Pilot programs at several large academic medical centers suggest that integrating psychiatrists and other mental-health professionals into hospital units to work with patients before they're in crisis can lead to everything from shorter hospital stays and fewer readmissions to intensive care unit (ICU) patients being weaned off ventilators sooner, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Hospitals could save at least 33,000 lives each year if they followed the patient safety policies and procedures of the highest-scoring hospitals in The Leapfrog Group's Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Score update, a new study finds.
Top health systems in the country earned high marks in emergency room wait times, cost effectiveness and patient rating, according to Truven Health Analytics' list of top 15 health systems for 2016.
Public health authorities have issued new guidelines to protect workers who treat patients exposed to the Zika virus.
The rise of "convenient care" within the hospital sector is driving a wave of partnerships, including joint ventures, non-exclusive arrangements and telehealth alliances, according to a post at the NEJM Catalyst blog.
A new guide from Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence provides hospitals with concrete steps for improving integrated, accessible behavioral health services by building community networks and partnerships that fill gaps in care.
The U.S. is better prepared for public health emergencies than it was three years ago, according to an annual health preparedness assessment from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
In this special report, FierceHealthcare examines best practices for care coordination to ensure patients receive the right care, in the right place and at the right time.
A new bacterial outbreak, dubbed Elizabethkingia anopheles, has emerged in southeastern Wisconsin and area hospitals must be extra vigilant, according to Hospitals & Health Networks
Rankings of so-called "Top Hospitals" can produce wildly different results depending on the questions asked and the criteria used to determine each healthcare institution's rating, according to a commentary published at MedPageToday.
Increased financial pressure provides hospitals with more incentives to improve patient safety, but policymakers must establish more meaningful measures to create lasting change, write two leading patient safety experts.
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital will fork over $2.2 million to settle a case that involved an "egregious disclosure" of two patients' protected health information during filming of a reality TV series.
As the heathcare industry works to address racial disparities and identify its causes, a new study published in Medical Care indicates missed nursing care may have something to do with it.
A panel of independent experts has called for sweeping changes in the patient safety practices at the National Institute of Health's Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The task force writes in a report that an overemphasis on research came at the expense of patient safety.
Hospital groups and lawmakers hailed a federal agency's decision Wednesday to delay the release of its new star ratings until July.
Patients are at increased risk for mental symptoms such as post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression following stays in the intensive care unit, according to a study from Johns Hopkins Medicine.
A program at Henry Ford Health System's Behavioral Health Services Department drastically reduced suicide rates by applying a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation care redesign initiative to target depression, according to a case study published on the NEJM Catalyst blog.
Although there is no cookie-cutter approach to care coordination, one hospital's strategy has proven to be an effect model for patient care transitions, according to Medscape.
Fox News consumer reporter John Stossel has a bone to pick with the U.S. healthcare system. The journalist is undergoing treatment for lung cancer at one of the highest-rated hospitals in the country. Although his prognosis is good and he trusts his doctors, he is much less enamored with the hospital's customer service.