A nurse-led intervention program aimed to reduce readmissions among ethnically and linguistically diverse older patients didn't improve 30-day readmission rates, according to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Hospital leaders discussed their individual organizations' strategies for integrating post-acute providers such as skilled nursing facilities into the care continuum as part of a panel discussion on Tuesday at U.S. News & World Report's Hospital of Tomorrow conference.
In the wake of the death of the patient with the first case of Ebola in the United States and the errors that led to his initial misdiagnosis, healthcare providers and other institutions plan to step up their safeguards against the virus.
Hospitals around the country focus efforts on improving employees' hand-hygiene compliance, but may want to spend time encouraging hospitalized patients to wash their hands, according to a new study published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
Hospitals and other organizations can learn a lot from newly retired Yankees great Derek Jeter when it comes to branding themselves as winners, according to an article in Forbes.
A five-year pilot program involving 10 medical schools uses simulation tools to better prepare students for residencies, according to U.S. News & World Report.
The challenges of healthcare reform have forced hospital boards to change the way they do business, with many hospitals now looking for board members who will challenge the status quo.
In addition to the medical challenges of dealing with Ebola, there may be legal trouble in store for the Dallas hospital housing the country's first patient diagnosed with the virus, according to Texas Lawyer.
There's more to opening a new hospital than laying the cornerstone and completing construction, the CEO of the new Victory Medical Center Fort Worth in Texas writes in an article published by Becker's Hospital Review.
Hospitals with aggressive treatment styles, commonly referred to as high hospital care intensity, had lower rates of patients dying from a major complication (failure to rescue) but longer hospitalizations, according to a study published this month in JAMA Surgery.
As international agencies fight to contain the world's worse Ebola outbreak in nearly 40 years amid reports that a Dallas hospital misdiagnosed a patient infected with the deadly virus, a survey of registered nurses reveals most believe their hospitals aren't prepared to handle patients with Ebola.
State legislatures aim to reduce a prevalent problem in the healthcare sector: violence against workers.
The fact that just one in four accountable care organizations qualifies for a bonus shows that ACO status "is just one step toward becoming an effective population health manager," according to a blog post by The Advisory Board Co.
Hospitals that take a few simple steps can minimize the chance that they'll send another Ebola patient home from the emergency room, according to an article published by BHM Healthcare Solutions.
More acute care facilities ask patients to prepay prior to undergoing medical procedures or before they're discharged, CNN Money reported.
Massachusetts hospitals have stepped up the transparency of their post-medical error apology process, according to New England Public Radio.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services levied a record number of fines against hospitals for excessive readmissions, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis of federal records released this week.
Despite the mixed results so far of Medicare accountable care organizations, a new issue brief from the Navigant Center for HealthCare Research and Policy Analysis concludes that the traditional model is here to stay, although it will continue to evolve.
A push by the U.S. Department of Justice to hold executives accountable for corporate misdeeds could mean an increased focus on prosecuting healthcare executives, the law firm Arent Fox warns.