Medicare Part D prescription coverage reduced hospital admissions and program spending by $1.5 billion a year, according to a new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Health systems and hospitals can learn a lot from Google's use of data to create an organizational culture that drives employee engagement and satisfaction, according to a Becker's Hospital Review article.
Although jokes at the expense of doctors and hospitals aren't new, researchers who looked at the popularity of the one-liners on Facebook say the study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research provides insight into the use of social networking sites for research related to health and medicine.
Clinical studies still overlook gender difference, which leaves women at a disadvantage and could endanger their health, according to a new report from Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women's Health & Gender Biology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
Hospitals spend roughly $230 million a year to purchase expensive generic substitutes in an effort to combat drug shortages, according to new research from Premier, Inc.
The definition of care quality has evolved in recent years to incorporate patient experience, which is why the Cleveland Clinic created the position of chief experience officer, according to Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove, M.D.
Healthcare providers must adapt and change to the evolving industry climate, taking into consideration healthcare consumerization and the evolution of risk, which is shifting from payers to providers, according to an article from Strategy+Business.
Although most healthcare system leaders surveyed have a clear commitment to support hand hygiene, a new World Health Organization study indicates there is room for improvement.
Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) in Kentucky now have the authority to write prescriptions for non-scheduled legend drugs, KyForward reports.
The National Quality Forum will conduct an internal review in response to recent conflict-of-interest allegations, according to a report released Friday.
President Barack Obama's budget proposal calls for Congress to commit more than $5 billion to new training programs to combat the physician shortage, the New York Daily News reports.
Wait times at emergency rooms across the country are soaring, as various hospitals report wait times far above the national average.
In the wake of conflict of interest concerns, National Quality Forum President and CEO Christine Cassel, M.D., announced her resignation from the boards of Premier Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals.
Coordinated care can cut unnecessary hospital readmissions, but it's up to hospitals and healthcare providers to take a bigger role in the initiative, according to a new report by the nonprofit coalition Northeast Business Group on Health.
Top U.S. hospitals have three common reasons for their success, according to Healthgrades' latest report, which names America's best 50 and 100 hospitals.
Mortality rates after common surgical procedures decrease dramatically if patients receive treatment in hospitals where nurses have managable workloads and hold bachelor's degrees, according to a study published in The Lancet.
Four medical groups issued new standardized geriatric emergency care guidelines that outline how to set up programs and deliver care to this growing population,
Hospital noise--which can become as loud as a jet engine at some points during the day--can harm patients' sleep patterns and blood pressure. As a result, researchers at the University of California, San Diego are working on ways to reduce noise levels, according to KPBS.
Patient-centered medical homes don't necessarily improve quality and lower costs, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.