Cardiologist Victor Dzau, M.D., will leave his position as chancellor for health affairs at Duke University and CEO of the Duke University Health System to become president of the Institute of Medicine, Forbes reported.
A handful of factors will affect the nursing profession over the next decade, including the nurse shortage, healthcare reform, technology and education expectations, according to an infographic released by Norwich University's Online Master of Science in Nursing Program.
Nearly 700,000 to one million patients fall in hospitals each year, leading to complications in 2 percent of hospital stays. To help hospitals combat this prevalent problem, FierceHealthcare compiled five strategies to prevent patient falls.
Although a new study reveals surgical site infection rates after ambulatory surgery are relatively low, researchers warn that the absolute number of patients with these complications is substantial.
Hospitals or emergency departments readmit a large proportion of Medicare beneficiaries within 30 days of discharge from nursing homes, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
The Massachusetts Hospital Association wants state officials to let member hospitals temporarily determine Medicaid eligibility, the Boston Business Journal reported.
The first class of 137 accountable care organizations saved $380 million in the first year, but could ACOs damage hospitals' bottom line in the long run? Perhaps. Some of those savings are because ACOs excluded hospitals from their groups, Businessweek reported.
If you build it, they will come. At least that's what it looks like given the amount of construction projects on tap at hospitals across the country.
Healthcare providers could significantly reduce costs if they eschew five low-value, often unnecessary emergency medicine procedures, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
A deaf man's family claims he died of malignant melanoma after three Long Island medical facilities failed to get him a sign-language interpreter, which kept him from fully understanding his cancer diagnosis, the New York Post reported.
Video cameras in hospitals can monitor at-risk patients and ensure doctors take proper safety and sanitary measures--but their use may compromise patient privacy, according to a New York Times opinion piece.
A team-based care model can improve hospital lengths of stay and mortality rates, according to a blog post by several healthcare providers from Atlanta's Emory Healthcare in the Harvard Business Review.
West Virginia hospitals narrowly averted disaster after the recent Freedom Industries chemical spill, but the threat may still be present, according to Newsweek.
More hospitals and healthcare providers are treating food insecurity--insufficient resources to get enough food--as a health issue, according to U.S. News & World Report.
A new collaborative in New Jersey aims to close the loop for high-risk patients in the state by integrating physical, behavioral, and addiction treatments and services, NJSpotlight reports.
Is it worth it for healthcare providers to self-report potential fraud under Stark Law to avoid or reduce potential fines and penalties for violating anti-fraud and anti-kickback laws? Not necessarily, according to a column by Jonathan Sack in Forbes.
As winter weather and storms pummel large portions of the country, hospitals nationwide are reviewing their weather and emergency planning policies to put patient and staff safety first, all while combating weather-induced problems like transportation and blood shortages.
New Hampshire's Medicaid Enhancement Tax is unconstitutional, a Superior Court Judge ruled Wednesday, according to New Hampshire Public Radio.