The governmental groups, commercial payers and other organizations creating "measure madness" by requiring hospitals to report on hundreds of quality measures must commit to the minimum amount necessary, according to the Healthcare Association of New York State.
The American Hospital Association reported today that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will delay the release of overall star ratings until July
Although big data analytics can help providers target high-risk patients for population health interventions, current models may miss other factors that play a role in selecting patients for the programs, according to a blog post published by Health Affairs.
The resurgence of illnesses like measles, mumps, diphtheria, pertussis and other vaccine-preventable diseases presents special problems for hospitals and healthcare institutions, particularly in their intensive care units and operating rooms, according to research published in the journal Anesthesia and Analgesia.
Healthcare volunteers may hold the key to a better patient experience, according to a whitepaper published by the Beryl Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to patient experience improvement.
Nearly half of long-stay nursing home residents are transferred to a hospital emergency department at least once a year, but only a third of those patients were admitted to the hospital, a study published in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine found.
Scripps Health will work with a Mexican health insurer to create the region's first hospital aimed to meet the needs of the growing number of Southern Californians who seek medical care south of the border.
The National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute is asking researchers and the public to submit ideas for its National Cancer Moonshot program.
Two years after a nationwide scandal prompte
As a top Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official warns that Zika outbreaks in the continental U.S. were likely this summer, congressional Democrats are pressuring Republican leadership to authorize $1.8 billion in Zika funding requested by the White House two months ago.
Research proposals to unlock why racial and ethnic minorities, as well as low-income patients, have consistently poorer surgical outcomes, could be eligible for grant funding from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.
Although triage services in emergency departments are meant to prioritize care to the sickest patients, a new study finds that in some cases, patients identified as non-urgent receive diagnostic services and procedures, and are even admitted to critical care units.
Mental health treatment and diagnoses vary significantly by race and ethnicity, according to a new study published in Psychiatric Services.
Superbugs are on track to kill 10 million people a year by 2050--more than those who die from cancer, warned UK Chancellor George Osborne, who urged for global and radical action to fight the threat from bacteria that have become resistant to antibiotics.
Lack of support for mental health continues to adversely affect hospitals, with Minnesota emergency departments increasingly forced to act as holding cells for patients who pose a threat to both healthcare workers and other patients, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Daily checklists and other aspects of a quality improvement intervention failed to reduce deaths among critically ill patients in intensive care units, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has resolved most of the 56,000 cases of patients who waited too long for care by shutting down operations for a day to focus on those cases, according to a case study published by the NEJM Catalyst.
The number of patients sickened by endoscopes carrying carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae between 2010 and 2015 is much higher than the Food and Drug Administration previously reported, according to the results of a Congressional investigation obtained by Kaiser Health News.
Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital is ramping up efforts to save lives of drug users, who have been shooting up in the hospital's bathrooms and parking garages, the Boston Herald reports.