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.
Industry experts expect the declining inpatient volume trend to continue through the rest of 2014 and beyond, according to a Health Finance News post.
A series of new reports illustrates the need for common standards in military healthcare, according to the Washington Post.
Limits to the number of hours residents can work in a shift have made no difference in patient safety outcomes, according to research published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.
Transplant surgeons could save time and costs using a free-standing organ recovery center, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation.
Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano announced it will not accept the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award this April in the wake of accusations a hospital neurosurgeon botched multiple surgeries after drinking or doing drugs, the Dallas Business Journal reported.
In an effort to reduce healthcare costs and improve patient safety, some hospitals and physicians want to use less high-tech imaging in emergency rooms, and look for simpler, lower-risk diagnostic techniques, the Wall Street Journal reported.
A bill in the New Jersey state legislature would make sure that hospitals get power back as soon as possible during emergencies like Hurricane Sandy, according to NJ Spotlight.
Two Pennsylvania hospitals now provide social and emotional care to patients to foster a more complete healing process, especially for pediatric patients who are constantly in and out of the hospital with chronic conditions, PennLive reported.
"Hospital-dependent" patients are a distinct group from patients with chronic illnesses, and hospitals must properly understand them in order to reduce readmission rates, two physicians write in an opinion piece for the New England Journal of Medicine.