.
Most nurses feel like they're making enough money, but up to 88 percent would rather work elsewhere, according to a new salary survey conducted by Medscape.
More than 1,000 hospitals received special recognition for their scores on healthcare quality measures, according to The Joint Commission's 2015 annual report on quality and safety.
A new federal work plan shows a growing shift in the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General priorities, particularly with regard to hospitals.
A new report from the AARP finds a significant drop in the number of unplanned hospital readmissions following hip and knee replacement surgery among patients age 50 or older between 2009 and 2013.
Emphasis on innovation in healthcare has itself led to an innovation: the idea of the healthcare innovation center, in which healthcare leaders--often chief innovation officers--work both within their own organizations and with others in and out of the hospital sector to foster the next generation of big ideas in healthcare. In this special report, FierceHealthcare looks at five such centers and how they're changing the game for healthcare innovation.
Elderly adults with dementia are more likely to visit the emergency department, be admitted to the hospital and die following a visit, according to a study from the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University Center for Aging Research.
Public health officials have their work cut out in trying to change the way people across the globe use antibiotics, according to a new survey by the World Health Organization.
In the wake of an inspection that found "multi-systemwide failures" that created a major risk of patient harm, Seattle's Western State Hospital may lose millions in Medicare and Medicaid funding, according to the Associated Press.
All stakeholders in the healthcare industry must take four steps in order for hospitals to improve population health within their communities, according to an opinion piece from the Brookings Institution.
The Food and Drug Administration has ordered the recall of roughly 2,800 Custom Ultrasonics automated endoscope reprocessors from hospitals and other healthcare facilities, claiming the company cannot prove that the devices properly clean and disinfect endoscopes.
Surgical teams put patients at risk for infection by frequently entering and leaving the operating room, according to a new study published in the journal Orthopedics.