Kathleen Sebelius is expected to announce today that she is stepping down from her post as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, according to multiple news outlets.
As more states expand the scope of practice for nurse practitioners in an effort to combat the growing physician shortage, Remapping Debate explores the differences in training between the providers and whether those differences impact patient care.
The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety presented a list of ways to improve postoperative patient safety and health outcomes at the annual Association of perioperative Registered Nurses conference earlier this month.
To find long-term solutions to hospital problems, healthcare providers must take a fresh approach to strategic planning, according to well-known healthcare reform expert Paul Keckley in an opinion piece published in Hospitals & Health Networks Daily.
In an innovative and dynamic period for the healthcare industry, high CEO turnover, leaders from outside the traditional realm and C-suite turnover bring new skills and fresh blood into hospitals and healthcare systems, according to a Hospitals & Health Networks post by Mary Grayson.
Community factors, such as socioeconomic status, physician mix and nursing home quality, may affect hospital readmission rates more than previously thought, according to a study published in Health Services Research
Physicians with a hospital background and natural leadership abilities are a perfect fit for the C-suite executive roundtable, according to an article published in The Hospitalist.
There's not enough evidence to determine whether animal and human interaction within hospitals actually benefits either party, according to a study published in Anthrozoos: A Multidisciplinary Journal of The Interactions of People & Animals.
Hospitals should follow three strategies to reduce the risk of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), according to recommendations published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.
Families aren't having as much trouble paying their medical bills, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Expanding Medicaid eligibility has neither reduced care access nor increased emergency department (ED) use, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Six years ago Park Ridge Health in Hendersonville, N.C., had the worst patient satisfaction scores in Western North Carolina. Today, after an initiative to change its hospital culture and increase focus on customer service, it boasts the highest rating in the region and the third-highest in the state.
Hospital violence is at the forefront of many healthcare safety conversations after recent assaults on two New York-area nurses, one of whom suffered a critical head injury, according to Nurse.com.
Connecticut hospitals are training more than 10,000 employees in high-reliability strategies similar to those in aviation and nuclear power in an effort to help hospitals reduce statewide medical errors and improve patient safety and experience, the CT Mirror reported.
Although patients may now have insurance through health insurance exchanges, the coverage doesn't guarantee that physicians will accept it, according to a new study from JAMA New Medicine.
The federal government could expose doctors who receive substantial payments from unnecessary tests and procedures when it releases doctors' Medicare payment data, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.
Peter L. Gosline, president and CEO of Monadnock Community Hospital in Petersborough, N.H., explains how lean Six Sigma strategies helped save the critical access hospital from layoffs and financial ruin.
In an era where doctors spend hours a day filling out forms, scheduling patients, searching for data and coordinating care to improve quality and lower costs, medical scribes could be the key to freeing doctors to spend more time treating and interacting with patients, according to an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal.