Healthgrades' annual Patient Safety Excellence Award and Outstanding Patient Experience Award winners offer valuable lessons about what drives patient satisfaction, according to a white paper from the firm.
Strong nurse-physician collaboration can help hospitals' critical care units cut down on healthcare-associated infections, according to an article in the journal Critical Care Nurse.
The number of hospitals that have delved into value-based care is on the rise, and even more say they plan to make the transition soon, according to new research from Kaufman, Hall & Associates LLC.
A group of 17 law professors filed an amicus brief this week that supports a petition to rehear the anti-trust case involving an Idaho health system's purchase of the state's largest independent physician practice.
Quality Improvement Organizations generated nearly $1 billion in savings and prevented more than 44,000 adverse drug events over a three-year period, according to a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' progress report.
The healthcare industry must move toward a collaborative, risk-benefit approach that focuses on improving outcomes, according to a new report from Deloitte.
The rate of patients in California who visit the emergency department for non-injury conditions has increased, indicating a shift in the ED's role in healthcare, according to a study published in Health Affairs.
As many states expand the role of advanced-practice registered nurses and nurse practitioners, there's plenty of reasons to welcome this latest shift in the healthcare landscape, according to Healthcare Finance.
The House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill to permanently repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate formula last month, but the fix may create a new set of problems, according to Vox.
The 2015 edition of the ECRI Institute's top 10 patient safety concerns for healthcare organizations includes many of the usual suspects, but also highlights recent headline-grabbing hazards such as patient violence and inadequate reprocessing of endoscopes.
A recent study published in Health Affairs determines minimum-distance requirements for rural, critical access hospitals would be disruptive to communities that depend on those hospitals, while only creating modest Medicare savings.
The radical shifts in the structure of China's healthcare system provide important insights for the industry at large, David Blumenthal, M.D., of the Commonwealth Fund, and William Hsiao, Ph.D., of the Harvard School of Public Health, write in an opinion piece in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Even as the threat of Ebola recedes, the healthcare sector's experiences last fall as it faced a possible American outbreak created a need for unprecedented planning within the industry, according to two studies published in the Journal of Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.
While the healthcare industry's supply of well-paying jobs makes it key to bridging the racial economic equality gap in the United States, the stubborn lack of diversity in upper management indicates significant room for improvement, according to a new report from the NAACP.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued updated guidance for protections against workplace violence for healthcare workers, as violent incidents continue to plague healthcare providers.
The brisk pace of mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare industry has had one major casualty--hospital executives, according to Crain's New York Business.
In this slideshow, FierceHealthcare explores how Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital in Pennsylvania, Lee Memorial Hospital in Florida and the Mayo Clinic in Arizona have incorporated art in their facilities and in care delivery.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services urged the Senate to permanently repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate formula before April 15 so that doctors won't face cuts in Medicare reimbursements, according to The Hill.
Hospitals and health systems must improve their performance management strategies in order to be successful in a value-based world, according to a new analysis from Gallup.