Patient early warning detection system alerts staff to minor changes in a patient's conditions can help prevent more serious events down the line and reduce mortality rates.
The Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association and two affiliated groups launched a $5 million campaign Monday to train nurses and other professionals to care for patients with serious illnesses.
Rep. Bill Flores (R-Texas) pledged a "broad discussion" on the Department of Veterans Affairs' role in mental health research after the revelation that the Waco VA facility wasted millions, according to the Associated Press.
As the healthcare industry seeks to find ways to address the primary care shortage, a recent nationwide survey finds that patients are more open to care provided by physician assistants. FierceHealthcare spoke to John McGinnity, president of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, about the profession and how it is set to fill the gaps in healthcare today.
Health officials said the revised, stricter guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are more stringent and will help prevent further spread of the Ebola virus, according to CBS News.
Hospitals may not be able to reduce preventable readmissions on their own, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Managed Care.
It is possible to obtain a consensus on how to expand graduate medical education (GME), according to a new Health Affairs post. The article, written by a team of authors led by Richard Rieselbach, professor emeritus of medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin, identifies a four-step proposal that they believe can be implemented immediately.
To find out the legal implications Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas may face in the wake of the latest Ebola-related incidents--and the legal rights of the medical workers who face the greatest risk as they care for patients with the illness--FierceHealthcare spoke with Karen Evans, R.N., J.D., an attorney with the Johnnie Cochran Law Firm in the District of Columbia.
Some doctors worry accountable care organizations may micro-manage doctors and make their care decisions all about cost, Fred N. Pelzman, M.D., writes for MedPageToday.
President Barack Obama may appoint an "Ebola czar" to o help the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention oversee the federal government's response to the deadly virus in the United States, according to The New York Times.
If the average patient's ability to understand medical information is poor, the U.S. public's comprehension of the current healthcare/insurance system is in dire need of improvement.
State-level malpractice reforms for emergency physicians produced no discernible reduction in the intensity of care, according to a RAND Corp. study in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Infection control experts blame lax federal guidelines for the spread of Ebola to two Dallas healthcare workers who cared for the country's first Ebola patient, the New York Times reports.
Orange County, California's third-largest hospital has suspended all elective surgeries after four patients developed infections following orthopedic surgery, according to the Orange County Register.
Medical tourism is gaining popularity among Americans, but the practice may not be in their best interests.
Think doctors overtest and overtreat? Blame "intolerance of both uncertainty and error," according to an analysis published online in BMJ.
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is calling on the federal government to require that hospitals receiving Medicare and Medicaid money adopt policies banning discrimination against patients based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
A 2013 report found that medical errors may cause up to 400,000 deaths annually, making them the third leading cause of death in the nation, behind only heart disease and cancer. FierceHealthcare examines three ways healthcare providers can reduce and prevent these mistakes.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tuesday launched a new strategy to stop the spread of Ebola to healthcare workers in the wake of news that a second clinician who cared for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan before he died has come down with the deadly virus.
A dentistry-related case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court may have broader healthcare implications, according to National Public Radio.