As the goal of reducing hospital-acquired conditions gains increasing traction, one nonprofit aims to wipe out preventable hospital deaths by the year 2020, U.S. News & World Report writes.
Make room for yet another seat at the healthcare executive table. In addition to carving out spots for new positions like the chief population health officer and chief incentive officer, some hospitals and healthcare systems hire chief data officers to oversee data collection.
With more and more healthcare providers striving to provide the best possible experience of care for patients, a Gallup Business Journal article provides a roadmap for how to spearhead this effort.
Ninety-four hospitals made The Leapfrog Group's annual Top Hospitals rankings, a list of providers with top scores in several categories, including safety, quality and resource use.
Health officials have designated 35 U.S. hospitals to accept future Ebola patients.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Monday proposed several changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program that would give accountable care organizations (ACOs) that participate in the program an extra three years before they could face penalties for poor performance and offers a new model to entice providers to form ACOs.
The Nebraska Biocontainment Unit, located at the Nebraska Medical Center, offers best practices for removing Ebola waste in commentary published in the December issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.
Efforts to prevent hospital-acquired conditions have paid off in a big way, with a new government report estimating that the steps hospitals took to reduce the adverse events resulted in 50,000 fewer patient deaths between 2011 and 2013.
Hospitals increasingly use high-end amenities to boost patient satisfaction scores amid Medicare cuts, according to the Dallas News.
Hospitals could do more to prevent the spread of the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) epidemic, a new study indicates.
Hospitals tend to overlook key aspects of strategic planning, health economist Paul Keckley, M.D., writes in a post for Hospitals & Health Networks.
Pairing specially-trained nurses with high-risk mothers from pregnancy through a child's second birthday greatly improves the lives of both mother and child, a New York state senator argues in a New York Daily News opinion piece.
The use of social media among U.S. hospitals is greater than previously thought, although the impact it has on patients and populations remains unknown, according to new research published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
Although hospitals across the country seek ways to address community needs among homeless and otherwise marginalized patients, many organizations find themselves with few options but to discharge homeless patients to situations that will likely lead to their readmissions, according to the Dallas News.
Although proper hand-washing procedures are the best way to reduce methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) while treating patients, a new study reveals hand hygiene itself is only one piece of the puzzle when combatting the infections in hospitals.
Despite progress in containing Ebola in the United States, some hospitals are reluctant to treat new cases because of the potential cost and stigma of caring for patients who have the deadly virus, the Washington Post reports.
A science- and art-based philanthropy helped Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota quintuple its fundraising and exceed its goals for its primary campaign, the architects of the initiative wrote in H&HN Daily.
American demand for personal protective equipment to treat Ebola is leaving the West African countries affected by the outbreak in short supply, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Hospitals must pay closer attention to demographics and trends among their patients to provide the most appropriate care, according to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton CEO Richard Freeman, NJ.com. reports.
Demand remains sky-high for nonclinical and frontline jobs in the healthcare industry due to a host of factors including the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, a new report indicates.