Although new care models and diagnostic strategies are improving cancer care management, a new issue has emerged: Whether the innovations are cost-effective.
A jury has ruled Rhode Island Hospital in Providence must pay $25.6 million in a negligence suit, the largest such verdict in the history of the state.
As hospital leaders strive to engage patients and their families and improve the organization's overall experience, some have found that the people who are most effective at achieving these goals are not staff or healthcare providers at all.
The healthcare industry's shift from volume to value has made it more important than ever for hospitals and healthcare organizations to actively engage patients in their care, according to Health Affairs.
A hospital in Orange County, California, cut its cesarean section rates from one of the highest in the area to just slightly more than 1 in 3 over a three-year period, according to Kaiser Health News.
The World Health Organization's slow response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa demonstrates the need for substantial reform within the agency, according to an initial report by an independent panel of experts.
Even as the healthcare industry puts an increasing emphasis on customer service, a new report from the American Consumer Satisfaction Index finds that overall patient satisfaction has dropped.
Patients who don't follow the advice of their providers cause a significant amount of waste in the industry, accounting for 13 percent of overall healthcare spending. Improving adherence is a major priority for healthcare providers, but improvement efforts do not focus enough on what works best for patients, argues a Forbes column.
Unrest over Freddie Gray's death in Baltimore Police Department custody highlights the role Baltimore's healthcare system can play in reducing the city's stark disparities, according to an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Although many hospital administrators view patients who frequently turn up at the emergency room as a nuisance, new research shows that these "super-users" have unmet needs and are at a high risk of death compared to patients who don't usually seek emergency care.
Even as the Ebola outbreak that devastated West Africa last year winds down, healthcare's response to it may have profound long-term implications for the industry, according to a series of articles in The Lancet.
While many workplaces embrace the dressed-down tradition of "casual Friday," Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, an affiliate of the Boston medical center, decided to give its employees a break from a different occupational annoyance--email overload.
Kaiser Permanente and Intermountain Healthcare will participate in the U.S. News & World Report Hospital Outcome Data Disclosure Program, a new initiative designed to better evaluate hospitals and give patients a thorough picture about the hospitals in their communities, the publication announced.
In the healthcare business, situations inevitably arise where clinicians disagree with one another or clinicians and patients' families disagree on the best course of action, which is where clinical ethicists come in, according to Medscape.
As an uptick in violent incidents in healthcare facilities spawns a range of emergency preparedness plans, hospitals looking to tighten security must recognize that emergency departments are especially vulnerable, security experts said in a Healthcare Finance News article.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Pioneer Accountable Care Organization program saved nearly $400 million in two years, qualifying it for an expansion, the Department of Health and Human Services announced this week.
National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo is just a Senate confirmation away from officially joining the Department of Health and Human Services as its new assistant secretary for health, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday.
As patient experience officers become an increasingly important part of hospital operations, healthcare organizations also have started to give physician leaders and health information technology bigger roles in the process, according to a survey of chief experience officers from Experience Innovation Network.